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With the glitz and sparkle for the holidays behind us, it's time for a nude start to the year! Much of what was seen on the runways for Spring, was a focus on a more natural looking no make-up type of look. Sally Hansen and NYC New York Color have the perfect neutrals to keep your lips and nails looking beautifully natural!
From the much adored Sally Hansen Miracle Gel line, which launched this past August, the Flawless Nudes collection gives you that perfectly "undone" yet flawless nail color and the NYC New York Color Smooch Proof Lip Stain in Never Ending Nude brings a subtle, yet long lasting beautiful and natural look to the lips.
WHAT IT IS: The first salon-quality manicure that combines pure nail color with high techno gel... exclusively from Sally Hansen. Love the high shine, glossy look of a gel manicure but could do without the complexity of LED lights, time consuming removal, and expensive price tag? Now, Sally Hansen, the leader in nail color innovation, is making manicure history with an entirely new way of thinking about long lasting nail color. Its new, patented Miracle Gel, is the first ever part lacquer, part gel manicure system that delivers up to 14 days of lasting color and shine in just 2 easy steps. Simply apply two coats of the Miracle Gel Color Coat, followed by the Miracle Gel Top Coat, to achieve the most convenient manicure, ever.
THE TECHNOLOGY: The Miracle Gel manicure contains patented Tube Technology. This allows a higher level of actives and continuous care ingredients to release into the gel lacquer film, prolonging the integrity of the film resulting in beautifully durable, shiny nails. The advanced Color Coat, which is a combination base coat and nail color in one, and Top Coat formulas contain an oligomer, and the Top Coat also contains a photoinitiator. The photoinitiator in the Top Coat formula reticulates with the oligomer contained in the Color Coat, thus curing the formula without the need of an LED/UV light. As the manicure cures over time, it becomes more durable due to the increased hardness of the film. So LED/UV lamp curing is not necessary, only natural light. Then, when you’re ready to change up your look, Miracle Gel comes off easily with both acetone-based and acetone-free nail polish remover – no soaking, wrapping, scraping, or filing necessary.
WHAT THEY COST: Sally Hansen Miracle Gel Color Coat and Top Coat, $9.99 MSRP
LOOK AT MY NAILS: In the picture below, I am wearing the HOW NUDE shade. It seems to appear yellow in the photo, but it is actually a lovely beige/nude color. I love it! This shade just looks elegant without screaming attention to my nails. The fabulous gel top coat makes my nails look shiny and gorgeous, and it lasts for a long time!
SWIPE ON NYC NEW YORK COLOR’S SMOOCH PROOF 16HR LIP STAIN
FOR A PERFECTLY KISSABLE POUT
THINK: Lip color longevity.
WHAT IT IS: Lip color that lasts through the longest kiss. NYC New York Color lets you smooch away without smooching away your lip color thanks to new Smooch Proof 16HR Lip Stain. The longwearing lip stain stays put for hours, so you can kiss to your heart’s content.
This lightweight, transfer-proof stain delivers irresistibly smooth, vivid lip color all day long. With its precise felt tipped pen applicator system, lining lips and filling them in requires one easy step for lust-worthy lips that won’t budge.
WHAT IT COSTS: $4.99
LOOK AT MY LIPS: In the photograph below, (Please ignore my squinty eyes, the sun was bright) I am wearing Smooch Proof 16HR Lip Stain in Endless Spice. It is the perfect neutral color for my lips. I love how long it lasts on my lips, because I do not have to keep re-applying after eating or drinking. I even wake up with it still on my lips and my husband thinks I am just naturally gorgeous. (Haha.)
To learn more about Sally Hansen go to: http://www.sallyhansen.com/
To learn more about NYC Color go to: http://www.newyorkcolor.com/
Disclaimer: I received samples of these products to review and to keep. All opinions are my own.