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03/30/2012 at 06:00 PM ET

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We’ve heard many complaints about women painting nails on airplanes (blech), but Avril Lavigne has her very own solution: self-designed Sally Hansen nail polish strips.

“It’s real nail polish,” she explains to PEOPLE. “But I don’t have the time or patience to sit down and get my nails done. These take me like five minutes to put on. In the car, I’m always doing it, on the plane putting them on. And you can take them off with nail polish remover. It’s easy.”

Lavigne teamed up with the beauty brand to create 12 bold options, each with a rocker-themed name like “Crowd Surfer” or “In the SPOT-light.” “These patterns are reflective of my style — my favorite colors and patterns,” Lavigne says, singling out the skull-and-crossbones-adorned “Headbanger” and leopard-print “Purr-fect Harmony.” “They’re rock ‘n’ roll.”

The singer (and designer) says she’s always been into her nails, trying methods like the airbrush technique in the past. And because of that, she’s glad her peers are becoming more adventurous with their manicures.

“I remember going to Tokyo six years ago and the girls out there have crazy nails,” she recalls. “I remember thinking, ‘I wonder if we’re going to get into nails hardcore the way they are in Japan right now.’ And now we are.”

Find Lavigne’s Sally Hansen Salon Effects Real Nail Polish Strips ($9.99) at food and drugstores nationwide starting in April.

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Olivia on

This is suuuuch a non-subtle endorsement for them! They are a total waste of $10, don’t stick properly to the nails (about as much adhesive quality of a sticker), and don’t fit the nail.

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Mia on

Yes these nailstrips ABSOLUTELY do work!!! My longest set stayed on for 13-days :-) Took them off only because the growth was bugging me! I have rigged, hard to grow nails from thyroid cancer and have been using these strips for a year. They protect my nails and allow them to grow, are easy to put on and remove simply. Some textures and patterns are more difficult to remove but nothing a little soaking doesn’t remedy. The directions must be closely followed for them to work: remove polish, buff nails, wipe with polish again, apply carefully, filed edge off and voila! Additional tips from me: warm each nail strip in your hand for a few seconds before applying to make super soft and pliable, apply a top coat (I work with my hands so this is essential), and…best one…if your nails are short like mine you can use just half the package by cutting strips in half and get two uses out of one box :-) I have 17 boxes of these nailstrips waiting to live on my fingers and have bought them all on sale and/or with coupons at CVS and Walgreen. I haven’t used regular nail-polish in a good year…and never again will as long as these are on the market!!! Love that they’re collaborating with designers to jazz things up a bit…

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Kimberly on

LOVE these nails strips. I’m a dog groomer and these protect my nails better than anything else I’ve tried. I’ve never had a single problem with them sticking whenever I followed directions and they last at least 10 days. My nails usually grow out before they start to chip/peel.

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