Monday, 15 October 2012

Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure in Yellow Kitty and Sheer Me Now: Review

Now if there's something in the world I don't really need but will always feel the need to buy, it's nail polish. I love the different colours and finishes they come in and I'm always pulled in by a bargain price.

I picked up two Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure polishes in the colours Yellow Kitty and Sheer Me Now for £1.99 each from a discount make up stall in my local shopping centre. I'd heard good things about this range, thought the colours were perfect and the prices were a steal so it would be rude not to try.

Unfortunately I didn't get on well with these polishes. I don't know if the pictures fully translate how terrible these both looked on my nails. Firstly the formula is thick but doesn't provide enough coverage and dries uneven, especially the lighter of the two. I used 3-4 coats when I used these and the coats dry slowly so they are impossible to get even and finished in 2-3 coats under 20 minutes, like most polishes. I didn't find the staying power great on these either as the uneven finish made it easier for the polish to chip.

Moving on to the colours, I fancied a lemon yellow polish because I don't own anything similar and Yellow Kitty just didn't work with my skin colour. It doesn't look too frightening on the pictures but the true colour is more like the colour shown in the first picture in the bottle, as it has a slight green tone. 

Colour shown in bottle here is the most true

Not the real colour but just to show the awful finish

Onto Sheer Me Now, a pale cream nude colour which I thought looked very Essie-esque and something different to try. Again I was so disappointed in this polish because even after 4 decent coats, it still appeared transparent and uneven, not like the elegant colour I'd imagined. My nails looked like I'd painted them in with watered down Tipex like I was back at school!

When I researched these on MakeUpAlley, I found that people either love them or hate them. Some find the thick formula gives an even finish and longer staying power and others have had the same problems as me. I wonder maybe if the formula depends on the colour you purchase or whether the formula differs from bottle to bottle?

Love Georgia xxx

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