Archive: Sally Hansen

Sally Hansen Special Effects for Summer

pearl crush

When I first applied this polish I wasn’t too sure about the formula. It was more gel like than usual polish and took a bit of practice to not get too heavy of an application. The end result of Pearl Crush is beautiful. The  iridescent gel like color is a great neutral look and the crushed pearl adds a bit of sparkle.


This summer, it’s time to get cultured—with pearls, that is. Sally Hansen introduces Pearl Crush™; a collection of eight new Special Effect polishes that give nails an eye-catching, shimmery finish. Inspired by the season’s iridescent trend, the Pearl Crush™ polishes have a unique combination of pigments that interact with layers of large, faceted glitter particles. The resulting effect: a 3D crushed pearl look that plays off light, lending a lustrous, vibrant look to summer manicures. Choose a softer tone or go dark—either way; you’ll want to wear these precious “pearls” everywhere you go!

sally hansen pearl crush

SHADES: Oy-ster It Up!: Aw, shucks—this true white with faceted glitter catches the light beautifully, She Sells: Whether on the seashore or the city streets, this pale blush hue is pretty, pink perfection, Lady Crab: No need to pinch yourself—this dreamy hot pink really is as steamy as it gets!, Rainbow Fish: Casting off icy tones, this iridescent blue is quite the catch, Shell & Tell: The secret is out: A lovely lilac like this doesn’t come around every day, Mer-Mint: This splashy, soothing seafoam green is loaded with sea-inspired shimmer, Silver Scallop: Reflect on this modern take on metallics—a shape shifting silver that appears constantly in motion and Clam Digger: This lava-rock black stands out with flecks of phosphorescent-green glitter.

PRICE & AVAILABILITY: This limited-edition Pearl Crush™ collection, SRP $5.99, is available beginning June 2015 at chain drugstores and mass retailers nationwide.


I am kind of obsessed with Insta-Ombre. I thought it was just another sparkle polish but it really is a standout. And whether I choose to do two basic coats for the sparkle or the third tip coat for the ombre its a stunningly beautiful polish. And pretty easy to remove for a glitter polish.

Will definitely be adding more shades of this to my collection. The color I am wearing below is Layer on Lilac, love it!


It’s official: Ombré is the look of the decade. From runways to red carpets, from highlights to home decor, a gradated wash of color is perpetually on trend. Now, Sally Hansen makes it easy to create a sparkling ombré manicure with new Insta-Ombre™ Special Effect.

Available in eight high-impact glitter shades, this clever and innovative ombre-in-a-bottle makes it easy for women to achieve the look in just three simple steps. First, apply one coat to clean, dry nails. Next, apply a second coat from mid-nail to the tip. Finally, apply a third coat to only the nail tip. Voila: A radiant, wash of ombre color at your fingertips.

sally hansen insta ombre

SHADES: As the first and last word in nail color, Sally Hansen offers eight shades to match every mood: Copper Cap: Beige that grows into a warm, copper glow, Cobalt Coat: Blue, from barely-there to intense, Layer On Lilac: A cool-toned take on purple, Scarlet Spark: A true red that fades into a whisper, Gold Grade: Metallic glitter, from quiet to saturated, Fuchsia-Nista: A bright pink with the slightest hint of violet, Jade Fade: An enviable emerald hue, Grey-diant: A stunningly sparkled fade from light to black.

PRICE & AVAILABILITY: This limited-edition Insta-Ombre™ collection, SRP $5.99, is available beginning June 2015 at chain drugstores and mass retailers nationwide.

big peel off


Everyone wants a manicure that looks perfect, resists smudges, and removes easily. Traditionally, it hasn’t always been easy to achieve those desired results. Now, however, Sally Hansen introduces a nail essentials to simplify and improve the at-home manicure regimen: Big Peel Off Base CoatTM .

For nail-art aficionados, glitter girls, and anyone else who lives for regular manicures, Big Peel Off Base Coat changes everything. Nail polish remover can be harsh on nails, leaving them dry and brittle—and therefore, prone to breakage. Hard-to-remove special effects such as glitters, textures, and shimmers can damage nails further by scraping the nail surface and can be a time consuming removal process.

