Today I have a full review of the Sally Hansen Triple Shine nail polish line and swatches of one of my favorites that I own, Redflection. It may not seem fancy or special in the bottle, but I think it’s the perfect deep, vampy cranberry red. I actually own 10 Triple Shine polishes now. I purchased most of them at Walgreens on clearance for just $0.64 to $1.29! So I couldn’t pass that up. The 10 that I own and I love every single one of them:
- Kelp Out
- Make Waves
- Redflection – Perfect deep red.
- Scale Up – Here is a beach look I did using Scale Up.
- Sparks Fly
- Twinkled Pink
- Wavy Blue – Another one of my favorites, it’s really pretty in the sun!
- Wet Suit – I REALLY like this grey!
Sally Hansen Triple Shine Nail Polish Review
- Price – $4.59-$5.99 at mass drug stores (non sale) or $4.99 on Amazon – Redflection on Amazon
- Official Site – Sally Hansen Triple Shine
- Description – Solid and shimmery nail polish colors that dry with a high gloss-shine.
- Best Use – Solid polish, gradients, nail art, and watermarble.
- Size – 0.33 oz/10 ml
- Packaging – Slim, elongated polish bottle that is fatter in the middle. Has a skinnier black handle underneath the decorative “Triple Shine” label cap. I recommend taking the decorative cap off before use because it will slip off!
- Brush – Not a standard size brush, these polishes have a flat, wider brush with a cuticle-like curved end. I have smaller nails and find that this brush fits perfectly into my cuticle area and makes for a very easy to apply stroke.
- Ingredients – Big 3 Free (full list available on their official site)
- Cruelty Free – Yes. Read more on Sally Hansen FAQs page.
- Special Instructions – Use with Triple Shine top coat.
- Formula/Uniformity – The formula IS smooth and nice, even the glitters come out with good distribution. My only issue is I’ve only had them a few weeks at most and with the solid colors I can see that they have started to separate already. I can mostly roll-shake them back to normal, but not all the way. BUT the separation doesn’t seem to affect how the polish looks or applies on the nail.
- Opacity – All are very sheer on first coat but build to opacity nicely in three thin coats. The bottle says to apply 2, but I would recommend three thin coats.
- Dry Time – Dries fast. Tacky (will leave a dent or fingerprint) dry in 5 minutes, mostly dry in 10 and fully dry in about 20.
- Durability – Is long-lasting and so is the shine. I didn’t have tip wear until day 3-4, which usually for me takes only a day or two.
- Removal – Creams are very easy to remove but as to be expected the glitters require a 3-5 minute soak off or a peel-off base.
- Staining – I did not notice any after 5 days continual wear of Redflection (with base coat).
- Ease of Use – Very easy given the wide brush and smooth formula.
- Recommend It – Kinda – if you can find them on sale then YES! These polishes are on the small side, all sheer with one coat with a few exceptions and the separation issue makes me wonder how long the shelf life will be. But if there is a particular color or glitter that sticks out and is unique, I would snap it up! I do like these polishes but you can find similar colors in better formulas from other brands at the same price or just a couple of dollars more.
Sally Hansen Triple Shine Colors/Full Line
Between the 2014 collection and now with the 2015 collection released there are a total of 45 Triple Shine shades available. According to the Sally Hansen website Triple Shine polishes claims are:
- Gloss is protected with the Ultimate Shield Complex
- Daily defense from water and wear
- Natural crushed pearl delivers high impact, glossy color
- Creates non-stop shine
2015 Sally Hansen Triple Shine
I divided the 2105 collection into two parts just for convenience.
- Deep End – A deep, dark and moody eggplant-blue cream polish with a hint of purple.
- Make a Splash – Baby blue iridescent polish with a pearly blue-silver finish that flashes purple.
- Peach Party – Peachy medium-orange cream polish.
- Pink Coconut – A medium pink cream polish, very similar to Reef-Raf from the 2014 Pop collection but more orang-y.
- Redflection – Deep vampy, cranberry red.
- Seastional – A dark seafoam-green cream polish.
