Feb 18, 2012

Sally Hansen Super Shine Top Coat

Super Shine Nail Finish - Protects and Seals Nail Color with Brilliant Long-Lasting Shine!  Provides a clear protective finish that seals nail color for longer wear and better resistance to chipping and peeling. Protects nail enamel for a longer-lasting manicure.

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sally hansen super shine top coat nail finishing enamel strengthening lasting manicures glossy reviews how to use makeup beauty polish blog indian


I remember having a conversation about a year back with a nail-obsessed friend of mine, S.  She was telling me about how she was searching for this one particular shade that she saw on another lady - it was the perfect pink "like how we see in magazines, Rads" with an amazing glossy finish to it.  Needless to say, she bought her way through a lot of hopefuls without getting that elusive glossy finish that she so desperately sought.  What both of us didn't realize then was that what we needed was not a shade but a coat - a top coat!  A year older and many blog centuries wiser, I found out the answer in the many awesome nail polish blogs out there.  A quick run to Target, and I got myself the Sally Hansen Super Shine Top Coat - it's an inexpensive drugstore brand and Sally Hansen is quite a popular nailcare brand, and I bought it on an impulse :D




How to Use the Sally Hansen Super Shine Nail Finishing Top Coat

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I use it as instructed, over my fully dried nail polish, and allow it to air dry completely.  I don't really apply it under my nail tips, but I do carry over the product right over the edge of the nail rather than just stopping at the edge.  The Sally Hansen Super Shine Top Coat gives a fabulous glossy shine and depth to the nail colour.  Plus, it really does stretch the lasting power of my nail polishes to about 1 week at least.  I do an enormous amount of typing and the occasional chopping/dishwashing work in the kitchen, so there's no way I can get away with perfect manicures for more than a day or two, but with this on, if I am a little careful, I can stretch the wear time to about a week.

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I have not tried any other top coat, so I really cannot comment on how well this fares in comparison, but it does what it claims - gives a glossy effect and prevents the polish from chipping - so this is a definite winner for me.  Do give it a try if you are on the lookout for a good inexpensive top coat :)  The one fault that I do find with this is I have to ensure I take a somewhat generous amount of the product on the brush and apply it gently, otherwise it tends to wipe off/dissolve the nail polish a bit.

Sally Hansen Super Shine Top Coat (check here for info) - Costs about $3

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