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Monday, June 21, 2010

Shopping Review...Classic Products Part 1

In my arsenal of beauty tools, there are some tools that I take for granted because they work, and they work really well. 

I am going to share with you some of the products in my daily life, and tell you my thoughts on them. 

Sally Hansen Hard as Nails in either clear or natural tint. (Slightly coral watercolor in the bottle.)
First off, the bottle shape. I don't care about cute bottles with darling little shapes when I am doing my nails. I want to be able to get the bottle, grab the top, unscrew it and paint my nails. Sally Hansen's old time bottle is perfect. If all bottles came in this shape with the brush this length, I would be very content. 
The bottle is glass, the brush is the perfect length, and the cap is much shorter than most, which allows me to have better control over what I am doing. 

If you are using this product as a nail hardener, the bottle has some simple instructions. Follow them! Your nails will grow out and look luscious! 

I like this product because it has a very high shine to it. One coat looks like a hand buffed manicure, two coats looks like a very nice top coat, but three coats literally looks like polished glass. 

The wear of the product is good, too, so long as you do not do things like take long soaks in the tub, because it will lift right off. Other than that, you are good in the manicure department for 7-10 days, which I really like.  I know that Sally Hansen makes a product with color as well, but this one is my classic stand-by, Holy Grail of clear nail polish. My grandmother uses it, my mother, and many of my friends and family. I got the natural tint this time, next time I will get clear. I like them both, the color difference is very subtle, to be honest.