Since I had to do a Very Serious, Official and Grown-Up Thing yesterday (I think you might be grasping the importance from the use of capital letters), official business nails, here I come. I used my recently acquired Sally Hansen Complete Manicure in Bandage for the first time – I figured I needed ONE colour that’s appropriate for Serious matters and maybe oral exams with old-fashioned professors.
Ooooooh. Am I REALLY 21 going on 22…?
All in all, Bandage is a wearable nude, I think it’s quite close to mannequin hands on me – not exactly though, too beigy-yellowy? – what do you think oh More Experienced Ones?
It’s actually worth a quick:
Sally Hansen Bandage Review
Formula: it was NOT ideal – despite being quite thick, it still pooled and almost flooded my cuticles, in spite of my careful application. Not happy with it, but it’s not terrible, workable, but not pleasant and buttery.
Brush: I’m sure y’all know the drill with Complete Manicure brushes – it’s a wide, FLAT paddle brush, which is not too flexible. I, personally am not a fan, I prefer OPI’s narrower and rounder and Inglot’s ROUND brushes, and both much more flexible. Although with Bandage it worked alright, the only slight issues actually came from the aforementioned formula.
Coverage: one coat was terribly patchy, despite the fact that it was actually hard to get a thin one, since the formula was so thick. It was almost perfectly opaque in two coats, I topped it with my G & G HK Girl Top Coat, base coat, as always CND Toughen Up.
So it’s an alright nude, although I’m not an expert in nudes, hue hue, and I think it looks decent with my skin colour, although I’m even less of an expert with that. I liked it and it looked very appropriate, especially on my shortened nails.
BUT, as I’ve said before I am NOT a pinks girl (my UnPink It rule), reds and nudes are not my thing either. True, I felt very grown up during my Grown-Up Thing, but they’re just SO timid, my nude nails. I literally sat down to transform them right after I got home.
I used OPI Lights of Emerald City (first time using ANYTHING like that – I’m still not sure the magpie in me is the glitter kind, but this one’s quite fun, especially the large white squares, plus, COME ON – the name! I was listening to the Wizard of Ahhs! and Judi Garland too wearing this mani (complete coincidence – priceless) and I was like – so perfect.). I also used Barry M Confetti Effects in Liquorice – which is the feather effect. Unlike Emerald City, Liquorice’s formula never disappoints – no dabbing and placement involved, the bar glitter is evenly distributed, without any special manipulation. It’s one of my two Confetti Effects (after my recent trip to Boots) and the formula on both is LOVELY.
Do YOU like nudes guys? Share your views on that, because I feel very peculiar that my go to polish is green and black…