Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Right on the Nail ~ Sally Hansen New Tribal Vibe Collection Collection Swatches and Reviews: Per-Suede and Terra-Coppa

*press samples*

Sally Hansen Miracle Gel Per-Suede (2 coats)

Sally Hansen Miracle Gel Terra-Coppa (2 coats)

It's no secret that I'm a fan of Sally Hansen. They have consistent quality and are relatively easy to find in the US (unless it's a limited edition color-I'm looking at you, Opulent Cloud from a few years ago...anyone else remember that craziness?). Two new collections have been released this fall with the introduction of their new 2X Volume Gel Top Coat (more on that later). Tonight I have 2 colors from the 7-piece Tribal Vibe collection to show you.

Up first is Per-Suede which is a leathery red/brown creme. I know, it's a weird description, but surprisingly fitting. It has that Tuscan feel that reminds me of a terracotta pot. This is a great fall color that has really warm undertones. I have been vocal in my dislike for the Sally Hansen tapered brush, but I think I finally got used to it. It's still not my favorite, but I know it's loved by many. This also had such a great formula and application. The second color is called Terra-Coppa and is a metallic copper and silver shimmer. They recommend using 2 coats of the color (no base) with 1 coat of top coat and I was worried that I would need a third coat of color for this one. I ended up just using 2 coats, but you may need a third. This is another great fall color and I may need to buy the rest of the collection if I find it at a drugstore. Despite it being a little more sheer, the application was perfect.

I used the new 2X Volume Gel Top Coat for all of the swatches. I know some people have had some issues with the old top coat streaking the color, so I was curious to see if this was corrected with the new formulation. Well, yes and no. I did have 1 nail that slightly streaked (middle finger on Per-Suede), but it wasn't noticeable unless you looked straight at my nails. I really don't know what causes this, do you? In terms of the volume, I don't really think about volume unless I'm talking about mascara, am I right? I think it's slightly thicker which might remind you of a true gel polish application. Is it completely different than the 1st formula? No, but I still like it. I ended up wearing Per-Suede to DC a couple weeks ago and had no chipping of peeling with about 4 days of wear. The only thing I noticed was that the gloss of the top coat slightly dulled which isn't surprising.

If you made it this far in the review, congratulations! Apparently I was feeling a bit long-winded today. These will run you about $10 from drugstores, but make sure to look out for sales. You can find more about Sally Hansen on their TwitterFacebook, and Instagram 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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