8.13.2012

NOTD: Sally Hansen Coral Reef + Wet N Wild Kaleidoscope Accent


Manicure: Sally Hansen Hard As Nails Xtreme Wear Nail Color Coral Reef. Pink-Based Coral. Accent Nail: Wet N Wild Wild Shine Nail Color Kaleidoscope. Silver and holographic glitter in a clear base.

How To: For this manicure I used one coat of Essie's First Base Coat for adhesion; two coats of Sally Hansen Coral Reef; four coats of Wet N Wild Kaleidoscope (on ring finger – accent nail); and one coat of Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat.

Notes: I’m not big on pink polishes, as they can sometimes be a little boring in my opinion, but Coral Reef is not your standard pink. It is a pink-based coral hue (much different than an orange-based coral) that has a very summery vibe to it (think bikinis, sandy footprints, lost treasure, and sandcastles). The formula on this polish is incredible – not thick, not thin, just perfect. It was fully opaque in two coats; and it has an amazing easy-glide brush which I found was so fantastic in creating a perfect manicure in a minimal amount of time as it gives you full control, and literally does not drip.

I wanted to add a little something extra for this manicure, so I used Kaleidoscope for the accent nail. Kaleidoscope is a really gorgeous silver and holographic glitter (that looks like lights on a Christmas tree in certain positions) that is more of a topcoat; however, when you add a number of coats (I did four coats here), you can achieve opacity. Kaleidoscope isn’t a grainy feeling glitter, so it is completely smooth with the addition of Top Coat.

Both of these colors are seriously inexpensive (Kaleidoscope usually retails for $0.99, and Coral Reef is under $3.00 a bottle), yet have such great formula and lasting power. I had 0 chips on all nails for the entire time that I wore this mani (5 days). If you plan on wearing Coral Reef for more than three days, definitely refresh the color with an additional top coat, otherwise it starts to have a satin finish that isn’t shiny.

Accessories: Pieces Jorie Shop Ring in Gold via ASOS.


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40 comments

London's-beauty said...

I love the colour! :) And your ring is cute. ^^

I really like the colour white on my nails.

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ellie said...

Awesome color. I like that extra color on the ring finger. Great Monday post.

ivy's closet said...

So cool. I have to remember to put on a base coat more often. Love this color!

marina miouprincess said...

cute colour! today is neon yellow day for my nails! :)
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Toni-Yvonne said...

I LOVE this look - I really adore the one nail in glitter, it is beautiful and feminine. Beautiful ring also

xx

Krysten @ Why Girls Are Weird said...

LOVE it, especially that accent nail!

Sara said...

You picked a great color for the end of summer, I love coral! :) Nice bling with the accent nail too, and of course, adore the ring!

Fashion Tales said...

I always love your photos on Instagram. This coral is very nice.The ring is gorgeous!

Sandra Leiva said...

Beautiful ring!

Elisa @ Globetrotting in Heels said...

That's a really pretty color! I am into corals myself these days: last week I had on Essie Cute as a Button and today I am rocking Essie Tart Deco!

Tights Lover said...

Amazingly gorgeous. I absolutely love what you did with the accent nail. What a great idea!!

Couture Carrie said...

Gorgeous mani!
And you know I love that ring!

xoxox,
CC

Dancing Branflake said...

So inexpensive! Wow! The color is absolutely a stunner, also.

Jennifer Fabulous said...

I love coral. I normally prefer corla with a little more orange in it, but this shade is pleasantly lovely. It's more peach and pinkish, which is actually very beautiful.

That ring couldn't be more perfect with the shade.

Georgina Castellucci said...

loveee the glittery nail you did - you have the best manis!

Oh to Be a Muse said...

I really love how popular accent nails have become. You did a fab job with your mani, and I love the starfish ring.

Melissa Blake said...

Beautiful...i love the silver paired with the pink!

Sherin said...

Such a beautiful shade!! And I love how you have one sparkly finger too.

Angelica Ng said...

I'm generally not drawn to overdone nails. I like to keep them one solid (or glittery) color on all fingers. But this accent nail you've done actually works quite well! You've put together a nice combination.

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Natasha Hollerup said...

That accented nail draws the most attention, although the color is magnificent. I love your manis, E.

MOSAMUSE said...

im rocking a great mustard color on my toes. i like ur color too!!
xo
MOSAMUSE

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Ashley said...

I prefer pinks that have coral undertones too. Great choice on the polish and the too cute ring :)

The Funky Fashionista said...

I'm seriously in love with your nails and your ring!

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The Golden Girls said...

Fabulous nails!!!!! Absolutely love the color with the accent sparkles!! Check us out for great fashion too! xx, The Golden Girls

The Golden Girls said...

Fabulous nails!!!!! Absolutely love the color with the accent sparkles!! Check us out for great fashion too! xx, The Golden Girls

Clare said...

So perfect, I love the accent nail!

Clare said...

So perfect, I love the accent nail!

Midnight Cowgirl said...

Love the accent nail!

Elly @ Caribbean Living said...

This is such a fun combination, love the look!

Am also LOVING that gorgeous starfish ring!

Paulina said...

Pretty nails <3

janettaylor said...

That ring...that ring!

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Creando mi armario said...

Beautiful colour!, and the ring it's amazing!!, i follow you now :), kisses.

Carolyna said...

awesome colour

The Pocket Stylist said...

Love that ring I have the same one!!!

Miss Caitlin S. said...

that ring... le sigh. LOVE it. I never tire of you showing it off.

Islandia Lane said...

Love this color! Similar to the Essie color I have on now for my vaca.

btw, you have really pretty nails!

Islandia Lane said...

Love this color! Similar to the Essie color I have on now for my vaca.

btw, you have really pretty nails!

monica said...

love the mani! i like that one is glitter!

Q said...

I do believe I have that Sally Hansen Coral Reef polish and a dupe of it from Avon(my youngest is wearing it on her toes right now). My go to look is usually a pretty cream finish color with copious coats of glitter on my accent nails; it's so easy to do but stands out so much! Love the starfish ring too! On my nails right now: from Julep Natasha all over and Oscar on my accent nails and on the tips of each finger, like a sparkly french mani :)

Brenda Serejo said...

Beautiful nail style! :)
Following your blog. Maybe we can follow each other! ;)
xoxo
Brenda

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