Archive: Sally Hansen

60 second magic!

I was browsing Target and was pulled in by a display for Sally Hansen Insta-Dri nail polish and decided to give it a try. I painted my toes and really liked the brush it was wide and thin making application a snap.

Last night I decided to give the 60 second drying a real test and paint my nails right before bed.  A few strokes later I am done and I decide to do the unthinkable and touch my just polished nail and it was dry! I woke up this morning my nails look great not a single smudge. Sally Hansen I think I love you, can’t wait to get more colors!

Sally Hansen Insta-Dri
Fast Dry Nail Color

One Stroke! One Coat! Done!

* One-stroke application.
* One-coat coverage.
* Dries in 60 seconds!
* Perfectionist BrushTM delivers a fast, flawless application that dries to a shiny finish in 60 seconds.
* Available in 32 irresistible shades!
* Toluene, DBP, and Formaldehyde free.

Special Ingredients:
Exclusive formula with FlexiglassTM Complex for Strength and Brilliant Shine.

Add a little sparkle to your summer!

I was just sent some samples of some great new products for summer and wanted to share my favorites.

My favorite from the new line is the Naked Beauty high lights cream cheek color. Its a great double duty product giving my cheekbones a little lift and the cream blush smooths on giving my cheeks the perfect flushed pink look.

Be summer-ready with Smashbox’s new Naked Beauty Summer Collection ($20-39)! From shimmering nudes to soft pinks, the collection is packed with nearly-naked shades for eyes, lips and cheeks. This summer, expose your natural beauty and create an ethereal, lit-from-within glow with these Smashbox essentials.

So Rodial Brazilian Tan has been a standout from me recent product reviews. Its one of those products you love so much you are scarping at the bottom of the sample to get every last drop. I just apply before my makeup it has a great tropical coconut scent and absorbs quickly. Then in a few hours my face has a great healthy glow I apply it every morning to my face, neck, chest and arms. It gives you a great healthy glow that makes everything look better and smells delicious!

Can’t make it in for a spray tan? Rodial Skincare allows you to get one from the comfort of your very own home! The Brazilian Tan line ($49) gets you the glow you want as well as nourishes your skin. Choose Brazilian Tan Light or Dark for an instant coat of color. You can also build up to that summer shade with Brazilian Tan Daily, which increases gradually.

A great and truly affordable primer, Sally Hansed Luminizing Face Primer gives you that little extra glow. I even wear it alone when I am in a rush and just need a little help with my skin. You will love how quickly it absorbs and how great your skin looks.

Sally Hansen Natural Beauty Inspired by Carmindy’s Luminizing Face Primer ($9.95) will help you to shine and will emphasize your summer tan – faux or real! It smoothes and refines skin texture while hiding pores and fine lines. Micronized pearl creates a healthy glow when worn alone or as a smooth base under makeup. Skin-smoothing cork oak and olive leaf extracts nourish skin and boost radiance while vitamin E provides antioxidant protection.

Summer makeup tips from Carmindy

I am a huge fan of What Not to Wear and love the Carmindy line for Sally Hansen, check out Carmindy’s tips for looking beautiful all summer long. You can  stock up on her budget friendly line at your local drugstore.

As the weather heats up, it’s time to lighten up your makeup routine with luminous, natural formulas that let your skin shine. “Who needs heavy makeup when you have a pretty, natural flush?” says Carmindy, the expert behind Sally Hansen Natural Beauty Inspired by Carmindy. “Summer is the time to emphasize fresh, healthy skin—not hide behind makeup. With the right products, you can highlight your summer glow and let your true beauty shine through.”

Carmindy’s number one rule for a fresh summer complexion?

“NEVER go tanning to get a summer glow. Layer on the sunscreen every day and you’ll still get a hint of healthy color—the perfect summer accessory. If you want more radiance, sweep on a little shimmery golden bronzer to accentuate your glow.”

Product recommendation: Try Sun Glow Powder Bronzer, a customizable color trio that creates a complexion-enhancing, flattering sun-kissed glow. Micronized pigments offer a clean, natural, sun-free bronzed effect—no tanning necessary.

To complement a radiant complexion, go for a light, sheer lip.

“Summer is the season to play with floral shades like roses and pinks,” says Carmindy. “Put away dark shades like wines and burgundies and opt for light, fresh lip colors instead. Sweet pink shades complement a radiant complexion—plus they make teeth look whiter.”

Carmindy recommends Ultra Soothing Lip Tint, a balm-like gel with a hint of tint and healthy shine. Try the tint in Cranberry or Guava for a sheer wash of delicate pink.

If you want to try a brighter lip color, balance the boldness with a more natural eye.

“One of my foolproof summer tricks is pairing a bright coral lipstick and subtle wash of eye shadow,” says Carmindy. “It instantly perks up your complexion, no matter what your skin tone, and it’s a really light, fresh summer look.”

To get the look, try Color Comfort Lip Color in Sunbeam with the color-coordinated shades in the Amethyst, Metallic, Ocean or Quartz Instant Definition Eye Shadow Palettes.


I’m in Love With: Sally Hansen Complete Care

For whatever reason, over the last year – my nails went from being strong and healthy to weak and brittle. I upped my vitamins, and headed to Target to find a solution for my unhealthy nails! I went straight for the Sally Hansen Complete Care line.  I zeroed in on Complete Care Extra Moisturizing 4-IN-1 Treatment, which is a little miracle in a bottle! It fills the ridges, strengthens, improves growth and has a beautiful glossy shine!

I have used it both on it’s own, and as a base/top coat. I absolutely LOVE this product. It’s a bit on the spendy side (around $10) but it’s absolutely worth it. My nails stopped splitting and cracking, and they’ve been noticeably stronger!


An additional perk is when you use it as a base/top coat, your polish lasts so much longer! I can wear fingernail polish for a week now before it starts chipping, and that’s quite a feat! This product makes fingernail polish last longer!

Complete Care Extra Moisturizing has everything that Complete Care Original has to offer PLUS an enriched complex of Avocado Oil and plant extracts that help hydrate, condition and restore flexibility to dry brittle nails.

Advanced technology and high performance ingredients are combined to deliver the benefits of four nail treatments in one revolutionary formula!

1 – Smoothing Base Coat
Patented Okoume Extract protects the future of beauty for your nails.
Immediately, ridges and imperfections virtually disappear.
Nails grow out smoother with less ridges and flaws.

2 – Bio-Strengthener
Micro-Minerals and Bio-Vitamins help restore strength.
Weak, fragile nails are protected and reinforced to resist breaks, splits and cracks.

3 – Growth Activator
Triple Protein Complex and Active Botanicals nourish and revitalize nails so they grow out healthy.
Short, problem nails grow longer and stronger.

4- Mega Gloss Top Coat
State-of-the-Art Micro-Technology creates an incredibly durable, scratch resistant shield of chip proof protection with breathtaking, high-gloss shine!
PLUS a Moisturizing Complex!
Salon Tested – Dermatologist Tested.