Friday, February 4, 2011


The first of many I'm sure.  I'm going to share them all, no matter how messed up or fugly they are.  Well this one was more of a polish fail but I'll get to the good part first.

I recently picked up a few Sally Hansen Salon Manicure polishes and I decided to try one out finally.  I'd never purchased them before because quite frankly - um, $8 for a Sally Hansen drugstore polish?  Yeah right.  So I snagged Bittersweet a week or so ago at Zehrs for under $5.  So when I unscrewed the cap and saw the huge flat brush I thought 'oh shit'.  Then I swept it across my pinky nail in one stroke.  And I was in awe.  Perfect coverage in one stroke, no flooding of my cuticles and there was absolutely no clean up needed at all!  Holy friggen crap this shit rocks and I need more!  I painted a second coat because I did have some bare spots but look at the shine on it...

I obviously need a bit of clean up there, but this was nothing compared to my pre-clean up nails normally.  I am crossing my fingers that the others apply as amazingly as this one did.

So I know I said I hate pink but I think it looks great with dark brown so I pulled out my Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear in Pink Aluminum ($2 at Len's Mill) and planned on stamping the bottom flower pattern here on m32.

I have another one of these polishes and it works fantastic for stamping, but Pink Aluminum was very thin and this was the result:

Total fail and I couldn't even get the remnants off with a light swipe of remover.  So I figured since Pink Aluminum is so thin that it would be great for marbling.  This was my third attempt at marbling and I alternated clear polish with the pink because the Salon Manicure polish didn't work.

I obviously can't aim worth shit.  Practice makes perfect I guess.  I topped it with Seche Vite to make it super shiny.  I'm not sure how I feel about it to be honest.  Tomorrow the Princess of Poo arrives with my 1 year old niece who loves pink so I will let her decide whether this mani stays or goes.


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