Monday, 21 October 2013

Manic.Monday: Commander in Chic

I have always been a fan of the Sally Hansen range of nail care products. I have tried several of them and find that they do exactly what they claim to do, and some of them have been staple items in my nail care drawer for a few years; e.g. the Nail Growth Miracle and the Miracle Cure - both excellent products! But it wasn't until the beginning of the year that I tried my first Sally Hansen nail polish and it was such a pleasant surprise that I have bought quite a few of the nail polishes since then (surprise, surprise - spot the polishaholic).

The product in today's post is the Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure Nail Colour in Commander in Chic 370. It's a beautiful pale rose khaki brown with a faint mauve undertone that makes it a really soft and feminine shade. It has something of a pastel tone over it, and it would look gorgeous to wear with an oversized pink coat or jacket to be right on trend.

The Sally Hansen Salon Manicure nail polish range is marketed as a bit of a technological marvel - yes... we are still talking about a nail polish... First of all they are a 5-in-1 product i.e. they contain base coat, strengthener, growth treatment, color and top coat - that sounds very promising! Then the formula contains a "patented micro-encapsulated time-release technology" of caring ingredients that infuses the nails, nourishing them throughout the wear. I really like the fact that brands are trying to make the nail polish formulas as gentle and caring as possible for your nails, but since I apply a new shade every few days I simply haven't worn the Sally Hansen polishes long enough to be able to comment on whether I've noticed any significant improvements in quality to my nails - but the concept is definitely great.

The formula is nicely opaque and already after one coat you'll have a glossy satin look, although for a truly thick color I would recommend that you apply two coats. It comes with a very nice wide brush that fans out beautifully, which means that you get excellent and smooth coverage of more or less all of the nail.   
Commander in Chic - 370

Since the polish is a 5-in-1, in theory it's a real time saver and you can tell that Sally Hansen has tried to create a polish which can be used on the go. You can definitely wear the polish as it is with no separate base coat or top coat, without your nails being stained and the finish is also nice and glossy enough. Personally I always use a separate base coat and cop coat anyway, and I also like that the separate top coat adds even more high shine to the finished look. It could be that doing this, there's a little bit of an impact on the wear. On my nails the polish lasts approx 5-6 days before it starts to chip a little bit, which I think is really good, but I know that the product claims to be chip resistant for up to 10 days. I don't know about you, but I've never had a plain polish that's lasted that long with a perfect finish.

To sum it up - the Salon Manicure is a great formula that also cares for your nails and there is a rainbow of colors to choose from. If you haven't already tried this polish, have a look at all the tempting shades they offer, the next time you're in Boots or Superdrug - and that's an order!

63 comments:

  1. very nice manicure :)
    www.ambifashion.com

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  2. very pretty colour..
    so autumn-y.. <3
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    1. Thank you! It's a bit unusual, but I really like it together with pastels or monochrome :o). Xx

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  3. Lovely autumnal colour, I don't think I've actually tried any of these nail polishes!

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    1. The formula is excellent, I don't think you would be disappointed :o). Xx

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  4. Nice colour... I love all polishes that tend towards that kinda dirty brown/lavender/greige family of shades...

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    1. Me too - it's what I always look at first :o). MUST look at other shades too. Xx

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  5. That colour is gorgeous! I have never tried anything from Sally Hansen. Gorg product.

    Rachael x
    All The Little Things x | Rachael McClenaghan

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    1. Thanks a million, I definitely recommend this range :o), and actually picked up another lovely blue green shade of it yesterday. Xx

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  6. Mmm....macaroons!
    Sorry, I got distracted there for a second. This shade is divine, one of my favourites - and I am such a fan of the Complete Salon Manicure range.

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    1. LOL - they were VERY delicious :o). Oh I'm glad it's not just me with this fondness for the greige :o). Xx

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  7. gorgeous autumn shade, you have lovely nails!

