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Sally Hansen Color Foil Nail Lacquer

*Products featured provided for review

 

 

Hey Everyone!

 

Today I have 3 swatches to share with you of the new Sally Hansen Color Foil Collection. There are a total of 10 shades in this collection. If you’re interested to see the full selection of colors you can check out the press release I had previously posted.

When I first read “Color Foil” I expected just a collection of foil finishes. That is not the case. These polishes are high shine metallics, along the lines of OPI Push & Shove (but maybe not quite as shiny).

 

The instructions advised to shake well and skip the base and top coats. Uh oh…I felt really weird putting nail polish on my bare nails, like I was breaking a nail polish addict oath or something. I got over it though.

Application was the same for all 3 polishes. The formula was thin, but don’t let that fool you because a little went a long way. It was very pigmented and dried quickly. I used two coats for full coverage. Once applying the second coat you have to work fast because of the fast dry time, application will get gunky and drag if you take too long.

Now…before you look on, let me explain. There as some consequences with these high shine metallic type polishes that forbid you to wear a base coat. EVERY LITTLE IMPERFECTION SHOWS! I had no idea I had a little nick on my ring finger until my polish started to dry. I was all “Whaaaaaat the fuuuuudge is this??!?”… *hangs head in shame*.

 

Purple Alloy

 

SH Color Foil Purple Alloy

SH Color Foil Purple Alloy

 

 

Cobalt Chrome

 

SH Color Foil Cobalt Chrome

SH Color Foil Cobalt Chrome

 

 

Minted Metal

 

SH Color Foil Minted Metal

SH Color Foil Minted Metal

 

 

Now that you’ve seen it with all of my imperfections, here’s what the Color Foils look like on a nice smooth nail wheel.

These are one coat.

 

L to R: Purple Alloy, Cobalt Chrome, Minted Metal

L to R: Purple Alloy, Cobalt Chrome, Minted Metal

 

See the difference? Yea…I highly suggest some buffing to prep your nails and if you have serious ridges then maaaaaaaybe Color Foils aren’t for you. I would have liked these much better if I didn’t have that darn nick in my nail, but oh well. At least I know it’s there now! As for wear, my nails chipped and buffed off a lot the next day. This was totally expected as I was not wearing a base or top coat.

Do any of these appeal to you? Despite the flaws I really liked Cobalt Chrome the most, it’s really a gorgeous color.

 

 

Availability: Available now at chain drug stores, food stores, and mass merchandisers nationwide.

Cost: $7.99 each

 

 

 

*Product(s) featured in this post were provided for review, all opinions are unbiased and my own

 

 

 

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  1. Lesley

    I think I like that these are unique, but am a little bummed that they aren’t super practical. However, when I see the displays, I still kind of just want to grab them all, lol.

  2. LaraLeaf

    I love these and bought all of them. Yeah, they are higher maintenance but well worth it. And I won’t be wearing them everyday!

  3. LittleMonsterx14

    I used to have Sally Hansen metallic polishes 10 years back! I loved them. They got all old and dried up and I was super sad, but I’m glad they are finally bringing them back!
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  4. Painted Fingertips

    These look great, the ridges don’t bug me all that much because they are just so shiny!
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  5. Siobhan

    Gimi that Mint *runs after Fross* :D

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