Reader Email — How Long Does Wet Cement Last?

Dear Siouxsie,

I recently found myself at a local drugstore, filling a prescription, when a display for Sally Hansen’s Hard As Nails Xtreme Wear Nail Color caught my eye. Now, I haven’t tried anything from the Sally Hansen brand since I was a babygoth, but something about the very cheap price ($3), the impulse purchase placement, and the color I had been looking for anyway (#37 Wet Cement) did its magic on me, and before I knew it, I had purchased a bottle.

I returned home and promptly applied the SHHANXWNC to my fingertips. No base coat, no top coat, just pure SHHANXWNC. I noticed that it went on a little thicker than most polishes, and that it took longer do dry. I didn’t think much of this.

It has now been a solid week, and I can’t help but notice that there isn’t even a tiny chip in thepolish. I had an average week of going to work, running errands, giving the dog a bath, and flailing around to Sisters of Mercy…. normally by now, my polish would be completely chipped off in a number of places. But I haven’t touched it up or anything, and it’s good as new.

My questions for you:
1. Will my nails always be this color from now on?
2. What the hell have I put on my hands?

Seriously, it’s getting a little weird.

Amelie Nocturne

ps…. upon closer examination – by which I mean, with a magnifying glass – there is the tiniest little sliver of a chip on my right index finger’s nail. It’s still creepy, though.

Dear Amelie —

First, I want to put your mind at ease.  All Sally Hansen’s nail polishes are Big 3 free.  So even if the polish stays on forever, you don’t have to worry about dangers from dibutyl phthalate, formaldehyde and toulene.  Second, gray goes with everything.  An article on the gray nail polish trend in O, the Oprah Magazine states:  “We’re in a time of big changes in the world, and [basics like] gray represent stability. Gray nail polish also suggests uniqueness; wearing it, you’re making a statement about being a bit offbeat.”  (Source)  That sounds pretty great.

The condition may be permanent, but it could be much worse.  Thankfully, you didn’t try an earthtone.  Gray would look good with some skull nail decals (pictured). Or, you could make your own buy biohazard decals to put on your nails.  The biohazard stickers would look cool and warn people of the dangers of Sally Hansen.

Siouxsie encourages you to keep using Wet Cement.  Embrace the gray.  Siouxsie, however, will probably go with Flirt.


Biohazard Nail Decals -- Yay!!!


~ by siouxsielaw on December 28, 2010.

2 Responses to “Reader Email — How Long Does Wet Cement Last?”

  1. I love this post! I will have to stalk this blog from hereon : D

    And don’t buy E.L.F. nail polishes, the black color has actually seeped into my nail and won’t budge to nail polish remover o.O I’d take the cement.

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