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Monday, November 03, 2014

Why I Threw Out All My Nail Polish

Unless I get the most perfectly applied prep, an at-home manicure never lasts past 3 days without chipping or peeling off. It’s frustrating! That’s why I’ve thrown out all my regular polish and become a full-time gel-polish convert. When they first came out a few years ago, they were only available in salons (the CND brand). Then, brands started making at-home versions that included a lamp to cure the polish. Ok, getting better, but now we have a handful of brands that have gel polishes that don’t require a UV lamp to cure. Some need a topcoat, some do not , so I put an asterisk next to the ones below that require you to use more than one product, like a base coat/primer and/or top coat, with it.

Are you going to join the “throw-your-regular-polishes-out” movement?

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1. SALLY HANSEN Miracle Gel Nail Color shown here in Throwing Shade - $9.99 @ ulta.com and  target.com.

2. *L’OREAL Extraordinaire Gel-Lacque 1-2-3 Nail Color shown here in Decadent Indulgence - $7.99 @ lorealparis.com and target.com

3. COVERGIRL XL Nail Gel shown here in Rotund Raspberry - $7.49 @ covergirl.com and walgreens.com

4. *CND Vinylux Weekly Polish shown here in Pretty Poison - $9.95 @ ulta.com and drugstore.com.

5. NAILS INC. LONDON Gel Effect Polish shown here in Kensington High Street - $14 @ nailsinc.com and nordstrom.com.

6. *REVLON Colorstay Gel Envy Nail Enamel shown here in Wild Card - $7.99 @ ulta.com and  drugstore.com

Friday, January 04, 2013

Which Nail Appliques Are Worth the Price Tag?

Nail Appliqués have never been hotter but don’t be deceived as not all are created equal. The market is pretty saturated with so many different styles that is easy to be won over by a design only to have it start peeling off within 12 hours of putting them on.

I’ve tried quite a few brands so do you want to see which ones survived the scrutiny? Click after the jump!

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Monday, November 12, 2012

Review - Sally Hansen Insta-Gel Strips

I think we’ve reach a plateau when it comes to the nail appliqués/gel manicures. And now a product that seems to combine them both – SALLY HANSEN Insta-Gel Strips Starter Kit. It combines the quickness of the nail appliqué with the curing of the LED lamp. So how did it fare? Click after the jump to find out!

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Saturday, January 07, 2012

Sally Hansen Little Details Point-Tip Tweezers

I have a hard time throwing out tweezers when they don’t work anymore. I just hold onto them hoping they will suddenly work but this doesn’t stop me from buying or acquiring more. My latest purchase is SALLY HANSEN Little Details Point-Tip Tweezers with Safety Cap

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Sunday, November 30, 2008

Let's See What Carmindy Has Inspired With Sally Hansen

When is a beauty product not about packaging? Packaging is always an important part of the beauty ... dance, so to speak, well at least for me. Celebrity makeup artist Carmindy (yes, she goes by one name like Cher) recently created the Natural Beauty Inspired by Carmindy line for SALLY HANSEN.Sally-Hansen-Loose-Powder-with-top It’s comprised of makeup products that are paraben-free and are infused with natural anti-antioxidants and botanicals. From blushes to eye shadow to our favorite, Truly Translucent Loose Powder ($12.99 @ ulta.com). Not only is the price totally workable but check out this application puff! It’s attached to the top and you just shake a little up from the bottom container and buff, buff onto the skin. I hope they use this kind of packaging in some of their other upcoming products. It’s totally fun!

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

This Week In Nails

This-Week-In-Nails-Butter-London-OPI-Essie Tips: OPI Nail Lacquer in Moon Over Mumbai ($7.50 @ opi.com)

Toes: BUTTER LONDON Nail Lacquer in Teddy Boy ($12 @ beauty.com)

Tips and Toes: ESSIE First Base Base Coat ($8 @ essie.com) and SALLY HANSEN Shea Butter Rapid Finish Nail Color Dryer ($5.99/2.1oz @ ecrater.com)

 

np – Samuel Barber’s Agnus Dei

Saturday, May 24, 2008

A Slab O' Butter

We talked about these that maxed out the Shea and these five below max out the butter.

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  • CREATIVE NAIL SolarButter ($10.95/3.5oz @ buynail.com)
  • SALLY HANSEN Shea Butter Hand & Body Butter Scrub ($6.99/3oz @ walgreens.com)
  • EMINENCE ORGANiCS Mandarin Grapefruit Body Butter ($40/4.2oz @ eminenceorganics.com)
  • PORTICO SPA Soothing Body Butter in Lavender-Citrus ($16/6oz @ porticohome.com)
  • LALICIOUS Lily Mango Body Butter ($24/7.3oz @ lalicious.com)

Saturday, April 26, 2008

Quick Pick Nails with Sally Hansen

Raged, dry nails are not appealing and there’s not excuse for it. Keep them in tiptop shape with SALLY HANSEN Shea Butter Cuticle Balm ($5.99 @ walgreens.com).Sallyhansen2 Jojoba, Cocoa butter, Shea butter and Grape seed nourish and lock in moisture. Keep some in your car, desk and nightstand.