09 November 2011

Salon effects - How long they lasted on me.

Dia daoibh!

So yesterday I wrote about Sally Hansen Salon effects and how to apply them. Today I'm going to show you the results on how they lasted. On my left hand I used a clear topcoat to see if it would help for the polish strips last longer. I used Sally Hansen Hard Nails. (which isn't actually designed as a topcoat....but still!) My right hand, I just left as it was after the application.



So here are my results. You can click to zoom in further.
DAY 2

DAY 5
 Between day 4/5 is where I had my first chips on my right hand on the 3rd nail. This was after having a shower.
DAY 6
On day 6, the second nail on my right hand chipped.
DAY 7 
Day 7 was the second day I had a shower and there was (very slightly) a bit more chipping to the same nails on the right hand. As you can see, this is where you can see my nails starting to grow, so you can see between my skin and my nails.
DAY 9
 Day 9 was my final day. Although the left hand (with the topcoat) lasted brilliantly, my nails had grown quite a bit at this stage. You can see this in the picture below. Also, the only tiny slip on my topcoated nails were tiny cracks on my index finger.
Here you can see how much my nails had grown!!
No bad at all eh!? They definitely last longer than regular nail varnish in my opinion. Now, I am right handed which might lead you to think this is why I was more worn on the right nails. I'm not so sure though, I'm pretty ambidextrous in day to day life! I would highly recommend a top coat to make the Salon effects last longer.

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These products were sent to me for free from Sally Hansen's PR Team for reviewing purposes. All opinions above are completely my own, 100% honest thoughts on the product.

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