For Christmas my wonderful boyfriend got me two packs of the Sally Hansen Salon Effects. The one I wore first is the glittery one in Blue Ice. When I opened these, I was surprised that they were not gritty like glitter nail polish tends to be on your nails. They were smooth and super easy to apply. I had a hard time getting them to sit straight on my dominant hand but overall I had an easy experience applying them.
Sadly I decided to apply my Poshe fast drying top coat on top of the strips to help them wear longer. I do not recommend adding a fast dry topcoat. The cuticles of the strips started to peel up and were very sharp and rough feeling. They felt annoying if I ran my hand through my hair and looked really bad. I must not have wrapped the tips very well because by the second day, I was missing lots of chips on the tips of my nails. They came off after three days. I don't know if the removal is like this for all of them, but the glitter strips were like glitter polish and did not want to come off. My cotton rounds were tearing when I tried to rub off the now gritty glitter since the smooth surface was removed. I soaked some of my cotton rounds in removed and held them on my finger for a bit. This seemed to loosen the glitter and made the removal easier. I can't wait to try another design now that I know what NOT to do. My boyfriend got me some really cute butterflies that I want to try next.