Sally Hansen Fuzzy Coat (All Yarned Up) and Sugar Coat (Sour Apple)

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Bought these at a steal- only $6 SGD each! (Watsons sells both at $19.90)

I thought I’d be really really impressed by them both because I’ve heard so many raves online, especially about the fuzzy coat, but surprisingly it didn’t appeal to me as much as I thought they would.

All Yarned Up looks better on its own or over a nude colour for some reason.. I expected it to ‘pop’ nicely with a dark base but it wasn’t fantastic. I preferred it on its own. On a side note, this has got to be the most pungent nail polish I’ve had so far. When I opened the bottle I nearly choked up because I was so overwhelmed. I change my nail polish every week, so I’m pretty used to the smell already, but boy, this really takes the cake. 

Application was smooth and I did not need to go fishing because the bars are so dense, but getting them to distribute evenly is a bit of a chore as they tend to clump to one end and leave the sides kinda lacking. I think they would look better spaced out over a base but thicker if over a light base/ on its own.

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Sour Apple is exactly like a lumpier and more muted (less neon) ‘Highlight of my Summer’ by China Glaze, down to the chalky look. I swear they are colour dupes. I got Sour Apple hoping to chance the perfect mint green I was looking for, but was slightly disappointed again. I wanted something more green (I guess that’s technically not mint but a light green), but by all accounts this has been the most perfect mint so far.

Application was easy, took about 2-3 coats. Dried really fast and the texture started coming out only as it dried. It is pretty scratch-resistant, don’t add a top coat for this one or you’ll smooth out the lumps.

I’ve done a quick manicure featuring these two polishes (pardon my short nails, it was a school day) and Glittering Garland from China Glaze as a base for All Yarned Up as an accent nail. You’ll notice that the colour clashes a little but I couldn’t get All Yarned Up on its own, it wouldn’t show up as well using my lousy phone camera if so.

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What do you think about these two polishes? 🙂

Yay or nay?

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Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure™ in Choco-Latte (240)

I can’t love this enough!!! 
I bought this on Qoo10 for 4 SGD, a total steal given that Sally Hansen is a pretty reputable brand 🙂

Choco-Latte is similar to Butter London’s ‘Tea With the Queen’, in fact it might be a pretty good dupe but I haven’t done a proper comparison yet because I tried Tea with the Queen at my friend’s house! The colour is sort of a pinkish dark beige, I think some people call it a tan instead of a nude but it’s a perfect colour for any occasion! (except parties maybe)

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In fact, I feel it applies better than Butter London!! 2 coats to full opacity, no air bubbles at all, no streaking, no lines showing up. It is my most manageable polish so far, and I couldn’t believe my eyes when I first tried it. I don’t know if it chips easily though since I haven’t left it on long enough.

Credit must be given to the fan-type brush- it applies the polish really nicely and reaches all parts well, so I don’t need to struggle to fill the sides because the brush fans out and applies it just right. *squeal* I can cover my whole nail in two strokes! I used a thinner first coat but it was nearly opaque even then, and one more coat to get it just right 🙂

The polish dries really quickly, which I’m grateful for because I’m such a klutz and always mess up my nails minutes later. I topped this with Sally Hansen Dry Kwik Nail Colour Dryer, which I feel really helps. Other people might beg to differ, judging from the reviews I seen. You either love it or hate it, apparently- and I’m in the former group! It contains mineral oil that helps with the drying process. Some people dislike it because of the oiliness, but it keeps my cuticles healthy and protected 🙂 it’s more runny than a polish so as long as you are careful it shouldn’t be too messy!

I might buy another bottle of this as a spare because I can definitely see myself using this a lot 🙂 Or other polishes from this range. Again, I love the brushes from this collection!!

Choco-Latte is a good choice for everyone, and it flatters mid-toned people like me quite well! The darker nude makes my skin tone look fairer, but even pale-skinned ladies can do no wrong with this- treat it as a camel/ tan shade for an everyday, no-fuss mani- perfect for work and other formal events too!
(Sally Hansen should hire me to promote this range hahaha. Hint, hint.)

VOV Apple Nails in Blue, Green, Orange, Yellow

Hi guys!

I have a super long post for y’all today, chock-full of pictures because being a very irritable reader of numerous other beauty and makeup bloggers who don’t bother showing us how the product looks on their faces/ etc.

It really gets me when they just swatch the lipstick or blush on the back of their hand and expect us to know how it looks like in real life??

Seriously!

Anyway, I’ll be reviewing VOV Apple Nails which I purchased on the Qoo10 global site here (see the new link at the bottom of the post) for 1.40 SGD each. Such a steal right? Sadly, the shipping cost to Singapore is equivalent of two nail polishes :(((( and the moment you exceed 4 items, they DOUBLE your shipping fee. *@#!$!!

A shot of all the polishes~

And of the individual bottles!

And to see how the colours turn out when applied.. 

 So basically all of them look a tad bit darker in real life than in the bottle.

But when I look at the pictures now the difference doesn’t look that obvious. Hmm.

Maybe it’s a trick of the light when I look at it in real life, then.

 So I was lazy, and just painted over my green and yellow nails for this review 😛

I didn’t bother cleaning up the sides (sorry) because I have school tomorrow!!

Here is the photo taken off the site of all the colours.

The colours are really quite true to the picture.

 

 

Verdict

 

Application:

Generally quite easy to apply, but the first layer is extremely runny (especially for green and yellow) and you need at least three coats.

Yellow and green are brushstroke-prone i.e. you can see your brushstrokes so a smoothing top coat is a must for these two colours. Orange and blue gives me less trouble, possibly because they are darker in hue.

Consistency:

First layer is extremely runny, as mentioned above (especially for green and yellow) and you need at least three coats.

I’d advise you to apply a thicker layer at one go, to reduce the brushstroke problem. When I lifted the almost-dripping brush from the bottle and slapped the polish on the polish stayed really well and didn’t run off. It was done in seconds with no need for a second coat.

Colour:

I love green best, followed by… yellow, then blue, and my least favourite is orange because it is not as pastel as I had hoped (like how it looked in the bottle), though it’s still pretty… just a bit neon. I’m dreaming of doing tiger nails with it!

Green and yellow looks really pastel and I’m happy 🙂

I might get a lighter blue next time, but this is actually not bad.

Rating:

8.5/10 overall! I might have given a 9 if the colour for orange and blue were lighter and the consistency of yellow and green were better…

I think it’s really worth every penny though!

I mean, for 8.50 SGD I can only buy a bottle of China Glaze, or a bottle of O.P.I without the shipping charge of $1 😦 (OPI is impossible to get at 8.50 SGD awww)

I’m not sure if I should get the pink. But I’m looking for a really pretty, light pastel pink, and I don’t want it to turn out like the orange.

Purple just looks gross in the picture.

Maybe I should get the pink and the three nail care bottles (top coat, base coat, essence) just to expand my collection!

Did I mention how awfully cute the bottles are?? You can even see tree bark patterns!! SQUEAAAAAAL!!

*surrounded by tons of excited faces*

TRY IT OUT FOR YOURSELF FOLKS! 

The seller has stopped selling these nail polishes 😦 too bad! I’ll keep you guys posted if I can find a shop with similar prices. I’m quite sad because these are so bloody cheap!

I FOUND IT!!!!

HAHAHAHA. Go here for the new link. They’ve increased the price by 10 cents and the shipping by 10 cents… Seriously. Someone must’ve tipped them off!