Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Sally Hansen Salon Effects

Salon Effects- 210 Frock Star

(Sally Hansen) 

 4 out of 5 Stars

The Sally Hansen Salon Effects can be found at pretty much any store that sells beauty products and retail for around $9.99. They come in a wide variety of 40 must-have designs that will go perfectly with every occasion. Each box contains 16 nail polish strips that once applied (no dry time needed) can last up to 10 days and be easily removed with normal nail polish remover. 
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I constantly saw the Sally Hansen Salon Effects in every store I shopped at. I would always take a few seconds to look over all the cute designs they came in but I was a bit skeptical of the entire idea of nail polish strips. (considering they look like normal stickers at first glance!) I seriously thought that once applied they would appear childish and possibly even ridiculous, but boy was I wrong... I have to say they truly impressed me! I will be buying many more of them in the future!

 Applying Info & Tips
The only reason I gave them 4 out of 5 stars is because I had a bit of trouble applying them (over 30 minutes) and because they have quite a long list of prep/applying instructions. I had a very difficult time stretching them to fit my nail correctly both width and length wise. However, I'm pretty confident that after a few times of practicing with them they would be easier and quicker to apply. I would recommend selecting a strip slightly larger then your nail bed to prevent a void in color/design. It is also very important to follow ALL the steps to ensure a longer lasting manicure.
Durability & Quality 
The design I wore (210 Frock Star) was a mix of rainbow colored glitter specks that dazzled in the sunlight. I was blown-away with how beautiful were and how long they held on. I have a cashier job that requires a lot of hand-on type of work such as stocking products and heavy duty cleaning. Needless to say, anytime I paint my nails with normal nail polish, they tend to chip within minutes of arriving to work. The Sally Hansen Salon Effect nail polish strips remained intact for an entire 2 weeks with few noticeable chips! To be honest, it was a challenge to remove them with nail polish remover, they hold on that well!

Disclaimer: I received the Sally Hansen Salon Effects Real Nail Polish Strips in the design "Frock Star" complimentary for testing and review purposes from Influenster’s VoxBox program. I was not paid to do this review and all opinions are my own.

Bath & Body Works Fine Fragrance Mist

Twilight Woods Fine Fragrance Mist
 (Bath & Body Works)
*A charming light mist with a delightful scent. One of 20 Signature fragrances available at Bath & Works*  

I received this product complimentary to test through Influenster’s VoxBox program. I've always been a fan of the delightful scents Bath & Body Works provides. So needless to say, I was excited to receive this particular product. For the low price of $14.00 you get an 8 fl oz/236 ml bottle. I thought the design of the bottle was cute, fun, and inventive. I was instantly attracted to sleek design of it and I actually prefer this design over the previous one. 

I gave it five stars because from the instant I sprayed it I was enthralled with the slightly coy scent, it isn't too heavy or overly strong. I wear it constantly and often receive compliments on how great it smells. The scent reminds me of the tangy smell of a forest after a rainstorm with the slight hint of wildflowers. I highly recommend this to anyone who adores an exotic scent.

For more information on this scent and the rest of the exclusive collection go to: Bath & Body Works