Showing posts with label Sally Hansen. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Sally Hansen. Show all posts

Sally Hansen Patent Gloss polish - Moto: swatches, review

Wednesday, March 4, 2015


Today I have one of the Sally Hansen Patent Gloss polishes to share with you. 

This polish will give you the shine of patent leather on your nails with a glossy sleek finish. This limited-edition ,high-gloss polish captures the look of patent leather in with a sleek shine with just two coats.  

I am going to show you a stunning red called Moto

Let's take a look. This is two coats with no top coat.

This classic red is perfect for any season. I had no issues with application. It provided amazing color in just two coats.

Sally Hansen - Moto

Sally Hansen - Moto

These Patent Gloss polishes are available in four colors. See the other shades on the Sally Hansen website. 

These polishes can be purchased at Walmart, Walgreens, Ulta, Kmart, Target and CVS.

This polish was sent to me for my honest review. All opinions are my own. Please note that computer monitors can display colors differently.


Sally Hansen Miracle Gels - long lasting gel coverage without a light

Tuesday, September 23, 2014


I have two of the Sally Hansen Miracle Gels to share with you today. They are a gel polish that doesn't need a light. They are supposed to last for up to two weeks. However, I am not able to leave it on long enough to test that theory.

I received Wine Stock and Spice Age to share with you.

These are intended to wear without a base coat. The directions say to apply two coats of color and apply the Miracle Gel Top Coat. So that's exactly what I did for these swatches. The Miracle Gel Top Coat applied well, just make sure you wait about 5 minutes before applying it. It does take a few minutes to dry, but not too long. Just make sure to be careful after application so you don't get dings.

Spice Age is a deep brown with shimmer. It is a hard shade to capture. The coverage was great and two coats supplied complete coverage. It didn't have a high gloss shine, even after the top coat. But the deep shimmer is gorgeous. It's a gorgeous fall shade.


Spice Age
Spice Age
Spice Age
Spice Age
Spice Age
Spice Age
Wine Stock is a deep, jellyish reddish wine shade. I used two coats and I wish I had applied one additional coat. The color is deep and sultry. It dries to a high-gloss shine. 


Wine Stock
Wine Stock

Wine Stock
Wine Stock
Wine Stock
Wine Stock
Wine Stock
Wine Stock
Sally Hansen Miracle Gel is available at most drugstores, Walmart and Target. They are about $7.99 each for the color and top coat if purchased individually and about $14.99 for the duo.

These polishes were sent to me for an honest review. All opinions are my own. Please remember that different monitors may show colors differently. 

Sally Hansen ColorFoil Nail Makeup polishes swatches and watermarble

Monday, June 9, 2014


I have some of the new Sally Hansen ColorFoil Nail Makeup chrome polishes to share with you today. Chromes usually don't like me very well. I don't buff my nails much and have horrible ridges and chrome polishes show every single flaw. But that's just me. Many of you buff your nails, or have gorgeous smooth nails so these will look amazing on you.

But if you don't have smooth nails and still like the amazing look of chrome polishes, these work amazingly well in water marble nail art. I tried them in a water marble over white nail polish. Oh my goodness - I was elated at the outcome.

The polishes spread wonderfully in the water. They do take a bit longer to dry, so you will have to leave each nail in the water a bit longer than normal. But if you like water marbles, make sure to try these polishes!

Sally Hansen Chrome polishes - water marble nail art
Sally Hansen Chrome polishes - water marble nail art
I did not use a base coat or top coat for these polishes. I tried to use a ridge filling base coat, but they didn't play nicely together. So you get to see my ridges. Make sure to let each coat dry fully before applying an additional coat.
Cobalt Chrome is a gorgeous shade of vibrant blue. The shine is phenomenal. This is two coats.

Sally Hansen Cobalt Chrome
Sally Hansen Cobalt Chrome 
Minted Metal is a gorgeous shade of metal mint. It is a soft shade that leans toward blue. I think this is the polish that is most forgiving. This is two coats.

Sally Hansen Minted Metal
Sally Hansen Minted Metal
Purple Alloy is a dreamy purple shade. It has strong pink tendencies and the chrome effect is amazing. This is two coats.

Sally Hansen Purple Alloy
Sally Hansen Purple Alloy
These chrome polishes are gorgeous and are available for $7.99. The Sally Hansen® ColorFoil™ Nail Makeup collection is available at chain drug stores, food stores, and mass merchandisers nationwide.

These polishes were sent to me for an honest review. All opinions are my own. 

Sally Hansen Triple Shine polish - swatches and review

Monday, October 21, 2013


 
Sally Hansen is releasing a new line of polish - Triple Shine. It's designed to withstand the daily hardships we put our hands through. It will be available in stores in November and there are 29 shades! Uhm yep. You heard it right - 29!

