Sunday, May 05, 2013

Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure Nail Color

left to right: Jaded, Watercolor, Almost Almond, Tickle Me Pink and First Kiss
Watercolor with Illamasqua 
Tickle Me Pink

Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure Nail Color boasts 7 benefits of a salon manicure in 1 bottle. I think the price is around $6 or $7 and it's available at most drugstores. If you keep your eye out for coupons in the paper, that can help. This has a base coat, strengthener, growth treatment, color, top coat, chip-resistance and a gel finish. It claims 10 day wear thanks to the patented Vita Care technology. I really like 1 step things. I don't like doing base and top coats. 

*Disclosure: Samples provided free of charge from a PR Company or brand for consideration. That did not change my opinion of those products. See disclosure for more info.

The brush is thicker than most, I'd never encountered one like this, but the thickness of the brush allows you to coat the entire nail easily. The formula and color is rich and pretty easy to work with. Almost Almond and First Kiss were a little streaky even with 3 coats, so it might help to use a neutral toned base coat. I bought a lilac one called I Lilac You and it was great with 2 coats. All the other colors were bright and nearly opaque with 1 coat. Without an extra top coat, these last for 5 to 7 days with some minimal chipping on the tips. 

face candy grade: A+

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