Monday, February 18, 2013

Recent NOTD: Sally Hansen Smooth and Perfect Linen

When my CVS put the Smooth and Perfect Line on clearance, I grabbed some of the colors I hadn't tried yet even though the first two I got weren't exciting enough for me to have bought any more in the year since I posted about them. When I wanted a quiet nail look a couple weeks back, I turned to Linen, a very pale peachy pink shimmer. This was a bit thicker than the other two I'd tried in this line, and I only used two coats of Linen rather than the three I was expecting to need based on past experience with Smooth and Perfect. I used Barielle Fortifying Nail Builder as a base and Diamond Dry topcoat, which Sally Beauty got me to try by giving it away free with some purchase or another.





This did achieve my goal of having quiet, non-distracting nails, but I really wish I'd added Glass Slipper to it like I did with the two Smooth and Perfect I'd swatched last year, as it was so quiet I got bored looking at it. The Diamond Dry topcoat did work very nicely for me, drying quickly and not chipping, so I will be using that again.

My schedule the next few weeks is more packed than usual, so I probably won't be posting as often as usual. Or maybe I'll use writing posts as an escape from thinking about all the other things and will post anyway. We'll see.

13 comments:

  1. It looks much better than my mani with Air. :) Is Diamond Dry the one in the black bottle or silver or a totally different one? lol

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    1. turtlechick, Diamond Dry is in a dark bottle with a mostly blue label.

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  2. Lovely colour. I'm actually a fan of Air and Sea :)

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  3. I got Diamond Dry back in July when they were giving it away with the purchase of two China Glazes--they actually had to talk me into taking it, but now it's my go-to topcoat!

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  4. That's so pretty :-) I have a friend who swears by the Diamond topcoat - she says she uses it over everything and it always works well.

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  5. Very pretty! I love to wear soft colors like this.

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  6. This is gorgeous, the only kind of nude, that I could wear - beautiful!

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  7. Very subtle and soft but that can be nice sometimes too. :)

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  8. Very pretty. Glass slipper would look amazing over this.

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  9. Smooth and well-balanced. Just two coats to achieve this result is a plus :-*

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  10. LOL I can imagine getting bored with that pretty quickly; though I do with all colors after a day or so. ;) This is definitely a very nice, quiet polish.

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