Sally Hansen Rock of Ages Salon Effect Real Nail Polish Strips Review

Sally Hansen Rock of Ages Salon Effect Real Nail Polish Strips Review

GET ROCKER CHIC NAILS

WITH “ROCK OF AGES”-INSPIRED SALON EFFECTS

REAL NAIL POLISH STRIPS

FROM SALLY HANSEN

Sally Hansen recently released a set of Salon Effects Real Nail Polish Strips inspired by the head-banging film adaptation of the Broadway hit from New Line Cinema, “Rock of Ages!”  I did a Launch post for them HERE.  I also received two of the eight Salon Effects Real Nail Polish Strips to show you lovelies!

I want to start by saying that I am no expert in applying these, but they are easier to apply than I originally thought.

Fingerlace Gloves:

Fingerlace Gloves were my favorite of the two sets I received.  These strips were made to look like… well… Fingerlace Gloves.  Observe:

(Image found HERE)

Pretty good right?  Fingerlace Gloves has a cream colored background and a black lace look.  This was the second set I applied, so I had some practice at this point.  Not too bad!

Sticks and Stones:

Sticks and Stones was the set I was dying for, but the design for me was just ok.  I think part of it for me was that none of the designs were consistent so every nail looked different.  That can be a good thing, but I have a little OCD issue with that.  I still thought they were cute, just not my type.  I would use these for accent nails though, a lot of the Sally Hansen Real Nail Polish Strips make great accent nails!

Both sets applied easily, but I found that none of the strips fit my pointer finger well.  There was either too much leftover or not enough to cover.  I used the one that was slightly too small and really, it wasn’t that noticeable to me.  Each box came with an orange stick, a mini nail file/buffer and instructions that are easy to follow (hey, if I can do it, there is hope for a lot of ladies!)

WHAT IT COSTS: $9.99

 WHERE TO FIND THEM: Sally Hansen products are available at chain drug stores, food stores and mass merchandisers nationally.

Sally Hansen Rock of Ages Salon Effect Real Nail Polish Strips Preview!

GET ROCKER CHIC NAILS

WITH “ROCK OF AGES”-INSPIRED SALON EFFECTS

REAL NAIL POLISH STRIPS

FROM SALLY HANSEN

 

THINK: Amp up your nail design with some serious rock star treatment.

WHAT THEY ARE: Edgy prints and patterns inspired by the head-banging film adaptation of the Broadway hit from New Line Cinema, “Rock of Ages,” distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures and in theaters nationwide on June 15, 2012.  Get ready to rock with the Rock of Ages Salon Effects Real Nail Polish Strips collection from Sally Hansen. The manicure breakthrough from nail color authority Sally Hansen takes you back in time to the 1980’s, the decade of big hair and big dreams.

The revolutionary peel-and-apply nail polish strips are available in eight limited edition patterns inspired by “Rock of Ages,” a rock ‘n’ roll romance story told through the heart-pounding hits of the 80’s most legendary bands. From rock star fashion to the decade’s hottest runway trends, like lace and neon hues, these designs are bold, colorful and guaranteed to leave you ready to rock. Just peel, apply, file and go, for a flawless, rock-star approved, real-polish manicure without the fuss.

The ultimate fashion accessory, Salon Effects Real Nail Polish Strips are developed with an innovative DBP, Toluene and Formaldehyde-free formula that offers trendsetting, no dry-time nail looks which last up to ten days. Each Salon Effect Real Nail Polish Strips kit includes 16 nail polish strips, a cuticle stick, mini file/ buffer and instructions for easy at-home application. When you’re ready to change your nail strips, simply swipe nails with your favorite Sally Hansen polish remover for an instantly clean slate.

AVAILABLE PRINTS: Red-y to Rock, Rock N’ Roar, Zip It!, Star Quality, Amp it Up, Good Gene’s, Fingerlace Gloves, Sticks and Stones

Amp It Up

Zip It!

Sticks and Stones

Star Quality

Rock n Roar

Red-y to Rock

Good Genes

Fingerlace Gloves

 

WHAT IT COSTS: $9.99

 WHERE TO FIND THEM: Sally Hansen products are available at chain drug stores, food stores and mass merchandisers nationally.

