Monday, 11 November 2013

Manic.Monday: Fiery Island

A few weeks ago I mentioned my new found love for Sally Hansen nail polishes, specifically the Complete Salon Manicure Formula. It's an interesting and innovative concept of five different aspects - all essential for nail care, covered in one single product. That means that when you've selected one of the gorgeous shades in the wide range available, you'll also automatically get a base coat, strengthener, growth treatment added through a built in time release function, and top coat in the same product. Since I more or less always wear a nail polish, which can be tough on the nails and cuticles, I really appreciate brands that incorporate some nail care ingredients into the shade itself and when there are so many stunning shades to choose from - it makes me a very happy nail polish wearer. The Sally Hansen shade I'm showing you today is the gloriously vibrant, energetic and zesty Fiery Island 545 (£6.99) which is a slightly darker shade of warm satsumas orange and to me it just captures the essence of beautiful golden autumn leaves.
Since you've already got built in base coat and top coat, you can definitely wear this shade just as it is, and it won't leave any discolourations on your nails, and it'll also add a lovely high shine to the finished look. I usually always wear a separate base- and top coat, but I'm gradually coming round to the idea of using the nail polish as it's intended to be, and in the photo I'm only wearing the nail polish itself, nothing else.

Another great thing about this nail polish, showing the high quality of it, is the brush. It's nice and wide giving wonderful seamless coverage in one quick sweep. I'm also very impressed by the lovely density and pigmentation of the shades, and you really only need one coat to create a lovely opaque effect with that built in high shine. Even though I am getting used to not using base- and top coat when I wear this formula, I'm still very much a two coat girl to get that ultra glossy, opaque look which is what I'm wearing in the photo as well.

The nail polish is supposed to last as long as up to 10 days, maintaining the lovely shine but realistically I think it's closer to 5-6 days, before the finish starts to get a little bit more matte and you can see the first chipping. I still think that's pretty good for a nail polish, and considering you get so many other benefits from this formula at a very affordable price, the 5 day wear is hardly a concern. Overall it's an excellent formula and definitely one of the best ones I've used in the same price range, pulverizing some premium brands - there's simply no contest. If you're interested in trying the Sally Hansen nail polishes for yourself, then hurry down to Boots where their current 3 for 2 offer also includes these little goodies, so I guess I'll see you at the checkout!

69 comments:

  1. Love this, what a beautiful Autumn colour, looks lovely on your nails!
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    1. Hiya Naomi - thanks a million, it's a very happy color, something to cheer me up on a rainy Monday like this :O). Xx

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    2. I LOVE this color for fall! Beautiful! I love your blog!
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    3. Hello Kendra - I think it works really well as a contrast with berry colors - even though it's so vibrant. Thank you so much that's really lovely of you and hope to see you back again here very soon! Xx

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  2. love this colour ! :)

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    1. Thank you - I think it's so fiery and vibrant :o). Xx

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  3. pretty colour...!
    Dark enough to be perfect autum vivid/vibrant (instead of berrys and plums or blacks)
    love it
    xoxo

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    1. Thanks a million - exactly it doesn't have that neon undertone that a lot of oranges do - which is why I like is so much :O). Xx

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  4. I love this for Autumn, I'm craving this colour now!

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    1. Thank you - I agree it's a lovely autumnal shade and it actually works really well as a contrasting polish with a purple or plum outfit :o). Xx

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  5. LOVE the colour, so vibrant yet appropriate for the time of year x

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    1. Thank you so much - it's definitely not a shade for someone shy :o). Xx

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  6. Beautiful color for this season.
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  7. I've never tried any of the SH polishes before but this is such a yummy shade!

    Tara x

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    1. This particular formula is excellent and they have stunning shades to choose from as well :o) - I highly recommend them :o). Xx

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  8. Wow this shade looks amazing. Really you don't need a base and top coat? I have never tried anything like this before. I'm very curious and definitely want to try this (being lazy as I am :D). Thanks for sharing Charlotte. My likes on Bloglovin for you <3

    xx Mira

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    1. I know - it's a bit tricky for me to get on board with it as well and i was worried that strong shades would discolour my nails, but no - the polish itself is enough and the shine is really good as well. Thanks a million :O). Xx

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  9. I like it!!!! Crazy colour:)
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  10. Thats a lovely colour - i cant live without nail polish im always wearing it!

