Reviews for Complete Salon Manicure by Sally Hansen
Rating: Oct 28, 2014 11:52pm
Sally Hansen has got game
The range of colours I reviewed was developed for the Spring Racing Carnival in conjunction with Kate Waterhouse. They are beautiful, modern and bang on trend.
The new packaging is heavy glass with a squared off bottom, has discreet white lettering and has a silvertone lid with a rubbergrip that aids control and precision in application.
Overall it has a more modern luxurious look in both packaging and colour range.
The brush is wide but not too thick, and combined with the rubber ring on the lid and fantastic formulation enabled precise quick and easy application.
The formulation dispenses with the need for a separate bottom and top coat. All 3 colours, a nude, a blue and a coral, that I tried were sufficiently opaque that only 2 coats were necessary for a professional high gloss finish. It took 1/2 hour to dry on its own.
The polish wore without chips for between 3-4 days. I filled in any chips and gave all nails an extra single coat. This easily extended wear to a week.
I used the coral colour, 380 Peach of Cake, on my toes with two coats and easily achieved 4 weeks of wear.
Rating: Oct 28, 2014 12:44pm
Oh the brush!
I adore the Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure range for several reasons:
1) The thick easy to apply formula. The formula is literally the perfect constancy, quick thick and opaque meaning you can get away with only one coat. It's lovely and smooth which results in an even application and beautiful shine.
2) The brush! The brush itself is much wider and longer than most polish brushes (think twice the width of the typical OPI) making it easier for those of us with wider nail beds. I can easily coat my nail in two quick strokes and don't have to worry about missed areas or going over onto my finger. Just brilliant.
3) The colour range... oh my, ever possible colour you would want from a drugstore polish is available! The nudes in this line are to die for and literally cover every possible need! Some of my favourite colours include Mudslide, Purple Heart, and Commander in Chic.
The packaging of these polishes is so simple but stunning with the square based bottles with curved edges. They're beautiful to display on a shelf and really do give the perfect salon look.
Wear time on these is around 4-5 days, longer with the correct base and top coat for your nail type (I'm a big fan of Sally Hansens Diamond range for weak nails)
Rating: Oct 23, 2014 9:42pm
only seen in action
I have not had the opportunity to trial this product as I missed out on a manicure at the degustation, and I don't have any nails to paint. When I saw this being used on the day it seemed to be a great product, the smell was not overpowering and the consistency appeared to be quite good. The colour selection is great. Overall a good looking product.
Rating: Oct 22, 2014 3:12pm
Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure
What I love about the most with these Sally Hansen nail polishes is the brush, the shape of the brush allows to give a smooth finish without the polish going over the sides.
The nail polish lasted me about 3 days before chipping which is a record for me as mine start to chip the next day due to always cleaning, gardening and washing my hands.
I love the colors, at the Beauty Degustation we were given 3 colors, a soft blue, soft pink and coral color, which are just perfect for Spring and Summer.
Rating: Oct 21, 2014 8:51pm
Love the shade range
I am thankful for the opportunity to attend the Beauty degustation where I not only had a tutorial on the health status of nails and how to correctly apply nail polish, but was fortunate enough to take home a sample of colours. The nail artist chose a colour suited to my skin colour, which was an eggplant colour- a colour to be honest i would never choose for myself, yet how did she know? I spent the next day falling in love with my usually neglected nails and hands. I moisturised with hand cream (but that's another review altogether) I was careful to avoid unnecessary housework which could risk chipping. But you know I really didn't need to worry as the varnish stayed on chip free for a number of days.
I just love the spring racing colours on offer, but to be honest I don't have the time to apply a new colour that frequently.
I am loving that I have returned to paying attention to my nails again. It's amazing what a little encouragement can do to bring you back to something.... I forgot how much fun painting you nails was from childhood. Thanks Beautyheaven and Sally Hansen, I am loving my childhood memories....
