Ok, it wasn’t that hard. I bought Sally Hansen Salon Effects nail polish strips at Duane Reade. It’s $10, at least here in New York, but whatevs, I wanted to try it. If you have trouble painting your nails like I do (my left hand? Shaky as hell!), these strips are great: they’re basically sheets of dry polish that you adhere to your nails and then trim off the excess.
Apparently these things are super hot right now, because I had to go to, like, six Duane Reades before I found any left in a pattern that wasn’t fug. So, houndstooth!
So, if you zoom in like this and take a photo, it does kind of look like I slapped stickers on my nails. But honestly, IRL, it looks pretty cool, like I’m the world’s greatest nail artist and I just drew this pattern on my nails freehand.
One complaint, though: unlike the Incoco polish strips I tried before, which lasted for a solid MONTH, the Sally Hansen ones have already started chipping, even though they claim to last for two weeks.
There are a whole bunch of patterns, though! I want to try leopard print next, obvi:
Would you try the Sally Hansen strips?