As obsessed with nail polish as I am, I refuse to spend a lot of money for one bottle. What is a lot? Well, it depends on the brand, the store I’m purchasing it from and the mood I’m in that particular day. I have become so accustom to Sinful Colors being $1.99 that when I see a $5+ bottle of nail polish I like – I cringe. Pretty ironic since I have no problem paying up to $7 for a bottle of either of my 2 favorite top coats. I ended up a local Pharmacy store yesterday and was told by one of the employees  that they had the Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure colors for $1.89. You can imagine how shocked I was because these bottles usually are $8 at this particular store. There was no sale sign so I’m not sure if this was a computer error or if it was newly on sale. Either way – I was super excited and picked up two colors I liked.

This was my first time trying this line from Sally Hansen. Basically all you have to do is brush two coats on your nails and you’re done, no base or top coat required. Apparently this particular line has 5 Steps in 1 Bottle: Base Coat, Strengthener, Growth Treatment, Color and Top Coat and is made with Vita-Care Technology for advanced wear, more shine and nourishing care. I actually decided to still use my base and top coat out of routine but when I have extra time  I plan to test the polish out again sans base/top coat.Sally Hansen

Base Coat: Salon Hansen Advanced Hard as Nails

Main Polish: Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure in Back to the Fuchsia

Accent Polish: Wet n Wild Fergie in Hollywood Walk of Fame

Top Coat: Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Anti-Chip Top Coat

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(the photo above shows the true color of the polish)

Wow! That was my initial response after I did the 2 coats on my nails. I always avoided a wider nail polish brush but this one makes painting my nails easier and it covered the full nail with just a little polish. I find that with some other brands I have to re dip multiple times. I am officially in LOVE with this line from Sally Hansen. I could tell it was different from other polishes right away. I definitely did not need a top coat and I am so excited to pick up some more colors. After the second coat, my nails looked like they do when I leave a salon (don’t mind my cuticles) and were so shiny! As for the Fergie Line of Wet n Wild – ehhh, I guess I won’t bash it until I give it a few more chances and try out her solid polishes. The bottle caught my eye but the results are very minimal. When I swiped the brush across my nail all I got was clear polish which led me to attempt to strategically place the stars on my ring finger.

With the Holiday’s in full effect, you are bound to throw, as well as attend, a few get togethers. I came across this fast, fun and easy recipe on Pillsbury.com that will leave your guests beyond happy and waiting for your next party!

Doughnut Bar

Ingredients:

  • Oil for deep frying
  • 1 can (16.3 oz) of Pillsbury® Grands!® Flaky Layers or Homestyle refrigerated honey butter biscuits

Dips and Toppings:

  • Hot Fudge sauce
  • Caramel sauce
  • Coconut, flaked or shredded
  • Graham Cracker crumbs
  • Peanut butter, melted
  • Colored sprinkles
  • Chopped nuts
  • Miniature chocolate chips

Step 1:

  • In deep fryer or heavy saucepan, heat 2 to 3 inches oil.

Step 2:

  • Separate dough into 8 biscuits; using small round cookie cutter, cut 3 holes out of each biscuit.

Step 3:

  • Gently place 3 or 4 doughnut holes in hot oil. Fry on one side until golden brown. Gently turn with tongs; fry other side until golden brown. Place on cooling rack; cool 2 to 3 minutes.

Step 4:

  • To set up the Doughnut Bar, arrange doughnut holes in large serving bowl, dips and toppings in small bowls along with cocktail forks for dipping.

Expert Tips:

  • If you’d rather make doughnuts, just cut a center hole in each biscuit. Then fry both the doughnuts and the holes.
  • Add color to the bar with jewel-toned disposable cocktail forks, available at your local party supply store.

Let me know if you are able to try this delicious recipe out yourself!