Posts Tagged ‘Sally Hansen’

SWAG ALERT: TIME TO GET INSTA-DRI!

Wednesday, April 4th, 2018

Tired of walking out of the salon only to discover that you have nicked one of your newly-polished nails?  Why involve multiple bottles when you really need a quick-fix?  Thankfully, Sally Hansen has launched a newly upgraded formula of its popular 3-in-1 Insta-Dri Nail Color.  With built-in base and top coats, a revamped formula, and several fabulous new shades, we are able to score an extra day of wear from our manicures which are now up to 33% more chip-resistance!  The new Insta-Dri is housed in an updated bottle featuring a color-matched cap.  It still comes with Sally Hansen’s genius one-stroke streak-free brush.  Insta-Dri polishes are full coverage, offer longer-lasting results, mixing form and fashion to take your names from frumpy to fabulous in mere seconds!  One stroke, one coat, and we were done!

Sally Hansen is offering a limited number of lucky Beauty Undercover Subscribers an opportunity to SWAG their choice of Insta-Dri Nail Color (retail $4.99) among White On Time, Champagne Supernova, Va-Va Violet, and Midnight Drive (pictured above) simply by following them on Instagram or Facebook and entering  here. This SWAG Alert is open to Subscribers 18 years or older with a valid US mailing address only (no PO Boxes, please!).  Delivery is anticipated within 3-4 weeks from notification.

HOME PEDICURE 101!

Wednesday, February 28th, 2018
Celebrity manicurist, Skyy Hadley, knows that performing an at-home pedicure can be challenging — especially for her A-List clients Faith Evans, P. Diddy (Sean Combs), Janelle Monae and LaLa Anthony.  Every great nail technician begins with a well-stocked toolkit and for DIYers, Hadley suggests first assembling: a cuticle remover, cuticle pusher, cuticle nipper, nail clipper, nail file, polish remover, orange wood stick, cotton balls/pads, base coat, top coat, and foot file.
Hadley beings with cuticle remover, allowing it to sit on the toes for the time indicated on the packaging.  Using the cuticle pusher, she moves cuticles away from the base of the toenails and cleans the feet with body wash or soap to wash away excess cuticle remover.  Next she carefully removes any loose cuticles or hangnails with the nipper. “You don’t want to cut into your cuticles,” Hadley warns.  “Nicking this area can lead to infection.”  If necessary, she trims nails with a clipper and then files them smooth and into an attractive shape.  Using a cotton ball or pad, she wipes each toenail with polish remover to get rid of excess oils prior to applying base coat .  Then she applies two coats of regular polish and cleans any polish slips with an orangewood stick and remover.  Hadley finishes by applying a clear top coat to protect her work.  When dry, she covers in Sally Hansen Vitamin E Nail & Cuticle Oil, which helps to soften and increase nail flexibility.
PRO TIP: To make feet less rough, stick feet in a tub of warm water with a capful of distilled white vinegar and/or a few drops of tea tree oil for about 15 minutes. For water retention or particularly achy feet, toss in a couple of tablespoons of Epsom salts. Gently dry feet and use a foot file (Hadley suggests the Ped Egg Pedicure Foot File) to get slough off dead skin.
PRO TIP:  To prevent chipping or smudging, reapply a layer or clear topcoat (Hadley’s favorite is Lauren B. Gel-Like Top Coat) every two to three days.

UNDERCOVER AGENT REVEALED: ALICIA W!

Thursday, February 1st, 2018
AGE:  25
CITY/STATE:  Bridgeport, PA
PHILOSOPHY: Skincare first, makeup second!
AM BEAUTY ROUTINE:   Juice Beauty Antioxidant Serum (every other day), Tarte Rainforest of The Sea Water Foundation SPF 15 with a Beautyblender Sponge.  Urban Decay Eye Shadow Primer Potion in Original or NYX Eye Shadow Base in Skin Tone ESB03 —  I think the Urban Decay blends a little better, while the NYX one holds up all day!  Apply TokyoMilk Let in the Light Eyeshadow Palette with an e.l.f. Studio Eyeshadow C Brush and apply NYX Epic Ink Liner, then Make Up Forever Smokey Extravagant Mascara. For highligher/bronzer Senna Brilliant Bronze in Dawn, cream blush by ColourPop Super Shock Blush in Between the Sheets, ColourPop Ultra Matte Lip in Monday, and sometimes Bobbie Brown High Shimmer Gloss in Naked Plum 7.  Chi Silk Infusion Oil in the hair and then fragrance (currently Kat Von D Saint Eau de Parfum).
PM BEAUTY ROUTINE:  The Body Shop Seaweed Oil Balancing Toner to remove makeup and tone and Lush Fresh Farmacy Soothing Calamine Bar on my face in the shower. Wash hair with OGX Coconut Milk Shampoo & Conditioner and body with Lush Baked Alaska Refreshing Citrus Sudser. Eyebrow maintenance with my The Body Shop Nail Kit (which includes a tweezer) then moisturize my face and neck with Skinfood Peach Sake Emulsion, Frank Body Body Balm everywhere else, and Sally Hansen Color Therapy Nail & Cuticle Oil on my nails.
CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT PRODUCT:  Juice Beauty Antioxidant Serum! This serum works wonders and really helps clear up my skin.
CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT COSMETIC:  A liquid eyeliner! Currently, the NYX Epic Ink Liner in Black
MOST EXPENSIVE PRODUCT:  Senna Brilliant Bronze in Dawn
BEST BARGAIN PRODUCT:  ColourPop’s Ultra Matte Lipin Monday, I LOVE THIS SHADE!  Tip:  first apply Chapstick or Lush Sugar Plum Fair Lip Scrub
FAVORITE BEAUTY TOOL:  e.l.f. Studio Eyeshadow C Brush
THOUGHTS:  This was a lot of fun to write! I love trying new beauty products and sharing them with people! I’m an artist and I would love to design some makeup packaging one day.