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

November 21, 2014

Sally Hansen Work Of Tart

Sally Hansen Work of Tart is from their Sugar Shimmer collection. I love textured polishes and this one looks so gorgeous in the bottle. Unfortunately the formula is pretty terrible. Shown here at 3 coats, it was very streaky at two and still not quite even after the third coat. I could live with that but it also took over two and a half hours to dry! The color and finish are drop dead gorgeous though, dusty faded blue raspberry with tons of gold micro shimmer. Work of Tart has a contemptible formula but is just too pretty and unique to pass along. Maybe I can layer one coat of it over a similar base color next time.
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April

September 19, 2014

Nail Art Fail!

Sometimes nail art just doesn't work out. I love my Sally Hansen Nail Art Pens and decided to try some stripes on top of a textured polish, the gorgeous Sally Hansen Cinny Sweet. I grabbed the Blue nail art pen and went to work. I loved the color combo and the folksy imperfect lines but I thought I needed to add a topcoat since one of the great things about the nail art pens is the fact that you can wipe off any mistakes and start over.
Amazingly, I've never put a topcoat on a polish labeled as a texture but I gave it shot anyway. One coat of my usual topcoat and everything looked great! I left the house shortly after adding the topcoat and by the time I arrived at my destination my nails were not looking so good anymore. The topcoat had soaked in and left my nails looking lumpy and pretty gross!
It seems obvious to me now that I needed to add more than one coat of topcoat to smooth out the texture but I spent a whole night in public walking around with this icky mess. Lesson learned and thought it still might be amusing to some of you! What's your biggest nail art fail? Did you have to wear it in public?

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April

September 9, 2014

Simple Nail Art With Sally Hansen

I like using textured polishes for nail art. Here we have Sally Hansen Berried Under with some very basic nail art in Sally Hansen Cinny Sweet. Simple but I like it quite a bit.
 
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April

Sally Hansen Mint Tint

Sally Hansen Mint Tint is from their Sugar Shimmer collection. I really liked Cinny Sweet & Berried Under from the same set & I had high hopes for this one based on the polish in the bottle. Sadly Mint Tint is pretty disappointing. The polish is a very well balanced and lovely shade of mint green and applies easily in 2 coats but the gorgeous golden micro shimmer so evident in the bottle completely disappears on the nail. Mint Tint would have a been a truly spectacular polish if that golden sparkle had worked out! Instead it just looks quite strange, not like the shimmery loveliness of the Zoya Pixie Dusts, but just kind of lumpy. I think I'm still going to keep it though & give it a try on my toes.
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April

August 22, 2014

Sally Hansen Carnival - Second Try

I love the color combination of the glitter in Sally Hansen Carnival so much that I decided to try it again even though my first attempt was quite horrible. I added a bit of thinner and used one thin coat over Sally Hansen Cafe Au Lait. Still so many bubbles!
Next I added even more thinner and tried again on my right hand. Lots less bubbles but not enough glitter. Phooey!
It still looks amazing from a distance and many of my lovely readers have suggested that I try sponging it on next time. I'll give it a try and let you know how it goes someday! What are your favorite matte glitters that don't bubble?!?
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April

August 11, 2014

Sally Hansen Cinny Sweet

Sally Hansen Cinny Sweet is from their Sugar Shimmer collection. The formula is excellent, shown here at 2 easily applied coats that dry quickly. Cinny Sweet isn't quite as gorgeous as my beloved Zoya Pixie Dusts (no one does micro-shimmer like Zoya!) but it's still very beautiful & unique. Really gorgeous deep berry color that I think will be flattering on most everyone. I'll be trying out Mint Tint from the same collection later tonight!
 
