BEAUTY NEWS: NICKI MINAJ TEAMS UP WITH OPI NAIL LACQUER

Sunday, October 23, 2011 · No Comments
Posted in Beauty, Nail Polish

Rap superstar Nicki Minaj  is taking her entrepreneur game  up a notch . This time the “Super Bass” MC  has teamed up with OPI to bring us her very own nail polish collection.   According to Nicki’s MyPinkFriday website the collection will be ready for purchase next year. Continue Reading »

Nail Polish Review: Sally Hansen Salon Effects (UPDATE)

Saturday, March 5, 2011 · No Comments
Posted in Beauty, Nail Polish

A few weeks ago I did a small review on Sally Hansen Salon Effecst Real Nail Polish Strips here on Ooh La La Blog . Well I’m back to tell you that the strips lasted  more then the ten days advertised on the box. I actually went back and tried another pattern. Both designs held up for a very long time without peeling or chipping.  I knew the polish strips were the BOMB.com, when I went to the nail shop to get my eye brows waxed and they complimented me on my nails. They wanted to know who did my nails and where was the shop located. They were really surprised when I told them I did my own nails. SO WHOOMP THERE IT IS! I would definitely suggest  Sally Hansen Salon Effects to women who aren’t afraid to do their own nails, and even if you are, give it a shot.  It’s simple and only takes a few minutes. There’s no drying time either so that’s always a plus. All you do is  peel, press, and go!  It’s simple and well worth the $8.50 at Wal Mart or the $9.99 at Walgreens and Ulta.

Here’s a few picks from my nails. Please forgive my polish technique, I kinda went outside the lines!

I used Sally Hansen Salon Effects in #240. It’s called “Check It Out”. I also used Pure Ice, # 303CP. It’s called ” Free Spirit”

I used Sally Hansen Salon Effects in #320. It’s called ” Kitty, Kitty” I also used NYC nail polish in #1313A. It’s called ” Big Apple Red ”

I used Salon Hansen Salon Effects in #320. It’s  called ” Kitty, Kitty”.  I also used Orly nail polish in #40294. It’s called ” Luxe” . I used  Sephora by OPI top coat. It’s called ” Only Gold For Me”.

On the last set of pictures, the real nail polish strips were on week number two and lasted another week after that. Any questions, just ask in the comment section and I will answer them for you.

NAIL WAR: SALLY HANSEN VS. SEPHORA

Monday, January 24, 2011 · No Comments
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While the rest of the world was going natural through their scalp, I started going natural through my fingertips. Since I wasn’t getting acrylic tips and overlays any more I went back to painting my own nails. This meant I was buying polishes galore and trying any  new nail kits. Back in June, Sephora introduced minx inspired  stencil kits. I bought two sets and loved them. I also had a few cons. Earlier this month I saw Sally Hansen’s kit at Wal Mart and tried them out.  I really loved that set too.  So here it goes….

Sephoria Pro’s

The designs are cute and doesn’t look too young

There are several designs to choose from.

Easy to apply

Easy to remove

Plenty of strips included, strips come in a variety of sizes.

Sephoria Con’s

Doesn’t last long on my nails ( 3 days tops)

Hard to file down and remove the excess material.

Doesn’t look as natural

The price ($16.00)

Sally Hansen  Pro’s

Easy to Apply

Several designs to choose from

Looks very natural

Easy to remove

Plenty of strips included, strips come in a variety of sizes

Comes with a finger file  and other utensils needed for the application

The price ($8.50)

Sally Hansen Con’s

Many of the designs would appeal to a younger group of  women

The strips are easy to loose

Here are few of the Sally Hansen designs I tried on my nails

Here are the Sephora OPI strip pictures