Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure

Complete Salon Manicure? You mean, including suspect looking pieces of grot on the floor and generally unfriendly staff, making you feel like you’re part of a production line of cattle? Hrm, maybe that’s just the salons I can afford to go to! That’s where Sally steps in, making DIY mani/pedi’s (or at least the polish part) easy, quick and complete.

I stumbled across this bottle in a good old fashioned Priceline-peruse, looking for a polish that wasn’t too expensive, was long lasting and came in a shade that was appropriate for my new job. Bright corals and reds I had, something a little more subdued, not really.

Then I found the Sally Hansen stand, with the flashing NEW sign above this Complete Salon Manicure and my purchase power was piqued. The fact that there was three dollars off the range helped too, I’m sure! (Normally about $16.95 I think) The Complete Salon Manicure claims to be everything you need for a perfect manicure in the one bottle. “All 5 Steps of a Salon Manicure in 1 Bottle; Base Coat, Strengthener, Growth Treatment, Color, Top Coat.” Impressive, Sal. The wider than usual brush made application a breeze, and multiple coats were easy to do as it dried quickly.

The first time I wore this manager-pleasing-yet-pretty shade ‘Shell We Dance?’ (a light, ballet-slipper pink) it lasted nine days before needing to be taken off due to some chipping at the edges. Yes, the tips had worn slightly, but it was only noticeable on closer inspection. Plus, undoing and doing clasps up all day does take a toll on the polish.

So, I’m back for a second round and extremely pleased with Sal’s efforts on my nails. Love the fact that I don’t have to worry about base and top coat too! ‘Stock up on the essential shades in this one’, I would say if you asked me.

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3 Responses to “Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure”


  1. 1 Hannah December 13, 2010 at 10:11 am

    Love this colour! Any mani that last nine days is pretty impressive, but the fact that you don’t have to stuff about with base coats, top coats and treatments makes it even better. The website shows a great range of colours too – might pop into Priceline today for a squiz πŸ™‚

  2. 2 NatalieBrooke December 14, 2010 at 3:51 am

    Love it! πŸ™‚ Thanks for sharing, I love pink polishes. How’s your job going by the way?

  3. 3 Brit December 24, 2010 at 7:52 am

    If it is available to you – get this in a taupe/grey shade called Commander in Chic. It is trendy yet subtle enough to not be inappropriate for the workplace. I love it!!


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