30 January 2012

Lacquer Lundi

I noticed something the other day.  I stick out my tongue (like a focused four year old) when I am carefully applying nail polish.  I do not carry this practice into any other activity in my life, just painting my nails.  This leads me to believe that polish application must be the most brain-frying procedure that I carry out in my daily life.  Huh.

On to the pretties...

Sally Hansen Nail Prisms - Emerald Amethyst
- purchased at The Bargain!Shop (chain deep discount store) for $1.08 CDN

Colour: A gorgeous light purple and green duochrome.  A duochrome is a polish that appears two different colours, depending on the angle from which it is viewed (see the video for a demo of this colour change trick). 

Number of Coats for Opacity:  Two 

FormulaReally good - not too thin, not too thick. Slides on so smoothly - really a dream to use.

Wear: Excellent - only tip wear after three days.

Comments:  I am not too shy to profess my love for these older polishes.  Man, oh man, did Sally Hansen ever get it right with this one.  The colour is simply stunning, the formula is excellent and the wear is great.  Awesome sauce!

Sally Hansen Hard as Nails Xtreme Wear - Blue Me Away!
- purchased at Zellers (chain store) for $2.99 CDN

Colour: A bright blue creme.

Number of Coats for OpacityTwo. 

FormulaReally good - not too thin, not too thick. 

Wear: Great - only tip wear after three days.

Comments: I have gushed about this particular brand of polish in the past - amazing stuff for the price.  Oh, and I love, love, love the wider brush.

Joe Fresh Style - Coral
- purchased at Zehrs (chain grocery store) for $3.33 CDN

Colour: A coral creme, just like the name implies.  This one is for the polish colour traditionalists in the crowd.

Number of Coats for Opacity:  Two, although a third coat would have evened out a few streaks.  I just didn't have drying time for a third coat.

FormulaGood - perhaps a smidgen on the thin side.

Wear: Great - only tip wear after two days filled with hand intensive activities.

Comments:  Joe Fresh Style is a brand known by any Canadian that lives near a Zehrs or Superstore.  I love this line of polishes - they are a truly great value.


Seraphinalina said...

Given space and the discount format, I don't think all the Loblaw banners carry Joe Fresh, but Loblaws, Provigo, Atlantic Superstore, Extra Foods, Your Independent Grocer, Fortinos, ValuMart, Maxi/Maxi et cie, No Frills are all part of the same parent company. We have the illusion of more choice. At the end of the day, your grocery dollars go to LCL, Sobeys, Metro (ON/QC) or Overwaitea (West).
Lovely colours, particularly the prism.

pdiddly said...

looking at your nails, it puts mine to shame - we popped into Hatton Garden (the diamond district in London) on Sunday to have a look at some rings, and my nails looked dreadful because I have been really neglecting them.

Day surgery over - still feel doped up yuck yuck yuck now got to prepare myself for the bigger event which I am not looking forward to.

Anonymous said...

just a suggestion for your nails to be dry faster. did you ever try "Seche Vite topcoat"? you can find it at Winners....it is wonderful! no more bedding imprint on new painted nails...