How To Get A Salon Manicure At Home

I like pretty nails. I've always liked pretty nails. Even when I was a little girl, I like having nails that were nicely shaped and pretty colors. Growing up I didn't get to wear nail polish most of the time and when I did it was clear or very neutral colors.

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As I got older I had opportunities to go to the nail salon and get a professional manicure and or pedicure. I loved getting my nails painted in pretty, shiny reds and pinks. The downside of going to the salon was the cost. I'd need to get my nails done every few weeks and multiple trips to the salon each month didn't fit in my budget. So I would either do my nails myself or leave them unpainted. Until I found my favorite new brand of nail polish.

I stumbled upon Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure Nail Polish via the Influenster VoxVoxBox. Before that, I was using the OPI brand of nail polish. I was happy with OPI and didn’t have any issues with it. Until I tried the Complete Salon Manicure.

When I first applied the nail polish I had issues with the precision brush and ended up with a mess around my nails. The precision brush is a bit flatter than a typical nail polish brush and not as flexible. Once I got the hang of it I was able to apply the polish and have more of it on my nails than around my nails.

I really liked the results of the Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure Nail Polish. The color was vibrant and shiny. The polish didn’t chip or peel right away like I’ve experienced with other brands. For me, the pros outweigh the cons.

  • Available in dozens of beautiful shades
  • Goes on smoothly
  • One coat is enough
  • Doesn’t chip easily or quickly
  • Dries quickly

  • The precision brush takes some getting used to

This is my new favorite nail polish. Living in a warm climate I wear open-toe shoes several months out of the year so I like to keep my toes looking good. When I was using other nail polish brands I had to touch up to change my polish once a week. Not with the Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure polish. It lasts two weeks or more which is great for my busy schedule and I don’t have to worry about how my nails look after a week.

A review of Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure -

About price
The Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure polish costs about $6.60-$7.00 which can vary by store. The bottles of polish I have I didn't pay for as I got them free from Influenster for testing purposes.

Nail polish claims
"Skip the salon, get the results. Don’t settle for just color when you can get a base coat, strengthener, growth treatment, salon-inspired color, top coat, chip-resistance and a gel finish all in 1 bottle. Featuring the unique precision brush for a flawless finish and patented Vita Care technology for advanced 10 day wear, more shine and nourishing care.”

The ingredients
“Ethyl Acetate, Butyl Acetate, Nitrocellulose, Isopropyl Alcohol, Adipic Acid/Neopentyl Glycol/Trimellitic Anhydride Copolymer, Acetyl Tributyl Citrate, Tosylamide/Epoxy Resin, Silica, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Stearalkonium Bentonite, Acrylates Copolymer, Polyethylene Terephthalate, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Polybutylene Terephthalate, N-Butyl Alcohol, Triphenyl Phosphate, Aqua/Water/Eau, Isosorbide Dicaprylate/Caprate, Glycidyl Neodecanoate/Phthalic Anhydride/TMP Crosspolymer, Polyurethane-11, Ethylene/VA Copolymer, Diacetone Alcohol, Etocrylene, Kaolin, Acrylates/Dimethicone Copolymer, Corallina Officinalis Extract, Tocopheryl Acetate, Phosphoric Acid, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Dimethicone, Cetyl PEG/PPG-10/1 Dimethicone, Styrene/Acrylates Copolymer, Polyvinyl Butyral, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil, Macrocystis Pyrifera (Kelp) Extract, Butylene Glycol, Hydrolyzed Conchiolin Protein, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Tin Oxide. [May Contain/Peut Contenir/+/-: Mica Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Ultramarines (CI 77077), Aluminum Powder (CI 77000), D&C Red 6 Barium Lake (CI 15850), Bismuth Oxychloride (CI 77163), D&C Red 7 Calcium Lake (CI 15850), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), D&C Red 34 Calcium Lake (CI 15880), FD&C Yellow 5 Aluminum Lake (CI 19140), Ferric Ammonium Ferrocyanide (CI 77510), Manganese Violet (CI 77742), D&C Black 2 (CI 77266), D&C Violet 2 (CI 60725)].”

How to use
“Start with clean, dry nails and apply one coat of your favorite Complete Salon Manicure shade. Allow to dry. Then apply a second coat of color. No base or top coat required and the precision brush allows for easy application.”

What nail polish do you use for your home or professional manicures and pedicures?