Time To Shine With Sally Hansen’s Long-Lasting, Triple-Shine Nail Polish
Earlier this week I sat down to write my New Year’s resolutions for 2014, and among the many things I’d like to accomplish next year, I resolve to spend more time…
- Cooking healthy meals
And I resolve to spend less time…
- Vegetating on the couch
- Staring at chipped nails
Yup, I’ve been blogging about beauty products pretty much daily for the past seven years, and with all of that time spent contemplating critical things of great universal importance…like felt-tipped versus brush-tipped liquid liners (don’t even get me started on this, because we’d be here FOR DAYS!), you might assume that I’d never, ever dare leave the house with chipped polish.
But I do.
I absolutely do. Because my hands do work!
There’s all the typing, the filing, the dishwashing, and the opening of all those cans of cat food every night (what can I say? — I’m a cat lady). I put my hands through a lot.
And when I started wearing Sally Hansen’s recently released $5 Triple Shine Nail Polishes, I expected my regular routine — fresh, flawless polish for a day or two before waking up in chip city.
But that was not the case.
These high-gloss Triple Shines proved to be surprisingly sturdy. In fact, they’re probably the longest-wearing drugstore nail polishes I’ve ever worn.
After applying creamy greenish blue Dive In a few weeks ago as part of my initial testing, I didn’t see a single chip for seven full days.
Not one! — and that was without a base or top coat.
Reef-Raf (two coats)
Red Snapper (two coats)
Play Koi (two coats)
Vanity Flare (two coats)
Dive In (three coats — this one’s a little streaky)
Adding a base and top coat extends the wear time, of course. With both, I get about 9-10 days of chip-free color, which I think is pretty great, considering how much wear and tear I put my nails through.
And then there’s how easy these are to use. Applying is quick and easy thanks to the wide brush, which covers a lot of surface area, so each nail only takes me 2-3 strokes. Plus, the formula fully dries in about 30 minutes — which may not be as fast as quick dry polishes, but still, it’s pretty good.
With 29 glossy shades to choose from (some glitters, too), there’s also a lot of variety. My favorites so far are the five fun, creamy colors in these pics.
They’re perfect for spring (and for hoping spring comes early this year).
You can find the Triple Shines now at drugstores, grocery stores, Ulta stores and online for about $5 each.
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,