Friday, 2 March 2012

NOTD + review of Sally Hansen Hard as Wraps Nail polish + glitter + handmade ring

About a week ago I was looking for Sally Hansen's Insta-dri and I found it on halfpriceperfumes.co.uk as a freebie if you buy the Hard as Wraps nail polish :) The total was  £5.98 so basically a bargain as in Boots the insta-dri itself costs £5.99. Click here for the bargain! :)

The Sally Hansen Hard as Wraps nail polish is a formula with acrylic gel and nylon and it's meant to last longer than a normal nail polish and give you a salon effect.
The packaging claims that this is the perfect nail polish solution for women who want hard, strong, beautiful nails but do not have time for salon visits and expensive nail wraps.Professional brush provides ultra-smooth, flawless application.Brush on strength and beauty in just one easy step.
My opinion: It started to chip the next day and that's with use of insta-dri top coat that is meant to be an anti-chip solution, but the finish is very nice and really gives you the salon effect. 
The colour I bought is called Stony Creme and it's a really nice brown/beige colour with a creme finish, but used with a shiny top coat it looks very glossy and luxurious.
I like the colour and I would repurchase it because of that, but for anybody who wants a long lasting nail polish- I personally think it just doesn't do what it's meant to do. I don't wear the same manicure for longer that 2 days anyway so it didn't bother me when it started to chip, but I was a little bit disappointed.
As you already know, I love glitter on my nails, so when the Hard as Wraps nail polish started to chip, I applied another coat and I couldn't resist putting lots of glitter on ;)

I will be using insta-dri as a top coat with all my manicures and I will let you know how it goes.

The pictures are in reversed order, starting with the highest amount of glitter to the plain colour at the end :)








A croc effect pyramid stud ring that I made recently.

35 comments:

  1. this is so pretty. i love dusky pink :)

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  2. What a wonderful blog! we follow you! http://ouronlyvice.blogspot.com/

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  3. Your nail design is so stunning! Love it!

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  4. These nails look amazing! They look professional, you are really talented.

    OutsideBeautyInsideHealth

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  5. I think that it's the insta-dri coat which makes it just chip faster? I'm not sure but I use it all the time and with different brands of nail polish and it still chips within a day. I'll see about buying a new top coat and see how that goes.

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    1. I thought that, but it actually says on the bottle that they recommend the inta-dri as a top coat for this nail polished.
      Weird.

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  6. This looks so gorgeous, the colours look amazing together :)

    tidingsmagpies.blogspot.com

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  7. Thank you for the giveaway prizes hun. They're awesome xx

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    1. No problem dear, I am glad you liked them :) x

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  8. Absolutely love these nails :) That colour is gorgeous and I love the ombre effect xx

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  9. Such a good idea, looks amazing too!x

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  10. I LOVE it. So beautiful. Have you tried any of the spring kardashian kolors for opi? see them on my blog http://fashionbeautyglamour.blogspot.com

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  11. This looks stunning, love it xx

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  12. I LOVE those! They look amazing :) so tempted to try it on my own nails now as I love glitter on mine too lately! great post! xo

    www.oh-so-zoe.blogspot.com

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  13. Love these nails! The colors look great together :)

    heatherhoneyblog.blogspot.com

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  14. your nails look amaaaaazing!
    & I totally agree with you on the blouse comment!

    thanks for the comment on my blog,
    XOXO, BECCA
    http://www.fashion-train.co.uk

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  15. omg! loved those nails!!!!
    xxxx

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  16. Gotta try this at home later! Glitter edge with solid color.. So pretty! Your blog is so useful, thanks alot! Followed. :)
    xoxo, Ginny

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  17. I want to try it too! It semmes easy...hopefully!

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  18. Very nice, love these glittery manicures :D

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  19. Hej ;)
    Jakie Piękne paznokcie ;)
    Pozdrawiam serdecznie ! ;)
    Asia z http://moj-lifestyle.blogspot.com/

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  20. totally in love with this nail polish!! (:

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  21. Wow, this is amazing!! :)

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    xx

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  22. Pretty nails! :) Thanks for your lovely comments, your blog is so nice :x

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