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Thursday, September 19, 2013

sally hansen complete salon manicure- nyfw aw13

New York Autumn/Winter Fashion Week my have just wrapped up, but there are a few ways you can keep it going thanks to the Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure designer created created shades. This year Tracy Reese, Rodarte, and Parabal Gurung have each designed three shades to correspond with their fall collections. Read on for swatches!

'Leading with fresh, new color for Fall, these designer-created collection joins the Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure award-winning, trend setting color collection that infuses cutting edge shades with a nourishing, expert quality formula to deliver salon-caliber results. The newly upgraded Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure polish now offers an unprecedented seven salon manicure steps in one, enhancing the base coat with chip resistant benefits and gel shine, as well as providing growth treatment, strengthener, color and top coat in one bottle.' 

The Complete Salon Formula is one of my favourite out of the drugstore scene. As far as I can remember I've yet to be disappointed by any shades. Most shades apply with just two coats, and if you're not one for base coats, top coats and the like they are built in to the formula. I still use them anyway, but that's more out of habit that anything. I find the formula wears quite well- usually three or four days before minimal wear.

 Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure- New Wave Blue* x Tracy Reese

New Wave Blue is a teal blue cream. The shade is gorgeous, but quite similar to both OPI Fly and China Glaze Custom Kicks. Formula is perfect -two coats shown- but this does stain, a lot, so a base coat is defiantly recommended.

 source: Sally Hansen

This shade is one of three from Tracy Reese, the others being Perfectly Poppy- a scarlet red and Malbec- a deep aubergine. For fashion week, New Wave Blue was used over Wedding Glitters (permanent CSM shade) to create an outline manicure.

 Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure- Platinum Star* x Rodarte

Platinum Star is a pale, silver metallic shade. It has a softness to it but is unfortunately, also fairly brush-strokey. The upside is that the CSM brush is wide enough to cover most of the nail in one pass, so it's not as bad as it could have been. Careful application does minimize the appearance of brush strokes. Besides that, formula was good. Two coats shown.

source: Sally Hansen

This shade is one of three from Rodarte, the others being  Shocking Nude- a grey toned nude, and Gold Roses- a metallic rose gold. For fashion week Platinum Star and Gold Roses were used on tips over Shocking nude to create an edgy twist on the classic French manicure.

Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure- Coat of Arms* x Parabal Gurung

Coat of Arms is a shimmery, metallic pale gold that looks foil like on nails. It does show some brush strokes, but they're subtle and not as obvious if you apply coats carefully. Two coats. 

source: Sally Hansen

This shade is, again, one of three from Parabal Gurung, the others being Loden Green- a dusty, military green, and Night Watch- an inky, navy cream. For fashion week Loden Green was used over Coat of Arms to create a 'V-manicure'

Overall you can't go wrong with the Complete Salon Manicure formula and the shades are always on trend. These shades are limited edition and are available now. What do you think of desginer created polishes? Will you be adding any of these shades to your collection? 

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