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Thursday, March 25, 2010

Nail Fail.

I've posted here before that I'm pretty much a fashion fail. Not only am I a clothing fail, but I'm also a hair and nail fail.

Last week I won an awesome giveaway, and the stuff came to my house on Saturday. Included was a bottle of green nail polish. I'm strictly a cream, ivory, light pink polish wearer. I personally am not a fan of my fingernails, and would rather not outline how small they actually are. So I put on the green polish, and I'm just not sure it was me. I didn't take it off right away though, because I thought maybe I'd get used to it.

Well, I didn't. I took it off, and ever since then I've wondered why I can't wear colors.

So tonight, I had to run to the store to take back a movie to the Redbox, and I needed to pick up some milk. A little while ago I read Ashley's post on TheThingAboutDaisies about Sally Hansen's Commander In Chic nail polish. I found it at the store, but didn't want to pay the full price for it. I found the Rimmel knockoff..which was $2.88, but was also empty. Everyone must have the same idea.

So I picked out a fairly cheap polish, I think it was Revlon, before I discovered the clearance basket.

Inside, I found these.

Left: Sally Hansen, Angel Wings. Right: Sally Hansen, Naked Ambition.

They don't look much different in this picture, and they're only slightly different in person, but I really like them both. And they're definitely not anything out of the ordinary (which totally defeats my purpose in buying new polish...another fail). But, they were on clearance for $2. If I had bought these before I would have spent $13 (I never would have spent that), but instead I got them for $4.

I just put on the Naked Ambition, and while I like the color, I think I need a lesson on how to paint my nails. It is pretty uneven, and really doesn't look great.

Do you have any suggestions or ideas?


  1. Did you paint a base on your nails before? That helps me. :)

  2. I have no idea what a base is. I have homework for the next time I'm in cosmetics! :)

  3. I've found that this particular Sally Hansen line is a little streaky. I honestly am less than impressed with the polish for the price, though I am glad you found some that were on sale! I agree with Amy about the base coat. You can get good ones from Sally Hansen, I personally like their Diamond Strength.


    Sorry that the green didn't work for you. Maybe you can give it a whirl on your toes.

  4. Ashley, I will look for the base coat, and I will definitely use the green on my toes...for some reason they're so much different than my fingers!

  5. I feel the same way about color on my toes. I'm all for bright, fun colors on the feet. It wasn't until a month of so ago that I started wearing any color on my finger nails. I'm still trying to get use to it!



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