I have three of them to share with you. The shine is amazing and the application was a breeze. Let's get straight to the colors.

Dive in:

Is a gorgeous aqua cream polish that makes me think of beaches, sandals and those little drinks with the umbrellas in them. This is three coats. The first coat was just a tad streaky. But I always say I never expect much from the first coat of polish. And look at that shine!

Dive In
Dive In
Dive In
Dive In
Dive In
Dive In

Flame on:

Is a luxurious shimmery fuchsia shade. This polish is hot! I adore this shade - it's bright and vibrant. This is two coats. It applied flawlessly.

Flame On
Flame On

Flame On
Flame On
Flame On
Flame On

Vanity Flare:
Is a stunning violet purple cream shade. This shade will be gorgeous in any setting. This is two coats. And look at that gorgeous shine!

Vanity Flare
Vanity Flare
Vanity Flare
Vanity Flare

Vanity Flare
Vanity Flare
Be ready to browse a while when they come out in stores. It may take a bit of time to decide which of the polishes you want. With a collection of 29 polishes the decision will be difficult!

These will be available in November where Sally Hansen products are sold. The approximate retail cost will be 4.99. Follow Sally Hansen on Facebook to get information on new releases and launches.

These polishes were sent to me for an honest review. All opinions are my own. Please note computer monitors may vary in color display. 

Sally Hansen - Fall 2013 - Tracy Reese Collection

Thursday, October 3, 2013


I have some gorgeous Sally Hansen polishes for you today. The Tracy Reese collection has three stunning shades.

The Tracy Reese Fall 2013 collection is very much inspired by New York. Reese combined a variety of rich, tough textures and romantic patterns for a collection of sexy, classic silhouettes. From deep velvety darkness to textured patent refraction, the patterns anchor a palette highlighted by scarlet, cerise, teal, aubergine, tan and lychee. These polishes complement those palettes.

The Partnership:
Tracy Reese collaborated with Sally Hansen for the fifteenth consecutive season to create exclusive polish shades to complement her Fall 2013 collection.

The formula on these polishes is phenomenal. They have a silky smooth application and a glossy shine. Two coats is all that was required for astounding coverage.
The exclusive Tracy Reese for Sally Hansen collection includes three deep, rich colors. Let's move on to the swatches.

Malbec – is a Aubergine shade. A deep plum purple that is sure to fit any Fall fashion look. I love the richness of this polish.

Sally Hansen Malbec
Sally Hansen Malbec

Sally Hansen Malbec
Sally Hansen Malbec

New Wave Blue – is a tremendous teal shade. I think this is my favorite of Sally Hansen recent collection. I love this gorgeous bold shade.

Sally Hansen New Wave Blue
Sally Hansen New Wave Blue

Sally Hansen New Wave Blue
Sally Hansen New Wave Blue
Perfectly Poppy – is a rich scarlet shade that is classy and vibrant. A classic color that is sure to brighten your day... and make a statement.

Sally Hansen Perfectly Poppy
Sally Hansen Perfectly Poppy

Sally Hansen Perfectly Poppy
Sally Hansen Perfectly Poppy

Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure polish offers an unprecedented seven salon manicure steps in one, enhancing the base coat with chip resistant benefits and gel shine, as well as providing growth treatment, strengthener, color and top coat in one bottle. These limited-edition colors are available for $7.99 each. 

These polishes were sent to me for an honest review. All opinions are my own. Please note computer monitors may vary in color display. 

Sally Hansen Fall 2013 Rodarte Collection

Saturday, September 28, 2013


I have some gorgeous Sally Hansen polishes for you today. The Rodarte collection has three gorgeous shades. 


Sisters Kate and Laura Mulleavy launched Rodarte in 2005 and quickly became known as the go-to house for couture, known for their intricate hand stitching and romantic details.  They have won numerous fashion awards such as the 2008 CFDA Swarovski Emerging Womenswear Designer award and the 2008 Swiss Textiles Award. Leading ladies like Cate Blanchett, Natalie Portman, Keira Knightley, Kirsten Dunst, Michelle Obama, Chloe Sevigny, Tilda Swinton, Elle Fanning, and Reese Witherspoon have all worn Rodarte’s idiosyncratic yet sophisticated styles.


This collection is gorgeous. Let's jump right into the swatches. These all are two coats. The formula is wonderful!

Stocking Nude - is the perfect nude shade. It is a gorgeous true light tan with a tremendous shine.

Sally Hansen Stocking Nude
Sally Hansen Stocking Nude
Sally Hansen Stocking Nude
Sally Hansen Stocking Nude


Platinum Star - is a stunning platinum silver metallic polish. This one is sure to cause quite a stir!

