The Show and Gel Golden Globes Party With Sally Hansen

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January 23, 2013 • Beauty, Fashion Blog

Clients|Sally HansenLast Sunday I attended a Golden Globes Party sponsored by nail expert, Sally Hansen at The Style Coalition Lounge (my home away from home) where I was able to try the newly launched Salon Insta-Gel Strips™ for myself. Over 15 style and beauty bloggers enjoyed a specialty ‘Golden Globes’ cocktail and tasty hors d’oeuvres as they were treated to Sally Hansen Salon Insta-Gel Strips manicures! From the sparkly pink Pinkies Up, burgundy red Wine Not, sexy neutral Sheer Ecstasy, snake skin Perfect Poison to floral Pretty In Poppy, Sally Hansen pros gave each guest a unique manicure to their individual style and mood! We each had a firsthand look at how easy it was to achieve the perfect glossy 2-week gel manicure in just 2 easy steps! A first!

I don’t know about you, but I have become obsessed with gel manicures! The long-lasting power (especially for those of us with weak nails) can not be beat! So Sally Hansen has come up with this new breakthrough do-it-yourself kit which is totally genius.


So while I sipped champagne (checked out the food I couldn’t eat being passed out) and watched the Golden Globes I sat with acetone tin-foil wrapped nails to remove my last gel manicure which was just starting to fall apart. I was more than ready for a new one. I can’t think of a better environment for a gel mani, can you? Well now you can do your own while you catch up on your shows on the DVR at home! Brilliant. As much as I love going to the salon to get one, I don’t have the time and the costs add up!


My new Sally Hansen Salon Insta-Gel Strips in Perfect Poison gel manicure

That’s why the innovators at Sally Hansen have taken the manicurist out of the equation and putting professional results at your fingertips with the new Salon Insta-Gel Strips™ a unique system that equips you with everything you need to replicate a state-of-the-art gel manicure. Delivering mirror shine, no dry time and indestructible, chip-free wear for up to 14 days, this easy-to-apply system makes you become your own manicurist at a fraction of the price. With Sally Hansen Salon Insta-Gel Strips, you can effortlessly get the salon manicure you covet without leaving home—or breaking the bank.


The Second City Style team: Lauren Dimet Waters, Joseph Ungoco & Alia Rajput

The Sally Hansen Salon Insta-Gel Strips Starter Kit comes in 3 shades, Shell We Dance, Wine Not, and Red My Lips, yet for your follow-up manicures there are 24 fun colors and patterns for you to chose from.

Each Starter Kit features everything you need for a complete Sally Hansen Salon Insta-Gel Strips  manicure, including:

• 1 Mini LED Lamp (timed for 30 seconds per nail)
• 16 Gel Polish Strips
• 1 Gel Top Coat
• 2 Nail Cleanser Pads
• Cuticle Stick, File & Buffer
• Instruction Sheet

Perfect gel results at home? OK, I get it, but can I really do it? I am really bad at painting my own nails! Well I am pretty sure I can handle this. It’s that simple. Make sure your nails are clean by gently buffing and giving a complete swipe with a cleanser pad. Apply the gel strips, file, apply gel top coat and cure under the LED Light which automatically shuts off after 30 seconds so you know you can move on to the next nail. Finish by wiping all nails with a nail cleanser pad to remove tacky residue…and you’re done! Perfect, fast and easy gel manicure! Removes easily with Acetone polish remover! See this How-To Video

For more information visit and go to the Show & Gel App running on Facebook.

– Lauren Dimet Waters

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Sally Hansen and Style Coalition but the opinions expressed are my own.

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