I once again dug into my supply of Sally Hansen Salon Effects nail polish strips and decided to try the reverse french. I really like this look but I think it looks more of a tulip design than a reverse french.
I’ve found that these nail polish strips are really convenient and easy to use. I like to do them while I am relaxing and watching tv. The best part is that there is almost no wait time for drying which is great for me because I am the queen of smudges!
Here is what I did to apply the nail polish strips.
1.) I wiped my nails down with nail polish remover to get rid of any oils. This allows the nail polish strip to get a good grip on the nail.
2.) I then sized out which strips I would use for each finger.
3.) I then began applying each strip to each nail and used the buffer (included in the package) to smooth it all out. This takes a little bit of time to get it looking good.
4.) I then used the nail file on the opposite side of the buffer to file away the excess nail polish strip. Sometimes it is necessary to pull the excess off but I would say to do it carefully as it could rip off more than you wanted it to.
5.) Once all that was done I applied a speed dry top coat by Nutra Nail.
6.) I then used my handy nail dryer to speed up the drying time.
That’s all I did to create this look. I really liked the finished product but I can say that I prefer to use darker colored nail polish strips because it makes it harder to see any mishaps that might have occurred. The lighter colored strips make any wrinkles really stand out.
Here is the finished look!