- Seas the Day – Dark teal cream polish.
- Shark Bait – Medium natural beige/nude cream polish.
- Shelling Secrets – Light baby pink sheer polish.
- Taheati – A bright tropical orange cream polish.
- Water Lily – A medium pink-purple mauve cream polish.
- Watts New – A dark, deep pink/purple raspberry cream polish.
- Wet Suit – Dusty, cloudy blue-grey cream polish.
- Archipela-glow – Dark seafoam-green glitters in a clear base.
- Changing Tides – Pink micro glitters in a translucent-pink base with some blue micro glitters.
- Sparktacular – Orange micro glitters in a translucent-orange base with some blue micro glitters.
2014 Sally Hansen Triple Shine
The 2014 collection is divided into three separate parts and there are a total of 29 shades plus the top coat.
- Bait Me – A light silvery-grey iridescent polish with a silver shimmer.
- Blow Bubbles – A medium bubble-gum pink iridescent polish with a medium-pink shimmer.
- Clam Up – A light silvery-pink iridescent polish with an even lighter-pink shimmer.
- Drama Sheen – A light silvery-purple iridescent polish with a darker-purple shimmer.
- Great White – A light silvery-grey iridescent polish with a silver shimmer.
- Oyster Bar – A silvery iridescent polish with a foil finish.
- Pool Party – A light silvery-blue iridescent polish with a medium-blue shimmer.
- Make Waves – Iridescent, shimmery sea blue that shifts from blue to a shiny emerald-green.
- Slick Black – An iridescent black polish with a silver and blue shimmer.
Pop (Bright Colors):
- Dive In – A medium turquoise blue-green cream polish.
- Flame On – A darker bright pink iridescent polish with a pinkish purple shimmer.
- Kelp Out – Sheer kermit or grass-green. Builds to opacity in about three thin coats.
- Lemon Shark – A bright lemon yellow cream polish with a hint of green.
- Pixie Slicks – Light bubble-gum pink cream polish.
- Play Koi – A bright orange-red cream polish, leaning more orange.
- Red Snapper – A bright red-orange cream polish, leaning more red.
- Reef-Raf – A tropical coral-pink cream polish.
- Statemint – A bright lemon-lime Chartreuse cream polish.
- Vanity Flare – Deep royal purple cream polish.
- Dream Sequins – Metallic copper micro glitters in a clear base.
- Fanta-Sea – Blue-green and silver micro glitters in a clear base.
- Hypnautical – Teal glitter topper with micro iridescent teal glitters and medium foil shards.
- Pearly Whites – Iridescent/Clear glitter topper with micro iridescent glitters and medium foil shards.
- Scale Up – Light lime glitter topper with micro iridescent light lime glitters and medium foil shards.
- Seanic – Emerald green micro glitters in a clear base.
- Sparkling Water – A deep teal-blue shimmer polish with silver and blue micro glitters.
- Sparks Fly – Blue glitter topper with micro medium-blue glitters and medium-sized silver and blue hex glitters.
- Twinkled Pink – Pink glitter topper with micro medium-pink glitters and medium-sized silver and pink hex glitters.
- Wavy Blue – Deep royal blue polish with micro lighter blue glitters throughout giving it a shimmer quality that flashes purple and pink in the light.
Sally Hansen Triple Shine Directions
- Prime with 1-2 coats of basecoat.
- The bottle says to apply 2 coats of the Triple Shine color of your choice, although I suggest three thin coats. Here I used “Redflection” #440, three thin coats, no top coat.
- Seal with Triple Shine Top Coat (claims of wear, etc. only valid if you also use their top coat too)
Other Blogger’s Reviews of Sally Hansen Triple Shine
- Sally Hansen Triple Shine Nail Polish Just How Shiny Is It? by All Lacquered Up
- Press Preview: Sally Hansen Triple Shine by BeautyGeeks
- Sally Hansen Triple Shine Swatches by Beauty in the Geek
- Sally Hansen Spring 2015 Triple Shine Shades by Beauty in the Geek
- Sally Hansen Triple Shine by The Polish Aholic
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