Saturday, March 2, 2013

Sally Hansen Gift with Purchase

All it ever takes with me is throwing a freebie in the mix. Right now, if you spend $20 or more on Sally Hansen at Priceline, they'll throw in a gift with purchase valued at $53.30. The pack contains a No More Ridges Nail Shaper and Buffer, Diamond Strength Nail Hardener, Diamond Shine Base & Top Coat and a Complete Salon Manicure nail polish in Frutti Petutie (540). After much deliberation about what to buy, I chose two Complete Salon Manicure polishes (on sale for $10 each) in Jaded (672) and Commander in Chic (370).








It was with a previous Sally Hansen gift with purchase at Priceline that I discovered the amazingness that is Insta-Dri Top Coat and the Radiant Hands, Nails & Cuticles Creme. This time 'round, I'm not sure if I'm going to be blown away by any of the products. I haven't touched the nail shaper/buffer, as it just seems like too much work. Frutti Petutie isn't a shade that I'd set out to buy, though it could make a good pedicure colour. I have been using the Diamond Strength Nail Hardener as my base coat, and the Diamond Shine Base & Top Coat as a top coat. They're pretty similar in packaging and effect. I never used to apply a base or top coat, but they do make a huge difference to how smoothly nail polish applies and how shiny the final result is.



Frutti Petutie is a bright, medium pinkish red. Not quite orange enough to be characterised as a coral. I wish this leaned closer to a neon pink, but there's a little more red in it than I'd prefer.




Commander in Chic is one polish that I've been eyeing for a long, long time. I've seen it pop up on Michelle's blog a few times, and I would've bought it earlier had I not thought I already owned similar shades. I'm glad that I finally decided to make it mine, as I love purplish/grey/taupe colours like these. Reminds me a lot of Essie Merino Cool, and looking at swatches online, the two are very close.



I wasn't sure if I'd be disappointed in Jaded, as I have so many mint and seafoam green polishes that are similar, or have been failures. But this one surprised me in a good way. I wouldn't have anticipated how the colour looks on my nails. It has a certain sheerness to it (this one minimally needs two coats and I did three coats in the above pictures, whereas you could get away with just one for Frutti Petutie and Commander in Chic) that gives it a softness and "jelly" appearance. I feared the colour would end up a flat, unflattering green, but there's an aqua/blue tinge and a muted quality that makes Jaded much prettier than expected.


These Complete Salon Manicure polishes thoroughly impressed me with how easy they were to apply. They go on super smoothly, don't bubble, have a wide, flat paddle brush that disperses just the right amount of polish and paints the nail with as few strokes as possible. At $14.95 each, they're relatively pricey if not on sale (and with the added incentive of a gift with purchase), but at least the formula is one of the best I've tried.

54 comments:

  1. The mint shade is beautiful! I see a lot of these polishes in Poundland, so I hope I can pick up that shade some time soon! xx

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  2. Those colours are so pretty! The GWP is a great incentive, good value for money considering the polishes were on sale.

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  3. Whoa it's sooo glossy o.o Beautiful!

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  4. Oh lord they are gorgeous...
    x

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  5. They look awesome! I love the mint colour!

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  6. great GWP, love all the three shades :)

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  7. Wow, these colors look amazing and that gift with purchase is such a great deal!!

    Cassie
    thriftthick.blogspot.com

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  8. These colours look awesome! I love how glossy they all look!

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  9. Commander in Chic looks stunning! And what a gift, OMG!!

    MyMakeUpCompulsion

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  10. Such a chic review I actually have a polish on right now from Nails Inc that looks just like the mint blue in this review xx

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  11. I was thinking of Merino Cool when I saw Commander in Chic, though I'll probably end up getting it anyway :P Jaded is really pretty!

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  12. I'm loving Commander in Chic- I've been looking for a nice grey/taupe/neutral polish (I gave Ulta3's Earl Grey a go after I read one of your post on Ulta3 polishes but this shade unfortunately doesn't suit me at all). Jaded is a very nice seafoam/mint green although for some reason these types of shades also don't suit me, grr. I agree with you on nail buffers- they are too much work and take too much time, albeit results are amazing when you do bother to buff your nails. I've also always been too lazy for base and top coats but if I do hear about an amazing top coat, I might give it a go :)

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  13. I've never tried Sally Hansen polishes, except Insta-dry, but I love all these colours.
    I am definitely the same when it comes to freebies, who doesn't love them?

    xoxo

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  14. Jade looks very cool :) I love how you can get your nails done so neatly in time for pictures! I can barely do my own nails, let alone for swatches, so major kudos to you. Thanks for the sweetest comment on my blog. It's nice to know that you care! It seriously made my day so thank you! :D xx

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  15. Amazing colors! I'm in love..

    http://happinessvictim.blogspot.com
    x

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  16. Gorgeous colours! The GWP is pretty awesome! I went into Priceline today (naughty naughty as I'm on a spending ban) and my boyfriend got me one Sally Hansen polish I'd been lusting over... a shame I didn't see this deal, otherwise I would have made him buy me two :P
    xx

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  17. i love jaded, i have many mint green shades now too but i swear i can't stop collecting them.

