Review: Sally Hansen 5 Minute French Manicure Pen Kit
I bought this kit today because I love French manicured nails. I think they are classy & simple, appropriate for any occasion. Being a broke, post-college young woman, I can't afford getting my nails done at a professional salon. I've always wanted to get a product like this, so I decided to try it out & share it with my fellow Sugars!
Product: Sally Hensen 5 Minute French Manicure Pen Kit
Kit Contains: 1 bottle of Maximum Growth Treatment; 1 Maximum Growth Color (#2315 Sheer Pink); 1 French Manicure Pen; 1 Sheet of French Manicure Guides (just in case!)
Where Purchased: Walmart
Price: $8.74 + tax
The procedure seemed fairly simple: Apply the Maximum Growth Treatment as a base & let dry completely. Prepare the French Manicure Pen & apply to outer top edge of nail & let dry for 30 seconds. Apply Maximum Growth Color over the entire nail, and finish with the Maximum Growth Treatment as a topcoat.
Personally, I was semi-satisfied with the product. The pen is fun to use & I really love the light pink tint of the nail color. The downsides: my nails are a little shorter than I would like, so it was difficult to apply the white nail polish neatly. It was hard to keep the line straight, so as you will see in the picture below, it is not perfect (& I am a perfectionist when it comes to my nails!). The white tip of my thumb is too thick for my liking as well, but I was too lazy to fix it. Since it was my first time using a French Manicure Pen, maybe I just need some practice! In the future I might use the French Manicure guides until my nails are longer & easier to paint.
If you don't want to spend money at a salon & have patience & time on your hands (no pun intended hehe), pick up the kit at your local Walmart or drugstore! With some practice & a steady hand, I'm sure it'll look just almost-as-perfect as a professional manicure. Good luck, Sugars!