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Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure shades

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If you’ve been around for awhile you may recall seeing some nail mail I got from Sally Hansen consisting of eight complete salon manicure shades which I have for you today. I couldn’t get these shades to water marble like the xtreme hardwear ones but I did find a liking to a few of them. Most of these colors are perfect for the fall months and the brushes if you didn’t already know are quite thick making for quick application.

Trouble Maker is a dark purple plum cream. Two coats with topcoat shown below. Accented it with a water marble using Lacquer Lusts Amethyst and Sapphire.

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Kook a Mango is a reddish coral cream that also showed opacity in two coats. Felt this color was perfect to try out some dried flowers I got from Born Pretty store. I feel a flower inspired marble in the future.

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Golden Rule is a gold microglitter topper. I used it overtop of Precision Nail Lacquer’s ‘Love you Long Time’. The application was a little sparse on this one as the brush is so large. Paired it up with some lepoard print which I always forget to add the extra black dots to. Probably should start adding some other type of art to my marbles if I can’t even get lepoard print right :D

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Black and Blue is a layering duochrome that shifts from teal to dark purple. I used it over Aengland’s ‘Camelot’ to show the transition. The teal is more prevalent then the purple at most times. Studded it up with some hexagonal studs.

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Blue My Mind is a dark kind of bright blue with a shimmery cream base. This was probably my top of this group as it was quite a perfect blue. Here it is shown next to some of the blooming mums in my yard. The contrasting colors was just too perfect.

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Please Sea Me is an ocean blue cream that showed opacity in two coats. Hard for me to capture the trueness of any blue color so I would say this one is a little brighter then shown.

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Jungle Gem is a dark teal blue cream that also showed opacity in two coats. My photo is nowhere near color accurate but as you can see it is a pretty dark color

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Lastly is Mermaids Tale. This is filled up with teal and blue hexes and blue microglitters all in a blue jelly base. I layered one coat overtop of Jungle Gem.

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The creams from this line apply quite nice I will always be a die hard xtreme wear fan but I can see myself slapping on Blue My Mind or Trouble Maker for a quick evening mani.

These shades can be found at your local walgreens or Target and all the colors can be viewed HERE.

Check out Sally Hansens WEBSITEFACEBOOKand INSTAGRAM for contests and coupons.

 

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Sally Hansen- Textured Polishes Sugar and Fuzzy Coat Review

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Well it’s about time I got some Sally Hansen’s up on here! Shame on me for taking so long to post about some of the goodies they sent me awhile back. Lets just say this is a long overdue post. FYI this was before I had my major nail trimmage.

Today I have some textured polishes, three sugar and three fuzzy coats, from Sally Hansen.

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Royal Icing, on my outer nails, is a light blue textured polish with purple shimmer. I used two coats overtop of Breezy Blue with no topcoat. Because it was kind of on the thin side an undie was needed for Royal Icing but it didn’t take away from the color or effect of the polish. Since it was thin it did apply very nicely. This was probably my favorite of the sugar coat’s that I tried out, it reminded me of Cinderella and that purple shimmer really made it stand out.

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Wool Knot, on my inner nails, has loads of light blue and white bar glitters in a clear base. I used two coats overtop of White On which I know realize was probably not the best undie. Alas the elegance of the combination just worked for me.

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Pink Sprinkle, on my outer nails, is a pinkish red textured polish with some red shimmer to it. I used three coats with no topcoat  for full opacity and also used it as my undie for All Yarned Up, which has bar glitter in yellow, orange, and blue in a clear base. I think layering the fuzzy coat over the sugar coat was a great idea, double texture? YES please!

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Laughie Taffy, on my outer nails, is a dark blue textured polish and almost looks cream like in the bottle. I used two nice coats with no topcoat. This had the most textured effect to it out of the three sugar coats. Very rough like a textured polish should be.

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Tweedy, on my inner nails, has black and white bar glitters in a clear base. This one was a little thicker then the other two fuzzy coats but I still used two coats of it using Aenglands Camelot as my undie.

