I have blogged previously about the real nail polish strips from Sally Hansen and I like to think of them as the affordable/drug store version of shellac. Basically, each package comes with all different size “stickers” that fit on your nails and last up to 10 days. These strips adhere to your nails like a sticker but stay on, don’t budge, and smell like nail polish. The best part? Once they are on you are good to go, there is no drying time and they also have minimal chipping.
About a week ago I got a press release about the new Avril Lavigne collaboration with Salon Effects and I knew I had to get my nails on them. The collection is made up of 12 different designs and they are pretty typical Avril Lavigne. The pop-rocker came out with her first album when I was in either middle school or high school (I can’t remember) and when I think of her, pink and black, skulls, and checkered print come to mind (plus, who can forget the female tie?) Well, this collection does not disappoint.
I got eight of the designs and they are fun, but definitely for the young at heart. Being obsessed with animal print I knew I had to try Purr-fect Harmony first. On the marketing material the cheetah print looks ombre, however, when you actually look at the strips they are all different colours. To be honest, it reminds me of clown nails when applied, each nail is a different colour of leopard, which to be honest is a bit disappointing. The package comes with two sets of nail strips, one for each hand, however, I was able to actually only use one package and just split one strip in half, one for each hand.
I think the collection is perfect for pre-teens or even teenagers. I work in an office myself, but we are a bit casual, so I don’t mind wearing skulls with pink glitter, but if I was going to a formal event I wouldn’t even apply it. These are fun and cute, but if you are looking for a more serious print, I would choose a different pattern. However, with that being said, there are a few more toned down patterns in the line, like Take The Stage, a black glitter; In the SPOT-light, white with black polka-dots; Crowd Surfer, teal and silver ombre; and Beat You To It, a green glitter.
Now onto the fun part?
Want to win a few pairs of the Avril Lavigne Salon Effect Nail Strips? I am giving away Sound Check (yellow/black checkers), STUD-io Time (grey studs), and Beat You To It (green glitter) to one lucky winner.
Contest will be open to American and Canadian residents aged 13 and over (if you are under 13 you have to have your parent’s permission to enter). Contest will close on July 2, 2012. To enter, you must be a subscriber (to subscribe, enter your email address at the top of the right sidebar on the homepage) and leave me a comment below with your favourite pattern from the collection!
Have you tried the Sally Hansen Salon Effects Avril Lavigne collection? If so, what were your thoughts?
Please note I was sent these products for review, however, all opinions are my honest own.
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