Sally Hansen Mega Strength Rise Up
Sally Hansen Mega Strength Class Act
Sally Hansen Mega Strength Wild Card
Hi everyone! Today we have the first of POC/WOC nail polish swatches from Jackie at http://instagram.com/jackiebodick. If you haven’t checked out my post about this POC/WOC swatch project, please do so! If you’d like to see my swatches, you can do that as well. Wait until you see Class Act on Jackie, it’s giving me heart eyes over here. ❤
Earlier this week, I mentioned a project I’ve been working on and I’m excited to finally reveal it to you!
I have quite a few nail polishes that are press samples just sitting around and I’ve been ruminating on what to do with them – I mean sometimes they aren’t to my taste or what not. At the same time, I have been doing a lot of listening and reading from WOC/POC (Women of Color/Persons of Color) bloggers and the uphill battle many of them face. And I kept coming back to, what can I do – other than being aware?
I gave it some thought, and I could do something to promote POC bloggers and promote more diversity in nail polish swatches. I offered to send what I’ve been sent, or what I’ve bought, to POC/WOC micro bloggers. Now, let’s be clear, I don’t get sent a lot of press samples, and a lot of what I have in polishes, I buy myself. But if something is just going to sit around and not get used, why not spread the wealth (as it were), and promote POC bloggers at the same time? (Wow, I just used the word promote a lot there, I need a thesaurus or something. 😛 )
I sent out packages to 4 micro bloggers this time around:
Jackie at https://www.instagram.com/jackiebodick/
Stefani at https://www.instagram.com/stefanisworld/
Mora at https://www.instagram.com/sassynaildesigns
Melissa at https://www.instagram.com/polishandpups/
You’ll be seeing their swatches over the next few weeks, but I think you should go give them a follow now! All of them have been great to work with, they have wonderful nails and photos and should have more followers and fans.
Sally Hansen Miracle Gel Out of this Pearl
Sally Hansen Miracle Gel Mauve-oulous
Sally Hansen Miracle Gel Apollo You Anywhere
Sally Hansen Miracle Gel Can’t Beat Royalty
Sally Hansen Miracle Gel Wine Stock
Sally Hansen Miracle Gel Beet, Pray, Love
Sally Hansen Miracle Gel Matte Top Coat
As I said a couple of days ago, it’s Sally Hansen week! I don’t think these nail polishes are new, but the Sally Hansen Miracle Gel Matte Top Coat is. Let’s check out the polishes with the new Matte Top Coat! Note on formula: all of these were fairly thin and I really had to be careful that it wouldn’t flood all over the place. But the matte top coat was easy to apply and didn’t cause me any trouble.
1 coat of Sally Hansen Mega Strength Hardener
3 thin coats of Sally Hansen Mega Strength Persis-tint
1 coat of Sally Hansen Mega Strength Ultra Shine Top Coat
Oh my goodness! I picked up 6 more of the Sally Hansen Mega Strength polishes yesterday (have you seen my review yet of the others?) and they are flipping gorgeous. I can’t wait to show you. But for now, let’s check out how my wear test on Persis-tint did! First a reminder of how Persis-tint looked the first day:
A few notes on application: I did have quite a few bubbles showing in my manicure, so that’s something to be aware of. Also, the top coat is NOT a quick dry top coat and as such, it took forever to dry!! But once it dried, it was like iron.
This is how my manicure looked after 5 days, which included working out, showering, washing dishes, changing diapers, shoveling snow, and all sorts of other activities. As you can see, I had a couple of chips, some tip wear, and one nail was trying to start peeling off – but overall, really held up well! Especially since I’ve been having a hard time with nail polish lately.
Sally Hansen Mega Strength nail polish in Wild Card
Sally Hansen Mega Strength nail polish in Rise Up
Sally Hansen Mega Strength nail polish in She-Ro
Sally Hansen Mega Strength nail polish in Class Act
Sally Hansen Mega Strength nail polish in Slay All Day
Sally Hansen Mega Strength nail polish in Persis-tint
Hey everyone! I just got back home from a super relaxing and super needed staycation weekend. I realized it has been 3 years, 11 months [not that I counted or anything] since I’ve gone anywhere without at least 1 kid attached to me and that’s just too long! I know you’re here for swatches of the newest Sally Hansen Mega Strength polishes though, so we will chit-chat at another time. 😀
First though, I want to talk about this brush. I love brushes like this because they are literally perfect for my nail: covers my whole nail in three strokes, and doesn’t get fussy at the edges. I’m in love *sigh* ❤ Continue reading
Cult Nails Walk of Shame [gift]
Sinful Colors Candy Ginger
Sinful Colors Black on Black, 1 coat
L.A. Colors Glows Electric
L.A. Colors Glows Energy
P.O.P Polish Radioactive Glass, 1 coat over pinky fingers [press sample]
Nicole Diary gems and hearts
Well this is the last of the “nice” Valentine’s Day manicures, and tomorrow you get an anti-Valentine’s Day manicure. Have you enjoyed this series? Should I do something similar for St. Patrick’s Day? Let me know! 🙂 Continue reading
Inspired Sense Peaceful Pink, 3 coats [gift]
Sally Hansen Big Dip O’Ruby, 2 coats [press sample, previously swatched]
L.A. Colors Energy Source
Nicole Diary iridescent dots
I’ve been so excited to show off all these Valentine’s Day manicures finally! I’ve had a ton of fun creating them. This series will last through the 7th, plenty of time do plan out your Valentine’s Day mani.