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Here’s another looks at the sugar coats but on their own. Royal Icing on the outside nails and Pink Sprinkle on the inside ones.

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Laughie Taffy on the outside nails and Pink Sprinkle on the inside.

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The textured polish craze has defiantly spiked in the past months form Zoya’s new pixie dust line to the many new OPI textured polishes. Personally I am more of a cream and glitter girl so these polishes didn’t swoop me off my feet. They could be utilized in many ways for different types of nail art such as Sarah from Chalkboardnails and Victoria from the Manicurator did in these posts. Probably my favorite used of textured polishes out there.

Most of these polishes can be found at your local drugstore, walmart, or target.

Check out Sally Hansen on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter  and be on the lookout for more from this brand!

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Save the Bess Bestie Twin Mani

Did you guys catch the below photo last night on Instagram? Awhile back now I sent Jessie (IG: @nailsofjessiek) one of Hexnail Jewlery’s charms as well as Sally Hansen’s Yellow Mellow and Black Out. I didn’t give Jessie much choice and made her do some bestie twin nails with me. These manicures are for Saving the Bees!

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You may of heard about how the Bee population in the world is slowly dwindling. Some say it is due to the increased usage of pesticides which affect the incests immune system. Some bees are just disappearing from their colonies giving it the term “Colony collapse disorder.” Honey Bee’s in particular are essential for pollinating large crop field’s and without them we could lose the lovely variety of vegetables and fruits that we have in our super markets. Bee keepers around the country transport large amounts of bee colonies just so those particular plants can be pollinated.

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Bees are just too cute, when they aren’t stinging you, so why not do a save the bees mani?! A little while ago Celina (IG: @celinas_treasures) did a manicure with a polish line from Norway that is creating polish especially for saving the bees. I suggested we start the tag #savethebeesmani on Instagram to try and raise awareness about this worldwide occurrence.

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Let’s make sure our crops aren’t harmed any longer from this. If you’d like to you can sign this ongoing petition at change.org HERE to ban certain chemicals from being sprayed on our crops, something France did back in 1998, lets get with the program! I’m not going to sit here and lecture or push my beliefs so if you would like more information check out this 60 minutes video HERE back from 2009.

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We used Colette’s tutorial from Simplelittlepleasures on youtube, she is really the watermarbling goddess, check her out if you want to try this water marbling design!

You can purhcase these sally hansen colors, which I always have success with at your local drugstore or walmart. If you are international then you can get them HERE.

The bee charm can be found HERE at hexnail jewlery’s site.

Don’t forget to tag your Bee mani’s with #savethebeesmani!

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Different Dimension Echoes Collection Review

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You may or may not recognize the image above, I know I do for I love what it represent’s! The band Pink Floyd can be compared to The Beatles and Elvis Presley in my eyes. Even if you haven’t heard their music before you may still recognize some of the names in Different Dimension’s Echoes Collection which I have for you today! Neons and circles galore!

Money is a white crelly with blue, white and black large circles, neon yellow and green hexes and small circles, as well as gold and black square and round microglitters. This could also be worn on its own in two coats but I decided to use Julep’s ‘Courtney’ as an undie for Money making it look super green since it has that white base. With a few shakes I didn’t have too much trouble getting out those big round glitters and it applied really evenly! One coat then topped with my new Glossy Glam topcoat from my Girl Ricarda, probably my new fav topcoat. On my accent I used one of my new Sally Hansen Nail Art Pen‘s in green. After waiting around an hour or so I gently applied the dollar signs. Need a little more practice but I love the look of it!

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Hey You is a lavender crelly with tiny dark purple and hot pink circles, small dark purple hexes as well as dark purple microglitters. This could also be worn on its own in 2-3 coats but I used Tillie Polishes ‘Sarong So Right’ as my undie. I really love the way the purple base made Hey You pop even more. Again using one of my new Sally Hansen Nail Art Pen’s, this time in Neon Pink I created the “art” on my middle finger. As you can see not all the lines came out the same pink color as it should. I think the reason why this happened was because I didn’t shake the pen enough before using it, since it was the first time. Alas I really love the faint light purple that it came out to be, such a Pink Floyd occurrence and design. Hey You applied perfectly and dried very smoothly with my Glossy Glam topcoat.

