Monday, April 1, 2013

Make-Up Monday: Mega Shine Top Coat

Hey y'all!! I hope you had amazing weekend with friends and family!
I'll get to ours a little later.

I decided this weekend that I want to do a 'makeup monday'
I try all sorts of makeup products - including different toothpastes/shampoo/etc every time we run out.  I don't know WHY I do this but I have for as long as I can remember.  Thankfully The Husband doesn't mind. =)

If absolutely nothing else, I paint my nails at LEAST once a week.
I was a chronic nail biter - like big time.  If I wasn't biting them, I was picking at them.
It was gross and I didn't like that my hands never really looked feminine.
one day I decided to paint them and see if that helped. For whatever reason, that made me stop biting!

Today's Make-up Monday item is a top coat.
In my trial and errors of nail painting I found that a base coat and top coat are extremely important.
I think a top coat is more vital to me than a base coat.
My friend recently introduced me to an amazing top coat.
Sally Hansen Mega Shine
It is VERY thick and has a strong scent.  One coat and your nails have a salon shine and I swear it extends the life of my manicure! I paint my nails and 7 days later, the polish is still pretty shiny and it hasn't chipped!
For real - this picture was taken today.  I painted my nails last Wednesday.  so it hasn't QUITE been a week but 5 days later and the polish is only wearing from my typing?! 
 It isn't like I pay mega bucks for manicures OR nail polish.  the last two colors I have worn have been Sinful Colors.  You can pick them up at Walgreens, Target, Walmart, etc for $2!!! We aren't talking designer here!

you can get the top coat at CVS for sure.  I'm sure it is sold wherever Sally Hansen is sold. Oh and for your reference, it is hanging on a merchandise hanger in a BOX.  Looks like this:

Do you use a top coat?
what is your favorite?

If you decide to try out this top coat, I would LOVE to hear your feedback on it.  I hope you love it as much as I do.

*All opinions expressed herein are solely my own.  I was not approached to do a review or post on the product.


westcoastsoul said...

I haven't tried it myself but I've heard that Essie's top coat is the absolute best. I think I'll try the one you suggested though! Probably cheaper. said...

I can't see the pic of your nails :(. I do not like essie though. It is expensive up here and i have spent over $30 on 3 nail polishes by them that are all crap and chip with in 2 days even with a top coat.

I like sally hansen, will buy that next time i need a top coat just to try it.

Kristen said...

I just bought a new top coat from Sally, but it didn't make my polish last long, definitely not like Seche. I'll have to give this one a try!

Emily said...

I'm excited to try this out...I love Sally Hansen nail products! I've heard Seche Vite is great for drying fast, but I usually just use Sally Hansen's Hard As Nails Topcoat!