Sunday, September 26, 2010

NEW Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear - Swatches and Review

  Yesterday I came across a display of the new limited edition colors from the Sally Hansen Hard As Nails Xtreme Wear line.  While I was tempted to pick up all of them, I had to limit myself to three.  I ended up with three of the glitters from the collection, since they looked fun and unique.

Blue Icing, Cherry Punch, and Golden Child
  Blue Icing - I will start off with my favorite of the collection.  Blue Icing is a frosty light blue, packed with small hexagonal and bar holographic glitter.  Perhaps it is just because I love blues that this is my favorite, but I found this color very pretty.  It was rather sheer, and took three coats to achieve opacity, but looked great once it got there and would also look really amazing as a top coat to another blue.

Ourdoors, shade, no flash
Indoors, artificial light - see the holo glitter!
  Cherry Punch - this is a muted red, with the same type of holo glitter as found in blue icing.  This one almost would have gotten away with two coats, but I really felt that the third coat evened everything out nicely.

Outdoors, shade, no flash
Indoors, artificial light
  Golden Child - this is a very warm yellow/goldenrod colored polish, again with the same type of glitter.  I feel that in this polish, the holo effect of the glitter was a bit muted, but still very pretty.  I didn't love this one quite as much as I did in the bottle, but it is still a fun color and I know it will be useful for certain designs and patterns I have in mind.  This was three coats as well.

Outdoors, shade, no flash
Indoors, artificial light
  Overall, I was mostly pleased with these polishes.  I do feel that they looked just a bit more amazing in the bottle than they are on the nail, but they are still fun.  They were all fairly sheer, but had a decent dry time and looked good with three coats.  They are also very bumpy, although I think that a decent coat (or two) of a good topcoat like Seche Vite would probably take care of that.  Overall the base shades are very nice colors, and the holo glitter is fun.  I am not sure how I am liking the bar glitter, as these are my first polishes that have it.  I think it is fun for something different but I am not sure it is my favorite.  Overall, however, I am liking these polishes and am glad I picked them up last night!  What do you think?

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  1. I like Cherry Punch, but when I looked that one was the only one sold out.

    I love your banner on your blog! =)

  2. I do like that one a lot; they only had one left at the store I was at as well, it must be very popular!

    Glad you like the banner, that is my kitty Luna. :)