I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, I’m a bit of a nail polish snob. My collection mostly consists of department store or salon polishes but I have a few drugstore ones thrown in there as well.
I’m not sure why I don’t grab drugstore polishes more often, because honestly, the ones I have tried I have loved. This includes Sally Hansen’s Complete Salon Manicure line (C$8.95). I have tried other Sally Hansen formulations in the past and loved the finish and this line is no different.
The Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure actually recently redid their formulation and performs an additional two steps for a professional, flawless manicure. The improved formula provides excellent strength, longer wear, and extended shine for up to a 10-day period. The polish preps, treats, and finishes nails and acts as a base coat, a strengthener, a growth treatment, a top coat, has high-intensity colour, and is chip resistant , all while providing a gel-like shine.
I did receive a few different spring shades from the line (there are 37 shades to choose from) and fell in love with Shell We Dance? at first glance. Shell We Dance? is like a soft, bridal pink that is so clean and subtle on the nails that it’s barely recognizable. I have to admit the colour is quite sheer, so I did have to use three coats and even then you can see my nails through it. I kind of like the sheerness of the polish though, because my nails just look so clean and fresh.
Although this polish does act as a base and top coat, I did use my standard routine of OPI Nail Envy as a base and then Poshe top coat to finish off my manicure. Sally Hansen was not lying when they say that it gives you a gel-like finish. I look like I’m wearing Shellac and it kind of feels like it too.
As for wearability, this polish did last a while on my nails before chipping. The formulation is a lot thicker than others out I have tried from any brand. Even the brush was different; the wand is flat so I found that it actually helped apply the colour better.
If you are looking for a subtle pink, this is it. The colour is perfect for the office or a wedding, or if you feel like wearing nail polish but not a noticeable colour. I also want to add that I spiced up my mani by painting my ring fingers with Sally Hansen Hard as Nails Xtreme Wear in Strobe Light, a pink glitter polish which adds a bit of flair to the whole look.
Have you tried Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure in Shell We Dance?
Please note that I was sent this product for review purposes, however, all opinions are my own.
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