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Review: Claire's Real Nail Polish Strips

I make it my mission to keep an open mind when shopping for polish.  Forever 21, Arden, Claire's, anywhere that might conceivably have polish, I'm there.  Claire's in particular has always been a good source for me, what with the Candy Shop dupe, the incredibly sparkly glitters and the good-idea-bad-execution of layered polish.  So when I saw they were doing the real nail polish strips, a la Sally Hansen, I had to give them a shot.  

The store near me had two patterns, a black and white polka dot and a chromed rainbow zebra print.  Naturally, the most ridiculous one had to come home with me.  I was hopeful, both that it would be a good alternative to the Salon Strips and that it would finally fulfill my lust for a proper chrome nail.  While being very shiny, THESE WEAR SO BADLY.  I applied these like I did the Salon Strips.  All seemed to be going ok but it's very hard to get these to lie flat without wrinkles, especially if you have curved nails. I took my pictures, got into bed and noticed that my left hand was ruined already.  All four fingers, all peeling.  My right hand's ok but I followed the instructions, used plenty of remover so WHY ARE YOU PEELING?? 






The Verdict:  From far away, these are a success. Chromed, interesting to look at, all good.  Close up you get wrinkles, wear, everything.  Given that these are $9 and you can only get one go out of them, I can't possibly recommend them over the Sally Hansen Salon Strips.  So there you go.

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  1. Such a shame that they aren't very good because they are quite pretty.

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