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    xx

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    1. Thank you so much, that's very nice of you :o). Xx

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  8. I love Sally Hansen products too, and this color is great on you! Have a good day dear and thanks for stopping by earlier!

    xx Easy Outfits, by Pip

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  9. Sally Hansen has great product I have that color looks better on you. Thank you for visiting my blog following you by bloglovin follow back thanks.
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    1. Hi Jackie, thanks a million - following you too. Xx

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  10. Such a great colour for Autumn :)

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    1. I completely agree and it's just a little bit different from all the berries and vampy shades going around at the moment :o). Xx

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  11. great nailpolish!

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  12. I think even 5-6 days is really great! I wore this not long ago but didn't have a chance to take photos, still it should be on my blog soonish, lovely weird shade I think :)

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    1. Hiya Zoe - I think 5 days is good as well actually, and if it lasted longer I would get bored with it LOL. Xx

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    2. haha yeah I don't need wear past 4 days because I change my polish too often!

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    1. Thanks a million my dear - same to you :o). Xx

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  14. Prefect colour for Autumn! I love the Sally Hansen range too :)
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    1. Thanks a million - it's definitely one of the better ones on the high street :o). Xx

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  15. Formula, glossy finish and longlasting- qualities I seek in nail polishes :) xx

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    1. Completely agree, even better when they have such amazing shades :o). Xx

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  16. beautiful colour, perfect for autumn and winter (:

    LauraThroughTheLens

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    1. Hello Laura, thanks for visiting! Definitely, and it's a little different from the berry shades that we see so much of at the moment :o). Hope you'll visit again soon! Xx

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  17. first of all, how cute is the name of that polish?? I want to buy it for that reason alone! haha I don't have any polishes in that line but want to try some out-- I always hear people talk about how nice quality they are-- and that color is right up my alley!

    Carly || sundaysgrace.blogspot.com

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    1. Hello Carly, I don't think you'll be disappointed - it's so glossy and lovely! Xx

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  18. I love this color!!
    Alessandra
    www.alessandrastyle.com

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    1. Hello Alessandra - thanks a million for visiting. I'm glad, I think it's so pretty and subtle :o). Xx

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  19. I really love this colour! It's so pretty and kind of understated. It's perfect for Autumn as well, which is a bonus! :)

    Hollie's Little Victories

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    1. Hiya Hollie! Great description - completely agree with you :O). Hope you'll visit again soon! Xx

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  20. I love a basic brown for the autumn, it's just perfect
    Much Love for inspiration xx

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  21. Amazing colour ;) Very beautiful nailpolish :)
    I follow you beautiful blog. I hope you will follow me back and I will wait for you in my blog www.gabusiek.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you so much for visiting and for leaving such a lovely comment! Follow you back and hope you'll visit again soon :o). Xx

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  22. Such a pretty colour. I do have a confession...I have never tried a Sally Hansen polish :/ oops bad beauty blogger, but this 5 in 1 sounds fab.

    Maybe Its Megan Leigh xx

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    1. LOL - well I've never tried an Illamasqua product... baaad beauty blogger here too :o). Xx

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  23. Such a pretty colour!
    I like your blog!

    xx
    Kelly

    thekelluuu.blogspot.com

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    1. Hello Kelly! Thank you very much, that's so nice of you. Like your outfits too, so am following you and I hope you'll visit here again soon :o). Xx

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  24. This is one of my favorite color!!! I have the same - it looks gorgeous!
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    1. It was really love at first sight with this one and Im so happy I got it :o). Xx

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  25. That's such a lovely, sophisticated shade!

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  26. Love this colour! I saw it on another blog also and have been wanting it ever since.

    Kxx

    Sweet Apple Lifestyle

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    1. Hello Katie and thanks a million for visiting. It's really lovely and long lasting, so have only good things to say about it:o). Hope you'll visit again soon. Xx

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  27. Wow that color is really great! I love the name of it too

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    1. It's a really lovely product and it's such a wearable shade too :o). Xx

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  28. This shade will go good with pretty much everything. I love your photos-those colorful macaroons look so yummy!! ^^
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    1. Hi Jinna, thanks a million, they barely lasted through the photoing :O). Xx

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