Thursday, 26 July 2012

Sally Hansen & e.l.f Matte Finisher

Before I start, I would like to say a quick apology for the background colour of the text. Blogger has been frustrating to use lately, making some of my sentences having a white background, & others the usual transparent. This will have to do for now!

Just a quick little review of the nail polish I applied last night.
I picked up Sally Hansen's Advanced Hard As Nails nail polish in Sheer Buff Gloss. Where? At Poundland! I immediately picked this up to see if I liked it, before purchasing other shades!
The shade is a light shimmering nude/silver. I initially purchased this light shade just as a base, to hopefully add strength to my nails, so I would be able to easily add any other shade of polish over the top.

Instead, I decided to apply this is a block colour, to see the overall pigmentation.
I applied 3 thin coats of this polish, to get a good block colour. 

The formulation & consistency of this is quite runny, so I needed to apply a few coats to get a good coverage.
As the polish is quite sheer, the polish dried quite quickly between shades.

On top, I decided to take advantage of using my e.l.f Matte Finisher, which is a top coat, that applies a matte finish. I have neglected this shade for a while now, so I thought this would be a goo opportunity to use it!

You can see that using this top coat as hidden the shimmery effects of the polish, slightly, which gives a natural nude glow to the nails. Perfect for day or night!
This is the first Sally Hansen nail product I have tried, & so far, I am really impressed! I will definitely be repurchasing the Sally Hansen nail polish in some other colours. For £1, you really cannot complain! Its amazing what you can find in your local bargain stores!

You can pick up the e.l.f Matte Finisher polish for £2.50 on there website (link).




  1. Looks like a really good product that gives a lovely finish to the nails :) Great post xx

    1. Its gorgeous! I'm so happy with the finish of it! :) Thank you!


  2. Blogger does that to me too - so frustrating! Pounfland is amazing for makeup bargains; I got loads of Rimmel stuff last year! The polish is a lovely colour, and the matte topcoat adds a nice change! Xo

    1. Blogger has been so frustrating lately. It'll realign all my paragraphs & images, when I preview them. Hopefully it sorts itself out soon!

      I love Poundland! I'm going to go back & pick a few more things up! I found some Rimmel shadows & Stila products!

      I love this nail look. Something different!



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