Monday, March 11, 2013

Sally Hansen Salon Effects

I decided to wait until the last minute to photograph these.

Partly because I am lazy, and partly because, when it comes to these strips, there is basically no noticable difference between Day 1 and Day 4.

In fact, I didn't even have much of a difference between Day 4 and Day 8. So you get all Day 4 pics! ^.^

See that? See what I'm holding there?

Yep. That's my phone! I'm back to photographing with my camera finally!! ^.^

I. Am. Ecstatic  I don't know how many torturous months I have gone without that thing! Been relying on my phone, and, while they take decent pictures, once you blow those pictures up on a 30 inch screen, they're awful!

I do have a lot of upcoming manis with my old method, because I've done them prior, and have had some huge swatching days, though.

Plus I got Photoshop so I can now do curved water marks on the computer instead of my phone, so I have been playing around with and practicing that!!

Anyway, the damage acquired up to this point was way worse on the few little nubbins on my right hand than on my left hand! I don't know if this is due to the fact that those nails are broken down so far they have no free edge, or if it is because I am right-handed, so I do more with that hand, but they're nearly half off!

The left hand has fared much better, minus a small, missing piece on my thumb near the cuticle and some minor tip wear:

Until Day 8, these strips lasted through a multitude of hand washings, showers, baby care, many pushings back of cuticles, daily cuticle oiling and massaging, and even a cuticle trimming! I'm so impressed with these things every time I wear them!

Thanks so much for these, Meredith! I love them! 

By the way, if you follow me on Instagram, I am having a nail art contest that ends March 23rd! Check the hash tag #nailartlikelace for all the info! :)