Saturday, April 9, 2011

SH Nail Effects & stupid thieves

I went to 3 different stores today because I decided to finally try out Sally Hansen Nail Effects.  After months of turning them down and passing, the two main stores I've seen them at (Harmon's & Walgreens) were ALL OUT of the patterned ones.  Go figure.  I finally found (some) at Wal-Mart.

I hafta bitch about this though.  They were picked through, mostly solid colors only left.  There were a few patterns but what really pissed me of is they were all (except maybe 2) opened and MISSING either one sleeve of strips or both sleeves of strips. Here's where I complain:

  1. If you're going to shoplift, why would you steal *half* of the product? What are you going to do with EIGHT polish strips when presumably you have TEN fingers? Go big - or go home.  Instead of just removing the item from the inventory you're taking part of it, rendering both halves useless.  Stealing is wrong but I think partial theft is wrong AND stupid.
  2. Do the associates really not pick up on this at all?  First of all there are cameras everywhere and undercover security guards who I've seen and picked up on from just being simply aware.  I just feel that Wal-Mart wouldn't be the smartest place to lift from.. but I guess if they're only stealing half of a product the shoplifters are not the brightest crayons in the box.
  3. I really feel for whoever doesn't know what the item is supposed to be 100% and might not have the knowledge to count the things in the box.  Granted, you shouldn't HAVE to be counting and taking inventory but luckily I did because I almost bought a 1/2 empty box.

Anyways, I picked up"Cut It Out" which looks like a uncolored coloring book and I think I might have to fill some flowers in before I remove it officially (=  Application was easier than I thought, the first nail (right pinky) had a crease so I re-did it.  But the rest went on easier as soon as I got into the groove.

I'm not sure if it's me (which I am assuming it is me because nobody else seemed to have this problem..) but I've had two minor chips within a few hours.  I filed the edges like they said to, though.  Fortunately, the background color is white so it doesn't show much that it is chipped.

 I know the edges look a little choppy here, but that's because I did the fine tuning filing after the pics.  Also, my own fault, there's a gappy gap on my thumb.  Barely noticeable in real life though!

In an attempt to salvage my 10$ manicure I have since sealed the tips with a top coat and it seems to be helping out quite a bit.


  1. You have short nails and what seems like smaller nail beds. I've been totally avoiding these because of my small nail beds and the amount of work I think I'll have to put into them. Did you find it was a lot of work?

    I laughed at your stealing rant. It was funny but I get you. People are odd ducks.

  2. I noticed the exact same thing (mine was at Zellers not Wal-Mart) but seriously, half open boxes of these everywhere :(

    On a better note, they look really great on you :)

  3. I looks really pretty, love the style.
    How annoying finding half empty boxes. I also hate when I also find used products on the shelves for sale.

  4. Hi <3
    All you nail-bloggers have inspired me, so I have opened a nail-blog too! It would mean a lot to me if you take a look (And leave a comment even if my blog is on norwegian) <3 Big hugs from Thea (PS: Sry my bad english!)