I just had to post a quick update regarding my use of Sally Hansen's Salon Effects Nail Strips. I can sum it up in one word. IMPRESSED! I wish I had remembered to take a picture of my nails because they lasted at least 1.5 weeks (approx. 11 days) before showing signs of wear. To be honest they lasted far longer than that because I didn't need to change my nails until at least 2 weeks had passed!!
Some reviews reported that the edge near the cuticle was prone to lifting. That wasn't the case with me. There was a tiny bit of lifting on a couple fingers but it was only at the corners and it was very hard to tell that anything was amiss. After the 2 week mark, which is way past the advertised use, the lifting started to cause the edge to chip away. That was the only place that chipped. You would think the tips of my nails would start to chip and crack but that didn't happen...ever. The only reason I cleaned my nails was because it was showing a large growth gap and I could no longer ignore it.
I'm excited to put on the other design. I believe that taking my time and being meticulous about the application of the strips (pushing down the edges and smoothing out the strip over clean and buffed nails) really helped make them last. I would buy this again and all of you should if you want these beautiful designs on your nails! *Peace*