Sally Hansen, the drugstore nail polish brand, is seriously upping its style cred this spring with two new products.
The tricky part was sizing. Some were way too big for my nails, but I used the enclosed wooden cuticle stick to cut around my nail bed and they came out with clean edges. Elizabeth, a 21-year-old Parsons student, did hers on the train and was raving about how easy they were and how great that there was no dry-time. Another friend, however, who changes her own nail polish every single day, had a hard time and thought it might be a two person job. So there may be a learning curve here.
Cool factor: While some of the designs are cheesy (like the pink camo and butterflies) some I really loved. I chose the gold metallic with fishnet stocking print overlay. Subtle, right? This pattern garnered rave reviews from two Sephora salesgirls, a heterosexual male trainer at the gym, a seven-year-old girl, and a doctor. So I guess you can safely say they have universal appeal.
Durability: The box claims that they last up to ten days. I’m on day four of mine and they’re still perfect, without any peeling. The friend above who does her own nails everyday also happens to be a nurse. Hers survived at least one day of scrubbing her hands and using Purell 10,000 times while at work. (When you’re ready to take them off, you just use nail polish remover, no peeling required.)
The bottom line? I was ready to hate these and dismiss them as gimmicky, but I really loved them. If you're sick of your umpteenth Ballet Slippers mani, head to a drugstore and pick up some denim or houndstooth nails instead.