The Crazy Suburban Mom: Nail Polish of the Day, Sally Hansen Smooth and Perfect Color Care in Fog

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Nail Polish of the Day, Sally Hansen Smooth and Perfect Color Care in Fog

What a wonderful, flukey purchase Fog was.  Here it is against a backdrop of Ventura because I can't take enough pictures of that dog.


Fog is a white with a cast to it.  I don't have another color like this and didn't go lookin' for it.   I bought it because the polish is supposed to be ridge-filling with a soft breathable porcelain smooth finish.  

That sounds just so --- Nice. 

 And straight up, I wish I could find a thigh cream with that description, my thighs haven't been within a hundred feet of   porcelain smooth  in years.

Niceness and thighs aside, I walked around Rite-Aid for quite the while holding a couple o' few bottles trying to decide; not that they aren't pretty (Easter egg) colors but it's December, did I want Easter? 

I purchased one bottle of Fog to use as a base coat because despite it's claims (hide ridges and imperfections, and  promotes healthier-looking nails  that allows for up to 20% more oxygen to reach the nail), ridge filling was the one that appealed to me. 

 I have major ridges.  Want to see a close-up of the surface of my thumb?

Okay, I lied. That's the Grand Canyon (shot by Jon Sullivan).  

On to the polish.

Its a bit confusing and not a color I gravitate too but  know what? 

Loves it!

This picture's better; you can see that the color has a very subtle opaly glow.  You cant see it (at all) in the bottle and just FYI the more coats of polish you wear the less of that aspect I see.   It seems like it will be  an opaque cream but it's got more depth to it.   I liked it so much I didn't cover it with anything else; just added another coat.  

I only got Fog but have looked at reviews, this isn't the only color with a subtle glowy thing going on.  For me that makes the polish more then I expected but  people who expected an opaque cream were less charmed.    

The polish went on like a dream, like buttah I tell you.  I like Sally Hansen's wide brushes but if you don't you won't like this one either.  The polish does have a smooth soft look, almost silky.   Two coats covered all major ridges, three took care of the one I call Mount Kilimanjaro.

 I wish there was more then the pastel options which I dunno...  Aren't really hitting a Ho-Ho-Holiday chord for me plus, they aren't great for my skin tone.  

I'm at a loss as to why exactly and certainly can't explain it but I heart this stuff and will definitely repurchase more of this formula.

Score:  ♥ ♥ ♥  out of five hearts

As an aside about the line:

It's puzzling for a line of nail polish to come out in December in these colors and there is no information about it on Sally Hansen. 

One day there it was in a pastel *poof* from the Nail Fairy. Period.  

I finally found something this morning:

Drugstore News in an article titled:  Sally Hansen unveils spring 2012 nail color innovations says -Want nearly naked nails? Enter Smooth and Perfect Color + Care, a collection of nude nail polishes that deliver creamy color and a porcelain-smooth coverage in one polish. The formula is designed to hide ridges and imperfections, and promotes healthier-looking nails with a patented technology that allows for up to 20% more oxygen to reach the nail. The new Smooth and Perfect Color + Care collection comes in eight barely-there shades priced at $5.99 each.

Okay, that explains the Easter eggean colors and the claims.  I still find  myself verklempt over the oxygen thing; a bit of a wing-nut in my opinion.  Especially since if it allows up to 20% more O2 to get in wouldn't the point be to promote healthier nails, not healthier LOOKING nails?

Oh! Wait one more thing because this isn't War and Peace yet, I think the description hints at these not being opaque, using words like barely-there, naked, nude...  And saying they are "creamy colors", not creams.  In some of the reviews I've read people felt they weren't opaque and weren't creams, so yeah.  Sally says that too.

*The cost was $5.99 and I bought this myself.   Sesche Vite was used over top.*


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