Sally Hansen Patent Gloss and Velvet Texture

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I originally started writing this last night, but then I fell asleep.  I had the last workout of the CrossFit Open last night and by the time I got home and laid down for a couple minutes to relax, well...I was out like a light.

Today I have a couple more polishes from the Sally Hansen Special Effects line.  This time I have another Patent Gloss polish and a Velvet Texture polish.  As you may guess (and have seen from a previous post), the Patent Gloss polish produces a patent finish and the Velvet Texture produces a matte textured finish.

First up is the Patent Gloss in Vinyl.  This could be a one coat nail polish.  In the photos below I have just one coat on my middle and pinky nail and two coats on index and ring.  You can hardly tell the difference.  I have used no topcoat here.  It is plenty shiny without it.  This also required very little clean up as the application was nearly perfect!  I was super impressed with this polish and the formula!

This is the Velvet Texture polish in the shade Lavish.  A deep maroon matte textured polish.  This is two coats with no topcoat.  I am still wearing it and it looks great!!!!  I applied one coat and allowed it to completely dry before applying the second one.  You will need two for this one.  The drying time was not too bad, which was nice since I knew I couldn't use a top coat on it!

Of the two I think I prefer the textured one!  What do you think?

You can find these and more shades at your local mass merchandiser with a regular retail price of $5.99.  If I can catch these on sale I would like to get more shades!

****Polish provided fore review, all opinions are100% my own****

Sally Hansen Luxe Lace in Eyelet

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Hey there!

How's it going for everyone?  It's still super cold here, the past two days it has been about 13 degrees or so when I dropped my son off at school.  Nice and toasty.  On the plus side, the snow is melting so that's great!

Today I have another special effect polish from Sally Hansen.  I previously showed you a polish from the Patent Gloss line (I have another one you will see soon!), I will have one from the Velvet Texture line to share as well! But those are for another day!

The Luxe Lace line is a collection of four glitter toppers, that when used are to give a lace inspired look to your nails.  They are a mix of different sized glitters to use over any color you already have.  They retail for $5.99 and you can find them at your local mass merchandiser.

For today's mani I started out with a base of Embrace the Gray from OPI.  This polish is part of the Fifty Shades of Grey collection, which I purchased.  I used two coats here, I surprisingly loved this deep color.  The first coat was a bit on the thin side but the second one made it perfect.

To that I added two coats of Eyelet, the all white Luxe Lace polish (which was sent for review). I actually had no issues with application.  They nailed the formula on this one.  I got plenty of glitter in each swipe!  Topped everything with a coat of Glossy Glam and it was good to go!

I loved the final look.  It is so dainty and the contrast between the two polishes was perfect.

****Product send for review, all opinions are 100% my own****