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My Not -So- Humble Opinion: Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure

It’s one of those things were you really want to like something that you know you shouldn’t, but continually bump your head against the wall trying to make it work.

I have flip-flopped over this review for the past couple of months. I know it’s just nail polish, but I’m just torn and confused by this product. I’m having such ambivalent feelings about it, and I’m not sure that I have resolved them. I first purchased this product back in July, and had my mind made up about it within a day. I decided to revisit it a few months later and try to be more open-minded, and my mind did change a bit.

As the name implies, this product is marketed as a “Complete Salon Manicure”. According to their website that means that it contains:

5 Steps in 1 Bottle: Base Coat, Strengthener, Growth Treatment, Color and Top Coat      

With Vita-Care Technology for advanced wear, more shine, and nourishing care.

In my opinion that sounds like the perfect nail polish since it has everything you need (and then some) incorporated into it. However,  I also think that’s it’s downfall. I think that it is trying to do too much, and in the end you get a mediocre polish that doesn’t live up to it’s name.

The color I purchased this product in is called Calypso Blue.


I Heart Revlon Fizz Scented Nail Polish

So if you ever see me out and about and catch me with my fingers pressed against my nose, sniffing my fingernails while wearing a savory and satisfied look across my face after each inhalation, do not be alarmed. I’m just hooked on the sweet smell of Revlons Fizz scented nail polish and needed a fix of that delicious scent.

Ok, so I probably wouldn’t do that in public, but best believe I sniff away when I’m at home.

Scented nail polish seemed so preteen/high schoolish when I first heard about it. Even though some had adult sounding names like Mattese Elites Tequila Sunrise and Apple Martini polish from this summer, I wasn’t that interested. I knew Revlon had a scented nail polish line too, but I didn’t pay much attention to it either, until a few months back when I was perusing the nail polish aisles at Rite-Aid.


Bling Bling! Nail Bliss Bling Appliques Review

I finally did it. I don’t know why I put it off for so long. I think perhaps I was waiting for some major event so that I could show off my blinged out nails in style. That major event never happened, so I decided to wear my styling nail art anyway.


Product Review: Sally Hansen HD Hi-Definition Nail Color

Just about everything claims to be high-definition today, from T.V.’s, to cameras, to makeup,  so why shouldn’t nail polish companies get in on the action? Sally Hansen did with their HD Hi-Definition Nail Color. It has been around for a while, and since I haven’t reviewed any Sally Hansen products beyond their Salon Effects, here we go.


Product Review: Art Club Glam Nail Art Decals in Mad For Plaid

It’s been a few months since I first tried the new nail art decals, their ubiquitous presence in almost every store nail aisle making them difficult to ignore. After my frustrating initial experience, I didn’t think I would ever try them again. Yet there I was in Sally’s, standing at the checkout all poised and calm as the sales clerk rang up my Art Club Glam nail art decals in Mad For Plaid.  On the real,  I felt like a six-year-old at Dairy Queen anxiously waiting to get my dipped cone (personal favorite)!  I couldn’t wait to try them out! I just knew they would look as perfect in real life as I already imagined they would in my head.

You know where this is headed, right?


Trying New Spring Color: Sally Hansens Xtreme Wear in “Mint Sorbet”

I don’t follow trends for the most part cause I’m lazy, but I decided to try out what is apparently a hot subtle nail color for spring 2011. Pale, milky pastel colors are in and since I have grown to adore the understated look so much, I decided to try a version of the light, creamy green color that is touted as the new neutral hue for spring. I linked an article frpm  hellobeautiful a few weeks ago that had a gave some examples, and I used that as my guide. I decided on a shade from Sally Hansens Xtreme Wear Collection called “Mint Sorbet”.

At first glance, I was like um, no. Definitely not for me. Too pale. Too bland. Too much like dipping my  nails into a bottle of Mylanta. I skeptically painted one nail, and was not feeling it. I pressed on though, and applied the polish to all of my nails.

Dare I say I like it? Cause I do. I really do. What do yall think? Is it a color that you would rock, or not?

Product Review: Nicole by O.P.I. Justin Bieber Collection in Omb!

The nail polish was in the container when I opened it…..I swear.

I love ripe, sweet, juicy strawberries. They taste so good whether I’m eating them by hand, or slicing them up in a fruit salad, and especially after dipping them in melted chocolate. Mmmm, strawberries!

After I admired the finished look on my nails after applying “Omb!”, a brilliant red nail color from the Justin Bieber “One Less Lonely Girl” Collection from Nicole by O.P.I., I couldn’t help but think of the delicious red fruit. (more…)

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