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Monday, July 4, 2011

There's no place like home! Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure - "Downtown Rubies"

Happy 235th Birthday, America!

I hope you've been enjoying your holiday weekend! My weekend has been pretty low-key, but I'm not complaining! I could totally get used to these 3-day weekends! And as a bonus, that means only a 4-day work week ahead!

Yesterday, while at Ulta, I found Sally Hansens Complete Salon Manicure "Downtown Rubies" for $1.99. This particular Ulta moved their clearance section to the middle of the store, and it was a little more organized than their usual clearance section. Of course, I went straight to the nail polish tray. I saw only 2 SH's, and bought them both (this, along with "Touch of Mink"). For $1.99 (normally $7.99 at Ulta) each, I felt that was too good to pass up!

So in honor of America's birthday today, I decided to try "Downtown Rubies" as my holiday mani. I have to be honest, while painting my nails, I kept picturing the scene in The Wizard of Oz where Dorothy clicks her ruby red slippers and says, "There's no place like home. There's no place like home..." My nails look like little ruby slippers!

I really love the Complete Salon Manicure line from Sally Hansen. I like their handle, their brush is nice (but takes a little getting used to) and their formula is high quality. This polish was a little "goopy" and thick, but it wasn't hard to work with on the nail. I did get frustrated when I kept dipping the brush back in the bottle. Because the brush is a little larger than most, I had to make sure I placed it back in the bottle carefully, so that I didn't make a mess with the polish on the rim. 

Have you used a SH Complete Salon Manicure polish before? What did you think? What's your favorite color from that line?

Deborah Lippmann 2 Second Nail Primer
1 coat of Seche Clear Base Coat
3 coats of Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure "Downtown Rubies"
2 coats of Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat


  1. I found one on sale recently too! Saving it for my upcoming giveaway :D. I love me some glitter!

  2. I'm not normally a "glitter gal", but today, I wanted something EXTRA special! Of all my glitter polishes (even though I'm not big into glitter, I'm a collector/hoarder!), I didn't have a red! And red is one of my favorite colors (St. Louis Cardinals red, to be exact!). Can't wait to check out your upcoming giveaway!

  3. I wish they'd do more glitters like this in the CSM line. That brush is a bit wide--well, the stem is too wide for my liking, the brush I can work with.

  4. I don't like the brush! I get polish all over, and the stem is so big I feel like I don't get it wiped off enough. GRRR

  5. That's really pretty! I have a couple CSMs and I really love them (my favorite is Gray by Gray) but they are way overpriced!

  6. @ Madeline - I have Gray by Gray, too (but I haven't used it yet)! And I agree, they are definitely over-priced!

  7. Ooo I love this color! What a great pick :) Happy 4th of July to you!!!