Thursday, April 24, 2014

Sinful Colors in Hazard

I saw this beautiful peachy orange coloured polish whilst in Jean Coutu, which is a pharmacy chain in Quebec. I was intrigued because I had never heard of this brand, and it was quite inexpensive. Around 3 dollars for a good sized bottle.

This colour is perfect for spring and summer, and pastels are really in trend right now. Also, I didn't have anything like this in my polish collection, so this was definitely an easy buy.

After the first coat, I got a little nervous because it was definitely streaky. Also, on the bottle they say to do two coats, so that might explain why it's a tad streaky after just one. However, I thought the colour looked really nice with my skin tone. This is what it looked like after one coat.



Fortunately, with the second coat it was still a little streaky, but really less bad. Here is what it looks like after two coats.



I guess in this case I got what I paid for. I would be curious to know if anyone else has tried the Sinful Colors brand? Sometimes only certain shades are streaky. I might buy from this brand again since it is so affordable, but then again I think I might prefer L.A. Colors.

Review: Sally Hansen Maximum Strength

Growing out my nails has always seemed like an impossible task, as they would chip and flake very easily. It is with the hope of growing out strong nails that I purchased the Sally Hansen Maximum Strength nail product. I purchased this product at Walmart for about 5 dollars, which was a reasonable price when comparing to the other products that were available.

The Sally Hansen Maximum Strength is advertised as being a fortifying treatment that will deliver results in 1 week. You basically need to apply this product every day to bare nails, and it can be worn under nail polish. This is what my bare nails look like now.



I have been using this product for over a week now, and I am happy to report that my nails have gotten much stronger and have pretty much stopped peeling. This allowed me to let them grow out much more than I usually would be able to. However, I do have mixed feelings about this product. It is quite thick, which I imagine is partly why this works well to strengthen nails. Because it is thick and almost gummy, it does not apply easily. It also goes on milky white, which I don't like. It kind of makes my nails look dead, or like my hands have been soaking in water for too long. Here is what my nails look like with the Sally Hansen Maximum Strength treatment.



One thing I wonder about is the application. I have read other reviews, and some of the other bloggers seem to be applying a new coat every day over the old ones. However, on the bottle it clearly says to apply one coat on bare nails. What I have been doing is removing the old coat with nail polish remover, and applying a new one every day. It's kind of annoying, but it does seem to be working well this way.

Overall, I do like this product, but not enough that I wouldn't try something else if I thought it could be better. What products do you use to protect and strengthen nails?