Product Review: Sally Hansen Salon Insta-Gel Strips

Gel Polish strips are all the craze these days, and in case you are wondering if it's as easy to apply as they say then finish reading this post.  

I received the Sally Hansen Salon Insta-Gel Strips gel manicure starter kit through Allure for my input - and... I love this kit!  It gave me the  regular nail-salon gel mani result without the cost and with no dry time - except that you DIY (Do-It-Yourself for those of you who are not on top of your acronyms).

 
This is what the mani looked like in "wine not."  Beautiful isn't it??!!  

 

After you sort the strips, the application process is only a few easy steps.  Once I did the first nail the rest was a breeze.  The LED light cured the nails in just 30 seconds compared to the nail-salon's 3 -5 minutes per coat.  If you follow as directed you will have fabulous results for about two weeks (see video above).  My nails grow quickly so by day 10 you could see where my nail grew out; but the mani was still intact. 
 
The kit contains all you will need ($27.99 at Target);

Mini LED Lamp with Auto 30 second timer

16 Gel Polish Strips

Gel Top Coat

2 Nail Cleanser Pads
 Cuticle Stick, File & Buffer
 
The removal process was pretty painless.  Just soak cotton swabs in acetone polish remover and wrap on finger with aluminum foil for about 5 minutes (refer to video).
 
This product comes in a variety of shades to choose from.  I also received an additional shade in "Sss-Snake Eyes!"  I will be sure to share the final results with you. 

retails for $14.99
 
What do you think of my nails???
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