This is an older post from before I was hacked but I spent so much time on it I thought you might like to see it even though many of these polishes are harder to find now. Before I purchased this lot I had never tried the Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure, mainly because they are about $6.00 to $8.00 a bottle. However I found these on sale at Target in their clearance end cap for just $3.24, so I decided to give them a go. And I’m glad I did!
Pictured above are two Sinful Colors polish (Pride and Mystery Moonshine) and four Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure from left to right: Shattered Stars, Golden Rust, Ever Green and Rhododendron. These polishes are high quality, and actually do what they advertise! Sally Hansen claims that with these polishes you do not need a basecoat or topcoat. “The 7 Benefits of a salon manicure in 1 bottle”:
- Base Coat
- Growth Treatment
- Top Coat
- Gel Shine
I can’t speak to the strengthening and growth treatment aspects, since I don’t wear any of my manicures for longer than a few days, but these hit all the other points for sure. My nails did feel “fortified” when I had the polish on, even without a basecoat and topcoat. The formula is a dream and goes on smooth and creamy and all had full opacity in 1-2 coats. I did keep one of the manicures on for a few days and noticed that it did NOT chip – and I’m really hard on my hands. The polish also seems to have that “plump” gel like finish although not as nice. All in all I really love these polishes and think they are worth the extra cost, no question.
Sally Hansen Fall 2014 NYFW Designer Collection
This collection is divided into three separate parts.
- Cute-ture – Medium salmon (orange/pink) creme polish.
- Himalaya – Brownish medium ivory toned nude creme polish.
- In the Flesh – Soft nude pink creme polish.
- On the Mango – Primary orange creme polish, perfect shade for fall.
- Somber Bliss – Soft medium gray with a silver metallic shimmer.
- Chili Flakes – Mix of foil shard glitter in copper, silver, orange and red in a clear base.
- Golden Rust – Mix of small and medium hex glitters in gold and a coppery/rusty orange in a brown jelly base.
- Pink Dream – Mix of tiny and medium sized iridescent hex glitters in a very translucent pinkish-orange base.
- Shattered Stars – Silver shard foil glitters in a clear base.
- Vintage Confetti – An oddly awesome mix of tiny and medium light pink hex glitters, small hot pink bar glitters, medium black hex glitters AND flecks of gold foil.
- Dark Night – Basic navy (deep, dark blue) creme polish.
- Ever Green – Deep forest green creme polish.
- Moulin Rose – A medium toned mauve (purple/pink) creme polish.
- Rhododendron – Dark berry or light wine colored red creme polish, also another perfect shade for fall.
- Rupee Red – Deep wine or burgundy creme polish. Much darker than Rhododendron, this polish is vampy in a good way!
My Picks – Sally Hansen Fall 2014 NYFW Designer Collection
This is such a large collection with so many great colors that I didn’t have in my collection. In total I picked up 9 polishes from this line over a couple of months. In all pictures I decided to test the “salon in a bottle” claims and skipped basecoat and topcoat, and only applied thinner 2 coats. And the results are fantastic! Much better than I expected with my severe ridges, although I would still prefer a basecoat to smooth that out 100%.
I decided to mostly skip on the pastels, since I already had similar colors in my collection and was not big on nudes at the time. But the soft silvery grey Somber Bliss caught my eye immediately. I had never really thought of grey as a “pretty” color – but this grey is gorgeous. Its a nice medium grey with tiny silver glitters throughout. It reminds me of an overcast day that promises rain.
I didn’t have too many darker version of prime colors, so I picked up three from the Dark Romance line. On my nails above from left to right are: Shattered Stars, Dark Knight, Ever Green and Rhododendron. I like them all a lot, but really love, LOVE Rhododendron – so rich and vampy!
You know I love glitter by now right? Right?! So of course I grabbed up all 5 glitter toppers from the Glam Sequins line as soon as I knew they existed. First is Golden Rust which has small and medium gold and copper hex glitters in a chocolatey brown jelly base. Goes on super easy and the glitters disperse easily.
Next is Pink Dream which is a heavenly mix of tiny and medium sized iridescent hex glitters in a translucent pinkish-orange base. Your eyes are not deceiving you it is orange – and called Pink Dream. To be honest I don’t really get it and would have been much happier if it was called “Tangerine Dream”. But either way – this glitter is a dream for sure. It reminds me of all the glittery awesome goodness of that ballroom scene in Labyrinth. Bowie magic.
Last is Vintage Confetti which is by far my favorite glitter in this collection. It is an oddly awesome mix of tiny and medium light pink hex glitters, small hot pink bar glitters, medium black hex glitters AND flecks of gold foil. Very aptly named this polish has a very vintage vibe but with a modern twist.
I didn’t swatch Chili Flakes but take my word, it’s awesome. Very similar to Shattered Stars, it’s filled with multi colored metallic foil shards in a clear base. That’s it! Which one is your favorite?
Other Blogger’s Reviews of Sally Hansen CSM Fall 2014 Designer Collection
- Sally Hansen NYFW Designer Collaborations for Fall 2014 by Amandalandish
- Sally Hansen Designer collection for Fall 2014 Pt.2 by My Polish Stash
- Spotted: Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure Limited Edition Fall 2014 NYFW Designer Collection by Nouveau Cheap
- Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure New York Fashion Week (NYFW) 2014 by Veni Vidi Varnished