Sally Hansen - August 2017 Color of the Moment

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Hiya guys! Doesn't it seem like time is flying by at high speed? I feel like I just blinked and now summer time is over. It's going to be time for school in just a week and although I'm not a student myself I feel the dread. I actually work tech for a school district and the start of school means one thing. A hundred phone calls of 'I forgot my password' from various staff members. Joy. Haha. I guess it could be worse, but it's definitely the worst time of year for me. Anyhow today I'm sharing the Color of the Moment shades by Sally Hansen's Miracle Gel line from the month of August. Yup, I'm cutting it down to the wire once again. These are definitely worth the wait though and spoiler alert... both are drop dead gorgeous! I won't tease you anymore, let's take a look at the swatches!

Sally Hansen - August 2017 Color of the Moment

If you're not familiar with the Miracle Gel line, then let me give you the quick rundown. The gel line does not need UV/LED light, it's two simple steps and you'll have a manicure lasting up to 14 days. The Sally Hansen Miracle Gel shades are now available for purchase at your local drug store like Walgreens, CVS, and Rite Aid. These retail for around $10-$12, depending on the store and any current sales.

Sally Hansen - Orchid-ing Aside
Sally Hansen - Orchid-ing Aside

Orchid-ing Aside can be described soft lavender-orchid creme: I cannot remember the last time I felt this head over heels for a lavender. Although the color does end up feeling a little more appropriate for the beginning of Spring than start of Fall. Regardless though it's a creamy flawless shade that also happens to look spot on against my skin-complexion. It does bring out a little warmth, but not enough that it clashes against the color. I'll definitely have to remember to dig this one out for floral season next year.

The formula has a sheer application that does build-up evenly for a full coverage finish. It has a nice balanced consistency that isn't too thin or thick. Very smooth throughout and has a great creamy look. It dries down to a high-shine finish on it's own. Shown in two coats and sealed with a glossy topcoat.

Sally Hansen - Orchid-ing Aside

Sally Hansen - Wild for Violet
Sally Hansen - Wild for Violet

Wild for Violet can be described dark purple creme. Now this one is screaming Fall at the top of its lungs! It's so gorgeous and full of that vamp factor that hypes me up for the season. I normally already tend to lean towards darker hues, so truth be told this one was already up my alley from the word go. And not to mention, it ends up complimenting my skin-tone just as well as the lavender.

The formula has a really great opacity, almost enough to be a one coater. It's very smooth with a balanced consistency, not too thick or too thin. I experienced no staining on removal to my nail beds or cuticles. This shade also dries down to a super high-shine finish on it's own. Shown in two coats and sealed with a glossy topcoat.

Sally Hansen - Wild for Violet

August 2017 Color of the Moment Nail Art
August 2017 Color of the Moment Nail Art

For the nail art this month I decided on some simple stamping to showcase the opaque of the shades. While I wasn't surprised that it stamped, I am surprised at how well it did. If nothing else Sally Hansen definitely comes through in a pinch when you don't have any stamping polishes!

To recap, the Sally Hansen Miracle Gel shades are now available for purchase at your local drug store like Walgreens, CVS, and Rite Aid. These retail for around $10-$12, depending on the store and any current sales.

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