Tag: Sally Hansen


Reno Wedding Nails

…OH, not MY wedding. I got married in Vegas, like…twenty years ago. My niece got married in Reno last weekend. I was wearing a Barbie pink dress, so I thought pink nails would be too matchy-matchy, so I went for a rose gold type thing.

I started with Glisten & Glow Ridge Filling Base Coat and two coats of Sally Hansen Color Therapy “Burnished Bronze”. I used a little bit of Funky Fingers “Supernova” on the tips for extra gold and pink glitter. A quick layer of Glisten & Glow Glitter Grabber and I finished with Glisten & Glow Top Coat.

I would’ve liked a better blend with the base of “Supernova” and “Burnished Bronze”, but I didn’t have time to start over. You git what you git and you don’t have a fit.


National Nail Polish Day 2023

Last June, I wanted the Scünci Pride Claw Clips ($7.99), but I didn’t order them in time and they were sold out. Not this year! One for me and one for daughter. The Great Hair Event was still going on when I placed the order, so I ordered Arctic Fox “Poison” for 50% off ($9.24 instead of $18.49). I intended it for my daughter, and even ordered a Lime Crime Bushy Brow Pencil in “Valentine” ($15)…but it was missing from my order! Then she told me that she has to die her hair back brown for Band…so I guess I’ll use it in my hair? I don’t need the brow pencil, so I just accepted a refund from customer care.

Oh, and I have been liking moisturizing primers lately, so I decided to try Tula Filter Primer Blurring & Moisturizing Primer ($38). I really like it so far – it is very smoothing and as far as I can tell, I am NOT breaking out. It’s a similar texture to Benefit Primers, except it doesn’t roll up into booger particles on your fingers.

Since I ordered this little haul on National Nail Polish Day, I received one of two different samplers with my $50 purchase. Inside the sampler: Flowery Duraboard Nail File 2 pack; Dashing Diva Glow Gel Nail Strips in “Ballet Blooms Mini”; Londontown KUR Perfecting Nail Veil “Shade 4” (‘Nail Veil’ – that’s a new one); Sally Hansen Insta-Dri “Petal Pusher”; Essie “Mrs. Always Right” (it me!); OPI Infinite Shine “Sage Simulation”; and China Glaze “Tropic Like It’s Hot”.

Just $591 to Diamond in 2024.


PEEPS Classic Chick

Last PEEPS polish…I promise!

Actually…I still have a few (untextured) PEEPS polishes left to try out. I absolutely will not be able to keep that promise. How about I chill and wait a few months? Cool? Cool.

Meet Sally Hansen Insta-Dri “PEEPS Classic Chick”. It’s just a plain yellow, sugar textured polish. It’s hard to get that “right” shade of yellow on my skin, but this is it. This is the first yellow polish that I’ve worn that doesn’t make me look sick. I donned it for my son’s recent Graduation Party…HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION. Damn, I’m getting old.

This is two coats of “PEEPS Classic Chick” over Glisten & Glow Ridge Filling Top Coat.


PEEPS Cotton Candy

Easter is long gone, but the PEEPS nail polish remains…

Sally Hansen Insta-Dri “PEEPS Cotton Candy” is so fun! In addition to the sugary texture of the soft pink cotton candy colored polish, there’s also different sizes of blue glitter in the mix. “PEEPS Cotton Candy” is my favorite of ALL of the PEEPS polishes.

This is two coats of “PEEPS Cotton Candy” over Glisten & Glow Ridge Filling Base Coat.


PEEP My Skin Haul

YASSSS! I was hoping for more textured PEEPS polish to go on clearance after Easter and I was able to snag another Sally Hansen Insta-Dri x PEEPS Nail Polish Duo Pack for 30% off ($8.39, down from $11.99). This Pack includes “PEEPS Classic Chick” and “PEEPS Cotton Candy”.

My dermatologist suggested benzoyl peroxide for my bacne, so I snagged CeraVe Acne Foaming Cream Cleanser, which happened to be 20% off ($15.19, down from $18.99). I haven’t started using it yet – I wanted to wait until after I washed my sheets, so I could make sure my dirty sheets weren’t making it worse. I washed my sheets TODAY, so tomorrow will start my bacne attack.

They were a whopping 60% off, so I grabbed Ulta Beauty Milky Toner ($4, down from $10) and Shine Bright Exfoliating Face Polish (also $4, down from $10). The Face Polish smells go good!

