Sally Hansen • Complete Salon Manicure Nail Polish • Polishes
|Would buy this product again.||70%|
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
I think I'm the only one who might feel indifferent about this particular SH polish line.
Maybe it's just me, but I find the drying time TOO LONG, I have about 4 bottles and they ended up all the same. Even with Seche Vite's top coat but maybe that's because the color is sheer and it takes me a lot of layers to put on. I like the colors that it offers, and the collections but I can't help myself to shell out $8.XX for a bottle when there are problems as such. Maybe when it's BOGO (that's when I bought mine) but not even BOGO 50% off. Considering I can get Essie, Zoya and OPI for about half the price of one SH Complete Manicure Nail polish, I don't think I'll purchase from this line unless there's a really nice LE color.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Green
I used pink slip and right said red colours. Lasting and brush are good but I dissappointed because you have to apply the layer 3 times to find the real colour on your nail. So thin.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I have this polish in peachy keen, choco-latte and plum's the word. I want most of the colors from this line, because they are so beautiful and leave a high gloss finish. The polish itself is pretty high quality for a drug store brand, and the brush is wonderful once you get used to it. It's wide, so it's meant for large, even strokes which helps speed up the time needed for polishing. I top it with Sally Hansen's insta-dri top coat (red bottle), and it lasts for several days before I need a touch-up. I wish I hadn't waited so long to try this product!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Oily, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
I am not very experienced with nail polishes. I usually do not wear any color on my fingers and if I do on my toes they used to be professional (and that was fairly rare). However, I could no longer afford the pro-pedi so I thought I'd give this a try. I first bought Shrimply Devine for a summer color and loved how smooth and streak free it was. It looked professional! I loved it so much a bought another color, Choco-Latte and love that as well. I intend on buying more colors. Other reviewers said the lighter colors tend to streak. The choco latte is fairly light and did not streak for me but I will need to test out some more colors. So far so good.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination Hair: Black Eyes: Black
I hate to be the downer of the group, but I find these nail polishes to be extremely streaky. I have three colors haute chocolate, sheer me now and peachy keen. The colors are rather generic and in reality probably dupes from higher end brands. The wider brush is definitely an improvement. However, I found the application for the two lighter shades, peachy keen and sheer me now to be extremely streaky. I have reserved all three polishes for pedicure uses only. I don't really feel comfortable wearing the lighter shades on my hands because the streakiness is very visible upon closer inspection.
I paid $7.50 for one of the nail polishes when they were on sale at CVS for buy one get one 50% off. I rather pay a little bit extra money for OPI than buy these again.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Hazel
I love this product, and for drugstore-bought it is fabulous quality for the price. I bought Boca Mocha, a gorgeous chocolate brown--Perfect cold weather nail color. I prefer to do my own manicures and I am using this polish and the brush is perfect imo. The tip is wider, which I prefer because I get a better, cleaner application of polish---And faster.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Blue
Ok I own a ton of these and they are AMAZING!! Best quality nail polishes ever- they apply like a dream and have really really good staying power. Can last me a week with no chipping and minimal tip wear! The colors are gorgeous and you get so much polish! Packaging is really cute and practical. I absolutely love the brushes for these- nice and large and flat. Very opaque (all the ones I have are!) Not streaky or hard to apply- just glide on perfectly. SO great!!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Red, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
I love this product line. The color range is gorgeous and the polish quality is superb. The colors are rich and pigmented and last forever. I saw that a lot of people dislike the large brush, but personally for me it's one of the great things about these polishes. I have large nail beds so my polish always ends up streaky with smaller and skinnier brushes (i.e. China Glaze). With this brush I am able to cover the full nail in 3 simple strokes for a flawless finish. Also I love that the tip of the brush is tapered. It allows you to create a neat and perfectly rounded oval shape at the base of the nail (after doing the initial stroke down the center of the nail, I make slightly curved strokes from the center of the nail base towards the outer edges). The brush works great if you're trying to do a Ruffian manicure.
