|Sally Hansen’s latest and greatest nail products and colors for Spring/Summer 2011 (photo by Alison Blackman)|
Anyone who reads my columns regularly knows that I am a big fan of Sally Hansen products. Not only did I grow up using Sally Hansen’s signature product: “Hard As Nails” but in the past few years I’ve learned that Sally Hansen has been the innovator ofa lot of interesting products, for nails, and not just for nails.
They have excellent bodycare and beauty tools, too. At a recent event, I got a chance to look at a lot of new and nifty Sally Hansen products. So many, in fact, that I am breaking this review into three parts.
shine glitters and shimmers, and a whopping, 11 high fashion patterns, aplenty!
products and aren’t into nail designs, will love the exceptional, Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure $4.75
. It has all the steps of a manicure in one
bottle: base coat, strengthener,
growth treatment, color, and top coat.
All you have to do is pick one of dozens of chic, runway ready colors
and you’re out the door with one coat, or maybe two. Even the shine is self-renewing!Sally Hansen nail polish products also nourish
your nails, with a patented “Vita-Care Technology” and they’re Toluene, DBP, and Formaldehyde
free. I’m loving the creamy, not-too-bold, “Coral Fever” and the bold but beautiful teal-y blue “Model Behavior,” but “Strike a Pose” is an iridescent perle that is perfect for weddings or anytime you need demure (but not dull), nails. The top level of the photo at the top of this post shows the colors designer Tracey Reese designed for Sally Hansen and used in her runway show.
If you want to get out the door super fast, try a nail beauty that gives you literally, a 60-second
manicure, courtesy of Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Nail Polish.The colors are trendy, including metallics
and surprising blues and yellows.I love the large brush that lets you swipe on the smooth, opaque color in literally one pass over your nails, and I love the way it lasts for days, too.
The exclusive “Flexiglass” complex gives you shine and strength. Apply it in seconds, get gorgeous color and it lasts longer than many salon manicures? It’s true! For Summer, 2011, there are eight new, shimmery shades that will available August 2011 for $4.95 each:Presto Pewter (shimmery silver); Brown Ablaze, Cocoa A Go Go, Quick Brick, Ruby Rush, Grapescape, Teal-y Fast, and Emerald Express.
Nail Growth Miracle
For those who have nails like mine, that break the moment you look at them, seemingly without doing anything to then, Hard As Nails still is the beloved favorite.And there is also a polish that protects nails with color as they grow longer and stronger: Sally Hansen Nail Growth
Miracle. Available in August 2011 for $5.99 each, these polishes have Sally Hansen’s own nailgrowth miracle salon strength treatment that contains advanced peptide technology, along with
keratin, biotin, and Vitamins A, C and E. Nails are purported to grow 30% longer in just five days, Sally Hansen says they guarantee it. While I can’t say mine grew longer that fast, they did seem to break and peel less and of course, they look beautiful, thanks to eight shades:Lush Lavender
(my favorite for it’s soft, subtle, ladylike look), Polished Pearl, Dreamy Olive, Perfect Peach, Desert Clay, Radiant Red, Plum Parfait and Chocolate Denim. I can’t say I really have a favorite, but “Desert Clay” might be the perfect mauve/pink that flatters everyone.
…and there’s more!
Sally Hansen’s Extreme Wear Color Collection that debuts July 2011 provides a really long lasting color plus shine polish that benefits nails with Sally Hansen’s hard as nail formula.Ten
colors from, greens, purples and blues, to browns, nudes and pinks, and a number with shimmery and big glittery bits, include:Teeny Greeny Bikini; Pumpkin Spice; Teal-y Cool; Deep Blue Sea’ Pink-y Ring, Time to Shine; Twinkle; Very Cherry’ Set the Stage, and Midnight Sky. Be patriotic this Summer by alternating nails in shimmery DeepBlue Sea, Very Cherry, and a shimmery white! I also love “Teal-Y Cool” for it’s watercolor sheer teal blue infused with big pieces of holographic blue/green glitter. It reminds me of what a mermaid would pick to dress up her hands and….tail?