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Sally Hansen Diamond Shine

I was looking for a drug store top coat, which would delay the eventual nail chipping and helped it dry real fast. I was fed up with smudged nail paint.

This is when I turned to twitter and just like on all previous occasions( pram, vacuum cleaner) the suggestion from my twitter friends didn’t fail me.
Val was the first to recommend Sally Hansen Diamond Shine and it was soon seconded my many others. And, they were spot on about it. This is a drug store gem.

ansen Diamon Shine

I wore this first on Savvy Orange Envy, a nail paint which doesn’t claim anything about ‘no nail chipping’ or how long the manicure last. Do you want to see how Sally Hansen performed??

Day 1:

ansen Diamon Shine Day 1

Day 5:

Sally Hansen Diamon Shine Day 5

Even after 5 days, there is tiny wear on nail tip with slight chipping. This itself was enough to convince me about Sally Hansen Diamond Shine claims, you know proof lies in the pudding.

The shine which this imparts to any nail polish is exquisite. Every single time I have used it, it looks like I had a professional manicure done. And if this wasn’t enough, this gem from Sally Hansen helps my nail paint dry really fast.

My only gripe is the packaging. With black bodied bottle, I just don’t know when I need to get a new one.
But, all aside, I love this beauty. I am already on my 3rd bottle and will definitely be stocking on more.

Do you girls have a go-to top coat?


On My Nails : Revlon Raven Red

This post is part of Swatch A Day series.

My love and collection for Revlon nail paint can be summarised in my husband’s statement “With these many Revlon nailpaints, you can have your own display stand”. Yes, its true 🙂

The collection is so vast that at times, I forget what I already have and then double up while buying.

Revlon Raven Red

Revlon Raven Red Name

This is a classic shade which applies smoothly and has a cream finish. Its a beautiful dark maroon color without being too vampy.

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Pastel Polka Dots

What do you do when you can’t decide which nail paint to apply and the child is sleeping ?? Of course, you dive right into doing nail art(folding laundry can always wait ;-)).

The other day Melbourne was scorching hot and I wanted to wear cool pastel colors but couldn’t decide on the color. So, what happened next was a simple polka dot nail art.
All I have used is selection of pastel colors, hairpin and reeds( from an old room diffuser).

Pastel Nail Colors

Pastel Polka Dots

Which pattern do you like most ? My personal favourite is the little pinky one..

Christmas On My Nails

Yesterday I picked up few Sinful nail paints from their brand new stand in Target. Its refreshing to see that more brands are now coming to Australia. At $4.95 a bottle, its quite reasonable and the quality is also very good. They are not extremely thin or gloopy and dry fairly quickly. I know I will definitely be going back for more.

Last night, I brought Christmas to my nails and its extremely easy

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Products Used:

Christmas On Nails Colours

Left to Right

  • Sinful All About You
  • Sinful Sugar Sugar
  • Revlon Jaded Night
  • Sinful Vacation time

Did you try anything special for Christmas ??