That all changes with the introduction of Big Peel Off Base CoatTM. This fast, convenient easy base coat makes it easy to remove glitters and other special effect polishes in a single step. Just paint on the base coat, which quickly dries to a transparent finish. Apply nail polish as usual and enjoy the manicure. When it’s time for a change, simply peel off the polish in one fluid movement. No scrubbing, soaking, or fussing—just a clean, healthy-looking nail.

PRICE & AVAILABILITY: Sally Hansen’s new Big Peel Off Base CoatTM , SRP $5.99 each, will be available in June 2015 at chain drugstores and mass retailers nationwide.


Disclosure: I was sent a complimentary sample for review. I was not paid to write this post and all thoughts and opinions are my own.

Sally Hansen Miracle Gel Nail Color

miracle gel polish

Sally Hansen has upped the at home gel polish game. Now you can get a great at home gel polish manicure without and special lights or curing with the Sally Hansen Miracle Gel Nail Color line. With 48 shades you are sure to find a few you love. And the polish is easy to use just two coats of the Miracle Gel Color then apply one coat of Miracle Gel topcoat and let natural light do the curing for you.

First thing I noticed with this polish were the brushes. I likes the wide flat shape, made application much easier and much less messy which is great because I usually end up painting my whole finger.  I found the coats of gel color dried fairly fast and I was able to move on to the gel topcoat. My nails notoriously slough any polish within 24 hours. I even had problems with salon gel manicures chipping in the first day. I applied this on Friday morning and it last me through the weekend. I didn’t get a week or two of color but I did get several days which is much better than usual for me. And as my nails chip easily I am guessing this would last a week or more for most users. I worried how hard it would be to take off but it came off just like regular polish, no soaking or scrubbing needed.

I will definitely be grabbing more colors I think this polish would work great for a pedicure. And on top of the fact it gives me a few more days wear, I love how clean and easy it was to apply.

miracle gel swatch

Sally Hansen Miracle Gel Nail Color $5.99

The ONLY TRUE 2-STEP GEL MANICURE with no light needed. Over 45 shades that wow! And it’s only from Sally Hansen. Leading the revolution in gel technology.

Find your match. Take the quiz to find your shade!

Step 1: Apply 2 coats of Miracle Gel™ Color

Step 2: Apply 1 coat of Miracle Gel™ Top Coat

OMGel! Let natural light do the rest!


Available at your local drugstore or mass retailer, to learn more or purchase online check out


Disclosure: I was sent a complimentary sample for review. I was not paid to write this post and all opinions are my own.

Sally Hansen and NYC New York Color for Spring!

Sally Hansen and NYC New York Color are releasing amazing new products with fabulous shades for spring. Sally Hansen is releasing new shades and an improved formula of their much adored Insta-Dri Nail Color and NYC New York Color is releasing their City Proof Complete Eye Collection, which has everything you need to get flawless eyes!

sally hansen insta dri new 2015



The nail polish you already love just got better! Millions of women know that Sally Hansen® Insta-Dri™ nail polish gives them a quick-drying, high-shine manicure that lasts. Now, an improved formula delivers extended wear and enhanced shine — still with the one stroke, one coat convenience that has made Insta-Dri™ a cult favorite since 2009.

Insta-Dri’s three-in-one formula combines base coat, color, and top coat in one bottle, making it even easier to have a glossy manicure in a minute. It dries in just 60 seconds, creating full-coverage color and shine without the wait.

Along with an improved formula, Insta-Dri™ also features 14 new, must-have shades that incorporate the season’s standout runway trends. Rich chocolate and champagne add cashmere-like coziness to any manicure. Or go bold with fiery tones of red and orange — three different hues allow you to turn up the intensity as much as you like. Lilac, cherry, and plum tap into fall’s purple moment, while blue and teal provide a cooling effect. Meanwhile, the season’s new neutrals (think: the inkiest black, steel gray) are the nails’ answer to Normcore. These anything-but-boring basics prove that colors don’t need to shout to stand out. And with 40 total fast-drying shades to choose from, there’s no shortage of variety.

