I hope everyone had a great weekend. Mine was good, I worked and my son had a soccer game. I apologize for there not being a post on Friday, but that was the night of our Relay For Life walk. We raised a fair amount of money. I didn't stay all night because I had to work in the morning, but I walked until about 10.
So today's post is all about the new Color Foil polishes from Sally Hansen. These are reminiscent of the old chrome polishes, which I wish I had kept. According to the Sally Hansen website they have aluminum in there to help the shine.
There are ten total colors in this line and I was graciously sent 8 out of the 10. The ones that are missing are Rose Copper and Purple Alloy. I just saw these at Target last night for $6.99, so go check them out if you are interested.
Let me first preface these swatches with some info. These are not for the faint of heart. If you have any imperfections in your nails, they WILL show up. It's the nature of this type of finish. Also, once you commit to making a stroke, do not stop in the middle of it. Do not go over it again with the next swipe. Make sure the first coat is dry before doing another.
The bottle will tell you to use without base or topcoat and to shake well and use two coats. I found that shaking it up well helped with application. However, I used a base coat. Two coats of it actually. Because my nails are sort of ridgy I used two coats of Barielle hydrating ridge filler in all the pictures you will see. I also topped them off with Glisten and Glow's HK Girl topcoat.
Enough jibber jabber.... on to the polish!
I did these in pairs so the first pair is Pink Platinum and Liquid Gold. Pink Platinum is on my index and ring with Liquid Gold being on the middle and ring. Liquid Gold is the more gold of the two gold tones polishes I have.
Next duo is Leaden Lilac and Yellow Gold. I have Leaden Lilac on the index and pinky with Yellow Gold on middle and ring. Yes Leaden Lilac looks blue. Blue in person and in pictures. Even swatched on a bright white piece of paper it looks blue. It's not really that lilac. I have checked other reviews out and it seems I am not the only person with that opinion. Yellow Gold is more yellow that Liquid Gold. If you are looking for a more true gold look go with Liquid Gold.
Minted Metal and Sterling Silver are featured next. Minted Metal is on my index and pinky with Sterling Silver on middle and ring. Minted Metal is a nice light green and Sterling Silver is a true silver polish.
The last duo is Cobalt Chrome and Titanium Flush. Cobalt Chrome is on the index and pinky and Titanium Flush is on the middle and ring fingers. Cobalt Chrome is a nice deep blue color and Titanium Flush is a much brighter pink than the earlier photographed Pink Platinum.
Wear time..... it was actually REALLY good. I wore most of these manis to work. I had minimal chipping. I am not sure if that was due to having a top coat or not but I was impressed. I had expected them to chip after hours but it wasn't the case. I think that these polishes are worth the effort it takes to make them look good.
Are you a fan of the chrome look? Which was your favorite??
You can look for these at most mass merchandisers where Sally Hansen products are sold (like I said I saw them at Target!)
****Product was sent for an honest review, all opinions are 100% my own****