Archives for October 17, 2015

Nail Beauty for the Fall with the Sally Hansen Miracle Gel Lineup

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Sally Hansen really does have my favorite nail polishes and here are some of my favorites this Fall!

2 stunning new collections and 6 limited-edition shades also join the Miracle Gel lineup.

I love the Miracle Gel Nail shades and I like how the polish lasts too! 

These days, bigger is better when it comes to beauty. Following the major success of the first Miracle Gel launch, Sally Hansen has done it again, developing  the new & improved volumizing Miracle Gel Top Coat – adding to the award-winning Sally Hansen Miracle Gel collection: the most buzzed about at-home nail system and the closest thing to a salon gel manicure at home.

 

When partnered with the Miracle Gel shades, Miracle Gel Top Coat volumizes as it protects. The Top Coat formula delivers 2x the volume to your manicure – creating dramatically fuller-looking nails with a high-gloss, mirror shine finish.

 

The result: the look of a gel manicure at home, without the trip to a salon! Miracle Gel’s simple application takes just two steps. First, apply two thin coats of Miracle Gel color to clean, bare nails. Then, apply one coat of the new Miracle Gel Top Coat. Natural light does the rest, creating a manicure that resembles a UV / LED cured gel polish and up to 14 days of color and shine. The next best thing to a salon gel manicure, without using an UV / LED light AND removes easily with regular nail polish remover.

 

To coincide with the release of the new top coat, Sally Hansen announces a total of 20 new vibrant colors of Miracle Gel. The Tribal Vibe collection adds seven new sun-baked shades to the permanent line up.

One of my new favorite shades is Cream of the Crop, which is ivory with a hint of warmth. Check out all the new shades at a retailer near you!

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PRICE & AVAILABILITY: The new Miracle Gel Top Coat, limited edition duo packs, Tribal Vibe collection, and Boho Chic collection are available at chain drugstores and mass retailers nationwide. Miracle Gel Color Coat and Top Coat cost $9.99 each and the limited edition duo pack costs $14.99.

 

Self Disclosure: I received free samples to facilitate this post. Photo Credit: Sally Hansen.

The New Augmented-Reality Nail Polish Try-On App From Sally Hansen: Live, 3D And First To Market ManiMatchTM DELIGHTS USERS WITH NEW INSTANT-SCAN TECHNOLOGY, 3D AUGMENTED REALITY TRY-ON OVER 200 SALLY HANSEN SHADES AND PERSONALIZED RECOMMENDATIONS IN REAL TIME

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Building on next-generation augmented reality technology, Sally Hansen the #1-selling nail color and nail care brand in the US is transforming the shopping experience with the new ManiMatchTM mobile app. Users can try on the rainbow of over 200 Sally Hansen nail polish shades in real time, on their nails, before they buy. A simple scan of the user’s hand from any smartphone enables the user to instantly consider and curate her own color choices. There’s no uploading, picture-taking or manual data entry, as the app works in real time. It also generates personalized-for-her-skin-tone color suggestions on demand; using cutting-edge, proprietary technology, the app senses and analyzes the pigments in each user’s hand, then matches its polish-shade suggestions to the ones optimally flattering to her skin.

Choosing the perfect shade is traditionally both the most fun and the most difficult aspect of shopping for nail color; consumers surreptitiously dab color onto a single or several nails to approximate how given shades might look on their hands in relation to skin tones, mood or outfit. ManiMatchTM flips the trial-on- ly-post-purchase shopping experience that has always frustrated nail color shoppers, transforming the process into a moment of discovery, excitement and pleasure. “The app is addictive; everyone who tries it can’t stop herself from checking out more options,” says Jeremy Lowenstein, Sally Hansen Global Marketing Vice President. “The fact that you see exactly how a color will look on your own hands is just pure fun—and incredibly useful. People end up experimenting with shades they’d never normally try.”

“The innovative technology uses bespoke skin tone analysis and an algorithm to map the hand.” – says Kristen D’Arcy, Global Digital Vice President. “It tracks the individual nuances of the user’s hands, analyzes skin tone, finds the nail beds, and photo-realistically simulates our nail polish shades, with shine: the finished manicure appears instantly on the user’s hand. ManiMatchTM generates shade suggestions across all Sally Hansen’s product lines, including Miracle Gel, Complete Salon Manicure, Insta-Dri and Xtreme Wear, so users can easily navigate and experience every color they desire.”

The launch of this app coincides with the release of the new Miracle Gel® Top Coat and new fashionable shades. Available for download for free on iOS platforms since it launched September 2015 (and select Android devices later in fall), ManiMatchTM is poised to revolutionize nail color shopping, both in store and ecommerce. Sally Hansen hosted a kick-off consumer event in NYC to introduce the app. The first users to share the experience with a friend had the chance to become the next Sally Hansen hand model for Sally Hansen social media.

Credit: Sally Hansen.

The Wonderland Effect by Robert Arrington A fun and entertaining YA Fantasy!

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I have always loved Alice in Wonderland so I was happy to find that this story is similar, yet very different. This story is quite different in many ways especially since it is more a superhero type of fantasy story. For example, Alice has super powers and many other characters do too. The story is well written and fun to read. It is a quick read and I was able to read it very quickly. The characters are well-developed and really make this story! I was also quite surprised at the twists and story line. A great fantasy story for young adults to read. But, I am far from being a YA and also really enjoyed it.

Self Disclosure: I was asked to review this book and no compensation was received to post.