Been going nude for a little while now, on the nails that is (I mean duh! What were you guys thinking?!). I wasn’t really inspired lately to do any nail art/color for a while. Last time I had any lacquer on was on my wedding day (July) and this is the color I have been obsessing over for the past month. I have had it on and off on my nails and I love it; it’s such a fall/winter/Christmas-y color. I love burgundy in general, hence the theme to my wedding. I find burgundy to be such a luxurious color, whether in veils, dresses, skirt or even nails. There’s just something about it that captivates my heart. I mean it’s like a hybrid between a red and a purple, but it has a life of its own and it’s proud and awesome. I chose a couple of different tones of burgundy while wedding shopping a few months ago…one from Essie, one from Nails Inc and one from Ciaté, but the one I fell in love with was this one from Sally Hansen. I found that it was more red toned and that’s exactly what I was looking for; didn’t really want the purple undertone as my nails needed to match my shoes!
Sally Hansen Miracle Gel line is basically the next best thing to a salon gel manicure. I am always afraid to get those and ruin my nail beds forever. So without taking a risk, you can easily just use this range and be sure to get the salon results in the comfort of your home. Also, there’s no light needed, just two simple steps; first apply the colour and then stroke a little of the Sally Hansen Miracle Gel Top Coat over the top. The color I chose from this range is Wine stock; it’s wonderful on the nails, one coat is more than enough and the shine is there. This color is subtle yet festive, if you know what I mean. I know that it’s a two-step process, however, I just went in with my Seche Vite after that and it’s all good in the hood and I still get the gel effect without the heaping salon price. Also, on a little side not, I usually don’t use gloves to do my house chores and so, having my hand in the bleach and the water doesn’t change the longevity of the nail polish so much. I will have a few chips by day 10, but for the most part, the color is still there and my nails still look good.
I have been a Sally Hansen fan since my college days, and I like the brand very much, especially the nail vitamins they have; they really do work! They have over 40 nail care products offering solutions for every nail care problem. I know that Essie is somewhat comparable, however, I find that Essie colors don’t last on my nails as much as the Sally ones do and it’s weird… maybe it’s just me?!
So, why pay big bucks if you can get beautiful quality lacquers at the drugstore for an affordable price.
What are you favourite nail colors? I would like to know in a comment down below!!!