Sally Hansen Salon Effects ads caught my eye while flipping through magazines. So when I saw the display at Walgreens, I figured I might as well give them a go. $10 is not cheap, considering that's the average price of a manicure, but most of the Salon Effects designs are looks you can't achieve with nail polish (like the super glittery gold I'm excited to wear for a fun party night). I've also heard that it's similar to a Minx manicure, which costs around $40.
Over the weekend I decided to try out the gold and black "Misbehaved" design and I have to say I'm pretty pleased. The set comes with adhesive foils that are easy to apply--just pick the right size for your finger, peel off the back, and use the provided cuticle stick to smooth air bubbles. Finally you file off the excess length and you're good to go. I love that there's no drying time, but you can still take it off with polish remover. I've been wearing mine for six days now with zero chips and countless compliments.