Friday, October 19, 2012

Gilded Lily - Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure

Good morning fearless readers and HAPPY Friday! I'm 75% done with midterms so I'm feeling pretty good today, plus, I spent last night marathoning the last season of Supernatural before watching Thursday evenings' spectacular programming. Not only did I veg out on the couch, I finished editing a boatload of photos! YAY! That includes photos of today's manicure, the spectacular Gilded Lily - a LE Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure. Ready for the deets? Let's go!

For this manicure I used three coats of Gilded Lily and these photos show no topcoat. The formula was thin and manageable. Gilded Lily has a clear base absolutely flooded with a warm, almost bronzy, gold glass fleck type of microglitter. I absolutely adore this polish, it reminds me of antiqued gold. So pretty.

What I didn't like was the flat, paddle style brush and wand. It barely fits through the neck of the bottle! But I suppose this is just personal preference, it delivered polish well enough to the nail. In fact the wand itself holds all the polish you need for several nails! However, the stumpy, flat, paddle brush didn't give me a whole lot of control around my cuticle area and the edge of my nails. I just didn't feel like I could control the flow of polish very easily and ended up scrubbing gold glitter off my skin.


With all that being said, I still love this color and I'm glad I bought it. In fact, its my first Complete Salon Manicure and brush issues aside I'm glad I bought it. Plus, Gilded Lily is supposedly a dupe or near dupe to OPI Goldeneye! Which is good news for anyone who was out searching for this LE polish and had no luck. When I get my hands on a bottle of Goldeneye I'll be sure to do a comparison for you guys.

So, what do you think of Gilded Lily? Did you manage to snag a bottle or are you just waiting for Goldeneye?

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