Friday, August 5, 2011

Review and Giveaway- Sally Hansen Salon Effects

Let's just get this clear.  I have NO talent when it comes to anything cosmetic.  I can't apply eyeshadow, I look stupid in lipstick, and cannot paint my nails without smudging.  So you can believe how excited I was when I found Sally Hansen Salon Effects in my local drugstore.


The Salon Effects are essentially stickers, although SH calls then "polish strips". They vary in color, and designs.  Some are basic and others are WILD.  I have tried Wild Child (a zebra-like print) and It Girl (solid pinkish color).

For this review, I applied Bling It On to my toes. 
You know I must really love you guys to post pictures of my feet! 


Each box of Salon Effects comes with 16 Nail Polish Strips (in case you make a mistake), a cuticle stick, and a double sided nail file and buffer.

1. I prepped my toes by filing, shaping, and wiping them with nail polish remover .



2. I took off the clear protective cover and pulled the polish strip from the backing paper.

3.  I placed the strip on my nail.  It can be placed vertically or horizontally depending on nail size and pattern.

4.  Using the flat side of the cuticle stick, flatten the polish strip against the nail and cuticle edge.


5.  File the polish strip away using the light pink portion.




Painless, easy and NO SMUDGES!  I have only used Salon Effects on my toes, although I have been told it is easier to apply to your finger nails.  It took me half of a True Blood episode to prep and finish.  Salon Effects costs about $9.00 a box and will last about 2 weeks.  In my experience, Salon Effects continue to look great after swimming in a pool, dragging my toes in the sand, and walking around all day in flip flops. 


I am sorry about the picture quality.  I couldn't get the lighting right.  I tried 3 different rooms!

For my FIRST GIVEAWAY a lucky reader will receive 
Sally Hansen Salon Effects in Bling It On

To enter:
Follow my blog using GFC  and leave a comment

For an additional entry:
Follow me on Networked Blogs and leave a comment

Please leave a separate comment for each entry.
Giveaway is applicable in US only.

The contest will end on Thursday, August 4 at 6 PM.
The winner will be picked by Random.org and must respond in 48 hours to receive the prize.

Good Luck!

60 comments:

Jessyca said...

Hi I am a new GFC Follower coming from the Pink Dandy Sunday Blog Hop. The Color you chose is very pretty. I would love to win this.
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Jessyca said...

I am following you via Networked Blogs. Jessyca Foster
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AdventuresFrugalMom said...

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Carmen said...

That is freaking awesome! I am going to pick some up.

Mom4Real said...

I am so glad you posted this. I saw these and wondered how they worked! Definitely going to buy some! Visiting and following via Alexa Hop...hop over to my blog and follow back if you like!

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Jessica K

JamieS said...

Hi, Just stopping by for the Alexa Blog Hop!

~JamieS@ Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom

Diane said...

I would love to win! It looks simple and love the color you chose! Hopping by from the Alexa hop and following on GFC.

Mikki said...

Just signed up on GFC! Enjoyed this post--I think I can do this!

Mikki
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Cami said...

I'm a new GFC follower :)

Thanks for the fantastic giveaway!! ox.

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h. rae said...

Hello Ali! Thanks for entering my giveaway! I had to pop on over and say "hello" and check out your blog!

If you know of anyone else who may be interested in the giveaway here's the link: http://anoriginalbelle.blogspot.com/2011/08/blog-design-giveaway.html

A very happy Wednesday to you!

Shana said...

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Shelly said...

Following BBF via GFC!

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Ashley said...

I'm a gfc follower.

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Junk Loving Girl said...

I follow with GFC. This is such a great concept. Thanks for the chance!

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Menopausal New Mom said...

What a great product!! Sorry I'm in Canada so I can't enter.

Oh and thanks for joining our blog hop, I dropped by to follow you back :)

Random Mommy said...

Definitely have to try that for my finger nails!

PS: Now following through GFC. Found you through TTBH.

SweeTidbits said...

I'm a GFC follower!
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SweeTidbits said...

I follow via Networked Blogs!
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Brynn said...

I follow on GFC
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Laurie said...

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Laurie said...

follow on networked blogs

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lewalk said...

Brand new GFC follower.

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Love the blog name. I'm the same way. I continually astound my family with the amount of useless info I have crammed in my head. Now if I could only remember useful stuff like where I left my keys, I'd be golden. Lol.

lewalk said...

Networked Blogs follower.

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~SALLY~ said...

Great review!! I am a new GFC follower!

Thanks for the chance!! :)

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Marlee said...

Nice job! Thought I was already following, but I guess not? Anyway, great blog, am a new follower :).

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Barb said...

Hi! I think that you did a great job with it on your toenails!!! I'm a new GFC follower: Barb
And I wish that you had an e-mail subscriber button!!

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Barb said...

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Gia_Pet said...

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Mari said...

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Lynda said...

I am following on GFC as lyndaclark81 and I love this product! Thanks for this awesome giveaway.
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Gina said...

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Gina said...

I follow on networked blogs too!

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andisueks said...

I am following you on GFC, andisueks.

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Jenna Hesselink said...

gfc follower, I'm in the same boat cannot paint my nails without smudges!

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shala_darkstone said...

Hi, I follow your blog publicly via Google Friend Connect as shala_darkstone. This product looks great! I'd love to try it.
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shala_darkstone said...

I follow you on Networked Blogs (FB name: Maddie Brubaker).
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Tabitha said...

I folow you via GFC. I need this for my fngernails!
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Renfie said...

Following you via GFC as renfie. I've been wanting to try this stuff for a while now. Thanks for the review.



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Renfie said...

Following you on networked blogs

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Raggedy Baby said...

GFC follower-looks like a neat product! Hoping I win!
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Raggedy Baby said...

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Gianna said...

Now following GFC (Gianna).
My email is in my profile.

Leslie S. said...

I follow on GFC.I have been wanting to try these out but am a tightwad lol.Thanks!
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Donna S. said...

Following your blog using GFC

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ticklemetiffyyyy said...

following you via gfc as ticklemetiffyyyy and I have been dying to try Salon Effects cuz they look so easy!
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ticklemetiffyyyy said...

following you via networked blogs (tiffanyUchi..)
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