Sally Hansen Black to Basics Collection

Loves hockey. Lives in an igloo. What does it truly mean to be Canadian? What about chic sophistication and understated yet bold? Like Rupi Kaur, Coco Rocha or Ryan Gosling. I think the latter is the better answer. Inspired by the ability of Canadians to subtly stand out, the new Sally Hansen Black to Basics collection in their Complete Salon Manicure line features 8 Canadian-exclusive nail colours with a minimal aesthetic.

Formulation

The Black to Basics Collection is available in Sally Hansen’s staple Complete Salon Manicure 7-in-1 formula, which includes a base coat, keratin treatment, growth treatment, colour, top coat, chip resistance, and gel shine all in one bottle.

My experience with the Complete Salon Manicure formula has been nothing but positive. The large brush makes it easy to swipe on colour and push product right up to the cuticles. Further, the polish is the perfect consistency. It’s non-streaky and self-levelling and most colours are opaque in 2 coats (even the white!).

Colours

The Black to Basics Collection is the colour scheme of what I picture the perfect Instagram flatlay to be – whites, greys and black, with various tones within each colour family. I’m obsessed. The hues are simple, wearable year-round staples for any nail polish lover and there are endless possibilities for cool, easy manicures. Think monochrome ombre, negative space or marble nail art.

Black to Basics Swatches

Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure Black to Basics Collection White Here White Now Swatch
White Here White Now is a pure white, adding great contrast to any look.

 

Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure Black to Basics Collection Pearly Whites Swatch
Pearly Whites is a white with an iridescent pearl finish, adding a luxe touch.
Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure Black to Basics Collection All Grey All Night Swatch
All Grey All Night is a light soft grey.
Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure Black to Basics Collection Grey Dreaming Swatch
Grey-Dreaming is a medium cool grey.
Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure Black to Basics Collection Steel My Heart Swatch
Steel My Heart is a medium-deep steel cool grey.
Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure Black to Basics Collection To the Moon and Black Swatch
To the Moon and Black is a shimmering deep blue-grey.
Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure Black to Basics Collection Midnight Sky Swatch
Midnight Sky is almost black with subtle hints of deep navy.
Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure Black to Basics Collection Hooked on Onyx Swatch
Hooked on Onyx is a true black.

My favourites from the collection are “All Grey All Night” – a pastel grey and “To the Moon and Black” – a deep grey with hints of blue but all of them are sure to please the minimalist in you.

Will you be checking out the Sally Hansen Black to Basics Collection?

 

Price and Availability: $9.95 CAD at Canadian mass drugstore retailers as of September 2017.

Press samples featured. This post was sponsored in collaboration with Sally Hansen.