Monday, January 21, 2013

Sally Hansen at the Golden Globes

At the 70th annual Golden Globes, glamorous nails were the ultimate accessory.  For three of the night's biggest stars --Naomi Watts, Jennifer Lawrence, and Adele -- manicurists turned to Sally Hansen to create their signature nail looks for the red carpet.

Take a look at their recreation.


Arm Candy
An ultra sheer pink jelly, this polish can only be worn by those with virgin nails.  Despite layering four thick coats, I was still able to see the yellow of my nails (oh, the sacrifices we polish bloggers make!).  Arm Candy applied a bit gloopy and unevenly and would work best in a jelly sandwich or a French.


Seen on Naomi Watts
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Sheer Ecstasy
Despite the name, Sheer Ecstasy is not nearly as sheer as Arm Candy.  An off-white crelly, this color builds up nicely with thin coats with waiting time between each one.  After four coats, the polish was semi-opaque and I could've probably done with a fifth coat for the type of opacity I prefer in a cream colored lacquer without it feeling too thick on my nail.  While pretty alone, this, like Arm Candy, is probably best layered or used in a French manicure.


Seen on Jennifer Lawrence
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Copper Penny layered over So Much Fawn
Over one coat of the mauve-ish brown So Much Fawn, Copper Penny glows.  Exactly as it's named, this polish is like a million mini pennies floating in a clear jelly base.  While not necessarily the best colors for my skin tone, I can see girls who like neutrals and glitter loving this.  I used two coats of Copper Penny for the mani above.


Seen on Adele
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If  I had to be honest, I was a bit disappointed that their respective manicurists didn't take more of colored risk with their clients' fingernails.  Basic sheers make sense to offset a statement dress, but a pop of color -- and not just a neutral glitter -- would've really wowed me.

Nevertheless, Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure still remains one of my favorite drugstore brands for their easy application, unique bottle, and user friendly brush.  

Now onto the Oscars!

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10 comments:

  1. i agree! while i love that they used a brad that "everyone" can use they definitely could have been more creative with it!

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  2. I agree. I think it's awesome any girl can walk into her local pharmacy and recreate these looks but yawn.

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  3. I like Copper Penny the most but the other two are "been there done that".

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  4. Great recreations :D Yea, It would have been awesome to see some color! :D

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  5. Is it bad that I want Sheer Ecstasy because Jennifer wore it? XD Awesome post!!!

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  6. I agree with you, a little disappointing..I thought there would be a little more excitement! I do like copper penny though, very pretty glitter!

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  7. I agree - the nails were underwhelming this yr...but then the trend was for nudes right after the NY so playing it safe with the trends, seems that's what they went for - the other big trend is pastels and few of the dresses would have worked with the pastel trend. The Hollywood thing is so wide open however - that said - no one wants to look too wacked out on these huge big carpet events unless it's the Grammy's or something that is not so high fashion as the Globes and the AA are. I expect to see a lot of wild manis for Grammy's.

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  8. Pretty! But like you said not the most exciting manis in the world. Loved Adele's mani though!

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  9. I love the first nude color <3


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  10. I like Sheer Ecstasy and Copper Penny. But I totally agree that it would be fun to see more celebs having fun with colorful nails on the red carpet. Zooey Deschanel is one of the only celebs I can think of that likes to bust out the fun designs and colors.

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