Sally Hansen Gem Crush Collection Swatches and Review

Sally Hansen Gem Crush Collection Swatches and Review

Sally Hansen added 8 full coverage glitters to their permanent collection a couple months back.  Each gorgeous glitter bomb consists of 2 different colors of glitter, one color in smaller glitter, the other color in slightly larger round glitters.  Today I have the pleasure of showing you all 8 full coverage glitters which make up the Sally Hansen Gem Crush Collection!

Here comes some Glitter Spam!  I love it!!

Sally Hansen – Big Money

Big Money is in my top 3 from the Gem Crush Collection.  Big Money contains small champagne gold colored glitter with slightly larger pale purple glitter.  This one really makes your nails look gem encrusted.

Sally Hansen Be-Jeweled

You all knew the gorgeous purple would be in my top 3 as well, right?  Be-Jeweled is light purple glitter with slightly larger pink glitter and just enough holographic glitter added in for some pizzazz.  A must have for any purple lover!

Sally Hansen – Glitz Gal

Glitz Gal also made my top 3, and this is Nick’s favorite on me.  Glitz Gal consists of charcoal gray glitter with slightly larger holographic glitter.  Usually I wouldn’t be a fan of such dark glitter, but I really think that adding the holographic glitter into it was perfect!

Sally Hansen – Lady Luck

Lady Luck is another beauty!  Lady Luck has deep fuchsia glitter with larger holographic glitter mixed in.  I really am loving these deeper colors with the spark of holographic glitter.  It really brings the colors to life.

Sally Hansen – Showgirl Chic

Showgirl Chic consists of small silver glitter with larger aqua glitter particles mixed in.  Another beautiful pairing.  Seriously, I love pretty much all of the combos for this collection.

Sally Hansen – Razzle Dazzler

Razzle Dazzler has small rose pink glitter with slightly larger silver glitter.  This would be a lovely “night out” glittery look.  It isn’t as flashy as the others but would still turn heads.

Sally Hansen – Blingtastic

I love the color combo of Blingtastic, but I had some application issues with it.  For some reason 2 of the 8 polishes I received had “odd man out” brushes.  Most of the Gem Crush brushes are wide flat brushes, but Blingtastic had a slender brush which made picking up glitter and brushing it on a slight challenge.  I do believe this was just an error and usually would have the correct wide brush.  Onto the description though, Blingtastic was filled with small aqua glitter and slightly larger silver hex glitter.  Another beautiful combo!

Sally Hansen – Cha-Ching!

Cha-Ching! was the second Gem Crush with the wrong brush, so application took some work.  I do love this one though! Perfect Valentines Day or Christmas glitter polish!  Cha-Ching! has small red glitter particles with slightly larger silver glitter.

I really want to say that I absolutely LOVED the glitter colors that were paired up to make Sally Hansen’s Gem Crush Collection!  I only used 2 coats of polish for each photo and as you can see, they truly are full coverage!  Gem Crush is VERY thirsty polish and would need at least 2 coats of top coat as well to take out the gritty feeling.  It will not completely smooth over, but make the glitter feel manageable.  I am not a fan of super gritty glitters, so I do need 2 layers of top coat.  That’s really the only downside I found to Sally Hansen Gem Crush polish.  For being so packed with glitter, I was pleasantly surprised that Gem Crush polishes weren’t clumpy and hard to work with!

Sally Hansen Gem Crush nail polish can be found anywhere Sally Hansen is sold (CVS, Walgreens, Rite Aid, etc) and retail for $7.99

Make sure you visit Sally Hansen on Facebook as well as on their website!

***The products in this post were sent for review.  I was not paid for this review and all opinions are my own***

Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure for Tracy Reese in Sky’s the Limit and Temptation Swatches and Reviews

Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure for Tracy Reese in Sky’s the Limit and Temptation Swatches and Reviews

Complete Salon Manicure is an all-in-one formula that combines the components of a professional salon manicure—base coat, strengthener, growth treatment, rich color and top coat in a single multi-tasking polish

Tracy Reese joined forces with Sally Hansen for the twelfth consecutive season to create seven bold shades that mirror the designer’s relaxed, romantic spring aesthetic.  These 7 beauties are absolutely gorgeous and so incredibly vibrant.  Perfect for Spring and Summer!  I am so thrilled to be able to show you two of the seven colors today!

