Sally Hansen Nail & Cuticle Care Review

Hey guys! As you may know I broke a nail some time ago, so I thought it would be a perfect time to do a Sally Hansen nail care review. So I today I have some products that help moisturize, strengthen & help the nails grow faster. 

Now as a lot of you know I am in love with the brand Sally Hansen for multiple reasons. The products are super easy to find, very affordable & to me they are always on trend, & make products that will help improve either multiple or certain things. 

So I really wanted to show you some products that have different uses but they all will help improve your nails as well as your cuticles. All of these products are in order of they way I use them. So let's get started.

So first up I have Sally Hansen Salon Manicure Cuticle Eraser + Balm. & I really enjoy this especially before I do a manicure maybe about an hour before I am planning to paint my nails I'll apply this to my cuticle area & nails & using a rubber cuticle pusher, I'll push my cuticles back & massage the product in. Which helps remove the dried up cuticle skin that sticks on the nail. & once the product is fully absorbed I using a nail cleaning brush, some soap & water, I'll lightly scrub under my nails, my nail beds & gentle scrub my cuticles. & when my hands are dry my cuticles are left looking clean & moisturized.   

Up second we have Sally Hansen Complete Care Extra Moisturizing 4-in-1 Nail Treatment, which in my opinion is fantastic. It says it can be used as a Mega Gloss Top Coat however because I already use their Fast drying top coat (the one in the red bottle) I don't use this as a top coat & would rather use it strictly as a base coat. & so I have. I have found that this product really does help, it has helped my nails grow faster & has moisturized them a lot too which is good because when you have long nails or any length at all it's important that they're strong but not rock hard, so when they're moisturized if you accidentally bang them off something they'll bend rather than break. & with them being a bit more flexible they'll be less likely to break.

Now we have Sally Hansen Nailgrowth Miracle Serum Nail & Care Treatment. Now between this & all the other products you can bet my nails have been super healthy & have been growing faster than without them. So the way I use this product is after applying my polish, top coat & letting it dry, I'll apply a bit on the underside of my nail & then around the cuticle & then massage it in. 

So last but not least I have Sally Hansen Healthy Cuticles Now! Which is a vitamin treatment to help hydrate & nourish your cuticles & nails. Now this product is fabulous. I love the smell of it, it just smells healthy & not in the yuck kind of way but the omg this is too good to be healthy kind of way. From the first use I loved this product, my skin just sucked it right in & it was almost like I could feel all the moisture sinking in. & even after it's absorbed you can still feel the difference. I can even go a day or two without using this & my cuticle don't dry up. Of course I never go more than two days without it. 

These products are amazing alone, but when used together it's almost like they're a super team of cuticle & nail care. They all compliment each other so well. Of course you don't have to use them all but I would highly recommend at least using 1 or 2 or even all if you can. They're amazing when it comes to improving the look & health of your nails & cuticles. I really can't get over how amazing they are. 

& If you're wonder how short my nail were when they broke & how long they are now here is before & after photos.

This photo was taken July 5th 2013 
Nail Polish featured in these pictures is Hits - Twist
This photo was taken August 20th 2013
*Disclaimer: In the second photo my nails would have been a bit longer however I do maintain their shape using a crystal file once a week. Also I do not use the vitamin Biotin. So the speed of the nail growth in from the products.

Black & Pink Polka Dot Gradient

Hey everyone, I have been feeling a bit better lately. Not much but a bit. & for the first time in awhile I felt inspired to do a bit of nail art. I didn't want to do something difficult, or something that would take forever to dry. I wanted something simple & easy. 

So not too long ago I bought a bunch of polishes from a salon that was moving, so luckily I got a bunch of polishes, some were huge lemmings, some I've never even were interested in until I seen them in person. & it just so happens that Orly - Miss Conduct was one of those polishes. & I am so grateful that I own it now, because it is a knockout. 

Anyways the products I used are a base coat, I'm using the Sally Hansen Complete Care Moisturizing 4-In-1 Nail Treatment. Then I applied two coats of Color Clubs - Where's The Soiree for a base colour & then for the tips & polka dots I used Orly - Miss Conduct & applied it using a dotting tool.

What do you think of this manicure? 

Do you enjoy dotticures?
What are your thoughts on the colour combinations?
What colours would you use?

OPI - DS Lapis

Hey everyone! Lately I have been completely off, I haven't been feeling well at all lately. With that being said I am extremely happy & enthusiastic to make this post. I am super excited about this polish & these new additions to DS collection. 

OPI - DS Lapis
OPI - DS Lapis
OPI - DS Lapis
 This is DS Lapis with one coat and no top coat. It's a beautiful unique colour, it's almost a royal navy blue, but it's so vibrant it's just stunning. Also the silver glitter makes it sparkle & shine which just compliments the blue so well !

OPI - DS Lapis
OPI - DS Lapis
OPI - DS Lapis
This is DS Lapis with one coat & a top coat. Isn't it just gorgeous?! 

Overall review
  When seeing it in the bottle I remembered in the Press Release, it said that they dry to a matte finish so all I could think of was how much it reminded me of the suede finishes. However once I applied it I realized that it's not silver shimmer, it's silver glitter. Which gives it this beautiful textured feeling. 

Designer Series by OPI nail lacquer shades each feature OPI’s exclusive
ProWide™ Brush for the ultimate in application. DS Raw Granite lacquers should be
worn without top coat for a matte finish. DS Lapis will be available
beginning September 2013 at professional salons and spas for $14.95 suggested retail
for each nail lacquer
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OPI San Francisco Swatches & Review ( Featuring Embarca-Dare Ya!, Keeping Suzi At Bay, It's All San Andreas's Fault )

Hey guys! So I know it's been a super duper long time since I made a post, however I have had a lot of things going on. Some of them are with my health & others being that I lost my camera charger. So today I have to share some beautiful swatches with you. These are a PR sample from OPI. These gorgeous polishes are from the San Francisco collection... So lets get started !

 Embarca-Dare Ya!  This is a gorgeous reddish magenta colour that have beautiful golden shimmers running throughout it. It's very eye catching & super gorgeous! Application was awesome & was completely opaque in two coats.

 Keeping Suzi At Bay is a beautiful vividly deep blue. It's a beautiful creme finish & was completely opaque in two coats. 

It's All San Andreas's Fault This is a beautiful medium creme brown with a textured finish. Now I am a huge fan of the textured. The application is very simple you apply it like any other polish, you just don't add a top coat because then a top coat will smooth out the textured finish. Also the removal process is much easier than removing a glitter polish. 

Overall Review
I really love this collection, it has a lot of beautiful colours & finishes within it. Even tho most of the colours are on the red or blue side they still have a lot of beautiful must haves in this collection. & I am most definitely going to have to pick up a few others from this collections!

San Francisco nail lacquer shades each feature OPI’s exclusive ProWide™ Brush for the ultimate in application. Liquid Sand nail lacquers should always be worn without top coat. San Francisco by OPI will be available August 7, 2013, at Professional Salons and Spas for $10.95 CAN suggested retail for each nail lacquer. 
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