Saturday, June 25, 2011

Haul: Sally Hansen Hard As Nails

Hello. I definitely broke my "post every day" promise to myself. My post from Wednesday morning seems more like a week ago rather than a couple days. Please know that if I take a couple days off it isn't because I'm leaving, it is because life happens, as it did in this case. Should I ever decide to conclude my blog (which I honestly don't see happening) you will definitely get a head's up.

Today I have a haul and new idea to share with you. First, my haul.

Sally Hansen Hard As Nails in Ice Queen and Frozen Solid.
Sally Hansen Hard As Nails in Hard To Get, Limestone and Sturdy Sapphire.
My Wal-Mart finally got these in even though they were advertised in last weeks flyer and never showed up. I haven't swatched them yet, but I picked these five colours because they are, in my opinion, the most unique from the collection. I haven't swatched any of these yet, however I plan to in the coming week. 

As my stash grows I'm finding it harder and harder to come across polishes I don't already own something very similar to. Also, I'm trying to dramatically decrease my polish spending. I have so many polishes that I have purchased that I haven't tried. I would say 80% of my collection consist of un-trieds, it's shameful.

All right, now onto my idea. You may or may not have noticed the new picture in my sidebar, which looks like this:

I am really loving the Pink Wednesday's and thought I would create my own version with a different colour on a different day. While brainstorming I came up with "Blue Monday's". I Googled it and didn't find anyone else with this idea. (I would hate to take someone's thunder.) I have seen some bloggers do "Swatch Saturday's/Sunday's", etc, but have never come across Blue Monday. 

EDIT: Wendy from Love. Life. Beauty let me know that Nails Beautiqued does Blue Mondays. I did not realize this when I thought of my idea. I do my utmost to ensure people receive credit where it is due. I will continue with Blue Mondays however I want you to know that I created this without any malicious intent or knowledge that this idea had been created previously. (The photo is my own, I created it in Paint because I am not very tech-savvy.)

Anyway, what do you think of my idea? I would like to come up with something for each day of the week as I think that will give me motivation and inspiration each day. So far, Blue Monday is the first one I will start with. Stay tuned for my first Blue Monday and my Sally Hansen Hard As Nail Swatches!

Do you have a schedule or any guidelines you follow for certain days of the week? Let me know!

Thanks for reading. :)

PS: If you like my idea feel free to grab the photo and put it on your blog. Please give me credit if you do! :)


  1. I like the idea of Blue Mondays! That's really cute! I don't really have any schedule for my nails though, I just paint them whatever I want whenever I want! I love Sally Hansen hard as nails polishes, they hold up really nicely.


  2. Can't wait to see swatches of these , they look beautiful .

  3. What a great idea, Blue Monday! I wonder what you will come up with!

  4. I think Ice Queen is a dupe for an NYC glitter... at least they look it in the bottle :)

    My schedule consist of a "finish of the month" that I swatch on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday; Pink Wednesdays and "Haul" Sundays. Monday and Friday are just whatever days.

  5. I could definitely get onboard with Blue Mondays. I love blue so I'd have no shortage of polish to share. I don't know about a category for every day, because I think that would begin to be limiting, but I do like Blue Mondays! I'll slap it on my blog this coming Monday. :)

  6. They all look beautiful, especially Sapphire and Ice queen :)

  7. those polishes look great! i like the green one the most. :D

    the blue monday idea sounds great. i don't have any schedule on certain days. i just started blogging a month or so. :D

  8. There's a saying about Blue Mondays in a Kurt Vonnegut book! Good choice! :)

  9. I love this idea. I need to do something similar!!!

  10. Great idea! Me and another nail polish junkie friend of mine have been thinking about this too. So far, we do Franken Fridays (we started doing this b/c of rachelmariesnails. Her blog is awesome too! Can't wait to see your 1st Blue Monday...


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