Sally Hansen Manicure Trial Team
20 women aged between 23-49 who have one or more of these nail concerns: short nails that just won’t grow, peeling and dry nails that split and break easily, soft and weak nails that bend easily, nail colour that takes too long to dry and manicures that fade or chip. Testers were instructed to apply the products in the following order: Sally Hansen Diamond Strength, Sally Hansen Cuticle Rehab™, Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure, Sally Hansen 3D Gel Shine Top Coat and Sally Hansen Salon Manicure Dry & Go Drops.
Sally Hansen Diamond Strength:
Sally Hansen Cuticle Rehab™:
Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure:
Sally Hansen 3D Gel Shine Top Coat:
Sally Hansen Salon Manicure Dry & Go Drops:
Sally Hansen is the #1 Nail Treatment Brand in Australia**, with products for a complete nail care regimen. The five products tested throughout this trial help users to achieve a professional, long-lasting manicure at home.
Sally Hansen Diamond Strength is a base coat that bonds to the nail to provide a protective coating, preventing breaking and splitting nails. The majority of members said their nails appeared and felt stronger after using this product and were glad to find it also doubled as a base coat to prolong the life of colour.
Sally Hansen Cuticle Rehab™ is a cuticle treatment that works to restore and hydrate dry, ragged cuticles.Triallers commented that the product absorbed easily, had a refreshing scent and worked well to keep cuticles hydrated and smooth. While some members found the brush easy to use, others did mention they had to give it a decent squeeze to dispense the gel.
Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure is a nail colour formulated to boost nail strength and growth while providing shiny, smooth colour for up to 10 days. Our members received the shade ‘All fired up’ for this trial, and while the colour was not to all of their tastes, the majority agreed the colour applied smoothly with no streaks. They were also pleased with the wide, flat brush and the fact the polish lasted a long time without chipping.
Sally Hansen 3D Gel Shine Top Coat is a thick top coat that works to create multi-dimensional shine and volume. Most members said the top coat gave their manicures a shiny, gel-like appearance. While incredibly impressed with the immediate results, some members did comment the top coat did not provide enough longevity for them.
Sally Hansen Salon Manicure Dry & Go Drops is a fast-drying nail product that helps to prevent smudging and chipping of freshly painted nails. Triallers were impressed with the convenient dropper, which made application quick and easy. While the bulk of members agreed the drops helped their nails to dry faster, some did comment they still experienced dents and smudging when accidently knocking their nails against hard surfaces.
“After having used acrylics, my nails were very thin and bendable and I was very afraid they would not regain their initial strength. However, after using this for about two weeks, my nails grew stronger, harder and even longer! The faint peeling and splitting down my nails was completely gone and my nails are slowly starting to regain their original strength. I also used this with my nail polish, which helped it stay chip-free for about 3 days!” - chocolatelover.
“A great little product that comes in a nice tube and is easy to keep in your handbag. It goes on well and doesn't leave your hands feeling greasy. I noticed a slight improvement in my cuticles and no doubt as time goes on, they will continue to improve.” - nwhincup.
“I love the thick, wide brush - it gives a precise finish with only one or two strokes needed and no streaks visible. I also liked the thickness of the nail polish; it felt like a quality polish and was highly pigmented and opaque.” - Beauty_genius.
My mani looked fantastic. It was super shiny, thick, and really did look like a gel manicure." - beautystar
“This top coat is just as shiny, if not more than a gel polish. I love the way it protected the colour, keeping it on my nails for about 4 days. It just has the most incredible shine, and smells like a regular top coat.” - Temporary Princess.
“This product is a lifesaver for someone like me who is always painting my nails right at the last minute before work, meaning they’re prone to smudging as I grab a few things on my way out the door. This changes all of that. It’s easy to use, incredibly convenient and effective. Without a doubt, it is the best fast-drying product I have used.” - aleksandra.
*Rating refers to the 20 members included in this trial and is correct as of April 29 2015.
**Aztec scan data – Grocery & Pharmacy combined, $ value sales, MAT 1/1/15
Do you have a complete nail care routine? Which of the above Sally Hansen products do you like the sound of most?