14 February 2011

Lacquer Lundi

Y'all know that I am not a pink girl, but for Valentine's Day I have made the ultimate sacrifice and I have (among other polishes) some pink polish for you all to ogle.  I truly am a trooper considering that I think Valentine's Day stuff is mainly puke-inducing.  Especially pink Valentine's Day stuff.  So, don't say that I don't love you. 

On to the pretties:

Sally Hansen Nail Foils - Pink Foil
- purchased at The Bargain Shop (chain discount store) for $1.08 CDN

Pink Foil is wicked!  It is a hot pink polish with a glowy metallic finish that is super cool on the nail.  This is what all pink polishes should look like - hot and fab and kick ass cool!  My only complaint with Pink Foil is that it shows every ridge and imperfection of the nail beneath, so apply carefully for the best finish.

Pink Foil required one coat (yep, one single coat) for complete opacity.  It dried extremely quickly.  It wore well, with only tip wear after two days. 

Sally Hansen Nail Foils - Scarlet Foil
- purchased at The Bargain Shop (chain discount store) for $1.08 CDN

I bet you're thinking that Scarlet Foil looks a heck of a lot like Pink Foil above.  Well, you would be right.  They look the same in the bottle and on the nail.  I'm not sure if Sally Hansen is just messing with us or what, but Pink Foil and Scarlet Foil are one in the same if you ask me.  Regardless, they are still super pretty polishes and I'm glad to have them in my collection.

I got these two Sally Hansen Nail Foils in a a packaged assortment with a bunch of other discontinued Sally Hansen polishes.  Prior to this, I didn't even know Nail Foils existed.  I sure would love to find some others though.  Assuming there are others that are actually different colours.

Zoya - Blair
- purchased at spaboutique.ca for $9.00 CDN

Blair is one of the most gorgeous red polishes that I have ever worn.  It has a rich depth to it that is positively captivating.  Not to mention it's stunning metallic shimmer.  I could not stop staring at my nails when I wore this polish.  Blair is the best red polish that I own - hands down - bar none.  It is destined to be one of my favourites for a very long time.

Blair applied nicely (like all my Zoya polishes) and covered perfectly in two coats.  It wore wonderfully, with only tip wear after three days.

Sally Hansen Hard as Nails Xtreme Wear - Lavender Envy & Strobe Light
 - purchased at Rexall (chain drug store) for $1.52 & $2.95 CDN, respectively

Lavender Envy is a very sheer light purple (lavender) polish with a turquoise flash that shows up in certain lights when viewed from the proper angle.  For the woman that prefers a subdued polish with a bit of a fun edge, I highly recommend Lavender Envy (photo at left).

Hoping to add a bit of bling to my mani, I layered on Strobe Light (photo at right).  It is a sparkly pink glitter polish that is fun and funky.

Both polishes applied nicely (due to the great formula and the excellent wide brush).  I used two coats of each polish and even with the four layers, the mani dried in a reasonably quick time period.  The wear was good, with only tip wear after two days.  Although the tip wear was not very visible due to the light colour of the polishes.


deez-jewelz said...

Looks like I'll have to hit up the Bargain Shop! when I visit the big city, those are both beautiful polish's.

Sally Hansen Lavender Envy is one of my favorite polish's = easily in my top 10

The D said...

I recently bought a bottle of Strobe light, and I was somewhat obsessed with it for a good couple of weeks- so shiny! I love that Zoya color, I'll have to look for it!

Rose said...

Happy Valentine's Day! I love the Pink and Scarlet Foil. I'll be looking for them.

Denise said...

Love Blair! Gotta find that one.

Shannon said...

I'm not usually one for pink polish either, but those foils look sooo pretty!

poppy said...

Pretty! I'm not a girly-girl either but I am a traditionalist when it comes to nail polish, not sure why, but my fav is the lavender

Anonymous said...

I have seen those Sally Hansen foils at the drugstores in my part of the world too. Never knew what to make of them. I think I saw metallic green, blue and purple. Those shiny pinks look lovely for occasional wear. Got to lookout for them.

gwensews said...

I love Blair! There's a new trend in nails--Chrome nails. I believe it's a substance applied with heat to the nails, giving them a chrome finish. I wonder if you have a silvery/chrome polish?