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Sally Hansen Easter-Themed Salon Effects Real Nail Polish Strips

As a tireless cheerleader for the Sally Hansen Salon Effects Real Nail Polish Strips ($9 at mass food and drug retailers like Target.com), whenever a new collection of these adhesive nail designs is unveiled, I find myself dusting off my pom-poms and getting ready to celebrate yet another beauty touchdown. Needless to say, I was elated when I stumbled upon the new Easter-themed collection of Salon Effects Real Nail Polish Strips, which features five perky prints in timely light pink, yellow, green, and sky blue shades against crisp white backdrops.

The limited-edition collection includes the following designs: Mad For Plaid, which features crisscrossing fuchsia, burnt orange, olive-tinged green, and aqua blue lines that create a checkered design; Checker Out, a white and lime green gingham print that captures the spirit of weekend picnics during spring; All-A-Flutter, which features peony pink, lime green, and citrus-y orange butterfly illustrations against a pearly white backdrop; Not A Peep, which features a pearly white backdrop and is printed with rows of adorable baby birds in pastel colors, positioned so that each pair of birds faces each other, their beaks nearly touching; and Pink-A-Dot, a retro print with oversize pink spots against a white background.

As with all Salon Effects Real Nail Polish Strips, you’ll need to properly buff your nails, find the adhesive strip in the size that best fits each nail and carefully place it atop the nail, aligning it perfectly and smoothing its surface using the light pink side of the dual-sided buffer/nail file, then filing off the excess hanging over the tip of the nail with the buffer.

After the jump, you’ll find pics of the Not A Peep and Pink-A-Dot designs, which I tried out for myself. Hope you find them as cute as I do!

Below, you’ll find photos showing how the Not A Peep design looks on nails. As you can see, the white backdrop has a nice metallic sheen, a pretty pearly finish. If you’ll look closely, you’ll notice the charming birds (reminiscent of the Twitter logo, but way cuter). Each tiny bird’s wing and beak are accentuated by a different color — a peony pink bird, for instance, has a darker, magenta-ish wing, while a golden yellow bird has a key lime green wing and beak and a Robin blue chirper has a periwinkle blue wing. Check out the design — it’s cuter than any Peeps marshmallow candy!

Next, you’ll find the Pink-A-Dot design, a 1960s-flavored design with a crisp white backdrop and oversize pastel pink polka dots that might remind you of the spotted designs in Marc Jacobs’ much-heralded Fall 2011 collection. Check it out:

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