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  18. I can't get over how nice your blog looks with it's simple design! I have a darker sally hansen insta-dry version of commadner in chic in a shade called Slick Slate. I also have a shade very similar, but brighter to Jaded from Loreal called club prive. :) The coral and the grey look gorgeous too! You have the most amazing pictures! Where do you take your pictures?

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    1. Thank you! I don't take them anywhere special, just in natural daylight against white paper.

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  19. damn all three colors are just absolutely brilliant. i love them so much - perfect for spring and summer. and not only that, but you are really good at painting nails.

    http://www.lovefromberlin.net/
    xx rae

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  20. I need to invest in some sally hansen polishes, they look so lovely

    A little bit Unique

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  21. oh my goodness, those colors are so pretty

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  22. ooh, the shades are really pretty ^_~

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  23. Cute colors! Jade looks so pretty on you! :-)

    ~ Yun

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  24. i love all three colors on you. they could easily make a nice spring collection although the greige shade has been out for a while now. :)

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  25. I don´t know why but of all the nail polishs Jaded looks so beautiful and cute. Is a color really soft is different to all. I really like so great purchase.

    xoxo

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  26. wow i dont know if it's your camera or the quality of the nail polishes but they look gorgeous and so so shiny! I'll have to make a trip into Priceline! thanks ;)

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  27. ooh, what a generous gift, and what stunning colours! Frutti Petutie is a stunning colour. I really like the finish of these, too. xx

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  28. I love Jaded the most.. But they're all pretty anyway hehe :)

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  29. So gorgeous! Every time I read your blog I want to get my nails done..or buy makeup! haha May I ask what camera you use? Or maybe a tutorial on how you get your pictures soooooo clear!

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    1. Thank you! Your photos are really lovely too :) I use a Nikon D7000 though before November-ish it was a Nikin D40.

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  30. I got this GWP the other day too, such a good deal! I had been eyeing off the Complete Salon Manicure polishes for a while and bought Jaded and this really nice pinky-mauve shade. Was a bit scared that Jaded would be too bright but it looks gorgeous here. xx

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  31. I need to get me Jaded. I think I like it better than For Audrey and Absolutely Shore! I've been eyeing Commander in Chic too, but I doubt I'd do the GWP justice when I barely paint my nails.

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  32. I love them all! Such pretty colors! I would totally get the Frutti Petutie one if Sally Hansen was sold here. I would really get the other two, though, because they look really similar to the Essie polishes I already own.

    Sandra - The Puzzle of Sandra's Life

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  33. These colours are so pretty! They're the perfect spring shades! :) ♥

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  35. Jaded looks a LOT more turquoise than it does in the bottle, it also reminds me of Turquoise and Caicos by Essie. :) Love how glossy all those polishes are!

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  36. My eyes went straight to that gorgeous mint green! I've seen this line floating around the pharmacies, but they're so expensive here that I only browsed them and didn't dare to pick one up. Love the other colours too, I could never pull off grey on my nails, though : / xx

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  37. I always use that Nail Polish the diamond Shine...:))))

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  38. beautiful colours! i'm in love with the mint shade :) and wow, i'm really impressed with the bonus gift, that's so nice of them!

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  39. Beautiful, beautiful nail polish colors!
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  40. Wow, I love all of them, they look gorgeous!

    Greetings from Shirayuki's Beauty.

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  41. All the colors that you picked are so cool !

    Turtle <3

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  42. Colours you picked are so nice! I especially like Commander in Chic, because I don't have the light version of this tone. I have bit darker purplish/grey/taupe colours which isn't for spring, I think. This one, however, looks good and wearable in March!

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  43. both suuuch nice colours! x

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  44. I would have picked up the same colours! Commander in Chic reminds me vaguely of the Sportsgirl Storm nail polish but darker with a more mauve/grey undertone. I've been in desperate need of a new base/top coat and hardener so this GWP is just perfect! Thanks for the blog post! x

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  45. Gorgeous colours, jaded in particular is stunning :-)
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  46. these colors are so pretty!! i've never really paid attention to sally hansen nail polishes but wow!! it's so glossy as well?!
    can i just say, i love that you're an australian blogger, i love reading blogs and when they reference shops like priceline coz it just seems so accessible and close to home :3

    à la foliee

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    1. It did surprise me how good the formula of these were, the brush was excellent as well. They were easy to apply and went on so smoothly. I did add a top coat for extra shine but they were quite glossy on their own.

      And thank you :) I love reading local blogs too (yours included!), keeps me in the loop and like you say, they're easier to relate to.

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