Continuing from my previous post with Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure Nail Polishes, here’s part two of the amazing creamy nail polishes. Let’s go!
TOP Left to right: #546 Get Juiced, #540 Frutti Petutie, #520 Simply Divine, #530 Back to the Fucshia
BOTTOM Index to Pinky: #546 Get Juiced, #540 Frutti Petutie, #520 Simply Divine, #530 Back to the Fucshia
TOP Left to right: #560 Kook a Mango, #545 Fiery Island, #550 All Fired up, #543 Berry Important
BOTTOM Index to Pinky: #560 Kook a Mango, #545 Fiery Island, #550 All Fired up, #543 Berry Important
TOP Left to right: #570 Right Said Red, #620 Wine Not, #610 Red Zin, #640 Plum Luck
BOTTOM Index to Pinky: #570 Right Said Red, #620 Wine Not, #610 Red Zin, #640 Plum Luck
TOP Left to right: #372 Greige, #370 Commander in Chic, #635 Bittersweet, #672 Jaded
BOTTOM Index to Pinky:#372 Greige, #370 Commander in Chic, #635 Bittersweet, #672 Jaded
TOP Left to right: #677 Shoot the Moon, #330 Pedal to the Metal, #679 Pennies for Heaven, #630 Haute Chocolate
BOTTOM Index to Pinky:#677 Shoot the Moon, #330 Pedal to the Metal, #679 Pennies for Heaven, #630 Haute Chocolate
TOP Left to right: #674 Jungle Gem, #675 Mermaid’s Tail, #660 Pat on the Black, #670 Midnight in NY
BOTTOM Index to Pinky: #674 Jungle Gem, #675 Mermaid’s Tail, #660 Pat on the Black, #670 Midnight in NY
RRP AUD$15.95 each
Available on counters now
Beginning of 2013, Sally Hansen sent me the most amazing nail press kit one can ever dream of. To celebrate their full colour range launch, Sally Hansen’s colour wheel is made out of predominantly neutral, beige, pinks, red and some brighter colours. Comes in a sturdy glass bottle packaging, these Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure nail polishes are quickly replacing my love for OPI nail polishes.
Look at the colours, aren’t they gorgeous? Each bottle are creamy, easy to apply and all it takes is a careful layer application for an even polish finish.
From now on, picking colours for the nails will be so hard to choose!
TOP Left to right: #131 Ivory Coat, #170 Pink Slip, #140 Peachy Keen, #160 Shell We Dance
BOTTOM Index to Pinky: #131 Ivory Coat, #170 Pink Slip, #140 Peachy Keen, #160 Shall We Dance
TOP Left to right: #175 Army Candy, #210 Naked Ambition, #220 Cafe Au Lait, #250 Mudslide
BOTTOM Index to Pinky: #175 Army Candy, #210 Naked Ambition, #220 Cafe Au Lait, #250 Mudslide
TOP Left to right: #374 Mauve Along, #260 So Much Fawn, #360 Plums the Word, #320 Raisin the Bar
BOTTOM Index to Pinky: #374 Mauve Along, #260 So Much Fawn, #360 Plums the Word, #320 Raisin the Bar
TOP Left to right: #500 Pink at him, #510 I Pink I can, #406 Purple Heart, #409 Good to Grape
BOTTOM Index to Pinky: #500 Pink at him, #510 I Pink I can, #406 Purple Heart, #409 Good to Grape
Stay tune for Part 2, more gorgeous colours to come!
RRP AUD$15.95 each
Available on counters now
You probably will never find me without some sort of nail polish on all year round, 24/7. To keep my nails healthy and to make my whole manicure process easier, I rely heavily on these 3 nail products apart from cuticle oil and regular hands & nail cream. With these 3 awesome products, my manicure barely last a couple of days but with a proper base and top coat, my nail polish lasts more than a full week and my nails are stronger too.
1) Complete Care 4 in 1 Nail Treatment (AUD$26.95) I use this strength resistance smoothing base coat when I feel that my nails is feeling okay without having too much of a problem. This also doubles as a bio-strengthener, growth treatment and mega gloss top coat. Truth to be told, I use this more as a base coat rather than a top coat.
2) Miracle Cure (AUD$19.45) I rotate between Complete Care and Miracle Cure as a base coat. This is usually my pick when I feel that my nails is extra weak because this strength resistance base coat is designed for severe problem nails – dry and brittle nails will be 50% stronger nails in 3 days stops nails from peeling prevent breakage fortify nails and to lock in moisture. Both the CC and MC bases are my current favourites and I can see myself restocking once they run out.
3) Diamond Flash (AUD$13.95) This has to be my favourite out of the lost. Diamond Flash is a fast dry top coat that only takes 60 seconds to stronger nails + dazzling shine. This helps to prevent chipping and I love the shiny glossy finish.
In addition, regular filing and buffing helps tremendously to keep nails bed smooth and soft. Don’t forget to re apply hand cream whenever you get a chance and your cuticles + hands will thank you for it.
A while ago, Sally Hansen released the Sally Hansen Magnetic Nail Color collection, featuring 8 unique shades that can be use on its own or with the magnet that it comes with each individual bottle. DIY nail art has been quite the scene for nails in Australia for the past two years focusing on simple, fool proof trends. Sally Hansen pretty much nailed this department (pun gettit?) first with the Salon Effects nail stickers and now may I present you with magnetic nail colors.
