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18K Gold Hardener & Gel Shine 3D Top Coat by Sally Hansen!

Sally Hansen has launched a new top and bast coat! Today I found the two new items and a cuticle eraser at CVS. I purchased both the Hardener and top coat, continue reading for details and price.

18K Gold Hardener is a .33 fluid once bottle that retails for $7.29, this is a strengthening base according to the package the real 18K gold shield locks in moisture & strengthens nails. How it works: The formula instantly hardens & fortifies nails to prevent breaking, chipping & splitting. It has gold flakes in two colors, and can be worn alone or under the nail color.

Gel Shine 3D Top Coat which is an instant Gel shine & volume with no light, the package states that it goes on thick and dries quick. The bottle is a cube .45 fluid once and retails for $9.79.

The display also has 18K gold cuticle eraser that exfoliates & moisturizes cuticles this retails for $7.29.

**Update: I test wore the 18K Gold Hardener, it goes on smooth, dries fast and leaves the gold flecks flat which makes it very easy to apply polish over. A few things to note here, when applying a light polish the flecks do shimmer through which can be fun or annoying depending on the look you are going for. I’m wearing the hardener going on five days on my right hand there are no chips, my nails are holding up well and do seem a little stronger.  The one downfall of this base is that if you are going to place polish over it there may be a few gold flecks close to the cuticle so just be aware of how close you get to the cuticle with the hardener if you are going to apply polish on top of it.

 

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Sally Hansen Patent Gloss & Luxe Lace Nail Color

Today while at Bed Bath & Beyond I spotted two new Sally Hansen Collections Velvet Texture, Patent Gloss & Luxe Lace Nail Color. See blog here on the Velvet Collection.

Each bottle retails for $4.99, There are six shades to choose from (sorry I didn’t grab the shade names! ) three in the Patent Gloss (beige,black, and red) and three in the Luxe Lace clear base with multi sized hex glitter( white, light blue with white, and light pink with white) I purchased a bottle of the Luxe Lace Crochet shade which is a clear base with multi sized hex glitter in white and light blue.

Sally Hansen states that these collections are ” Stylish, New Fabric-Inspired Special Effects” and they want you to “Nail the look with Patent Gloss Vinyl and Luxe Lace Eyelet”.

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Here is a picture of the display!

Here is a swatch!

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Dorothy

 

 

Sally Hansen Velvet Texture

While at Bed Bath & Beyond today I spotted two new collections from Sally Hansen, one is called Velvet Texture, the other Patent Gloss & Luxe Lace nail color! The Velvet collection has eight shades to choose from. Click here to view the blog for the Patent Gloss & Luxe Lace nail color collection!

These retail for $4.99 each, Salley Hansen states that these are “stylish, New Fabrick-Inspired Special Effects” with a “Luxe, Velvety Feel”. The polish is textured so if you do not like textured polish stay away.

I did not purchase any of these, instead I picked up a few other new shades from Revlon and a shade from the Sally Hansen Luxe Lace Collection.

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Dorothy

 

Sally Hansen Limited Edition Color Foil Collection

Sally Hansen sent me the Limited Edition Color Foil Nail Makeup Collection. This is another collection found in the Summer 2014 Limited Edition I Heart Nail Art Liquid Mani-A Collections. Click Glitter  or Matte for more swatches from the summer collection.

There are eight shades to choose from, for this blog I am reviewing Titanium Flush, Purple Alloy, and Cobalt Chrome. There has been a lot of questions floating around on this foil collection such as do these stamp and how long does the shine last, I not only swatched but also test wore this polish to answer these questions.

The finish on this polish is a metallic mirror like finish which means every imperfection on your nails will show so be sure to buff up the nails before using this collection.

When using this polish you do not apply a base or top coat and you will need two coats for the perfect look. The polish goes on quick, make sure to take excess polish off the brush prior to application, the polish will dry fast so there isn’t a long wait time to add that second coat. The polish does come out of the bottle looking streaky (make sure to shake well) but it does fade as the polish dries.

I test wore Cobalt Chrome for two days at the office, gym and normal daily wear and was pleasantly surprised that the polish did not fade like OPI Push and Shove did. The polish does eventually receive a few wear spots but nothing a quick touch up can’t resolve.

Does it stamp? Yes it does however not every shade is like the other! Purple Alloy and Titanium Flush stamped very easily however Colbalt Chrome gave me a little push back and I think it is only because it dried quicker.