    I love that it has all those ingredients inculded - ill still add a top coat tho - i cant resist the glossy shine :)

    Great Post!

    Yas
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    1. Thanks a million! I know what you mean, I'm always tempted to do the same :o). Xx

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  11. Love this shade- perfect for fall!

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  12. Oh wow this is such a stunning shade!!! I have a few of these Sally Hansen polishes and they're not the best formula as they're quite gloopy :( xx

    Gemma // Miss Makeup Magpie

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    1. I haven't noticed that actually, maybe I've just been lucky with my shades. Xx

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    1. Thanks a million - it's so lovely and vibrant :o). Xx

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  14. Beautiful color. It´d perfectly fits to Halloween, because it reminds me pumpkin- but in good way. :)
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    1. That's a good point - perhaps I'll do a scary nail art with it next year :o). Xx

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  15. I love this colour too!!! Nice blog Honey!!!

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    1. That's so nice of you - thank you very much! Xx

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  16. Great colour will definitely be looking out for this, great blog!

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    1. Hello Linzy, thanks for visiting! That's so lovely of you - thank you very much and hope you'll visit again soon :o). Xx

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  17. This is such a lovely post! I like the color so much. Excited for your next post!

    Following you now on GFC. I hope you can follow me also (if you haven't yet).

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    1. Thank you very much, following you now too :O). Xx

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    1. Thank you so much, it's such a lovely golden color for this time of year :o). Xx

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  19. The nail varnish is gorgeous and I love the photos xx
    Much Love
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    1. That's so lovely of you - thank you very much! Xx

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    1. Thanks a million - it's a lovely cheery color :o). Xx

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  21. Isnt that colour lovely for this time of year - check out the pound shop they has some Sally Hansen's for a quid :)

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  22. nice colour!
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  23. Such an inspirational post! I enjoyed reading it :) I love your blog, too!
    Would you like to follow each other via GFC and Bloglovin? If you would, just follow me and leave a comment on my blog, so that I can follow you back :)

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    1. Hello Tina, thank you for visiting and for your lovely comment. Following you now and hope you'll be back here again soon! Xx

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  24. Great post - and I love these Sally Hansen nail polishes too, and also recently reviewed them on my blog!

    By the way, I have an INTERNATIONAL GIVEAWAY on my blog, I hop you will enter...
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    1. Thank you so much - I'll head over and have a look straight away :o). Xx

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  25. Beautiful pumpkin shade. Nails look tasty:)
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  26. Orange is my favorite nail color!

    xo Jennifer

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    1. Hello Jennifer and thank you for stopping by! I really like that there's a darker depth in this and not just neon brightness :o). Hope you'll visit again soon! Xx

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  27. I have this color too and absolutely love it! It is so different from the usual reds we all wear.
    xoxo Kate

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    1. Hiya Kate - completely agree, it has a wonderful depth to it :o). Xx

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  28. Love your red nails!

    Check out my post on How to fix a broken Lipstick - http://chicorita.com/diy-fix-broken-lipstick/

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  29. wow that colour looks beautiful, perfect for Fall! :)
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    Ester @ Drawing Dreaming

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    1. That's so nice of you - thank you very much :o)! Xx

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  30. That nail varnish is a gorgeous colour!
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    1. Hello Eleanor - that's so lovely of you, thank you! It's a lovely orange that makes a nice change from a lot of the very popular berry shades :o). Xx

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  31. This is such a beautiful autumn colour. I have maybe one orange shade in my entire nail colour collection but i't more of a summery shade.. this might have to be my next addition!

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    1. Hi Jessica - thanks million - I hope you'll like it :o). Xx

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  32. this is such a perfect colour for spring, summer and fall! x

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