I've gotten a BUNCH of questions on how my nails were done in my most recent videos. From far away or in pictures they looked like rhinestones, but it's actually a houndstooth pattern! It looks like it would be difficult but it was actually the easiest process ever!
To do this I used the Sally Hansen Salon Effects Polish Strips in the houndstooth pattern. I know these aren't new, but they are new to me because I'd never used it before! I was skeptical about it because I thought they would be generically shaped and ill fitting on my nails, and I thought they would bubble or peel back after a day or two.
I have been happily proven wrong :)
The application time was incredibly fast and simple- my first time had no problems, no frustrations and no bubbling!
How to use:
1. Measure strip according to nail- various sizes are included
2. Line up the strip at the base of your nail and press down
3. Use the wooden stick to smooth down the polish as you work upwards
4. Press the polish in place for 10 seconds (they said 3, but I found it worked better longer)
5. File down excess polish and pull to remove
Finished! Here's a picture of it on my nail immediately after application:
I've had the strips on for 6 days now and there has been no chips, no peels and no bubbles since- and they've been through a TON! (Bubble baths, showers, hand washing, cleaning floors, laundry, etc!) I recommend this product to anyone- I would especially recommend this if you're going to use a dark color or a glitter. This way it'll just be a simple effect, not a polish that stains your nails or is difficult to remove.
Personally I wouldn't do this on more than my king nails, I like the effect to spice up an outfit or create a little contrast- but two hands full of this might look crazy. That's just my opinion though, try it out and see how you like it!
Hope this helped and let me know if you'd like more reviews on products like this that I find and love!