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Wish You Were Here, one of my favorite Floyd songs, is banging glitter topper filled with blue, silver, pink and fuschia glitters in large and small circles and small squares with blue mircroglitters. Layered over Sally Hansen’s ‘Perfect Pear-ing’ and Zoya’s ‘Micky’ you can really see all the purty colors. And of course you can’t go wrong with round holo glitters, one of my fav trends that has been circling, haha circling, get it? After given it a good shake all the big glitters came out with one dip. A dab here and there on my nails and I was ready for a beach bar nightclub. Yea thats what I was feeling.

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Time is also a glitter topper but filled with lots more varying types of glitter. Purple and black stars and big holo circles, black squares and diamonds, grey and silver hexes and small circles all filled up with silver microglitters, well that took some time to list. Layering time over a yellow was really calling me. The purple, black and yellow combo kind of reminds me of time and space. Using a new shade from Black Luna Lacquer ‘Master Plan’ I obtained the combo I wanted. (Master Plan will be available from Black Luna on July 27th) I also knew that I wanted to do a spiral water marble accent with this polish, time warpy right?! I used Sally Hansen’s ‘White On’ and ‘Black Out’ for the marble. Again shaking the bottle helped get the larger glitters out and I used one dabbed coat with my Glossy Glam topcoat.

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Another Brick in the Wall totally reminds me of a fallen brick wall, but it would be at like Barbie’s house because of the awesome neon pink in it. Large and small neon pink hexes as well as neon pink, black and white squares filled up with plenty of black and holo silver mircoglitters. I layered one dabbed coat overtop of Sally Hansen’s ‘Kiwi Bikini’ and used ‘Fuchsia Power’ and ‘Black Out’ for the zebra like water marble. For some reason when I layered the glitter over Kiwi Bikini it changed it to a much more green color. This has happened to me before when using Milani Cosmetics ‘Teal’ and layering an indie glitter over it. See below for a bottle and nail comparison. It might be the base the glitter is in or it might be these teal colors fault. Whatever it is I still love the contrasting neon pink glitters overtop of the now green shade.

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As you can see Kiwi Bikini is much more teal then what I have on my nails.

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Last of this fabtabulous collection, Comfortably Numbanother fav song of mine. Large, medium and small neon pink hexes and lots of yellow medium and small hexes as well as pink and yellow squares fill up this topper. I wanted to use a brighter purple as an undie but then realized that Julep’s ‘Bette’ got a little darker once it was layered over itself. None the less the neon pink and yellow glitters still pop out at ya. Are you numb yet? I then used Julep’s ‘Avery’ and  ‘Daisy’ to create a matching water marble. Shake, dab, coat with Glossy Glam and you are good to go!

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All in all I really love the versatility of all these shades. Also the colors of all the glitters really popped to me. And I was surely sold on the fact that they were all based off of Pink Floyd tracks. Too awesome!

What do you all think of these shades and the little accents I did with some of them?

You can find all these and many more shades from Different Dimension’s HERE at her Etsy store.

For all you international folks check out LLAROWE.

You can find Different Dimensions on FACEBOOK and INSTAGRAM as well.

As for the Sally Hansen Nail Art Pen’s I hope to do a much more thorough review, but for now check out all the different colors they have to offer HERE! These can be purchased at your local drugstore.

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4th of July Star Water Marble with Tutorial

Oh my oh my yes lovelies it is the weekend! Finally a 4th of July water marble! And lemme tell ya its a beauty! Using all Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear colors I’ve created this magical star marble pattern. I’ve also created a tutorial for this design, which you can find HERE. I haven’t done a water marbling tutorial for so long!

