Need New Years Eve party nails? Try stick-on nail polish!

It seems that intricate, detailed nail polish is the new ‘thing’. I’ve been seeing this trend everywhere – from Hello Giggles to this fun DIY’er on YouTube. Even my dear friend Deb included it in her recent fashion trends post (scroll down to ‘trends I cannot abide’ – although I believe there are some exceptions there!).

While some of us have the time/energy/talent to paint snowflakes or transfer newsprint to our nails, thankfully Sally Hansen has provided easy tools for the rest of us! After seeing print ads in magazines for their Salon Effects line, I finally went to my local ULTA and found them there. I bought the pattern called ‘Cut it Out’ and went home to give it a go.

The package comes with 16 nail strips in various sizes, a nail file, a cuticle tool and instructions. I strongly suggest reading the instructions carefully. I didn’t and missed a step or two at the beginning, so the first strip took much longer than necessary.


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Does it work? Swiffer WetJet

Of all the household chores, I hate sweeping and mopping the most. I would rather clean the bathroom ten times than sweep and mop the floor once. With sweeping, you spend more time chasing the dust pile around the room with the dustpan than actually sweeping. And mopping – ugh. Get out a bucket, cleaning solution, deal with trying to squeeze all the water out of the mop… just a dirty mess.

ScreenHunter_04 Aug. 15 12.59I got a coupon in the mail for a free refill with the purchase of the Swiffer WetJet starter kit. $7 savings?* Done! I’d seen the ads with claims that the WetJet cleans better than a mop. And their website is filled with video testimonials of customers who love it. Honestly, cleaning superiority wasn’t my main concern. My main concern was that it was easy and less messy than a mop! But, always being up for challenging advertising, I figured I’d do a quick comparison.

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