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Saturday, May 22, 2010


I've been on a blue nail polish kick lately... one blue n/p I've been lemming forevers is the Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear in Pacific Blue.... after seeing this in a lot of blogs, I decided I gotta have it along with the Wet Cement... for some reason, whenever I see a haul including the Pacific Blue, the Wet Cement is also there, like they're twins that can't get rid of each other or sumthin... so I guess it's safe to say that these two are a hit???

so I waited & waited & waited for a good sale or just any sale on the Sally Hansen products... & finally last week, Rite-Aid had a BOGO 50% off on all S.H. nail products... 

here are the stuff I got...

here are the swatches in the same order.. 2 coats

In the Spotlight, upclose....

played with it a little... applied 2 coats on top of each nail...
I don't really like the outcome except for the one on top of Wet Cement... but it was just mehh... I think In the Spotlight is a fail & is going back to Rite-Aid soon... but I might try it on a black n/p first before getting rid of it...

for me, the Pacific Blue was also a disappointment... I didn't like it on my nails... not as much as I like it in the pictures I've seen in a few blog posts... but maybe coz I painted it only on one nail... I might end up likin it if I applied it on all ten... we'll see...

the Wet Cement, however is a sure hit... it's a more toned down version of  China Glaze's Basket Case.. & it is very similar to ESSIE's Chinchilly I think....

I'm still deciding on the Green With Envy... I might have a love & hate relationship with this one in the future... right now, I like it, but don't love it!!! I dunno! I'm super uncertain about this one...

A mini review:

- the packaging is super cute... nothing like any other! very unique
- they have a wide range of shades
- very affordable.. $2.99 a pop! (BOGO sales are a plus!!)
- consistency is perfect, not too creamy, not too runny.. just right!

for now that's all I can think of... no negative comments as of yet... I need to wear them for atleast a week before I can give a fair review...

what do you girls think of this line from Sally Hansen? any favorite shades??


  1. Man, In the Spotlight looks nice in the bottle, too bad it doesn't translate well on nails.
    I actually like the Xtreme wear line from sally hansen, I think I have like 8 shades from this line.

  2. I agree, I always get bummed with glitters like spotlight on my nails. They always come out so sprace. eh lol


  3. I can't wear nail polish much b/c I can never keep them on longer than a week. Maybe I'm doing it all wrong. You paint them so well.

  4. i have green with envy and blue me away, both of which i like :)
    i'll have to try pacific blue now too!

  5. In The Spotlight looks so pretty in the bottle and I'm always tempted to get it, but I never do because I know that it will look all funky on my nails :/

  6. Wet cement reminds me a lot of the MAC Hello Kitty greyish color that came out last year.

  7. i've seen these, but never bothered to pick them up. I am however trying the Salley Hansen Complete Salon Manicure line of nail polish. It's a bit watery, but the colours are vibrant!

    Wet Cement looks pretty. i've been like neutral colours lately

  8. Awwww I want Wet Cement so bad, but I've heard it won't be available in Canada -_-

    Maybe In The Spotlight would look cool on top of black nail polish?

  9. I wish I could get Pacifik blue. :( I don't like blue polishes at all but this shade is probably the only blue shade that I would wear. :/

    How much do they cost? :) Looks great on your nails!

    Oh btw, I'm your new followe! :*


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