Showing posts with label nails. Show all posts
Showing posts with label nails. Show all posts

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Back to the Fuchsia!


Recently I took a trip to a place that shall remain unnamed until further notice, lol, and I was stuck in between a rock and a hard place because my nails from a previous manicure were chipping and you all know that I detest chipped nail polish.  Unfortunately, I did not bring ANY nail polish remover or nail polish with me, needless to say I was distraught.  :(  But thankfully for me I had a man friend in the city that was able to help me in this situation.  I told him to pick any color that he thought I would like.  Of course he chose a pink color....womp-womp!  I mean I do like pink but it's so typical, lol, then again he is a guy and I appreciate his efforts.  ;)  Enough of that, let's get to the nail polish.

Surprisingly, he purchased from the Sally Hansen Salon Manicure line, I could've sworn that I've seen this color before here but let's roll with it.  This pink does not have shimmer like the other one and I was intrigued.

Take a look...

Sally Hansen-Back to the Fuchsia

Sally Hansen-Back to the Fuchsia

Sally Hansen-Back to the Fuchsia

Do you like?  I do, no shimmer, it is a cream finish, I used two coats to get this opacity.  Keep in mind that I did not use a top coat or a base coat and the color remained fresh for a week!  THIS is why I love Sally Hansen!

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Cherry Red got that fye, fye...


I hope I didn't lose you all with my Florida lingo, LOL,  fye is like saying, "That's hot!" or "That's fire!"

Now that your lesson on Florida slang is over let's get to this week's nail color.  This week I decided to mix it up a bit by combining two products I've been obsessed with, you may already know what it is if you're a frequent reader of the blog.  That's right!  Sally Hansen color effects in Prep's Cool and Sally Hansen Hard as Nails nail polish in Cherry Red, let these colors speak for themselves....

POW!  Now that's a red color if you were ever looking for one, I could definitely say that this is my signature nail color, yup, I've been rocking this since high school, freshmen year!  ; )  Thank my mom for introducing me to such a color. 

Up next we have this print from Sally, I really didn't want to overdo the plaid print and use them all for my nails so I broke it up with the red polish.  I hope you enjoyed!

Do you like?? 

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

I've Been Kissed by the Sun!


Here's another nail color for the week from Sally Hansen, I really need to show you all colors from another line because I swear I have others, I do, it's just that Sally Hansen does polish so well!  Well, anywho, this color is called Sun Kissed, a very pretty tangerine color, in the bottle it appears to be more of a dim peach color but it looks totally different on the nails, still pretty though.  I guess I'm still on the hunt for a "dim peach" color, lol.

See the contrast between the bottle and the color on the nails?  It took two coats for opacity when using NYC nail polish in white as a base. :)  Thanks, Glamorous Gleam for the tip!

Welp, that's it folks!  What are you wearing on your nails this week?

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

I'm Plaid About You-Sally Hansen


Once again I have retreated back to Sally Hansen's Salon Effects.  Despite what I think may be an allergic reaction to these things I always find them on clearance somewhere and I'm obliged to purchase, lol. Who could resist a good deal, I can't.  If you missed my initial review of these babies visit my first post about them here, for now take a look at what's new this week on ye nails. :)

Since I'm a fan of the color red it was only natural that I gravitate to this color.  I'm not too sure whether this print is still available since the whole clearance box that it was in was in this shade and another, so I'm guessing that the store was trying to get rid of it. 

If you're looking for the convenience of a no-dry nail color, these are right up your alley.  Their duration, however, is another gripe that I have with them but if it allows me not to wait for it to dry I'm willing to make the sacrifice.  Sally Hansen Salon Effects can be found at your local drugstore and at major chain markets like Wal-Mart or Target.

*I purchased this item with my own funds and I am not a representative for Sally Hansen nor am I being compensated for this post.*
What do you think?  Yay or Nay?

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Emeralds Can Be a Girl's *New* Best Friend


How many times have you heard "diamonds are a girls' best friend"?  Well, move over diamonds, emeralds are taking over.  Uh...........not quite, emeralds are pretty but I like my diamonds.  LOL  If you're like me and can't afford either you can always settle on Emerald Express from the Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Fast Dry Nail Color line.  I happened on this nail color while at my local Target, lucky for me they were on clearance for $2!!!!  I picked up seven colors, five for me and two for ma dukes.  ; )   Now, you already know that I stan for Sally Hansen nail colors and this one is no different, especially this time since it has a jewel tone/almost duochrome effect.

