Friday, 25 November 2011

Sally Hansen Navy Baby and Calypso Blue

I have for you today 2 polishes I picked up in Boots a few weeks ago, they are from the Sally Hansen line of 'Complete Salon Manicure' polishes.  These polishes are described as a complete manicure as they are '5 Products in 1 Bottle'  They advertise as not needing a Base Coat or Top Coat as they contain both of these alongside Growth Treatment, Hardener and Colour.

I only got the two of these as had never tried them before and even though I seen a few other colours I liked I thought I would get 2 to try first.

As always I went straight for the blues, a light and a dark one.  I love both of the colours on the nail but had a bit of a problem with application due to the brush.  It was rather wide and did not have a straight edge at the tip so this caused me a few issues when applying.  This seems to be the design of the brush as the website describes it as an 'exclusive double brush to cover the entire nail surface in 1 even stroke'

Even though the product does not require it, I never really go without a base coat so I still just done my nails the usual way.

Here is the first one I got, Navy Baby.  I absolutely love this polish as it is a very dark navy blue with a blue glowing shimmer running through it.  This is 1 coat of the Knight, 2 of Navy Baby and 1 of the Shield.

Next I have for you Calypso Blue, which is a lighter blue colour with a shimmer running through it too.  I apologise in advance for the funky colour of my hands in these pictures, no matter how many different ways I tried to take the photo, these were the only ones that showed the actual colour of the polish, but made the colour of my hands funny.

Anyway, this is 1 coat of the Knight, 3 of Calypso Blue, and 1 of the Shield.

I would probably pick up some more of these polishes if the colour was great but the brush does put me off a little bit.  It may be fine for others, but it just wasn't really working for me, which I hate saying as I don't really like being negative about a brand but I also feel I should be honest with you guys.

Thanks for looking <3


  1. These are both absolutely stunning polishes! I know what you mean about the brush though, I feel like I can't get thin, even coats with it and it just makes it hard to get a nice manicure with it. I feel like these polishes would be perfect if they just had normal brushes. Sally Hansen is one of my favorite brands though, so I have a few of the ones that I really like. Anyways, blue is definitely your color as these both look fantastic on you =)

  2. I am loving Calypso Blue!!! Thanks for sharing ;0)

  3. Wow I am confused! I thought you were doing china glaze calypso blue which is one of my fave blues! Had no idea Sally Hansen used the same name! These are pretty anyway!

  4. The Sally Hansen one is beautiful, they have a large selection in the Boots near me but I always get something else instead, dont know why, they have really nice ones!

  5. Thanks Jackie, these were the first Sally Hansen polishes I have had in a long time, used to use their Chrome ones way back when, but don't remember issues then, must just be the Salon style bottles. I did love both of the colours though <3 xx

    Thanks MariJo xx

    And thank you too Fingers, I don't have any China Glaze, had a few before and they didn't stay on me very well, it is strange how the same names get used sometimes xx

    And thanks too Esther, I had seen them in my Boots a few times but never really lingered but decided to eventually and some of them looked so much nicer close up than from far away xx


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