Basically these nails has a revolutionary formula that infuses metallic particles in the nail polish when exposed to the magnet, it creates a “wave” like effect. They do dry fairly quickly so you have to work quickly with these nail polishes. Overall, I find that once you figure out how to use the whole magnet thingy, it is actually quite quick and isn’t time consuming. Remember, practice makes perfect so don’t be dishearten if the first time around wasn’t what you expected it to be.
1) Shake nail color to activate the magnet.
2) Remove overcap with magnet and set aside.
3) Apply one thin coat of magnetic nail color to all 10 nails and let dry.
4) Apply a thick second coat to one nail and immediately hold the built-in magnet over nail.
5) Rest the guide just below the cuticle without touching the wet nail bed, hold for 10 seconds.
6) Repeat for the rest of the nails.
#Polar Purple – Possibly my favourite shade of the lot, as you can see the magnet finish gives the polish a marbling effect.
#Kinetic Copper – Second favourite shade, I just think this one suits my skin tone and the finish is gorgeous. I can’t say no to golds, copper and browns!
#Electric Emerald – This is a unique green shade that leans more towards a metallic darker green finish.
#Iconic Indigo – This blue stands out and gives a pop of colour. As you can see I wasn’t quick enough and didn’t work out with the index finger. If something like this happen, just pain another fresh coat over and hold the magnet over the nail and viola! Problem sorted.
I think these are perfect at home DIY nail colour options for Spring races that is guaranteed to make your nails stand out from the crowd.
RRP AUD$16.95 each
Available on counters now
We all know the importance of using base and top coats when it comes to nail care. If you wear nail polishes, you must at least wear base coat if you can’t be bothered with top coat.
Recently, I got to trial Sally Hansen’s Salon Manicure Smooth & Strong Base Coat (RRP AUD$16.95). I quite like this clear base coat as it provides a smooth base on your nail bed and it helps to harden weak nails and fills ridges evenly. I recommend this to those who have weak or thin nails and those who often find their nails splitting. If you’re growing out your nails, you can also use the base coat on its own to keep nails healthy and strong.
One of the naughty things I do about nail care is that I almost never wear top coat even though I am FULLY AWARE the wonders a lick of top coat could do to your freshly painted nail colour. Sally Hansen Ultra Wear Top Coat (RRP AUD$16.95) delivers gloss and shine your nail polish can’t and helps to keep nail colour chip resistant. I guess I just can’t be bothered to wait that extra 2 minutes for nail polishes to dry but will try in the future to do so more often.
Both the base coat and top coat are infused with biotin and spirulina so you’re guaranteed strong, healthy nail beds.
What really piqued my interest was the Sally Hansen Salon Manicure Cuticle Erase & Balm (RRP AUD$14.95) which in other words a conditioning & moisturising cuticle balm to not only remove dry cuticles but also moisturise at the same time.
I love the cute spiral design of this balm; it contains white tea and cucumber to soothe and promote healthy cuticles. Say goodbye to excess, ragged cuticles & hangnails by just massaging a small amount onto cuticles until completely absorbed and use a cuticle pusher to loosen hard to remove cuticles. Remember you will only require a tiny amount for all the cuticles and be sure to wash your hands after you’ve remove cuticles from your hands.
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Left to right: #Lady Luck, #Big Money
Glitter is not limited for just party season. Sally Hansen recently released Gem Crush Nail Color that is full coverage and delivers intense multi dimensional glitter polish.
Available in 8 shades, these nail polishes are easy to apply and is recommended to use with base and top coat. While it is recommended to apply three coats, I find one-two coats was sufficient with #Big Money and approximately two-three coats with #Lady Luck.
RRP AUD$9.95 each
Available on counter now
My favourite nail product from Sally Hansen has just released the limited edition Sally Hansen Salon Effects Easter Real Nail Polish Strips. This time around Sally Hansen included five cute and chirpy fun designs
- All a Flutter
- Mad for Plaid
- Not a Peep
- Checker Out
#Pink a Dot – The dots are bigger than your usual polka dots. Cute!
#Mad for Plaid – This design reminds me of Easter egg wrappers, love the finish. Subtle enough for day to day wear too.
#All a Flutter – This is more of a translucent finish design with butterfly and flowers/leaves finish. The most subtle of the lot and definitely compliments all skin type and goes well with all ages.
RRP AUD$14.95 each
Available on counters now for a limited time only
For the longest time I am only accustomed to Sally Hansen’s nail treatment products (since back in the days in the 90s). Hence recently I have been introduced to products like Salon Effect and Complete Salon Manicure and am deeply impressed with the qualities of both products and is now eager to trial out the rest of the nails products from Sally Hansen.
Sally Hansen Quick Fast Dry Nail Color Pen
Quick, easy and super convenient nail colour pen. The only things you might want to do is to gently wipe the brush head after each use or prior to each use to ensure the application brush is soft and is ready for application. Takes approximately 3 careful strokes to paint nails. Comes in a range of shades from pinks, reds, beige to black.
Give it a go if you like convenient, fast and easy solution to nail polish.
Sally Hansen Hard as Nails
If you have weak nails, this would be your saviour. This clear nail treatment helps to keep nails hard, nail polish chip resistant and prevent nails splitting for a longer time. Every week, I use this as my weekly nail treatment and use it clear and newly buffed nails.
Sally Hansen Double Duty Strengthening Base & Top Coat
Double Duty is great to use after ‘Hard as Nails’ as a base and top coat. This helps to prevent chipping, splitting or cracking of nails. Has been a best seller for a very long time and I will always have one in my nail wardrobe.