Review: Sally Hansen Smooth and Perfect Color Care

Wednesday, December 7, 2011
So last week I posted this eureka moment on my Tumblr, now here's a review for you.

I've always tried to DIY my nails at home since manis can get expensive, but every time I tried I would always get "bubbles" in the polish and then just get frustrated and reach for the nail polish remover. I did the whole routine, top coat, base coat, filing, buffing, the works! And still the bubbles would appear. Even my hubby sensed my frustration because he eventually told me he knew I wasn't making it up and just go ahead and pay for a manicure. Well not anymore! While I was in Memphis, Horn Lake, Mississippi to be exact we went to Walmart and I found this:

Sally Hansen Smooth and Perfect Color Care in Linen

It's called Smooth and Perfect by Sally Hansen it claimed to "hide ridges with a breathable porcelain-smooth finish" I also picked up the Insta-Dri which said it would dry your polish in 30 minutes and let me tell you I've tried the canned dry stuff and I have a little dryer to put my hands in, but the next morning I still have those "flattened" marks on my nails. Since I had nothing better to do since I was stuck in our hotel room all day enjoying the alone time, I filed my nails, said a little prayer and applied the polish as directed. Eureka!! It worked, no bubbles here! #Winning And the Insta-Dri? Yep my nails were dry in 30 minutes and yes I did time it cause I'm a nerd like that. ;) Here's what my nails looked like dry:

Nails

I know you can't really tell, but I did pick a lighter color since I previously had on Carry On by Essie, I figured my nails needed to breathe. But I'm here to say, sorry Essie but you've been replaced, although I am going to try using my Essie and OPI polishes with only the Insta-Dri and see if I get the dreaded bubbles. I'll keep you posted on how that goes. But as long as Sally Hansen doesn't discontinue this line I'll be a happy camper and if they do...well we won't go down that path. :)

4 comments:

{ thalie @ Glazed Talons } at: December 9, 2011 at 10:10 PM said...

Linen is so pretty! Do you mean 30 seconds on the InstaDri? I need a quick dry top coat too.

{ Sweetpea } at: December 11, 2011 at 3:07 AM said...

I love it, it's a great year around color. No the Insta-Dri is 30 minutes for it to be completely dry, but it really doesn't take long to dry. I think as long as you don't have to put on gloves or a coat or zip something you're good during those 30 minutes.

{ FallenSerendipity } at: June 1, 2012 at 7:45 AM said...

I bought linen today! :D

{ Sweetpea } at: June 1, 2012 at 11:29 PM said...

Nice! Let me know what you think, Smooth and Perfect is my favorite line. I really hope they add more colors.

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