Thursday, April 4, 2013

Spring Nails

In the last year or so I've been really into nails.  Growing up I considered nail care more of a hassle than a hobby or something fun to do in spare time.

Actually until this last fall I'd keep my nails cut almost to the quick.  I literally never had white grow-out that nails have when they're healthy!  I deprived my nails so much that I thought they were thin and wouldn't grow. 

Well... I was wrong.  I stopped cutting my nails, filed and shaped, and waited. Patience is key when growing your nails.  I never used any type of topical nail strengthener/accelerator or anything like that.  I used time. And seriously, lots of patience. 

Now I can grow my nails out to lengths I never thought possible.  They do chip semi-frequently.  All that means is that I have to increase upkeep and re-polish/file more often.

So anyway, now to the real reason of this post (:

I was browsing Rite-Aid checking out their members deals and I came upon the Sally Hansen nail section.  A few years ago I purchased some Sally that I liked and I realized the collection had some really pretty pastels.

These polishes are so pretty and they were about $2.50 apiece.  The sale at the time was buy one get one half off. What!? I picked up these four but I wanted to buy the whole Xtreme Wear collection for that great of a price.

The colors I have are 405 Coral Reef, 481 Breezy Blue, 340 Mint Sorbet, and 270 Lacey Lilac.

Coral, Lacey, and Mint are all opaque polishes, and I could get away with one coat.  Breezy is a little on the sheer side but it's workable with two coats, so not too bad.

Overall the lasting power of these polishes are AH-mazing.  Seriously, I was impressed.  Depending on how much wear and tear your hands get, these polishes easily hold up for a whole week.  I do use OPI basecoat and Revlon topcoat with every polish I use, so that may contribute as well.

Swatches on a tissue--Top to bottom: Lacey Lilac, Mint Sorbet, Breezy Blue, Coral Reef
That turned into a mega post but hope you enjoyed and found it helpful.  Thanks for stopping by!

What nail polish would you recommend?


  1. Ah I love them! I am all about pastel nail polish for spring and these look lovely! <33

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    1. Thanks dear! Checking out your blog right now (:

  2. I've never tried sally hansen! But I love O.P.I nail polishes and they always come out with amazing collections

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