Tuesday, May 6, 2014

OPI Sheer Tints and Sally Hansen Palm Beach Jellies Comparison

Hi everyone,

I finally managed to get my hands on the Sally Hansen Palm Beach Jellies.  It took me forever to find them, and even then, they were buried in the regular Sally Hansen Triple Shine display at Walmart... No special display.  I nearly overlooked them!  When I checked out, the cashier asked, "Is this lipgloss or nail polish?"  Ha.  It definitely gives you an idea of the finish.  Because OPI Sheer Tints were also pretty popular recently, I decided to do a comparison as well.

Here's a bottle shot of all the Sally Hansen Palm Beach Jellies:

Sally Hansen Palm Beach Jellies Bottle Shots
Sally Hansen Palm Beach Jellies Bottle Shots
And on to the comparisons!  First, I compared OPI Be Magentale with Me to Sally Hansen Water Melon (yes, two words) and OPI Amberassed to Sally Hansen Vitamin D-light.

OPI Be Mangentale with Me, Sally Hansen Water Melon, OPI Amberassed, Sally Hansen Vitamin D-light
From L to R: OPI Be Magentale with Me, Sally Hansen Water Melon, OPI Amberassed, Sally Hansen Vitamin D-light
Not very cleverly, I swatched in reverse to the bottle shots.  Ugh.  But anyway, here are the comparisons.

Index: OPI Amberassed
Middle: Sally Hansen Vitamin D-light
Ring: OPI Be Magentale with Me
Pinky: Sally Hansen Water Melon

Amberassed, Vitamin D-light, Be Magentale with Me, Water Melon OPI Sheer Tints vs Sally Hansen Palm Beach Jellies Comparison
From L to R: one coat building to four
Although OPI Amberassed and SH Vitamin D-light look roughly similar in the bottle, as you can see, this does not play out on the nail.  Amberassed is a true yellow, and Vitamin D-light reads on me as a coral-y pink.  Be Magentale with Me and Water Melon are pretty similar color wise, although Be Magentale with Me is a more vibrant pink.

Next, I compared OPI Me with  Sally Hansen Ice Tint and OPI Don't Violet Me Down with Sally Hansen Grape Jelly.  Here are the bottle shots:

OPI Me, Sally Hansen Ice Tint, OPI Don't Violet Me Down, Sally Hansen Grape Jelly OPI Sheer Tints vs Sally Hansen Palm Beach Jellies Comparison
OPI Me, Sally Hansen Ice Tint, OPI Don't Violet Me Down, Sally Hansen Grape Jelly
And here they are on the nail as follows:

Index: OPI Me
Middle: Sally Hansen Ice Tint
Ring: OPI Don't Violet Me Down
Pinky: Sally Hansen Grape Jelly

OPI Me, Sally Hansen Ice Tint, OPI Don't Violet Me Down, Sally Hansen Grape Jelly OPI Sheer Tints vs Sally Hansen Palm Beach Jellies Comparison
From L to R: one coat building to four
Basically, SH Ice Tint builds in four coats to what OPI Me is in one coat.  SH Grape Jelly is a little more blue toned of a purple and maybe isn't even as opaque in four coats as OPI Don't Violet Me Down is in one coat.  I'm really not a huge blue and purple fan on my own fingers, but if I use these SH shades again, it will probably be layered over another color as an effect rather than wearing solo.  They really don't do much.

Now I've run out of comparisons, but there are two more Sally Hansen shades that I photographed on their own.  Here are the bottle shots of Sea Through and Jellous:

Sally Hansen Palm Beach Jellies Sea Through and Jellous
Sally Hansen Sea Through and Jellous
These are both very pretty in the bottles.  Here's how they look on the nail.  I have Sea Through on index and middle and Jellous on ring and pinky.

Sally Hansen Palm Beach Jellies Sea Through and Jellous Comparison
From L to R: one coat building to four
Sea Through looks like a pretty true green in the bottle (the picture above makes it appear a bit more teal), but it does play out more teal on the nail.  Jellous is a purply pink.  As you can see, these take a lot of coats to build up to not a ton of color payoff, but that may be what you're after.

Overall, the formula on the Sally Hansen Palm Beach Jellies is a lot easier to work with than the OPI Sheer Tints.  SH Jellies are nice and thin and go on very smoothly.  The OPI Sheer Tints are a lot thicker and much more goopy and stringy.  The OPIs are prone to bubbling, but I didn't have that problem with the SH Jellies.  That all said, the color payoff is a lot more opaque with the OPI Sheer Tints.  I have a feeling a lot of people would find the very, very sheer color of the SH jellies rather unappealing, but it really depends on preference.  If you wanted to do a watercolor effect over white, I think the SH jellies would be a lot easier to work with due to the formula while achieving the same effect as the OPI Sheer Tints.

What do you all think?  Yae or nay on the Palm Beach Jellies from Sally Hansen?

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