Here it is:

Isn't she pretty?  Sally Hansen takes the cake this week with a gorgeous emerald green jewel polish.  I will say that I did expect to see some blue on my nails as I can see some blue in the bottle.  :/   I still love the color!  If these are still available, I'd say go out and get you one, or two, or several!  : )   Check your Targets first just in case the clearance sale is still going on otherwise I'm definite you can find these at your local drugstore.

What do you think?  Yay or Nay?  Tell me in the comments!

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Sally Hansen Salon Effects--Might Not Make It


Remember last week when we kicked the blog running with a post about the cool Salon Effects line from Sally Hansen?  I'm sure you do, well, it's been seven days and I was really trying to make it to ten days to since the packaged promised such but I could not!  LOL  As much as I liked the color I was NOT about walking these streets with chipped nail polish.  I do have a few things I woul like to share about these though so that you know what to look out for if you're interested.

First, let me start off by saying that the color was beautiful and I really appreciated the fact that I didn't have to worry about drying time which is a plus.  However, I could notice my nail chipping on the first day.  I guess you could say that I do alot with my hands but who doesn't?  Let's be more specific, that evening that I applied the product I had to cook and my nails were close to heat and I had remove the tray, fine, right?  No, the heat melted a tip of the nail polish, I haven't had that happen with my regular nail polish so I'm guessing that the product isn't that durable.

Second, around the fourth day of my manicure I noticed I had some skin peeling and I've never had that happen before with other polishes.  I'm going to go on a whim and say that I can possibly be allergic to an ingredient in this product in order for this to happen.  I take really good care of my nails and I didn't change that routine when using this product it's safe to say that I can attribute Salon Effects to that.

Here are pics of both my left and right hand after seven days with the product.

Right Hand

Left Hand
Overall, I would give this product a 2 out of 5 star rating.  The color is what really kept it on my nails for so long but other than it would have been off that first day. LOL  I would recommend these for a 2 day manicure though since they don't seem to hold up for too long which sucks.  I do intend on trying the designs that they have available from the same line sometime soon and I hope I can get different results.  We'll just have to wait and see.

So what do you think?  Yay or Nay?

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Are You Red-y for Trouble?


Anyone that knows me well enough  knows that I always have my nails painted, reason being--I detest chipped nail polish, lol.  I change nail polish color every week to prevent the horror of looking down at my hands only to notice that the color has chipped.  This week I wanted to try something different, since I didn't want to stray too far from what I usually go with I decided to try out the Sally Hansen Salon Effects line of  "nail polish".  Since they were 75% off at CVS this week I decided to take it for a whirl and at $2.49 a pop how could I resist?

Take a look see at the product:

 Not bad, huh?  The product holds 16 nail strips, a nail file and a nail buffer that is divided on a miniature file, a cuticle pusher, and a set of instructions.

When I first opened the product I noticed a strong smell of well, nail polish, lol, I guess I was expecting it to not have scent considering that it isn't liquid--definitely not a problem.  I liked how it was packaged, well done, Sally.  Up next is a picture of my bare nails, the product advises that your nails are dry and free of oil.  Check!

I began applying the strips to my nails effortlessly until I had to switch hands.  Don't you just hate that?!  LOL  Anywho, upon applying it on my ring finger I noticed that I had put the wrong size strip, meaning the strip that I chose for my ring finger was actually supposed to be for my middle finger, boo to me!  Since I had already begun to rub the product onto my nail taking it off proved to be a task since I couldn't simply peel it off.  I would say that this is a good problem, this means that it won't easily come off, especially since it claims to last up to 10 days.  On to what I did to resolve the issue:

As you can see I tried peeling the strip off myself but that didn't work, then I tried using the cuticle stick that comes with product, NADA, so I had to resort to acetone.

Here's my poor little ring finger....but have no fear acetone is near!  You can purchase pure acetone from Sally's, that's where I normally get my bottle.  :)  Since this is pure acetone it has a tendency to make your hands dry which isn't necessarily a bad thing when using this product, just wash your hands before and dry them with a towel.  ;)   I went on to use a q-tip 1) because it is small enough so that I wouldn't ruin the polish on my left hand and 2) it fits into the hole of the bottle.  It was difficult to come off but again, this is a good problem.

Problem solved!  Now onto the end result.

Pretty, right?  I know!  The color is described as a red but I would probably lean towards a strong orange color.  The picture above is true to color and is beautiful when outside.  Since this is the first day I've had these on I can't speak for the staying power, I'll let you all know in 10 days, lol. I really like the color, not that original but hey still pretty.

So what do you think, ladies?  Nay or Yay?

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