Even the appearance of Insta-Dri™ is getting a boost. A new, sleek logo freshens up the packaging for a more contemporary style — a fitting look for a nail polish made for today’s on-the-go pace.

sally hansen insta-dri spring 2015

I was sent a sample of #370 Show Steel-er and #421 Cherry Fast. I have always loved Insta-Dri but the new formula really brings it to the next level. The brush is so easy to use even for someone like me who paints their whole finger tip in the process of painting my nails.

The swatch below is one coat! I love that one quick swipe and I have great coverage and shine and only 90 seconds of dry time. I love painted nails but rarely have the time to sit and wait for them to dry Insta-Dri is perfect for a great nail look without the wait.


sally hansen insta dri sring nail color

THE SHADES: Re-teal Therapy, Plummet, In Nude-tral, Cherry Fast, Navy Fleet, Show Steel-er, Making Mauves, Leapin’ Lilac, Black to Black, Ablazing!, Quick Fire, Set Sail, Cocoa A Go Go, Orange Zest

THINK: Everything you need for the ultimate eye looks.
WHAT IT IS: Make your gorgeous peepers pop with the new City Proof Complete Eye Collection from NYC New York Color. From the first touch of primer to the last swipe of mascara, you will look flawless from lid to lash. Go big and bold with colored liners, or make a dramatic statement by mixing different shades of shadows.



nyc city proof mascara

24 HR Waterproof Mascara $2.99: This 24-hour long-wearing, volumizing mascara available in black is smudge-proof, flake-proof, and water-proof. Keep lashes flexible and comfortable with this gentle mascara, with a quick-drying formula that sets in a flash.


24 HR Eye Primer $2.99: A perfect base, this primer makes your shadow shine. Available in one global shade, the primer comes in a convenient retractable chubby for creaseless, long-lasting color.

nyc 24 hous shadow

The new NYC 24HR Waterproof Eye Shadow is just in time for the warmer months. The super creamy formula glides on smoothly and stays put all day. I love using this to create and all day smoky eye look. And if you have Spring  allergies like me you will love that this formula is waterproof and stays put no matter what the pollen is doing to me.

nyc 24hr shadow swatch

24 HR Waterproof Eye Shadow $2.99: This retractable chubby has a unique, pigment-packed formula for 24-hour waterproof wear. Color glides on smooth and stays crease-proof all day and all night. Try using it as a liner, or smudge with your finger for a smoky effect.

Available shades: Wall Street Bronze, Brooklyn Mocha, Tribeca Taupe, 5th Ave Gold Rush, Murray Hill Champagne, Rockefeller Center Snowflakes, Empire State Building, New York At Night, Central Park Tulips, East River Romance and Madison Square Park.

Grab these new Spring beauty items at your local drugstore or mass retailer.


Disclosure: I was  provided  a sample for review. I was not paid to write this post and all opinions are my own.

New! Sally Hansen Cuticle Rehab


Not sure what happened but my cuticles have been crazy dry lately. Is there anything more annoying or ugly than a hang nail?

Luckily I had a tube of Sally Hansen’s new Cuticle Rehab and it was the perfect time to review. The product is a thick clear gel and the applicator is a really easy to use brush tip. It has a subtle but yummy scent and is really easy to apply.

I like how quickly it absorbs into my skin and it feels great on dry, damaged skin. My cuticles were looking pretty rough but within just a few days use the hangnails were gone and the skin was looking better.

Such an excellent product, I will definitely be using this regularly to keep my nails and cuticles looking good.


Day 1 before use                                    Day 3


Sally Hansen Cuticle Rehab $7.49

  • Healthier-looking smooth cuticles & shiny nails
  • Helps reduce nail breakage

An intense, brush-on cuticle oil that instantly smoothes, softens & helps restore moisture to cuticles. Formulated with Jasmine & Rose extracts and Vitamin E, which are known to calm and soothe. Dermatologist tested.


Available at your local drugstore or mass retailer, learn more online at

Disclosure: A complimentary sample was sent for review. I was not paid to write this post, and all opinions and thoughts are my own.