First up is Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure in Temptation!  Temptation is a beautiful bright coral cream polish.  I used 2 coats of Temptation for this photo.

Look at how vibrant and gorgeous Temptation is!

The next one I have to show you is Sky’s The Limit!  This is a lovely bright sky blue cream polish.  I absolutely LOVE this color! When I saw Sky’s The Limit in the bottle, I really thought I was going to have to post that I had at least 2 others like it, but I don’t.  This is unique to my collection!  I used 2 coats for this photo.

Just Beautiful!  I’ve been staring at my nails for 15 minutes now when I should be typing!

Application for both of these were superb!  I had no streaking issues and the wide brush that comes with Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure polishes are easy to control and cover the entire nail in 2 swipes (for me).  I rarely have to do cleanup when I use these brushes.

I need to go pick up more colors from this set.  If the remaining 5 are ANYTHING like these 2, then this is a winning collection!  Parrot, Fired Up and Buttercup… you will be mine soon, don’t you worry!

Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure for Tracy Reese retails for $7.99 and is available everywhere Sally Hansen is sold.

***The products in this post were provided for review.  I was not paid for this review and all opinions are my own.***

Sally Hansen Smooth and Perfect ColorCare Swatches and Review

Sally Hansen Smooth and Perfect ColorCare Swatches and Review

This breakthrough nail color hides ridges and imperfections with a breathable porcelain-smooth finish. Enhanced with ginseng, camelia oil and lotus to promote stronger, healthier nails.

Sally Hansen has a fairly new line out called Smooth and Perfect ColorCare nail lacquer.  If you are like me and frequent Walgreens and other drugstores, I have no doubt that you have seen these!  Sally Hansen Smooth and Perfect ColorCare currently has 8 nail colors in their range, all of which are either nudes or pastels (pale pastels not bright ones!).  Today I have 2 of the 8 to show you!

Sorbet is up first!

Such a gorgeous pale peach color!  There is a slight glowy pearl finish to it as well which really made this color amazing for me.  I am not one for nudes, they usually look horrible on me… I can deal with this one though!  I used 2 coats for Sorbet and I did not use a top coat for these pictures.  I wanted everyone to see what a nice glossy finish I got!  Now some sunshine shots of Sorbet!

One more

Ok so maybe I was mesmerized by the fact that I got starburst reflections in all 4 nails, but if you really look at the nails, you can see the glowy, pearly goodness that makes me LOVE this color!

The second color I got was Dune.

Here is a shot of Sally Hansen Smooth and Perfect Dune in the shade.  Much like Sorbet, I used 2 coats and no top coat.  Dune is a beautiful nude for me and has the same pearly effect that Sorbet has.  I really loved this one too, but Sorbet got top ranking on this post!

Sunlight shot:

In the sunlight this looks so soft and pretty.  A nice, comfortable color to have in any collection.

Just seeing these two colors, I am pleasantly surprised at how much I love this line of polish.  It went on smooth and, well.. perfect!  I used 2 coats in each photo, no top coat was needed and it evened out beautifully.  The formula wasn’t thick, nor was it watery (I used no cleanup for these either!)  Each bottle has a wide brush so 2 strokes over the nail covered the whole nail.  Absolute perfection!  I know I was planning another Walgreens trip in the next week, so I will be sure to check out Whisper (lavender), Air (pale blue) and Sea (pale green).  With all of the bright pastels this season, I think it would be nice to see the softer side of pastels!

Make sure you visit Sally Hansen on Facebook as well as on their website!

Sally Hansen Smooth and Perfect ColorCare line retails for $5.99 at most places Sally Hansen is sold (Walgreens, CVS, Rite Aid, etc)

***The products in this post were sent for review.  I was not paid for this review and all opinions are my own***

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