Sally Hansen's Salon Effects : 220 Cut it out - Demo

Monday, February 21, 2011

Lets get creative...ill show you a short cut!
Well, I take that back. The short part anyway...this is very time consuming so take a seat and get comfortable. Jude is with his daddy for a couple of days so I decided to do my nails and film for you all among other videos.
Sally Hansen's Salon Effects: 220 CUT IT OUT
This mod flower pattern along with the following are available at drugstores. I purchased mine at CVS for $9.50 USD.
Ive tried the animal print style already. I was planning to do a demo using them but I was excited and did them without my camera handy. Booo!
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Here is what you will need:

Polish Remover- even if you don't have polish on your nails you want to make sure you get rid of any to all oil on your nails to allow the strips to properly stick.

Top Coat - This will help seal your new design and give a high gloss shine.
Salon Effects Kit - Comes with Strips, Cuticle stick, and Nail file.
Push those cuticles back, if you have them...cochina lol, this will ensure the polish strip will cover your entire nail. The white side of the nail file will be used to press down the strip to rid the nail of any bubbles or lumps. By far the most important part. Smooth is ideal. This file is tiny but it gets the job done. The colored side comes with two degrees of roughness. Texture if you will haha. I have to much fun writing these posts.
Okay, so when you crack open the little containers of strips they come with 8 sizes to choose from for each hand. Some of these did not fit perfectly, but it was easy to cut down.
Lets get down to business: First things first...size those bad boys up. Make sure the polish strip covers your entire nail. If it doesn't, this will look like a hot mess.
When you find the perfect size there are two different layers you will have to peel off.
First layer is the clear film that protects the design.
Second layer is the sticky part. Make sure you washed your hands because once
you dirty the adhesive side of the strip its a goner.
Use the white part of the file to smooth out the design. Use the flip side of the file to trim
off the extra material. Then use light force to pull off extra polish.To seal the new polish design, paint along the tips of your nails with a clear coat. Finish this process by covering entire nail with a clear top coat. I used OUT THE DOOR.
Drum roll please...
TA - DA! I think they look pretty cool if you as me. I want to try the glitter style next. What do you think of this process? At first it was a little intimidating and time consuming. Once you get a few nails down, it starts to get easier and I felt more comfortable and confident.
Interested? Not really? Let me know ladies.
*Latina Kisses*
-Sonia

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Marcy said...

Ive been wanting to try thr cheetah ones!! My friend did them on her toes and it lasted almost 2 months without chipping!!

Marcy,
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Sweet Susy said...

I think it looks pretty awesome! Do more! ahahhaha...thanks for doing this post and showing us the whole process =)

Melissa Amor said...

THAT IS SOO COOL!! i'VE BEEN WANTING TO TRY THEM BUT i WAS A LITTLE SCARED NOW iM DEF GONNA GO TRY THEM THANKS! Sonia!

Mei Mei said...

I tried the zebra ones!!! Love this... thinking of getting the colored flowers next. Whatever you do don't get the broadway nails dupe for this... total fail ;-)

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Liz said...

I Love them I got the cheetah and the houndstooth Love them!! BTW they are cheaper at Walmart! I wish I would have picked up more cause the cute prints keep flying of the shelves. Will be doing a review soon also for this brand and Broadway and see what works out better. Your lil' boy is super adorable! I have two lil' boys myself they are such a blessing.
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Brittany said...

I have been wanting to try them so bad!!

Charming Vanity said...

Awww....it's so pretty!

xx

AlbeeLucky said...

I've been dying to try these. It's looks so much easier than the stamping method and there is no drying time! Great tutorial. I'm going to try a set this week :)
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destroydj0503 said...

i bought those and they will not stay on my nails :( i must be doing something wrong.

Carmela said...

omg!! i need to go to walmart or cvs.. i wanna try this now!! thanks for blogging bout this

silvia Navarro said...

so cute!!!
beautiful post!!!
love it!!!=P
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sccastaneda said...

@Liz I was going to do that too. The Broadway brand of this type of nail strips is horrible. I love their glue on nails...but I was serious disappointed. They are just stickers. They were easier to apply because they were stickers. You will see.

Marissa said...

I did the leopard ones last month and they were AWESOME! It lasted almost 2 weeks and I didn't have any top coat on! I really like this process. It's less messy I feel like it would be better for your nails because theres much less layering of products. I mean with a normal manicure there usually 4 layers, at least for anyways. Base coat, 2 coats or colored polish and then the top coat. I can't wait to try more of these. :)

Happie Beauty said...

It looks so pretty!!! I'm gonna have to get them to try it out!!

Can you do an update on how they held up for you? Like how long it lasted before you started to see wear and tear?

Thank a bunch!!!

Have a Happie Day!!!

~Kanya~

Renee said...

VERY interested!!! Thanks for the info :)

Journeylicious said...

Very interested! I bought the houndstooth ones. I can't wait to try them!

Anonymous said...

idid mine like a week ago and they're bearly starting to chipp. :) igot the cheetah ones and iwould always get compliments. lOl.. ilove them and ialso want to try the glittery ones next :)

Maryam said...

OMG thats soo cool definetly gonna try them thanks for sharing :)

BOOKed_up said...

I've tried these before but I just couldn't get it right!! I'm going to try it again after reading your post... hopefully I'll get it right this time!

- Annie

Emilie Clarke said...

Oooo I never thought about putting top coat at the end of my nails for these. Thx for the tip!
PS - love that print on you

SheerBeauty said...

Cool i always wanted to try those maybe now I will. Great post :)

mark girl Miriam said...

Beautiful! Can't wait to try them out myself. They look easy to put on.

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