Saturday, September 24, 2016

nail products i am loving.

There is something about perfectly done up nails. They are an instant confidence booster! I often find myself looking down and smiling. Ahh, the simple joys in life. In the past I would go weeks without doing anything to my nails. Weeks. Now? I like to do my nails every Friday night. There are a few reasons for this. It is a great way to unwind after a long work week, it gives me the chance to pamper myself, and it allows me to be creative.

As you can see from the photo above, there have been a few new nail items added to my collection. The first are some of the Salon Effects Nail Polish Strips from Sally Hansen. I absolutely love these things. How else can you get perfectly done up nails in five minutes? There is no drying time and they last for about a week. (They say ten days but usually by that point the nail polish strips are looking a little ragged. So I prefer to remove them after a week.)

The only downside is the price tag. These cost between $10-12 per box. That is pretty steep! Thankfully, I was able to get the six boxes above for a mere $10. When I went to the CNE there was a booth of discounted beauty supplies. That included a wide array of Sally Hansen nail strips. So, I tried to pick up some different designs rather than simple nail looks I can do myself. I wound up with fun patterns and prints, like skulls, argyle, stars, guitars, and leopard print. These are definitely a little left of centre....but I thought they would be a fun way to mix up my nail looks. Currently, I am wearing the skull and heart print design. I feel like my inner Avril Lavigne has been unleashed. I love it.

In addition to my serious Sally Hansen obsession, there is another nail product I am loving right now. It is the L'Oreal Two Step Nail Polish in the shade Beyond Blushing. It is a two step process with a bright pink nail colour and a pink top coat. The colour itself was gorgeous, vibrant, and fun. (I added a little extra flair by using a white polish and a dotting tool to create some cute polka dots.) The nail look turned out really well - and I am addicted to that fun pink shade.

Those are a few of the nail products I am loving. They have been making my nails looking good day in and day out!

Have you tried any of these? What are your favourite nail products?

xo Shannon


  1. Love this Sally Hansen is truly the perfect expert for nail products. Love the colors too!

    The Flower Duet

  2. These look good!

  3. Oh very cute products

  4. I haven't tried any of these but looks lovely:) I really like essence nail care products they are affordable but they do the job!