Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure Nail Polish in Hidden Treasure & Giveaway!

Sally Hansen has come out with a new line of polishes called the Complete Salon Manicure. while it's nice to think that a nail treatment, base coat, polish and top coat could all fit into one bottle I'm skeptical. But I'm not here to debate the merits of Sally Hansen nail polish. Nope. I'm here to talk about it's aptly named polish color from the Complete Salon Manicure line called Hidden Treasure.

Hidden Treasure is a difficult to find polish, for some reason. I'm not sure if it's a distribution problem or high demand. Either way, I managed to track 2 of these polishes down this past weekend! I'm not being a hog with the polish. I didn't buy one as a back up. I bought an extra so I could give it away on the blog!

First let me tell you a little about the polish.

Housed in a clear base, opalescent flakes are suspended. Those flakes, when applied to your bare nails or nail polish create an almost rainbow of color on your nails. Depending on how the light hits it, the flakes can look anywhere from a hot red, warm orange, yellow gold, lime green to an emerald green. Wow. That's a lot of color for one little nail polish. The result: An ever changing array of metallic hues that pop over black nail polish and give extra depth to other colored nail polishes. Or as Mr. Sith referred to it. "It looks like Fish Scales" Gee thanks. honey. That's what all women want. They want fish scale looking fingers!

This big 3 free formula comes in a sturdy glass bottle. The brush is new to me. It's flat, wide and almost stiff...um...yeah. It's an unusual brush. As you can see here. One stroke can cover most nails and believe me with this specific polish color you only need about one layer per nail.

Do you NEED this? Well. It's an acquired taste. Flakies (as they are referred to) are not for everyone. They can be more or less subtle depending upon the application and the polish color underneath. I personally love flake polishes and own a few others by Nfu-Oh myself. This Sally Hansen polish retails for $7.99 but I found it for about $7 at my Walgreens. I think that one can find it for even less with "Buy One Get One" deals that a lot of drugstores have. This Sally Hansen polish is considerably less expensive than a Nfu-Oh polish so I say YES, if you love flakies you NEED this.

The contest is open to everyone. No country limitations/restrictions. One entry per person. a Random winner will be chosen at 8PM on the 18th of May. That random winner has three days to respond to the e-mail I send top them to confirm address. You must be a follower of this blog in order to enter. Good Luck!


  1. The flakies remind me a lot of the glitter in MAC Superglass. I kinda love them!

  2. I've been to 7 different stores looking for this polish! It looks absolutely amazing.

  3. You're so right! I NEED this polish and I can't find it anywhere in San Diego. I'm wasting too much $ on gas driving all over creation! I just heart it!

    Thanks for the awesome giveaway!!! :)

  4. I hope I win, I seriously went to 13 freaking stores looking for this tonight. NONE of them had it...what's up with that?!?

  5. I can't find this ANYWHERE. Thank you for running the giveaway!

  6. Ahhh, I can't find this ANYWHERE! I'm actually looking for like two other people too!

  7. I'm really digging your blog. Following, and was planning to before i saw the giveaway :)
    Fishscales just sound awesome to me!!

  8. Looks absolutely gorgeous! Gosh, I think I'll apply for any job opening in the US (and a visa). Why? So that I can access The Magical Makeup Land that the US is! :D

    Also, so weird that this post didn't show up in my rss feed. Could it have to do with the contest entry-thingie?

  9. Stef: I haven't been to the counter to see those new lipglasses. The sounds awesome tho!

    Mimi (MakeupWithdrawal): I have been to a bunch of stores too. I have heard that Walgreens and Rite-Aid are the best places to look (At least on the east coast)

    Katy: Check Rite-Aid I believe that Nouveaucheap found it there. (She lives in So-Cal....I think)

    Jen: Good luck! That's a lot of stores to visit! LOL

    Ciambella: You're welcome! Good Luck!

    Catherine: Good Luck! Hope you find some for your friends...or tell them to enter here.

    Mischievous Mack: Thanks. I'm glad you like it! I know. I like the fish scales look too!

    Maggie Makeup Addict: I dunno. You have some pretty cool makeup in Shanghai and Stockholm! But let's just do a visit exchange for a month or so! :-) I'm not sure why it didn't show up in the rss feed. The whole feed thing is a mystery to me.

  10. hiii im new follower! omg i hv been looking for this nail polish coz soo hard to get here.. :(
    nice to meet u ! :)

  11. *-- Not an entry --*


    Just wanted to let you know that your giveaway was listed on my site.

    Here's the direct link:


    If you happen to have any other internationally open giveaways, I'd love to hear about them!



  12. I really hope to win this one! :)

    luvwendy87 at hotmail dot com


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