The strips are super easy to apply. They come with a very handy instruction sheet that outlines the steps and includes pictures. It took me about half an hour, and I am definitely a perfectionist. The strips are made out of actual nail polish, but are immediately dry. I still use a top coat, but that's just personal preference, it's not necessary.
Since I keep my nails short I am able to get two applications out of each package. I am able to open just one blister pack for each full manicure, and I am able to cut the strips in half so that I can do both hands with one blister pack. The other blister pack stays nice and fresh for whenever I choose to use it. The last time I used Salon Effects the polish stayed on my nails and unchipped for 5 days. I was amazed!
I received this product complimentary for testing and review purposes from Influenster