Sally Hansen Platinum Star
Sally Hansen Platinum Star
Sally Hansen Platinum Star
Sally Hansen Platinum Star
Gold Roses - is a divine shimmery rosy gold shade. This one is perfect for an office meeting or a night on the town. 

Sally Hansen Gold Roses
Sally Hansen Gold Roses
Sally Hansen Gold Roses
Sally Hansen Gold Roses


Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure polish offers an unprecedented seven salon manicure steps in one, enhancing the base coat with chip resistant benefits and gel shine, as well as providing growth treatment, strengthener, color and top coat in one bottle. These limited-edition colors are available for $7.99 each. 

These polishes were sent to me for an honest review. All opinions are my own. Please note computer monitors may vary in color display. 

Sally Hansen Limited Edition Prabal Gurung swatches and review

Thursday, September 26, 2013


I have some gorgeous Sally Hansen polishes for you today. The Prabal Gurung collection has three gorgeous shades. 

Prabal Gurung is a designer who was born in Singapore and was raised in Kathmandu, Nepal. He began his design career in New Delhi and then moved to New York to finish his studies at Parsons The New School for Design. He spent two years with Cynthia Rowley's design and production teams and then became the design director at Bill Blass before he launched his own collection. He collaborated with Sally Hansen for the sixth consecutive season to create exclusive nail polish shades to complement his Fall 2013 collection.

These polishes are stunning. Let's move straight to the swatches.

Loden Green - is a classy olive shade. This cream polish is perfect for Fall. I can completely picture myself wearing this polish with soft textured sweaters and stylish boots.


Sally Hansen Loden Green
Sally Hansen Loden Green

Sally Hansen Loden Green
Sally Hansen Loden Green

Night Watch - is a stunning navy blue shade. This is a classic cream that will complement most any outfit and is perfect for most any outing.


Sally Hansen Night Watch
Sally Hansen Night Watch
Sally Hansen Night Watch
Sally Hansen Night Watch
Coat of Arms - is a shimmery antique gold shade. This classy color is perfect for those lunches with the girls or nights on the town. I adore this color. 


Sally Hansen Coat of Arms
Sally Hansen Coat of Arms
Sally Hansen Coat of Arms
Sally Hansen Coat of Arms
Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure polish offers an unprecedented seven salon manicure steps in one, enhancing the base coat with chip resistant benefits and gel shine, as well as providing growth treatment, strengthener, color and top coat in one bottle. These limited-edition colors are available for $7.99 each. 

These polishes were sent to me for an honest review. All opinions are my own. Please note computer monitors may vary in color display. 

The nitty gritty of clean up - neat and tidy manicures

Sunday, July 28, 2013

Let's face it - we can have a gorgeous manicure with intricate nail art - but if it looks sloppy around the cuticles it definitely detracts from the finished look.

Does that mean you have to have steady hands and precise polish strokes around our cuticles?

Not at all. I often get polish on and around my cuticles. But it's pretty easy to clean up if you have the right tools.

Let's take a look.

Here is a photo of my nails before clean up.  I was intentionally a little messier than normal.

Manicure before clean-up
Manicure before clean-up
You will need one of the brushes and a small container of nail polish remover.

Clean up brushes and acetone
Clean up brushes and acetone
Here is one of the types of brushes you can use. This is a concealer brush from e.l.f. I picked this up at Target for around $2.
Elf concealer brush used for nail polish clean up
Elf concealer brush used for nail polish clean up
Here is the bristles on the brush. The acetone doesn't eat the bristles away on these brushes. I have tried different brushes and have pulled the brush out of the acetone just to find out the bristles were gone - completely gone. The edge on this one is getting a little ratty. It's probably time for me to grab another one.

Elf concealer brush used for nail polish clean up
E.l.f. concealer brush used for nail polish clean up
You can also use the e.l.f. small angled brush. I really don't think I have a preference between the brushes. They both work great.

Elf small angled brush used for nail polish clean up
Elf small angled brush used for nail polish clean up
Elf small angled brush used for nail polish clean up
Elf small angled brush used for nail polish clean up
To clean up your cuticles simply dip the tip of the brush in the remover. You don't want too much remover on the brush so lightly daub it on a piece of paper or on the side of the container. Use the tip of the brush and clean up the polish around your cuticles. You can get right next to the nail with this and it make the edges clean and crisp. I use it around the base of my nail too. This makes the polish line neat and tidy. After you swipe some polish off of your cuticles wipe the brush on a paper towel or rag. I have a towel that stays on my chair. It is definitely rainbow colored now. You wipe the brush on the rag to get rid of the polish residue on the brush. If you don't you will transfer a thin film of color to your cuticles and fingers.




After clean up. This is Sally Hansen Twisted Pink.
What are your tips for a neat and tidy manicure?

 

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