One word = GENIUS.
And, why am I just now trying these things? I used to have solar gel nails forever, because my real nails are the devil, brittle and not cute. Then the gel shelaq stuff came out, and while I LOVE it too, it's $30 freaking dollars every 2 weeks! ummm no thank you.
So, next up - Sally Hansen nail strips and honestly, genius. I cut my nails nice and short so they don't bend and apply rubbing alcohol because I have oily beds. If you have longer nails that easily bend, you won't love these, because the polish will crack eventually and not last as long. But in the end, the $9.99 every 2 weeks is the best deal I know of! :D