The weirdest thing – there was a random extra item in my box: Flower Blush Bomb in “Cinnamon”. I would never order this product – so weird. The sticker price is only $11.49, so I don’t feel bad about keeping it. I’ll maybe give it to my daughter or my nieces.

No other freebies, but I did use a $3.50 off $15 coupon. $856 to Diamond in 2024…


PEEPS Blue Chick

Sally Hansen Insta-Dri “PEEPS Blue Chick” is the perfect polish for Easter!

Last year’s PEEPS polishes were glossy, but THIS year’s PEEPS polishes have a sugar texture! Or a cat’s tongue…whatever floats your boat.

This is two coats of “PEEPS Blue Chick” over Glisten & Glow Ridge Filling Base Coat.

Hopefully, the rest of the collection will be on clearance tomorrow…along with all the jelly beans!


21 Days of Beauty x 2

I never think I am going to see something I want during Ulta’s 21 Days of Beauty Sale…and then I always do. This time, I ordered two different times!

The first order – I forget which day of the sale it was – had two products I wanted for 50% off: Zitsticka Goo Getter Surface Zit Hydrocolloid Patches ($8, down from $16) for Lily and it Brushes for Ulta Brush Bath Purifying Solid Brush Cleanser ($11.50, down from $23). I haven’t used the brush cleaner (maybe this weekend), but Lily has been using the zitstickas and loves them. I saw her putting on on her tush the other day…I also added Megababe The Geo Deo ($14) to my order, because I wanted to try it out. I don’t like it as much as Rosy Pits, but it is a nice basic “clean” smelling deodorant.

The second order…how could I pass up half price Ulta Ultra Slim Brow Pencil for half-price? They were $5, down from $10, so I bought two, “Medium Brown” and “Dark Brown.” Then I just threw some stuff into my cart…a tgin Honey Miracle Hair Mask Packet ($2.99), because I want to use it with the tgin shampoo and conditioner I just got off Amazon…Sally Hansen Insta-Dri x PEEPS Nail Polish Duo Pack ($11.99), which also came with a free Tumbler full of PEEPS lip gloss…Cetaphil products were BOGO 40% off, so I got Extra Gentle Daily Scrub Exfoliating Face Wash and Gentle Skin Cleanser Face Wash For Sensitive Skin.

$886 to Diamond – I better get a move on!


PEEPS Fruit Punch

I’ve never encountered fruit punch flavored PEEPS…thank GAWD. I hate fruit punch, especially Hawaiian Punch. I have a story about Hawaiian Punch…but on the off chance my high school drama teacher ever reads this (hi, Mrs. Hale), I’ll refrain from sharing the story HERE…

I don’t even like fruit punch colored things…like this nail polish, Sally Hansen Insta-Dri “PEEPS Fruit Punch”. It’s just a touch too orange for me. I’ve gotten over my fear of orange nail polish, but rorange is still hard for me. I’ll pray on it.

This is two coats of “PEEPS Fruit Punch”, over Glisten & Glow Ridge Filling Base Coat and under Glisten & Glow Top Coat.


Sugar Cloud

Sometimes I rip off the clearance sticker – sometimes I don’t. This time, I did not – so I will forever be reminded that I only paid $1 at HEB for Sally Hansen Sugar Shimmer “Sugar Cloud”. Can you believe I bought it 8 years ago?

“Sugar Cloud” is a muted aqua, with a brilliant gold shimmer. The gold shimmer is not quite evident in my crappy phone picture, but it’s there.

This is two coats of “Sugar Cloud” over Glisten & Glow Ridge Filling Base Coat.


DNKN Nails

I didn’t pack any nail stuff when I went to New York…I thought my Color Street would last…but after about nine days, I couldn’t take it anymore. I had to dig into my sister’s nail stash for a nail fix.

This is two coats of Sally Hansen Insta-Dri “Peppy Le Fuchsia” with L.A. Colors “Fancy Pants” on my accent nail. No base coat, because she didn’t have one handy…but she did have a top coat! For the top coat, I used Nail-Aid Quick Dry Glass Shine Top Coat. I’ve never heard of Nail-Aid, but it was a decent top coat…although not quite as quick to dry as my Glisten & Glow…

I was excited to find that my nails matched my Dunkin Donuts cup…I am OBSESSED with the Peanut Butter Cup Macchiato.