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Why Avril Lavigne Can Do Her Nails on a Plane -- Without Bugging Passengers

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Courtesy Sally Hansen; Inset: Jason Kempin/Filmmagic

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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