We are experiencing slight cool summers these days though our problem does not allow us to enjoy the ambience around. My daughter was improving initially from her illness but, one day I just took her out for refreshment and she is suffering from severe cold and running nose since then. We are anyhow managing to keep our self fit and healthy but don’t know how long! Well we all tend to develop stress and I usually eat or shop like anything to overcome stress and anxiety. So without creating further suspense of my hauls (which will follow up on IMBB very soon), I must tell that after lipsticks my next obsession is for nails and I love to collect every possible nail lacquer shade from affordable brands. And today I share my gorgeous new green nail lacquer from Sally Hansen with you all.
We all are aware of Sally Hansen. Their nail care and grooming products are pretty hit among all of us isn’t? Recently I tried their “Triple Shine” collection which is so far good for me as compared to OPI products. So, please read on further to know more about Sally Hansen Triple shine “kelp out”..
Price: $4-$6 for 0.33 Fl Oz (10 ml), price vary store to store
Product Description: Water to workout, day in and day out, nothing will dull these nails. The gloss is protected with the Ultimate Shield Complex, exclusive to Sally Hansen, designed to help polish withstand the wear and tear of everyday living for non-stop shine. Outshine ’em all* with our 29 shades!
*When used with the Sally Hansen Triple Shine Top Coat
Ingredients: Ethyl Acetate , Butyl Acetate , Isopropyl Alcohol , Adipic Acid/Neopentyl Glycol/Trimellitic Anhydride Copolymer , Nitrocellulose , Triphenyl Phosphate , Acetylated Hydrogenated Castor Glyceride , Stearalkonium Bentonite , Calcium Sodium Borosilicate , Silica , Stearalkonium Hectorite , Alcohol Denat. , Aluminum Calcium Sodium Silicate , Sucrose Acetate Isobutyrate , Trimethyl Pentanyl Diisobutyrate , Acetone , Benzophenone 1 , Diacetone Alcohol , Macrocystis Pyrifera (Kelp) Extract , Citric Acid , Dimethicone , Panthenol , Polyvinyl Butyral , Tocopheryl Acetate , Tin Oxide , May Contain (+/-): , Mica , Titanium DioxideCI 77891 , FD&C Yellow 5 Aluminum LakeCI 19140 , D&C Red 6 Barium LakeCI 15850 , D&C Red 7 Calcium LakeCI 15850 , FD&C Blue 1 Aluminum LakeCI 42090 , Ferric Ammonium FerrocyanideCI 77510 , Aluminum PowderCI 77000 , D&C Black 2CI 77266 , D&C Yellow 11CI 47000 , D&C Red 34 Calcium LakeCI 15880 , Iron OxidesCI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499 , UltramarinesCI 77007 , GuanineCI 75170
Packaging: These triple shine nail lacquers are safely enveloped inside sleek classy glass bottle packaging with black safety cap which is in turn safely placed inside black cover. The brush applicator is another pleasant surprise which is quite curvy and trimmed at edges to cover every nook and corner of our nails effectively. I really liked its trimmed and flat brush which is unique and different. Its double safety cap packaging is certainly user friendly and travel friendly above all. I could not locate DBP, Toluene and formaldehyde in their formulation so far.
My take on Sally Hansen Triple Shine Nail Lacquer, Kelp Out:
The shade “kelp out” is a creamy green shade, my most favorite and loved shade on nails. I love green especially on nails, outfits and home décor, it gives quite eye soothing and refreshing feel isn’t? I also love this bright green shade as it brightens my skin tone very well and I can see how it also makes my nails appear long and healthy. It is a perfect summer green shade for me.
Talking about its texture, it seems quite runny and watery though it easily gives me opaque color pay off in 2 swipes which is good considering its watery & nearly translucent consistency. I would not say that it is streaky. though I need more than one stroke for clear and clean finishing & intense color pay off. It is quite relieving to notice that it never looks cakey no matter we swipe it twice or multiple times.
I also like the fact that the glossy and shiny finish of kelp out remains as it is even on fifth day. I never used top coat over this kelp out and still it managed to look glossy, shiny and bright green for good 6-7 days. I just wish that the consistency of nail lacquer could have been slight thicker as it takes a long time to completely dry out on nails. I must confess that OPI spoilt me a lot and now I can hardly bear that pain of waiting and blowing air through nails.. 😛 Moreover, top coat might increase longevity and glossy shine on nails but I am not yet convinced with wearing top coats as my previous products worked pretty well and so is this kelp out which stays for pretty good time period on my nails.
Over all this is my first Sally Hansen nail lacquer collection and I found it good not great though as compared to OPI nail lacquer collections. Particularly this kelp out shade seems slight watery, translucent unlike other decent nail products though I can manage to live with it for I love greens and this is unique shade which is not easily available in every drugstore brand that too at such affordable price. However, exceptions are always there for not all OPI nail products are hits and so I would like to try few more shades and collections from Sally Hansen before arriving on fair conclusion in general. Anyways, it works much better than loreal nail lacquers honestly as I feel a big pain slathering their summery translucent lemon and coral shades on my nails! Moreover, its unique trimmed brush is really great which makes our task easy peasy.
Pros of Sally Hansen Triple Shine Nail Lacquer, Kelp Out:
• A unique, non shimmery, creamy and bright green shade
• It instantly brightens skin tone and feels quite reviving and soothing for eyes especially in summers
• The unique brush which is slight trimmed at edges really covers every nook and corner of nails efficiently without messing with edges of our fingers
• It gives glossy, intense green color pay off in just two swipes without looking cakey or streaky on nails
• It does not bleed nor feather around nails
• It does take time to dry out completely but once it is dried it stays glossy, neat and shiny for good 6-7 days
• It managed to stay for good 6-7 days on my nails without fading and/or chipping a bit even without wearing a top coat
• Its glossy, shiny finishing stays intact as long as the shade manages to survive on nails
• It is quite cheap and available at discounted prices most of the times
• We get fair amount of product almost 10 ml for 4-5 dollars and the quality is quite good as compared to other drugstore brands
Cons of Sally Hansen Triple Shine Nail Lacquer, Kelp Out:
• It literally dries quite slowly
• It is almost watery and thin in consistency which often require more than two coats
• It does not stay more than 6-7 days provided we skip major water household tasks
• Typical calculating says that it is almost comparable to OPI nail lacquer in price versus quantity and hence those looking for quality product would like to go for other brands
Well irrespective of my calculations and slight disappointments I would like to get this kelp out shade again for its bright luminous finishing and also because it compliments my Indian wedding outfits as well as western wears! I have been looking for such bright green shade since long time and I doubt if we get these shades in other brands easily. I would recommend this shade particularly to gals who love bright, summery green nails like me. However if you are looking for long lasting nail paint then this is not for you unless you are ready to change your nail paints weekly and/or you are fond of top coats unlike me! It receives 3.5/5 for overall performance!
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