Saturday, March 9, 2013

Celebrate Spring with Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure!

If you've been to a drugstore recently, I'm sure you've come across a whole slew of new and reformulated shades from the Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure line.  With spring right around the corner, I'm going to show you a few different ways you can celebrate the warmer weather with one of my favorite brands.

Pastels
Quintessentially spring, pastels are the perfect way to embrace the sunshine.  In varying hues and finishes, pastels are soft, office friendly, and extremely feminine.  My personal go-to colors, pastels are flattering on everyone.


Jaded
One of the newly released colors, Jaded surprised me as being a jelly.  This slightly greyed out mint is soft and delicate, but not terribly opaque.  This took 3 coats to build up but if you're like me an like your colors rich and nontransparent, I'd recommend using this for a fresh, springy jelly sandwich.

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Neutrals 
Neutrals work all year long -- the trick is finding what colors work best for your skin tone.  Slightly more pigmented than straight up nude polishes, neutrals are typically warmer toned hues that have a grey or brown base and subtly match any outfit.


Commander in Chic
This class CSM shade was an absolute joy to apply.  Rich, pigmented, and opaque in 3 coats, I loved how the purple tones worked with my skin tone.  I seriously can't believe I never tried this polish before!
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Classics
When I think classic polish, my mind instantly goes to red.  From bright, tomato crellies to rich cherry cremes, reds instantly makes a girl feel like a woman.  For spring, I recommend orange-toned reds for a flirty, sexy pop to an everyday look.


All Fired Up
Can you say hot?  A bright, mandarin-toned red crelly, All Fired Up instantly brings you from winter to spring.  Application was perfection in 2 easy coats.

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Glitters
When I think glitter, I think youthful.  Spring is the perfect time to whip out the spriteliness in all of us, and glitter is an easy way to do it!  Try glitters with bright bases for some extra pizzazz. 


Mermaid's Tale
Another newly released shade, Mermaid's Tale is funky mix of blue and green hex glitter in a thick, blue jelly base.  This polish doesn't skimp on the glitter so I was able to get glitter exactly where I wanted it on the nail; however, because the base was so thick, I need three coats to get the blue leveled.  I surprisingly really like this!
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How do you plan on celebrating spring this year?


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18 comments :

  1. These all look perfect on you : D I am surprised at how much I like Commander in Chic. I wish mint looked as good on me as it does on you.Mint and I are just not that friendly.

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  2. I thought the same thing about mint, but you need to just find the right shade. I can't wear heavily pastel mints because the chalky white base gives me lobster hands. Instead, I lean towards mints with a little more grey in the base (Sally Hansen CSM Green Tea) or more on the pistachio/sage side (OPI Gargantuan Green Grape). Once you find your balance, you'll be hooked!

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  3. Jaded is calling my name. It is so beautiful!

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  4. It's a pretty polish but I was surprised at the crelly formula.

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  5. I have been debating Mermaids Take for awhile now. I keep seeing it, then putting it back...but it is really pretty! Love all the shades here!

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  6. It's a surprisingly cool shade...for a glitter ;)

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  7. These are just gorgeous, Amanda! Really (x infinity) wish I could find these here in HK. The formula on Ion was just amazing, and if these are anything like it...aah, I want them all! Especially Mermaid's Tale. Because glitter. ;)

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  8. I'm definitely going to look for Jaded! Already thinking of jelly sandwich combos.

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  9. These all look awesome! I really like mermaids tale. It reminds me of a DL polish.

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  10. Can't wait to see what you come up with! I have so few glitters my options are limited.

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  11. I think some other blog said it's a DL dupe but I'm not sure...

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