Friday, May 4, 2012


When the Sally Hansen nail strips first came out, I loved their designs. However, I refused to buy them. I thought they were over priced and I didn't think I would like a sticker on my entire nail. I also just don't like to commit to a design for very long. So, I decided to attempt to replicate one.

Here is my attempt. I used China Glaze Oxygen as the base. I used several Konad butterfly patterns, M-36, M-26, M-76, and H21 from Chez Delaney. I remember I used China Glaze Boy Toy for the blue and it was too sheer to be used like this.

For once, my right hand picture came out the clearest, but of course the paint job was the messiest. The rest of the pictures are sadly horrible, but I kept them for the color and placement referral.


I want to redo this design, use different colors, and take better pictures! :) Anyone up for a challenge?

Hope to see you soon.


  1. These came out awesome, way better than the strips! The colors are so much more vibrant:-)

  2. BEAUTIFUL! You did such a clean job! and I also think your paint job is much better than the sally hansen nail strips.. :)

  3. you did a great job on the design! i love how intricate it is (: and best part is, it's not even as pricey as those strips!

    1. Thank you! Yes, the price is the very best part and I can reuse the design forever :)

  4. This is really beautiful, so much better than a sticker. Such fab detail x :-)


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