August 3, 2011

Glittery Weekend Nails



(Images via Belle of the Ball and EmmaKissTina)


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There's honestly no other beauty product I love more than nail polish. If you've been following this blog for any length of time then that comes as no surprise. After reading reviews on various blogs, I was quite excited about testing out the Sally Hansen Salon Effects Polish Strips for myself. The results were magnificent, and I simply couldn't resist sharing my glittery weekend nails with you!


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- Colors of the weekend -
Fingers: Sally Hansen Salon Effects in Frock Star
Toes: OPI Nail Lacquer in Shorts Story


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The items above come in the Salon Effects package: 16 polish strips, cuticle stick, mini file/buffer.


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I sorted through the package of strips and fitted each one to my fingers before application. This simple step made it so much easier when applying and shaping the polish.


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Make sure your nails are clean, dry, and well manicured before application. My personal preference is for them to be cut fairly short. All the Salon Effects colors are quite bold which I think looks better on shorter nails, but it's totally up to you!


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It's really as simple as peel and stick! Shaping can be a little difficult with the first few. Getting used to the durability of the strips can be intimidating, but after that it's a very easy process. I also slicked on a layer of top coat for extra lasting power.


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(All images taken and edited by me)


Voila, the most perfect glittery nails! Makes my heart just skip a beat!


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Wishing you all a happy Wednesday!

18 comments:

Southern Belle Mama said...

I've been eyeing these in the drug store...glad to hear a good review of them! I am getting ready to try a new kind of manicure. I'll post about it if it works out well. :)

Ann said...

I'm also into nail polish...

they're so much and stylish and they just lift up my mood whenever I had a new manicure and pedicure.

I've already bought one set...

but haven't had the courage to apply it yet :(

christine {bijouandboheme} said...

I'm not at all a nailpolish girl but holy Hannah, these are amazing!!! And what a sweet picture of you two!

Elizabeth said...

I've been seeing these things at the store lately. They seem so easy and look so cute on you! I just might have to pick some up next time I am out and about.

Glitterista said...

I love these and keep thinking how perfect they'd be for a fun party or night out. You and Brad look great in your picture together, and very happy. ;)

Christel @ Captivated by image said...

Your nails look fabulous! I have my nailpolish periods, love it. Hadn't seen Brad before, you look very cute:)

Michelle said...

I need to finally snag some of these now that I've read your review!

Day Old News said...

Now THAT's a hand party! Sparkles!

MARGARITA BLOOM said...

Awesomely sparkly Julie! Love it! Haven't used the strips but I do have on pink silvery glitery polish now! So loving it! Hmmm, perhaps MB should have some sort of glittery nail polish! I'll have to look into it! :D

Rebecca said...

I love the nail decals! They're so easy and fun =]

itsallaboute said...

Love them!!! Thank you for the how to! I want to do this for my bachelorette party this weekend and this will help!!

Little Pink Rain Boots said...

I've been curious about these for awhile. Thanks for the great review, now I'm sure I want to try them, they look fantastic!.

All Things Cherish said...

Y'all are too cute! I hope you're enjoying having him home!

Kori Donahue said...

Love those!!!! I have to try them! Hope you had a great weekend...gorgeous photo of you and B! Kori oxxo

emmakisstina said...

Hi! Thanks for featuring my Glitter Girl print. so nice! And those glittery strips look just amazing, too bad I haven't seen anything like it in Sweden. xoxo

Debby said...

Your nails are so cute. You make it look easy. I had bought Logan some of these from Sephora, (their brand), hers didn't come out so good... I think it's probably because she didn't shape them ahead of time. xo

Pink Champagne said...

You and your beau (and your glittery nails) are just precious! I want to squeeze you!!! ;)

Lace said...

You have inspired me to bite the bullet and try the nail stickers! Maybe I will grab a pack and do my nails up fancy style for my birthday in a few weeks :)

You two are just the stinkin' cutest! I absolutely love how happy you are! I will quote the lovely Bumpkin, Lisa when I say "Julie & Fella sittin' in a tree...."