Monday, January 21, 2013

The Sheen of Ivy League // Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Nail Color

 
When Mumma Bovary sees me holding a bottle of polish and snapping away with my Nikon, she sighs and always mentions how she wishes her nails were painted so she could do that, too. As we were having a Once Upon a Time marathon the other afternoon, she yelped and realised her nails were painted, and that the lighting was perfect for a Mumma Bovary nail of the day! 
 
Mum had been wearing this Sally Hansen shade for almost a week, and as you can see it holds up well to house cleaning and light gardening. We picked up this shade when Priceline had their big sale on, and because Mum is always drawn to metallic green shades like this, the choice was easy for her. I love the Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear formula, and as it turns out Mum does, too.
 
Ivy League is a beautiful shade, and reminds me very much of the infamous nail family that includes Chanel Peridot and OPI Just Spotted the Lizard.  It is much brighter than those shades, and I think that is very flattering on the nail. It works well with the tan my Mum is sporting at the moment, but I have no doubts that it would suit my lily white skin as well.
 
Are you a fan of shades like this, or do you think them too ‘out there’ for you? What are your favourite Sally Hansen nail colours? I am very excited about the new shade releases they have coming in 2013!

 

*This shade belongs to my Mum, who purchased it herself. Hand is also her own! Honesty, always.

8 comments:

  1. Awww it's so sweet that your Mum did a NOTD!!

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    1. @Jess She loves getting involved on here, she still can't get over the fact that people see her nails and like the colour she chose :) Thanks for commenting hun x

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  2. oohh this shade looks really cute!

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    1. @Libby thanks for commenting Libby! It's a really beautiful shade, and surprisingly wearable :)

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  3. Ohhh I love this colour on your Mumma! I like the idea of xtreme wear as I hate when my nails chip in a day or two. Are these formula's much thicker than regular ones? May have to grab one!

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    1. @Candi doesn't it suit her perfectly?!:) Well Mum's nails normally chip really quick and this type seems to hold up well, she just changed her colour and is wearing another one from the line-when you come over this week, ask her to tell you about it :) x

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  4. I really love this colour - I'm going to keep wearing colours like these for as long as I can see to paint my nails!

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