Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Sally Hansen Triple Shine Nail Polish in "Fanta-Sea" & "Scale Up": Review and Swatches

Disclaimer: The products featured were provided for review.
Hi everyone, happy hump day! I have one physics midterm coming up that I am totally dreading but after that I have one week of break so I seriously just need this week to be over!
Today I have two glitters from from the new Sally Hanson Triple Shine Nail Polish Collection and coincidentally both are named after mermaid-y related things. To see some swatches and read my review, click......

In the bottle this polish looks like a metallic glitter hybrid (kind of like Mermaid's Dream from Deborah Lippman), but to my surprise this was actually a fairly sparse clear based blue and silver glitter polish.
For my swatches, I used two coats of "Fanta-Sea" over "Crystalline" from Sally Hansen's new Satin Glam collection. The combination actually really reminded me of Mermaid's Tail, in a different color scheme.
Because the glitter of "Fanta-Sea" is quite sparse, it probably works best as a glitter topper instead of a stand-alone glitter. It would probably take four or more coats to get an opaque coverage of glitters. The drying time of this was very good but it does require a good top coat to smooth out the glitters.

"Scale Up":
This polish is a beautiful glitter/hybrid flakie with more glitters than flakie. For my swatches I used two coats of "Scale Up" over a black creme from American Apparel called "Hassid". The glitters are small iridescent hexagons that shifts from green to blue.
 The flakies gives a glass shard effect and color shifts from green to blue. They kind of stuck out a bit,  which was not a problem I experienced with "Pearly Whites", the other flakie polish from this collection.
 The drying time was decent and in hindsight I should have topped this over a dark blue or green to give my manicure a more mermaid-y look, but "Scale Up" looks pretty over black as well.
Sally Hansen nail polishes are sold in drugstores across Canada and US. See store locator here.

Which one of these deep sea themed polishes do you like better? "Fanta-Sea" or "Scale Up"? Let me know in the comments below!