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Polish Project #20

by Jamie Sanford on August 25, 2012

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84. Sinful Black on Black (I don’t remember where I got this, but I can’t find it online. It is NOT Sinful Colors.)

Thoughts: I have been using this polish as the black base for recent testing, and it’s been great. It does require at least 2 coats for coverage, but it’s black, so I expect that. The brush is on the small side but works well.
Verdict: Nothing wrong with a basic black nail polish, and I find myself not wanting to give OPI 8 bucks for black. I will keep buying some cheap black polishes, since I generally only use them as a base for something else.

This is the latest cuticle product I am using. I am loving the Sally Hansen Cuticle Massage Cream with Apricot Oil. It smells great and makes my cuticles look healthy and not destroyed! I can definitely recommend picking this up.

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Polish Project #18

by Jamie Sanford on August 22, 2012

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15. OPI Show It and Glow It (previously tested in this post)
77. Sinful Colors I Miss You
78. OPI Excuse Moi
79. Sally Hansen Gem Crush Razzle Dazzler

Welcome to the world of better images. I finally pulled out my DSLR so this should be improving. These are in order as listed above.

I tested all of these using OPI Pink Flamenco as the base. From the top: Razzle Dazzler, Excuse Moi, I Miss You, Show It and Glow It.

Thoughts: Another successful test of putting glitters over a solid base. Of course, I Miss You and Razzle Dazzler are meant to be topcoats (Razzle Dazzler is actually sort of the drug store version of Flurry Up which I LOVE), so that helped, but Show It and Glow It as well as Excuse Moi had good application and WAY better staying power over a solid base. You can see that the pink jelly-ish base of Excuse Moi changed the whole look of the nail and pretty much canceled out the Pink Flamenco. My biggest problem with this whole thing is that I don’t have the accuracy in glitter polish application to completely cover the base color, which is frustrating.
Verdict: I Miss You is going into another battle with other random glitter topcoats that don’t blow me away. Everyone else can stay.

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Polish Project #15

by Jamie Sanford on August 17, 2012

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69. China Glaze Fairy Dust
70. Sally Hansen HD Laser

So, this is a little different. I mostly see the Sally Hansen HD polishes as topcoats for others. However, maybe I’m wrong, especially about Laser.

I started with polishes 61-64 from this previous post.

From index finger down – Fresh Paint Witchcraft, A England Elaine, Essie Velvet Voyeur, and Estee Lauder Berry Desire.

I put a coat of Sally Hansen HD Laser over all of these, and ended up with this result:

So, Laser basically turned 61-64 into the same polish, even though they were all slightly different. Don’t judge my tip wear.

Hmm, Fairy Dust.

I then added a coat of China Glaze’s Fairy Dust over the top. I blurred the nails in the picture so you can enjoy the awesome rainbow sparkliness. It’s got a scattered holo going on, but the color flash is my favorite.

Thoughts: Sally Hansen HD Laser obliterates dark polishes underneath it. I could do 100 experiments with the HDs to figure out all that they can do. DVD remains my favorite but this one is great too. Fairy Dust was purchased during the freeze period because I was at Sally Beauty for the clearance event and saw it on the shelf and was done for. It’s spectacular and I love it so there you go.
Verdict: They both stay, of course.

I’m thinking of some other random posts I’m going to have to do. I think I will use some wheels to do a comparison of all of my random topcoats over black, because I don’t think I need to try those on my hands, so I’ll work on that soon.

Date night manicure up next.

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Polish Project #12

by Jamie Sanford on August 11, 2012

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57. Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure Grass Slipper
58. Orly Here Comes Trouble
59. China Glaze Mistletoe Kisses
60. OPI Simply Smashing

Green collection, part 2.

They are even in the correct order this time. (According to the list above, not the bottle shot.)

Thoughts: Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure nail polishes are thick during application but are mostly amazing. I love this color of green too. The Orly and China Glaze green glitters were such that they applied well and didn’t have the glitterbomb chipping issue that haunts me. Simply Smashing isn’t really GREEN but I was unsure of where to put it when I was sorting by color. It obviously doesn’t fit in here.
Verdict: Everyone stays, except for Simply Smashing. I got some good feedback on it, but I’m so meh on it that I will just put it in the share pile.

Up next, dark purples that all look alike.

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Polish Project #8

by Jamie Sanford on July 24, 2012

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37. Sinful Colors Last Chance (BTW, Sinful Colors pulled some shady business, stealing images from bloggers. Read about it here. I will not be buying any more polishes from this brand.)
38. Sally Hansen HD Spectrum

I guess that Sinful Colors Last Chance is no longer available since I can’t find it anywhere online. This is 2 coats of Last Chance with a layer of Sally Hansen HD Spectrum on top.

Isn’t this a great photo of these bottles? Yeah I think so too. But you can see the reflection of my awesome wall deer, and that is important.

Thoughts: Last Chance is a basic polish in a nice forest green, and I love green so that’s always good. Spectrum is another one from my hot deal party at CVS, and it did not disappoint. It ended in a sort of hidden duochrome that was impossible to photograph, but it confirmed my suspicion that these HD polishes might be AWESOME for staying power, because my last manicure with DVD lasted really well too.
Verdict: Both of these can stay. I tested green polishes after I did this manicure, so I will have to bring it out to compare with other greens at the end of this project.

39. Sephora by OPI Slushied – pinkie
40. Sinful Colors Savage – ring
41. OPI Suzi Says Feng Shui – middle
42. Sephora L23 – index
43. OPI Austintatious Turquoise – thumb

Blue polishes, part 1.

Thoughts: Slushied is an amazing polish. The color is great, the application is great, it’s just a polish I love. Sinful Colors Savage looks way different on the nail than in the bottle, and it dries matte which is odd because there is no indication of that on the bottle. I covered in topcoat for shiny consistency. Suzi Says Feng Shui changes color as well, and goes on the nail as a sort of dark cornflowery blue. The Sephora L23 is a tiny little polish I bought in 2005. The color is awesome but it chipped like crazy. The OPI Austintatious Turquoise took 3 coats to become opaque, and I think I will need to bring back all blue-greeny shimmery polishes later for direct comparisons.
Verdict: I think I’m keeping them all. Now that I have a dotting tool I will be less interested in getting rid of any solid creme polishes since they are good for that.

More blues in the next post. What’s your favorite blue polish?

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