Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Sally Hansen Summer 2014 Color Foil Collection Swatches and Reviews: Sterling Silver and Yellow Gold

*press samples*

Sally Hansen Sterling Silver (2 coats)

Sterling Silver is an extremely reflective silver chrome. As soon as my husband saw this one, he immediately wanted it on his toenails (he's a real man and loves his toes painted!). As soon as anyone asks why he has them painted, he just goes, "Why not? I like the color." He's also been known to do an accent nail on the fingers. Anyway, I loved this one and it is one of my top picks. 

Sally Hansen Yellow Gold (2 coats)

Yellow Gold is a bright gold that can look almost green in some lights. I usually don't love golds, but in the chrome finish, it really works.

So I received the brand new Color Foil Collection and I was so excited to try them out....that is, until I tried applying them. I'm sure you've all heard by now, you really have to have perfect nails for this to look good. Unfortunately, I don't have perfect nails, as you can see above. I tried using several basecoats and let them dry completely before applying polish, but it would always clump up the polish. I didn't want to buff my nails because I need them to be as strong as possible with all the acetone I use on them (most of you probably don't have this problem and this will help). You also can't use a topcoat, but that is no issue at all since they dry extremely fast. They are all very pigmented, and you could likely get away with just 1 coat, but I wanted to try and cover my ridges, so I used 2 for all swatches. These also work very well for stamping, so you nail artists out there will love these! Overall, I'm torn on these. If you don't look closely at my nails (like you guys are-eek!), then it looks really cool, but I feel that my swatches are terrible. What do you think?

You can find these at your local drugstores or Target for ~6.99-$7.99. For more information on what's going on at Sally Hansen, stop by their Facebook or Twitter pages.

*These polishes were provided by the company or PR representative. All reviews are based solely on my opinion. For more information, please see my full disclosure at the bottom of the site*

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