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Thursday, November 23, 2017

Sally Hansen - Lightning


     Happy Thanksgiving to those of you celebrating today. I've got a quick post to share with you before getting started on cooking our holiday feast. This will be my family's first Holiday season in our new house and my very first time ever hosting a Holiday. Wish me luck! 

     The polish I'm sharing today is one I've had in my collection for about 6 years and is part of Sally Hansen's core line of colors in the Insta-Dri line. Lightning is a bright sunny yellow with a creme finish. It's just the sort of color I need to keep myself cheerful while I try my hand at creating my Thanksgiving meal. I'm not exactly known in my family for my cooking skills so the pressure is really on.


     The formula for me was much thinner than I expected but like I mentioned I've had my bottle for a long time. I may have not gotten it completely remixed before application. Because of this, the first coat was very streaky. Like all the polishes in this line, Lightning is extremely pigmented and I was able to reach full opacity and even coverage after 3 coats. I typically use the Insta-Dri line for stamping because of their extreme opacity and thicker formula. Which is why I think my issues with the thinner formula were more user error than the polish itself. 


     I think the age of my bottle and the fact that my nails STILL have ridges in them for my foray into gel nails back in March are the reasons I needed 3 coats for even coverage. If the ridges were not there I feel like I could have gotten away with my usual 2 coats. Shown in all my pictures are 3 coats of lightning plus top coat.


     Yellow is a color that is not always easy to pull off, and with my pale skin tone, yellow's typically look horrible. But that's not the case with this one. I actually like how it looks on me, which was a pleasant surprise. In fact, I liked it so much I wore it as a manicure for a few days, with some added stamping of course.


     I didn't want to take away from the brightness of Lightning too much so I went for a more subtle look.  I used Frenzy Polish Gossamer and Pueen plate Fairytale lover 01 that I picked up from Walmart. 

     Have you found a yellow polish that works well on you? Let me know in the comments! As Always Thanks for stopping by and Happy Polishing! 





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