Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Spring Has Sprung!

Meow kittens!  It is now spring in my part of the world so I thought what better way to celebrate than to showcase three pretty pastels for you.  Please meet three lovelies from the Sally Hansen Smooth and Perfect Color Care Line.
From L to R: *Satin, *Air and *Whisper

These pretty ladies feature the famous wide Sally Hansen brush that I adore and the formula on each was thin and easy to apply.  Each color has a hint of shimmer and they are truly lovely pastel shades.  They are quite sheer but build up nicely.  Below are three coats of each in natural light.
Air on thumb and ring finger, Satin on index finger and pinky, Whisper on middle finger

Though three coats are kind of a lot of work, I think the results are worth it.  For folks who love sheer shades, these are perfect and for those, myself included, who prefer more opacity, three coats should get you there.  Perfect colors for your upcoming Easter manis!

I also received a cuticle care product to try out for you.  It is called *Sally Hansen Salon Manicure Cuticle Eraser & Balm.  Here is a shot of the product:
It is a soft cream.  I applied it as directed, massaging it into my cuticles and, as suggested, used a stick to assist in removing my cuticles.  It did soften my cuticles a bit which aided in their removal but, to be completely honest, I'm not sure it was any more effective than any other product I've tried.  It left my fingers feeling a bit slick and waxy and, again as directed, I washed my hands thoroughly before applying my polish.  I didn't DISlike this product but, for me, it wasn't that special.

What do you have in mind for your Easter manis?  I may be using these again for mine.  They just scream spring!

*Disclosure: Where indicated by an asterisk, the product(s) in this post were provided to me by the company for review. Please click my disclosure tab for further information.


Erika said...

I love the soft shades, I think I have the peach colored one. Though I didnt like how sheer it was.

They look cute as a skittle mani like you did.

I have that cuticle balm and I actually like it but not for cuticle removal per se. I just use it in between swatches to keep my fingers from drying out from acetone. I like the smell of it too.

Kari said...

Ooh, good suggestion! Thanks, love. ;)

LuvMyLacquer said...

These shades are indeed lovely for Easter mani's! I have no idea what I'm going to do for Easter yet but I'm sure I will have some pretty pastels like these going on. I haven't tried the cuticle balm. Nice post!

Kari said...

Thanks, sweet pea. I am pretty much always down for some pretty pastels but especially in springtime. :)