Hi Everyone! Today I thought I’d put up my first “nails of the day” post for you guys. I’ll be the first to admit my nail polish application is a bit sloppy and I can’t bring myself to push my cuticles back (the thought of it is like nails on a chalkboard to me!) so my weirdly-shaped nails leave a little to be desired. Nonetheless I really want to share with you the nail polishes I’ve been loving and new designs for you to try. So today on my nails is Sally Hansen’s “I Pink I Can” from the Complete Salon Manicure range. No matter what light I put them under the camera just couldn’t do justice to this shade. It’s such a bright pink it’s borderline fluorescent! I was actually in the market for a much softer, more delicate shade of pink when I picked this one up and I was surprised to find it was nothing like what I could see in the bottle. Once I got over my initial disappointment I grew to love this colour; It stands out so much my nails become the statement in my outfit, and it’s so gorgeous for the warmer weather as we come into Summer. This is actually the only Sally Hansen nail polish I’ve tried (besides the top coat) and the formula is the best one I’ve experienced from a drugstore brand. The pigmentation of this particular shade is pretty decent, here I applied 2 coats to get it nice and opaque. I like the application brush it comes with, it’s wider and shorter than your average and much easier to work with. It’s supposed to be one of those “one stroke application” brushes — which is pretty rubbish, nobody can get a perfect nail in one stroke — but it is certainly a lot steadier and easier to use than most other drugstore polishes. The staying power is great too; this usually lasts me about a week (once I get sick of it and take it off) with only a little chipping on my index finger. The Complete Salon Manicure range of polishes is supposed to be a base coat, strengthener, growth treatment, salon-inspired colour, top coat, chip-resistance and a gel finish all in 1 bottle and I think it lives up to it’s promises fairly well. I still used a top coat (Sally Hansen’s Diamond Flash) because I wanted an extra shiny, polished finish but I skipped a base coat and haven’t experienced any bad effects from it. As for the “gel finish” I should probably mention: it’s quite a thick formula and I was worried about how thick the layers ended up being, which is why I just stuck with 2 coats. The polish still dried ridiculously fast somehow and it does have that thick, shiny “gel” look to it but I feel like if I had added one more layer I would be able to peel off the whole nail polish layer in one go. I still think the Complete Salon Manicure range is worth a go and will definitely be buying more colours! Sally Hansen’s “I Pink I Can” and the rest of the collection is $14.95 from Priceline and most drugstores. So what do you think of today’s girly-girl bright pink? Let me know in the comments or on twitter @MaklinaMakeup!