Every now and again I love to get all dolled up and go to the nail salon, but with a tight budget these days, it isn’t always possible.
It took me several years to find a great salon too, and unfortunately it is a 45 minutes drive to get there. Being a busy mom, to this day, I still don’t find it easy to go to the salon. Just to get a mani or pedi I would have to be gone almost 3-4 hours. Who has that kind of time? I know I don’t.
A few years ago I used to get acrylics and sometimes I would forget to go in a timely manner. So of coarse my nails would grow out and then they would start looking terrible. So instead of getting my acrylics I was trying to let my nails grow out, so that way, before wedding they would be back to normal and I could have a fresh set for my big day. So instead of hitting up the salon, every payday I went to Sally’s Beauty Supply and picked up 3 new colors. Before I knew it, I ended up with quite the collection of salon quality polishes. Between 30 and 40 I believe.
To this day I still miss having my acrylics, and I couldn’t even tell you the last time I went to the salon. I bet it’s been a year! Holy cow! Time has gone so fast I hadn’t even realized!
What a great Christmas it was this year, as I was so lucky to get such an awesome gift from my sister. Salon Express. How nifty I thought. And with New Years approaching and then soon after Valentines and my birthday, this was definitely something I could see myself using for all those special occasions in the near future.
So upon opening the package, the first thing I did was peel off the blue protective plastic covering the 5 decal plates. Then of coarse I had to remove my old worn out chipped polish which I had been sporting for over a week and apply a fresh coat (or two) of my desired color. Next I had to choose which of the designs I wanted to choose. And since this was my first time trying out my Salon Express, I decided to go to town and try as many as possible for the sake of testing results. There were so many great designs to choose from I really had a hard time deciding. So once I picked my first design, I painted over the decal plate on the design, then used the scraper to wipe off the excess polish, pressed the stamper over the decal plate and rolled the transferred image from the stamper onto my nails.
For being my first time using this product, I give it 2 huge thumbs up! I couldn’t believe how easy it was to use, and let me tell you, I am in shock over my results! This is no joke, folks! This product is legit and it works. 7 out of 10 of my nails turned out perfect. For being my first time, that’s awesome. And with a little more practice, I bet I could get 10 out of 10 in no time flat. I am really impressed and I think I actually want to try and go to Sally’s later to get a few more colors for my upcoming vacation to TX. I am so stoked at my results I kinda wish that my sis ordered it from the company’s site because I really want the French manicure decal plate.