Overall love these polishes and will definitely be purchasing more really soon.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I think this is a good line! I have a few colors from this line- Mudslide, Haute Chocolate, Sea And Be Seen, Lagoon, Gilty Pleasure, Pomegrante, Dianthus, Ring My Shell, Golden Ticket, Wine Not, Hidden Treasure (x5 @-@), Sequin Scandal & ......
I find the application really good. I can even get away with just one coat. It also has a long lasting wear too. I owned a few OPI, China Glaze, Nubar and etc, and I am not surprised why some have issue with this brush. For me, I find the brush very unique and has it's own advantages when applying. I usually starts in the middle and slowly move slightly to the side for the whole application.
The color range is very attractive too. Unfortunately, I have not tried everything I owned. Too many polishes...too little fingers...!
Age: 36-43 Skin: Dry, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
The applicator brush is way too thick, it's like a mini paint brush. You cannot get a smooth thin application with the brush, it ends up streaky and gooey. I can't really rate the polish itself, because I couldn't get a decent application with this brush, not really sure if it is the polish that is bad or just the brush. I have been very satisfied with Sally Hansen's beyond perfect nail color, which they don't sell anymore. Not so sure about this one. I will have to stick with OPI for now.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Acne-prone Hair: Red Eyes: Green
I'm surprised anyone could dislike this. I personally think OPI is very overrated, though, while everyone else seems to love it. I bought this in Haute Chocolate and So Much Fawn. I have received so many compliments on these colors. I can also go 5 days without chips or peeling. The only things I noted were at the end of the 5 days, there was a little wear on the tips, which I don't think is unusual. 3 thin coats works best for extra longevity. My nails seem stronger after using this for a couple weeks. The only thing I would consider is putting on a top coat to increase the gloss, but for me, using the Instant Cuticle remover and then this and filing every other week makes it so easy to upkeep my nails. I have 3 young kids and I had to give up having my nails look decent for years because I just did not have the time to make them look manicured. This has saved my hands and some of my street cred as a mom who has her stuff together. I love the "wow, you have 3 kids and your hands look so nice. What's your secret?" comments. I totally look forward to buying more colors of this. I think most of the colors on the shelf are gross, but if they come out with more colors, I will be buying nothing but this from now on. Are you listening, Sally Hansen?
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Blond, Curly, Medium Eyes: Green
I am impressed with the color options which are more chic than what you see in a typical drugstore line. However, the formula and brush don't live up to it's price point.
I found the application was less than desirable. The color went on streaky and took three coats to produce an even result. Additionally the brush is too wide and has an odd shape. I found that it was difficult to control and left too much residual polish on my skin and cuticles. I prefer a more narrow brush.
I would suggest OPI,China Glaza, or Zoya. They are in the same price range but offer easier application and better staying power.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
First, I Love the rubber ring around the edge of the lid which helps keep a firm grim on the applicator. I love the thin, quick drying consistency, and I love the speedy application with the wide brush.
I purchased "Purple Pulse" which is a grape color with almost invisible fine glitter. It looked really great in the bottle. At first, It looked horrible on pale skin becuase it was thin and streaky looking after 5 coats! Other colors in this line only took 3 -4 coats to look done.
I was going to rate it a 1, but gave myself 2 more coats, until I finally it looked done. Total of 7 coats. But honestly, they dry INSTANTLY - so it actually took MUCH LESS TIME TO DRY than my normal dark colors.
And I find the finished look is less messy and I had no glopps on my finger to wipe away becuase the brush was easy to control and went fast. 3 swipes per nail versus 5 or 6 for each coat.
Actually now I DO Like it- A lot! It looks not so great against very light pastel or very similar colors - but against contrasting colors like lime green or black, it looks great. I would wear this with bright summer colors or a black evening dress.
