Monthly Archives: December 2014

18K Gold Hardener & Gel Shine 3D Top Coat by Sally Hansen!

Sally Hansen has launched a new top and bast coat! Today I found the two new items and a cuticle eraser at CVS. I purchased both the Hardener and top coat, continue reading for details and price.

18K Gold Hardener is a .33 fluid once bottle that retails for $7.29, this is a strengthening base according to the package the real 18K gold shield locks in moisture & strengthens nails. How it works: The formula instantly hardens & fortifies nails to prevent breaking, chipping & splitting. It has gold flakes in two colors, and can be worn alone or under the nail color.

Gel Shine 3D Top Coat which is an instant Gel shine & volume with no light, the package states that it goes on thick and dries quick. The bottle is a cube .45 fluid once and retails for $9.79.

The display also has 18K gold cuticle eraser that exfoliates & moisturizes cuticles this retails for $7.29.

**Update: I test wore the 18K Gold Hardener, it goes on smooth, dries fast and leaves the gold flecks flat which makes it very easy to apply polish over. A few things to note here, when applying a light polish the flecks do shimmer through which can be fun or annoying depending on the look you are going for. I’m wearing the hardener going on five days on my right hand there are no chips, my nails are holding up well and do seem a little stronger.  The one downfall of this base is that if you are going to place polish over it there may be a few gold flecks close to the cuticle so just be aware of how close you get to the cuticle with the hardener if you are going to apply polish on top of it.

 

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Painted nails are happy nails!

Dorothy

 

2015 Maybelline Color Show Black is Back

While at Bed Bath & Beyone this week I spotted a new Maybelline Polish display with the title ” FROM GLOSSY TO SMOLDERING Black is Back!” This is part of the Color Show Back to Black Collection which has five shades of black polish.

Out of the five shades one is a glitter mix Black Dust a embellished top coat. The other four shades are black and look like the next at appearance in the bottle but do not be fooled each one has a special power! There is Pattent Black which is a lustrous mirror-like shine, Corrupted Black is a daring Texture finish, Smokey a smoldering smokey top coat and, Black Matte a dangerously matte leather!

I did not purchase any of these, they retail for $2.99.

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Black Dust

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Dorothy

 

 

New 2015 Revlon Love Is On Collection

Revlon has launched the start of New 2015 nail shades already! I spotted the Love Is On Collection at Bed Bath & Beyond, this collection has 16 shades ranging from creams, shimmers, and top coats called Transforming Effects. Some of these shades are new while others appear to be repromotes with a new name. The Tranforming Effects are very neat and can be worn alone or over a polish base, my swatches are alone with the exception of Matte Pearl Glaze!

I purchased four of the Transforming Effects. Each bottle retails for $4.99. I would have purchased a few more shades but they seemed close to shades that I already own, I highly recommend purchasing a few of these!

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Shade names

Transforming Effects

A few close up shots of shades I thought were nice!

Wild- appeared to be a foil/shimmer

Golden Confetti- gold holo bar glitter
Sultry- shimmer
Cosmic Flakes-shards
Nude Confetti- light pink and white bar glitter mixed with multi sized hex glitter
Pink Glaze- light pink shimmer can also work as top coat
Holographic Pearls- yup you guessed it HOLO- go get it!
Golden Glaze-gold shimmer can also be used as top coat
Matte Pearl Glaze-alone on the pinkie, over solid blue polish
Painted nails are happy nails!
Dorothy

 

 

Sally Hansen Patent Gloss & Luxe Lace Nail Color

Today while at Bed Bath & Beyond I spotted two new Sally Hansen Collections Velvet Texture, Patent Gloss & Luxe Lace Nail Color. See blog here on the Velvet Collection.

Each bottle retails for $4.99, There are six shades to choose from (sorry I didn’t grab the shade names! ) three in the Patent Gloss (beige,black, and red) and three in the Luxe Lace clear base with multi sized hex glitter( white, light blue with white, and light pink with white) I purchased a bottle of the Luxe Lace Crochet shade which is a clear base with multi sized hex glitter in white and light blue.

Sally Hansen states that these collections are ” Stylish, New Fabric-Inspired Special Effects” and they want you to “Nail the look with Patent Gloss Vinyl and Luxe Lace Eyelet”.

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Here is a picture of the display!

Here is a swatch!

Painted nails are happy nails!

Dorothy

 

 

Sally Hansen Velvet Texture

While at Bed Bath & Beyond today I spotted two new collections from Sally Hansen, one is called Velvet Texture, the other Patent Gloss & Luxe Lace nail color! The Velvet collection has eight shades to choose from. Click here to view the blog for the Patent Gloss & Luxe Lace nail color collection!

These retail for $4.99 each, Salley Hansen states that these are “stylish, New Fabrick-Inspired Special Effects” with a “Luxe, Velvety Feel”. The polish is textured so if you do not like textured polish stay away.

I did not purchase any of these, instead I picked up a few other new shades from Revlon and a shade from the Sally Hansen Luxe Lace Collection.

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This is what the display looks like!

 

Painted nails are happy nails!

Dorothy