Rating: Oct 20, 2014 5:22pm
Great shade selection, gorgeous bottles, long-lasting polish
I recently received pretty pastel shades to trial at the Beauty Degustation- a coral, light pink and baby blue. These are great picks as I would wear all of these (besides the blue shade) on a normal basis and was more than happy to try them out as they are part of the new Spring racing collection curated by Kate Waterhouse (Wouldn't it be nice to curate a nail range? Dream come true!) They are all gorgeous shades and last around a week with no chipping or fading (unless you're always swimming, washing your hands- you know!)
On the BH degustation day, Nikki applied a Nude shade from their permanent collection and explained there was no need for a top and base coat which is excellent for a lazy girl like me ! I love how sheer they are because you can build the colour up, but it isn't gloopy and doesn't pile up polish on your nail either. I find that the colours were all quite thin but buildable, produced a really bright and gorgeous nail lacquer and had an easy-to-apply brush . These polishes come in premium-looking bottles too, and there's always new collections out! Gotta love Sally Hansen polishes <3
Rating: Oct 20, 2014 2:43pm
Oh la la!
I have long nails but spend little time taking care of my nails. I also have lots of contact with salt water due to the nature of sports I'm involved in. I don't wear nail polish much but was open to giving it a go at the Beauty Degustation event.
I was very impressed by the vibrance of the nail polish and how it looked on my finger. It glides on smoothly and I love the 'flatter' brush to ease application. The colour is very true and also rather long lasting. It lasted about a week on me without touch ups, reapplication or top coats etc. This is of course accounting the fact that I wash my hands excessively and play water sports 3 times per week.
I love the range of colours especially in the new spring collection. Very pastel-ly and suitable for the upcoming Melbourne Cup events. I highly recommend these nail polishes!
Rating: Oct 20, 2014 1:21pm
Beauty Degustation - Great Colours, Expert Advice
I was lucky enough to get to try out Sally Hansen's Complete Salon Manicure in the new Spring racing Colours at BH's Beauty degustation event. The Sally Hansen manicurist at the event was absolutely lovely and gave us some great advice not just about the complete salon range, but also about nail care in general e.g. trends for the season, nail growth and strength and fixing broken nails. The spring racing colour range is amazing, a perfect mix of pastels and colour pops. My favourite is Almost Almond, a great neutral for all outfits. The polish has a very wide brush with more bristles than most polishes so that it is applied easily in one stroke per nail with no streaks. It is quick to touch dry and two coats with no top or base needed gives a beautiful finish. For someone like me who has horrible finger nails ands is an absolute novice at painting my nails, the brush and consistency made it easy for me to get a professional look by myself. I will definitely be recommending these polishes to friends and will continue to use.
Rating: Oct 19, 2014 10:15pm
Long lasting colour and easy to apply
I recently tried Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure in "Sheer Ecstasy".
I loved the sheer pale pink colour and the nice shiny finish that two coats of polish gave me.
The brush in this product is great. It is wider and longer than most usual nail polish brushes which means that the polish itself is quite easy to apply. I have struggled with the application of sheer colours in the past but was happy with the result with this product.
I was even more impressed at the longevity of the product. I painted my nails on Sunday night before work for the week and was still happy with my nails (i.e. no chips or missing flakes) on Friday - all without a top coat.
I will definitely be looking to buy a few other colours from this range.
Rating: Oct 19, 2014 3:13pm
I’ve been trialing a few of the new Spring Racing Carnival colours from Sally Hansen. I love the colour range and have been regularly swapping them around, as they are perfect for my work attire.
My nails usually are neglected as I just don’t have time to be applying several layers but the Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure is ideal for me, as it combines a base coat, top coat, and a strengthening and growth treatment which means I can apply two applications of my chosen colour and that’s it. The flat wider brush enables a very smooth and easy application.
This nail polish is perfect for me, as I’m very hard on my nails, I did need to reapply after about 3-4 days due to chipping.