Saturday, August 16, 2014

Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure New York Fashion Week (NYFW) 2014

Hey all,

I just picked up four polishes from the Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure NYFW at Kmart the other day.  They have three sets of polishes in this collection: Fall Pastels (five pastel cremes), Glam Sequins (five glitters including two shard glitters and a hybrid), and Dark Romance (five deep fall cremes).  I decided not to pick up any of the Fall Pastels because I've had my fill of anything that even smells like a summery shade and am totally ready to dive head first into autumn! I ended up with Rupee Red from Dark Romance and Pink Dream, Golden Rust, and Shattered Stars from Glam Sequins.

Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure New York Fashion Week NYFW 2014
L-R: Rupee Red, Pink Dream, Golden Rust, Shattered Stars
First up, Rupee Red.  I realized a few months ago that I have very few vampy colors and have been trying to augment my stash; I think this is a pretty good start. Rupee Red is a very pretty burgundy wine color that could almost be a one coater.  I did two because I generally apply polish in thin coats.  Application is nice and easy.

Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure New York Fashion Week NYFW 2014 Rupee Red
Sally Hansen Rupee Red, overcast outdoor light
Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure New York Fashion Week NYFW 2014 Rupee Red
Sally Hansen Rupee Red, indoor natural light
The next polish, Pink Dream, is probably my favorite of the ones I picked up.  It looks very orange in the bottle despite the name. It's a slightly tinted pinky orange base with hexagonal and smaller round glitter pieces.  The glitter reflects orange, gold, green, and yellow... It reminds me a bit of Mardi Gras.  It's shown below in two coats on top of both Rupee Red and Wet'n'Wild Black Creme in overcast outdoor light. I think this looks pretty amazing layered over dark polishes, but I suspect it's equally interesting over lighter shades (perhaps followed by a matte top coat).

And just for fun, DH's description of the polish: "It looks like what a mermaid would have or something."

Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure New York Fashion Week NYFW 2014 Pink Dream Rupee Red
Sally Hansen Pink Dream over Rupee Red
Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure New York Fashion Week NYFW 2014 Pink Dream Rupee Red
Behold, sparkle!
Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure New York Fashion Week NYFW 2014 Pink Dream Wet'n'Wild Black Creme
Sally Hansen Pink Dream over Wet'n'Wild Black Creme
Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure New York Fashion Week NYFW 2014 Pink Dream Wet'n'Wild Black Creme
The sun makes a brief appearance.
The third polish I picked up is Golden Rust.  This one looks like fall in a bottle... and/or root beer.  It's a brown jelly with gold hexagonal glitter and smaller round glitter.  I applied three coats to achieve the opacity shown in the photos.  Formula went on with ease.  I'm still not sure how I feel about this against my skin tone, but I think I like it.  (For reference, I'm Illamasqua RLF 115 & SB 2; Nars Siberia.)

Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure New York Fashion Week NYFW 2014 Golden Rust
Sally Hansen Golden Rust, overcast outdoor light
Finally, we have Shattered Stars, which is a silver shard glitter.  I was skeptical about this one because the chaos of shard shaped glitter usually unsettles me, but I'm glad I bought this one.  It turned out to be pretty cute!  I layered two coats over China Glaze First Mate.  I think this would look even more amazing over a deep navy polish (I have zero of these for some reason).

Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure New York Fashion Week NYFW 2014 Shattered Stars China Glaze First Mate
Sally Hansen Shattered Stars over China Glaze First Mate
Overall, I think this is a really nice collection. I would have bought more, but quite honestly, the eight dollar price tag for a drugstore polish deterred me... especially because I just bought a bunch of Illamasqua polishes of the Illamasqua site for $8.11. If I see a coupon or a sale, though, I may pick up a few more!

What do you think of this collection?  Worth the hefty (relatively speaking) drugstore price tag?

*Sally Hansen is cruelty free, according to its website.  Coty, its parent company, is not.

1 comment:

  1. LOVE Pink Dream! I haven't seen these, but now I need to hunt that one down!

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