Monday, January 18, 2010

My Love/Hate Relationship with Sally Hansen

I picked up some Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear colors from Walgreens, and decided to do my nails with them, since I didn't have to work at all this weekend. I used Deep Purple on my nails, with Rockstar Pink on the ring finger. I used In The Spotlight bar glitter on top of the purple, and I used some Maybelline Express Finish 50 second drying base/top coat (I got it for $1 at CVS, hehe :D) Pre clean-up, don't judge me. So, the colors are really pretty and all, right? But as I was working on this I remembered why I never buy Sally Hansen. It takes so damn long to dry. The drying time was ridiculous, I keep getting dents even 40 minutes after I painted my nails. This was with a quick dry top coat AND China Glaze quick dry spray! The glitter polish didn't have this problem, it dried very quickly, I really love it. But the purple kept getting all weird on me. Grrr Sally Hansen why can't you just be normal? >:[ I just took all the polish off, since I have work tonight. All my fingers I used the purple on have these weird salmon colored stains on them, I think the polish either stained my nails, or else tore some of the enamel off! Does anyone else besides me have these Sally Hansen problems?


  1. I know! I have many sally hansen polishes and they take FOREVER. to dry. I mean FOREVER. I have to sleep with my hands hanging off my bed or else I get like these hair marks... And i sleep like 3 hours after i paint my nails.

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  2. Really? I've never had any problems with them... though the only one I think I've bought is a black. Sally Hansen's Insta-Dri was created for this purpose, I think. :)

  3. @Y: I get those "hair marks" too! It is so frustrating! Thanks for the info ;]

    @Jessika: I'm going to try some of the Insta-Dri and see if I have better luck with those.

  4. I've never tried a sally Hansen polish, i've never actually found one here in the UK (well apart from base and top coats) those colours are gorgeous though. I really like rockstar pink!