This collection is a high maintaince type of polish for several reasons, one you really need to buff those nails, two you will need touch ups every few days for extended wear. I will only recommend this polish if you do not mind the extra maintaince and you enjoy a chrome look on the nails!

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Cobalt Chrome

Titanium Flush

 

Purple Alloy

 

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Dorothy

 

The product samples were given to Cool Polish for editorial purposes. The product samples came from one of the following: directly from the manufacturer or from the agency that works on behalf of the manufacturer. All reviews on www.coolpolish.com are the truthful opinion of its author and are not persuaded by the manufacturer in any way.

 

Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Matte-Mat

Sally Hansen sent me the six new Insta- Dri Matte-Mat Collection to review. This is a limited release from the I Heart Nail Art Liquid Mani-a-Matte Insta-Dri Collection. These retail for $4.99 each and can be found in the large end cap display with all new Sally Hansen Polish or the typical shelf display.

There are six colors in this collection: Coastin’ By, High n’ Dry, In A Haze, Mattitude In Motion, Mauve Matter, and White Pick It Fence.

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Large end cap display with Color Frenzy, Big Matte Top Coats,Salon Effects, Nail Art and Color Foil!

At first my thought was matte in a Insta-Dri formula that sounds like a bad idea since some of my previous trials with Insta-Dri did not end well, BUT these formulas provided a pleasant surprise! All six colors went on smooth dried in no time and look great! I really like all of these colors even though High n’ Dry did scare me because teals stain me even with a base but I’m happy to announce this one did not stain me!

All swatches have two coats, I have a favorite only because it’s been my go to color for a quick cover up those nails while running out the door polish! Mauve Matter is a color you have to purchase from the collection.

Coastin’ By is a mint green

High n’ Dry is a teal

 

In A Haze is a deep purple

 

Mattitude In Motion is a bright pink with shimmer

 

Mauve Matter is a nude don’t let the name fool you and is a must have!

 

White Pick It Fence is a nice white base for nail art!

Painted nails are happy nails!

Dorothy

The product samples were given to Cool Polish for editorial purposes. The product samples came from one of the following: directly from the manufacturer or from the agency that works on behalf of the manufacturer. All reviews on www.coolpolish.com are the truthful opinion of its author and are not persuaded by the manufacturer in any way.

 

 

Sally Hansen Pacific Blue Versus Comparable Blue Polish

Recently there has been an uproar in the nail community over Sally Hansen changing the formula and color of our beloved Pacific Blue. The color has been out since 2009 and is the must have blue for the collection for multiple reasons.

Pacific Blue is the perfect blue polish that not only goes on smooth it looks great in one coat and does not stain. As we rant and rave about this polish we must understand that Sally Hansen has to make changes for business purposes which still leaves us in wonder of why ruin a good thing. Yes the “new” reformulated Pacific Blue is gross in color and in application compared to the nail community’s original jewel, but hopefully Sally Hansen will hear the rants and let the original Pacific Blue rest in peace.

The good news is there are a few similar polishes in color and price to Pacific Blue like Sinful Colors Endless Blue and Sally Hansen Insta Dri In Prompt Blue which came out earlier this year. Both of these polishes go on nice but Endless Blue will need two coats.

In Prompt Blue is slightly darker but goes on just as smooth and only needs one coat! This polish is closer to Pacific Blue than the new imposter Pacific Blue so it you are looking for a polish that can deliver close in color and a refreshing application of Pacific Blue than I recommend giving In Prompt Blue a chance.

Bottles-so close in color right?

Can you guess which 2 nails have In Prompt Blue and which have Pacific Blue?

Middle and pinkie fingers have Pacific Blue, index and ring fingers have In Prompt Blue.

Can you guess which two fingers have Endless Blue and which two have Pacific Blue?

Index and ring finger have Pacific Blue while pinkie and middle finger have Endless Blue.

In Prompt Blue alone

Pacific Blue alone

Although Pacific Blue is slightly lighter in color the formula on In Prompt Blue is just as nice. Hopefully you found a back up of Pacific Blue but if you haven’t give In Prompt Blue or Endless Blue by Sinful Colors a chance.

Painted nails are happy nails!