I loved 2 other colors; Angel wings and Calypso Blue - and they did not need so many coats.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Brown
I bought this in Purple Pulse, what a waste of money. What initially attracted me was the color because I love purple, but even after 3 coats the color isn't that impressive. It was terribly streaky in application, and like others have said the brush is difficult to manipulate. I've tried this once before, but this last application I didn't use a base or top coat to see if it really was a "professional" quality...it wasn't even close. It's been on for three days and it's already starting to chip. With what I paid for it, I could have gotten a polish of much better quality. I definitely won't be re-purchasing this one.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination Hair: Blond Eyes: Green
I have this in "Amazing Blaze" which is a bright, hot pink. I love it! It truly lasts as long as my OPI polishes and goes on smooth and true to color.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette Eyes: Other
I love Sally Hansen products and am rarely disappointed. However, I have nothing but hate for this polish. You receive 0.5 fluid oz. which is just a hair more than their other lines, which average ~0.45 fl oz. You are paying about $2 more for only 0.05 oz. more which seems like a rip. I decided to give this a try anyway in hopes of finding other positive attributes to rationalize this price increase.....
I do not love the brush. This brush reminds me of the brush in the new Insta-Dry line (which by the way you only get 0.31 fl oz of product). The brush is wide and tapered at the ends; however, I find the individual bristles to be so thick and frayed at the end that application is difficult and streaky. My sister also bought this polish and had the hardest time with application. She is a relative newbie with polish, while I am well experienced and we both had a hard time. The formula was difficult to judge due to this crappy brush and I couldn't keep the color on my nails long enough to make a fair assessment of the wear. My first impression was that the formula was a bit thick without much color payoff. I will try to switch the brush from another bottle of polish to see if the formula is decent.
Perhaps this particular bottle was a lemon, but I am not going to blow more cash on this line to find out.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
Got this in Sheer me now-dupe for opi bubble bath (another reviewer said pink slip was dupe for bubble but i think pink slip too white-pink compared to bubble bath-sheer me now has the pink-beige similiar to bubble bath). Beautiful shade, big brush BUT a bit streaky and takes 3 coats for good color payoff. Will probs by again. Paid $8 @ cvs. Kinda pricey for ds polish.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Neutral Hair: Black, Straight, Fine Eyes: Green
I recently purchased this in the colour "Red Zin" and just applied it for the first time. The colour is very pretty- a deep, almost blood-red. It applied to my fingernails and small toes evenly but messily around the edges (the brush is larger than some of my nails so there's always some around my nail to wash off or remove with a cotton swab after), but the big toes take a few tries (removing each time) for some reason. You'd think it'd be easier to do the big toes with a bigger brush but it just kinda globs up messily and unevenly. Odd. And like others have said, it's hard to control how much polish is on the brush because of the wide, flat handle (the excess can't be effectively wiped off on the round bottle rim). Also, this does take 2 coats, as most nail polish seems to (I've only found a couple HG polishes that look good with one coat, which have been discontinued), but then it seems to look ok. I can't say how long this wears for because I just applied it a little while ago, but I'll update it if it wears for a shorter or longer amount of time than what I expect/what is average for me. I put that I wouldn't buy again for now, just because it wasn't anything spectacular for me and the application would be a bit nicer with a thinner brush.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Green
Having been a huge fan of Sally Hansen products, I bought this in the shade Boca Mocha.
Upon opening the bottle, I was dismayed by the large and inflexible stem connecting the cap to the brush. Moreover, the brush was wide and inflexible. This made it difficult to get more polish on the brush and remove the excess on the mouth of the bottle.
Did I mention that the polish is streaky? It's streaky. It also has the consistency of old nail polish, so it's as though I need to add nail polish remover to smooth it out before using it -- but I just bought it yesterday, not a year ago!
I will be returning this, and I will not buy this again!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
Have many colors from this line. Like most of them. Look forward to buying other colors from this line! :)