Friday, January 20, 2012

Nail Fail: Nailene Duracolour Nail Strips

My local Dollar Tree had several different styles of the Nailene Duracolour Nail Strips for sale back during the summer, so of course I stocked up. I'd been thinking about trying the Sally Hansen nail strips, but they are way too expensive. I figure this would be a cheap alternative, and even if they didn't work, I'd only be out a dollar. 

Here's a shot of the package and one of the strips on my left thumb:

Anyway, this is #77650, which is a lovely red color. The package contains 36 strips in 18 different sizes. However, when I applied these full-nail stickers to my nails, look what happened:

Apparently, my nails are shaped like marbles. I never noticed how round they are until I started putting these nail strips on. What a big ol' mess. 

Here's a shot of my right hand:

I only wore these a few hours but look at the damage. Maybe my nails are too short for these nail strips. Or maybe they have too much curve. Or maybe these Nailene strips are just crappy and "real" Sally Hansen ones would work better. No clue. All I know is that I have way too many packages of these nail strips, so I do believe I'll be hosting a giveaway soon to get rid of them. ;)


  1. I have used the real sally hanson strips. 1st they are a little difficult to apply and you really dont get any "do overs" 2nd i have wide nails and there is some coverage issue. 3rd they lasted pretty well but when i removed them my nails were soft and peeled for weeks i had to keep them in clear coat and cut them down until it grew out. but the look was fab! I have some pics on my FB

  2. Such a pretty colour!! and such a shame these didn't work out.

  3. Wow! I am too scared to try any of these strips for this exact reason...sorry it's a disappointment! On the upside as you say, you only spent a couple of buck so it's not so bad.

  4. Too bad, luckly you didn't spend much money for it :)

  5. A dollar was a safe bet. I must say I love the color and was hoping they worked for you so I could run to the Dollar Tree and grab me some...I still like the idea, though. Great post!

  6. The color is beautiful.. But not sure if its your nails or the brand. But it definitely doesnt look too pretty.

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  7. I just bought these same strips with similar results onmy natural nail but I am going to try them on some press on nails and see if they come out better. I stocked up too so I am gonna keep trying til it works even if only for a few days still beats the nail salon and spending $35.



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