Do you remember me telling you about the Sally Hansen goody bag I won a few weeks ago?  I warned you that there’d be lots of Sally Hansen blog posts so here is a review of more of her products.  Check out these two sexy bottles of Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure in Commander In Chic and Pat On The Black.

Sally Hansen nail polishes

Hot or what?  But we all know it is not what outside that matters, but it’s what’s inside that counts.  Let me break it down for you :

The unique shape and design of the glass bottle gets a thumbs-up from me.  But I’m not a big fan of the stickers of the Sally Hansen labels – embossing FTW.  The chrome lids attract fingerprints like you would expect.


I freakin’ love the wide flat brush as they seem to deliver just the right amount of product and coats my nails evenly with 3 brush strokes – middle, right, left.  Reminds me of the brush from Missha Leopard Nail Polish.  For the swatches below, I did not need tidy up the edges so you can see how well designed the brush is.

The consistency varies.  I felt that Commander In Chic was thicker in a good way whereas Pat On The Black was thinner and somewhat lacking.  Wasn’t as quick drying as I would have liked it to be, but there were no bubbles nor lumpy bits upon drying.

Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure have 5 steps in 1 bottle – Base Coat, Strengthener, Growth Treatment, Color and Top Coat.  (This explains why this did not leave a stain on my nails when I removed it a few days later as I was too lazy to put on a base coat…but turns out, it contains base coat already.  YAY!)

Commander In Chic

Out of the two Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure nail polishes I received, Commander In Chic was the winner.  It is a beautiful taupe shade with a glossy finish.  I never ever imagined this colour would look good on me, but it is absolutely stunning.  It just looks great for all occasions.

Seriously drop dead gorgeous from one coat.  And see what a great job the brush is at delivering colour.

Pat On The Black

Pat On The Black is a rich blackcurrant colour which gets a mixed response from me.  This shade suits my skin tone but there’s just something about it that doesn’t turn me on.  Perhaps it was the somewhat thinner formula which required 2 coats to achieve opacity but even then, the finish doesn’t look as good as Commander In Chic.  Reminds me of undiluted Ribena.

There are 42 colours in the Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure range which are calling out my name but I must resist!!

9 Comments on Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure Commander In Chic & Pat On The Black – Review & Swatches

  1. Vintage Makeup
    27/06/2011 at 12:27 pm (6 years ago)

    I LOVE commander in chic! Gorgeous color, and the wide brush looks nice.

    • Ling Tung
      29/06/2011 at 12:00 pm (6 years ago)

      @Vintage Makeup, Yes, it is amazing!! The wide brush works out so well 😀

  2. Parlour and Loot
    28/06/2011 at 1:43 pm (6 years ago)

    Ohhh Commander in Chic looks totally gorg! I want! I have a couple of colours from the Complete Salon Manicure range (a pretty metallic gold and a beige) can’t remember the names and but I agree the brush is awsome 4/5 from me.

    • Ling Tung
      29/06/2011 at 12:01 pm (6 years ago)

      @Parlour and Loot, The brush makes such a difference. Application is a breeze 😀

  3. Priyanka
    28/06/2011 at 10:23 pm (6 years ago)

    Commander in Chic is gorgeous!!!!!

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