Happy Valentine's Day to all!
I was actually able to find a full display of the Valentine themed Sally Hansen Salon Effects strips. After never being able to find the winter ones, I was treated to two of these patterns by the DH. I decided to wear Speed Dating for the week leading up to Valentine's.
This pattern are red hearts of various sizes on a light gold background. The hearts have a textured appearance like they were made out of pieces of red foil. The light gold has a metallic finish that looks a bit smoother in comparison.
After the temperamental application with Ghoulie Girl, I skipped the base coat this time. I think that was the trick because these went on nice and easy. These strips are shiny enough that a top coat didn't really add to the shininess on my first day of wear. Top coat helped to refresh the shine on my third day of wear, but it didn't improve overall wear time because these strips resisted tip wear even on the nails that weren't top coated. After almost five days of wear, these were still a good looking mani.
...and in case you thought I forgot this year... It's here at last! Happy Centennial Day in Arizona!! I hope everyone's getting their fill of celebration on our state's 100th birthday. I know I'm optimistically looking forward to a second century based on progress, hope, and cultural understanding.