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April

July 10, 2014

Sally Hansen Carnival

I almost never buy polishes without looking up swatches & reviews first but Sally Hansen Carnival just looked so fantastic that I grabbed it without doing my homework. Not a good idea! Most every review I've seen shows the sad truth, ugly bubbling is almost inevitable. I decided to try it out anyway of course & I had high hopes at first. It actually applied quite nicely with a decent amount of glitter over my previous manicure of Nicole By OPI Better After Dark. It didn't seem gloopy or bubbly at all & I applied Essie Good To Go thinking all would be fine. Over the next few hours tons of bubbles formed wrecking what is otherwise a fantastic idea for a polish. Sally Hansen Carnival is a matte glitter with a truly gorgeous & quirky color palette that I found irresistible but so far no good! I'm going to try adding some polish thinner & giving it another chance since I love the colors so much but this one is probably a dud.
 

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April

June 22, 2014

Sally Hansen Berried Under

Sally Hansen Berried Under is from their Sugar Shimmer collection. It's a gorgeous color that I think is a pretty dead on match for Pantone's Color of the Year for 2104, Radiant Orchid. The formula is excellent, shown here at 2 easily applied coats that dry quickly. Berried Under isn't quite as gorgeous as my beloved Zoya Pixie Dusts (no one does micro-shimmer like Zoya!) but it's still very beautiful & unique. The color is so flattering on me that I immediately used this on my toes too. Looking forward to trying more!
 
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April

May 1, 2014

Sally Hansen Cafe Au Lait & Distressed Denim


This is the sort of combination I can wear for days. Sally Hansen Cafe Au Lait topped with Sally Hansen Distressed Denim when my manicure started chipping. I will always love crackle polishes. They are so great when you don't have time to start fresh but you have a chipped manicure. I can just add a layer of topcoat followed by some quick strokes of a pretty crackle & my hands are saved.

If you'd like a bottle of Sally Hansen Distressed Denim for yourself, I've just opened a little storefront with various brand new polishes I've picked up over the years. Sometimes I see a closeout deal & I just can't help myself!

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April 

April 8, 2014

Elizabeth Arden & Sally Hansen Crackle

Here we have the very pretty Elizabeth Arden Chelsea Heather topped with one coat of Sally Hansen Antique Gold Crackle. You can find both of these polishes for sale in my store, such a lovely combination! 
 

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April

March 21, 2014

Sally Hansen Cafe Au Lait

Sally Hansen Cafe Au Lait has a great formula for a pale creme polish. Shown here at 3 thin coats that self level quite nicely. I love this shade with my skin tone too. Definitely a keeper!
 
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April

March 8, 2014

Zoya FeiFei & Sally Hansen Distressed Denim Crackle

Zoya FeiFei sure is beautiful! I decided to try out another Sally Hansen Crackle polish & found another winning combination. This is Sally Hansen Distressed Denim Crackle, a royal blue jelly crackle that looks great over sparkly polishes.
 
 

I will always love crackle polishes. They are so great when you don't have time to start fresh but you have a chipped manicure. I can just add a layer of topcoat followed by some quick strokes of a pretty crackle & my hands are saved.

If you'd like a bottle of Sally Hansen Distressed Denim for yourself, I've just opened a little storefront with various brand new polishes I've picked up over the years. Sometimes I see a closeout deal & I just can't help myself!

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April 

March 7, 2014

Zoya Daul & Sally Hansen Cherry Smash Crackle

Sally Hansen Cherry Smash is a deep red jelly crackle that looks fantastic over sparkly polishes. I'm in love with this combination of Zoya Daul topped with Sally Hansen Cherry Smash!
 
 
 
 

I will always love crackle polishes. They are so great when you don't have time to start fresh when you have a chipped manicure. I can just add a layer of topcoat followed some quick strokes of a pretty crackle & my hands are saved.

If you'd like a bottle of Sally Hansen Cherry Smash for yourself, I've just opened a little storefront with various brand new polishes I've picked up over the years. Sometimes I see a closeout deal & I just can't help myself!

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April 

February 25, 2014

Sally Hansen Crackle Antique Gold

This is Sally Hansen Crackle Antique Gold over one coat of Sally Hansen Polar Bare. So delicate & pretty! The gold dries to a matte finish and the crackle effect works great over still wet polish. 
 

I will always love crackle polishes. They are so great when you don't have time to start fresh when you have a chipped manicure. I can just add a layer of topcoat followed some quick strokes of a pretty crackle & my hands are saved.

Thanks for reading!
April