Dorothy

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sally Hansen Palm Beach Jellies Collection

I received the Palm Beach Collection from Sally Hansen, this is a Limited Edition Polish offered in the Sally Hansen Triple Shine Collection. Sally Hansen states these polishes are: Sunny colored polishes that shine as bright as the Florida sun.

This collection has six Palm Beach inspired Triple Sine Nail Color shades bursting with vibrant pigment and intensive shine!

Since jellies are a bit more time consuming I have only swatched two from this collection, but will swatch the rest later. I test wore one of these polishes for five days with no top coat and was impressed with the wear of the polish, I am hard on my nails with workouts, the computer keyboard, dishes and all other day to day functions and can honestly say the no chipping and long lasting shine made me very happy!

These polishes are available in drugstores now and retail for $4.99 per bottle. They are a great alternative to OPI Sheer Tints.

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Close up of all six colors, the names from bottom to top are: Jell-ous?, Grape Jelly, Ice Tint,Vitamin D-Light, Sea Through, and Water Melon.

Water Melon ( five coats) with Fruit-La-La (Sally Hansen I purchased) Jellie Sandwich.

Jell-ous? (Five Coates on pinkie, three coats on pointer/middle with Grape Shifter (Sally Hansen press sample) gradient Jellie Sandwich.

Painted nails are happy nails!

Dorothy

The product samples were given to Cool Polish for editorial purposes. The product samples came from one of the following: directly from the manufacturer or from the agency that works on behalf of the manufacturer. All reviews on www.coolpolish.com are the truthful opinion of its author and are not persuaded by the manufacturer in any way.

Sally Hansen Tahiti Sunset Limited Edition Collection

I received six polishes from the Sally Hansen Tahiti Sunset Collection which is a Limited Edition Collection! The collection is part of the Triple Shine Nail Color and consist of three creams: Pink Coconut, Taheati, Seasational and three glitters: Changing Tides, Sparktacular, and Achipela-glow.


Some of these colors are close to permanent Triple Shine polishes however the solids are creams and the glitter is a jellie base. Sally Hansen wants you to visit an exotic color destination with this Limited Edition Collection and I definitely think you can reach that destination with any one of these polishes!


The polishes were set to launch in June but can be found in stores now, I stumbled upon them today at a Walgreens and a CVS. They retail for $4.99 per bottle.

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The glitters, yup you know I LOVE glitter polish but I can not stress that you must RUN not walk to purchase these glitters!!!

All three glitters are a jelly base packed with glitter that goes on amazingly smooth!

Sparktacular-orange jellie base with square teal glitter and a gold/orange glitter.

One coat

Two coats

Changing Tides-pink jelly base with square teal glitter and pink/silver glitter.

One coat

Two coats

Archipela-glow-teal jellie base with square teal hex glitter and teal/silver glitter.

One coat

Two coats
 

The solid polishes are creams each has two coats and is needed, my least favorite is Seasational the formula is just okay and it stains which makes me sad because it is a pretty color.

Taheati

Taheati with Sparktacular

Pink Coconut

Pink Coconut with Changing Tides

Seasational

Seasational with Archipela-glow

Painted Nails are happy nails!

Dorothy

The product samples were given to Cool Polish for editorial purposes. The product samples came from one of the following: directly from the manufacturer or from the agency that works on behalf of the manufacturer. All reviews on www.coolpolish.com are the truthful opinion of its author and are not persuaded by the manufacturer in any way.

Sally Hansen Tahiti Sunset Limited Edition Collection

I received six polishes from the Sally Hansen Tahiti Sunset Collection which is a Limited Edition Collection! The collection is part of the Triple Shine Nail Color and consist of three creams: Pink Coconut, Tahiti, Seasational and three glitters: Changing Tides, Sparktacular, and Achipela-glow

Below is a shot of the color line up and a few swatches! I do plan on uploading all swatches by the end of this week. This collection is set to launch around June and will retail for $4.99 per bottle.

So far this collection is amazing!

 

Tahiti

Tahiti with one coat of Sparktacular

Painted nails are happy nails!

Dorothy

 

#31DC2013 Day 7 Black and White!

Day seven of the challenge is black and white; I kept this Manicure simple with Sinful Colors Whipped and Sally Hansen Hard to Get.

Using the new matte color Whipped from the Leather Luxe Collection I painted 3 nails, and then painted the accent nail white and added polka dots with my dotting tools.

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Dorothy