I’m a make-up minimalist, and that usually includes nail polish. It’s not that I don’t care for nail polish, but I use my hands so much the polish becomes a chipped mess within a day. It usually doesn’t make sense to me to spend the time painting my nails when I will be taking it all off in 24 hours. But lately I have been feeling whimsical and wanted some color. Specifically I wanted some shade of light purple.
At CVS a couple of weeks ago, I saw a shade I really liked in Sally Hansen’s Hard As Nails Xtreme Wear line. Virtual Violet.
It was on sale, so I gave it a shot. I was very impressed. I wore this nail color for 10 days before taking this photo:
I used no base coat or top coat because I am lazy and impatient. During those 10 days I did gardening without gloves and landscaping with gloves. I cleaned the whole house twice. I emptied the entire contents of my attic. And I took the kids to the pool a couple times. (I don’t know why, but going to the pool always turns fatal for my manicures.) Considering all I did, I was pretty darn impressed with the endurance of this nail polish. I only had a few chips, and those at the very end of the 10 days. On most nails the color simply wore of the tips. I can’t honestly recall how much I spent on this, but I can assure you – I’m REALLY cheap, so it couldn’t have cost much. Considering the wear I got out of it, I would definitely recommend it! This has to be the best nail polish I’ve ever used.