Saturday, January 21, 2012

Sally Hansen Nail'd It

Hi ladies!


I apologize for a lack of post yesterday but after finishing my class for the day, I literally collapsed in my makeup, contact lenses, and all and just couldn't be woken up.  I finally have a little down time before I have to join a conference call, so I figure now would be a good time to do some blog housekeeping and post a swatch I've been meaning to show you guys for a while.


As any loyal reader of this blog knows, I am a true blue Sally Hansen fan.  I tend towards the Complete Salon Manicures (especially the design collabs), but I certainly don't discriminate among her other polish lines.  Hard as Nails is one that I really hadn't experimented with in a  very long time, but as I recently saw the new large displays in my local pharmacies, I felt compelled to try one out.


I was instantly drawn to Nail'd It (the fact that they couldn't just add the 'e' actually irks me) because I've been really falling into this weird pink phase lately.  I've never not liked pinks, but because they're typically very demure and subtle, I kinda glossed over them in favor of vampies in the winter and brights in the summer.  But for some reason, all of a sudden, I've been really dogged about finding the perfect winter pink.  Nail'd It stood out to me because even though it certainly can be labelled pastel, it does not have that streaky chalk factor that often cheapens pastels.


I believe this is three coats.  Applied well, but not the best of the Sally Hansen formulas.


Nail'd It is what I'd label a "piggy pink," with blueish/lavender undertones.  For a pastel creme, I think that the undertone makes all the difference, because like I said above, this does not finish chalky at all. 


I would've liked perhaps a bit more pop to this (shimmer? flakies? brightness?)...I can't quite put my finger on it (no pun intended), but I think something is just missing here.  I still like it, but this will not be a go-to pink in my quest for the perfect winter pink.


Do you ladies have any recommendations for me in my pursuit of girly fingernails?


12 comments :

  1. This is a gorgeous pink!!  I'll call it a 'sakura' pink since I hate pigs, LOL!! XD

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  2. I had to Google that to understand the reference. Are you talking about the steak or the anime with the pink hair? Sorry...I'm so clueless sometimes!!!

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  3. Very nice pink. I'm so glad I found you 2 more pinks to test out in this awesome pink adventure :)

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  4. I'm soooo excited to test them out! Thank you again, polish bestie :)
    OPI does pink well, don't they?

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  5. I like this shade...and I don't like pink!!!  LOL

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  6. Very pretty pink!  I see the lavender in it.  I love Sally Hansen too!

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  7. It's one of those pinks that isn't exactly a typical pink. I completely understand what you mean!

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  8. I knew I liked you for a reason, Anne: you love Revlon *and *Sally Hansen :)

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  9. I love this!!!  I'm such a pink fan.  Sally Hansen is such a great brand.  The only Hard As Nails polish I have from them is Hard As Rocks, which I put on just a half an hour ago, lol!

    By the way, I was dying laughing that you were irked by the lack of an 'e' in Nail'd.  Things like that irk me too.  They were just trying to make it different.

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  10. What a pretty pink. I have plenty of pinks in my collection but not the perfect Winter pink. Have you seen Sally Hansen Hard as Nails Rose Wine? It's a pretty wintery pink. I also like Sinful Colors Vacation Time. Although it is not exactly pink. It is good for Winter.

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  11. Good spelling and grammar is always pretty!

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  12. Unfortunately, I have a really hard time pulling off brown leaning pinks like Vacation Time.  It makes me sad because a lot of the upcoming pinks this year are rose pinks with the brown undertones.  Looks much better on girls that have more pigment or olive in their skin.

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