Saturday, July 5, 2014

Sally Hansen Summer 2014 Color Foil Collection Swatches and Reviews: Cobalt Chrome and Leadened Lilac

*press samples*

Sally Hansen Cobalt Chrome (2 coats)

Cobalt Chrome is a medium blue chrome with a hint of green. I like these darker colors since the color really stands out more.

Sally Hansen Leadened Lilac (2 coats)

Leadened Lilac does not remind me of a lilac color at all, but more of a periwinkle. Again, I like this darker purple compared to the lighter pinks and purples.

*semi-repost of application and formula with a few new additions*
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 likely help you). 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. Make sure to shake these like a Polaroid picture before applying since the pigments can settle. These also work very well for stamping, so you nail artists out there will love these! The bottles actually have a plastic covering over the glass, but the covering color is extremely close to the color in the bottle. I sort of think it looks a little cheap, but that's just my opinion. 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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