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Now I didn’t just come with this idea on my own, I followed my nail guru Collette of Simple Little Pleasures on youtube. She really helped me get into marbling since she has over 80 videos just for it! I may be the “Marbling Queen” but she is like the marbling Goddess! I suggest you check her out till I get myself a youtube setup.

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Each nail ended up having a small imperfection to it that I decided would give the chance for me to address some marbling issues. 1) Pointer- you cant really see it in this photo but in the very middle of the star there is the slightest white hole. This was due to me dipping my stick in the middle too much. 2) Middle- Right on the tip there is a slight knick, something that can really make your marble look sloppy. This one was placed nicely and can be overlooked. 3) Ring- on the top of the star you can see a slight darker line of blue. This happens sometimes when you are taking your finger out of the water. Some polish that is stuck to your cuticle, possibly a bubble creates this. 4) Pinky- placement for this type of water marble can be very though at times. The pinky has a slightly larger top point then the others. I hope these slight imperfections show you guys some ways to help make your manicure look nice and neat.

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I used Sally Hansen’s Cherry Red, White On and Pacific Blue, all which can be found in your local Wal-greens, CVS, and Walmart. A very popular cheap brand that I always find works great for water marbling. I then used some of Lacquer Lust’s ‘I Like it On Top’ specail effect top coat to give it that extra shininess! It always makes a water marble pop! Even though this is a star design my man says it looks like fireworks. I’ll just have to agree with him on that since they are for 4th of July!

Have a look at my other blog post for the tutorial on this design HERE.

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Find the TUTORIAL HERE.

 

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TUTORIAL: 4th of July Star Water Marble

Here is the tutorial for ther star water marble design, sort of firework looking :)

You will need: Three creamy polishes, I used sally hansens Cherry Red, White On and Pacific Blue; a small plastic solo bathroom cup filled with room temperature filtered water; masking tape; orange sticks or toothpicks; and polish remover with a brush and qtips.

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1.) Apply a base coat of white to your nail/s and let that dry. Next rip off a piece of short masking tape and wrap it around your finger near the base of the nail. Rip off a longer piece of masking tape and wrap that around the sides and top of your finger (fingers can be wrapped individually or all at once. You may want to rip all the pieces you are going to use before you begin marbling so you don’t mess up any nails in the process)

2.) Open all the polishes and begin to drop the red and white one after another into the water. Allow the polishes to spread on the surface of the water as you drop each polish. If the first drop of polish doesn’t dissipate to the edges of the cup then simply place the orange stick in water and break the surface tension so the polishes anchor onto the cup. You really want to let the polishes dissipate all the way so that you can minimize bleeding of the polishes since you are using white. I used three rings of red and white and one blue ring in the middle to create the star.

3.) Once you have your nice bulleyes drag from the center out to the edge of the cup with your toothpick or orange stick and kind of anchor the polish to the sides of the cup. Wipe off the tool you are using on a paper towel so that you can create  fine line designs in the water.

4-7) Now to create the star drag out from the middle another 4 times. Do this very gently and slowly for that will help you maximize your blue in the design.

9-10) Next very slowly and gently drag from the outside into the middle of the star, not dipping your stick into the middle.

11.) To clean up the middle and create the star dip your tool into the middle and pick up the excess polish that has been dragged to the center.

12.) You should now have a nice looking star, withe blue in the middle.

13.) With your polished and taped finger find the area you want to dip. Slowly dip your nail onto the design and let your finger slide into the water.

14.) With an orange stick pick up the excess polish floating on the top of the water.

15.) Once you have picked up all the polish slowly take your nail out of the water. If there are any bubbles where your cuticle meets the nail dip it back in so the bubble can be popped in the water.

16.) Take off the masking tape and clean up your nail with a q-tip and then a fine brush dipped in polish remover. Wait as long as possible before adding top coat since you don’t want to ruin your awesome design!

If you find any of this confusing or have any questions please comment below, on instagram or email me!

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