Wednesday, 16 March 2011

Review : Sally Hansen Hard as Nails Xtreme Wear Nail Color in Pacific Blue

I have bought this nail polish recently at Walmart along with some Hard Candy makeup and other goodies. You can check out the other things I bought and tell what you would like me to review in my Walmart Haul post.

This is what I think of the polish :

The polish when first applied ( I messed up my pointer finger, blame my crappy painting skills)

The colour : At first, I was mainly excited about the colour. It’s a beautiful periwinkle blue (perhaps a little darker), with a glossy cream finish. After I tried it out though, I realised I had a lot more than I imagined to be excited about! The colour was opaque after just one coat, which was a nice surprise for the price I paid for this polish. However, it took two coats to achieve exactly the colour from the bottle. Also, I feel like the colour, while not very unique in comparison to brands like OPI, China Glaze or Nubar for example, is somewhat different from what you usually get from drugstore nail polishes. I haven’t seen many polishes that had a colour similar to this before! I definitely didn’t have anything that looked like this.

The formula : The application is very easy. The polish applies evenly without letting streaks and the formula is just thick enough so that it is not runny, but not so gloopy that it is hard to work with. You do have to be careful though to apply the polish in thin coats and to let it dry completely in between. I applied too much on one nail which resulted in a massive bubbling. I had to redo the nail completely. The bubbling issue is, however, much more easy to handle than my Revlon polishes and since the formula of this Xtreme Wear Nail Color dries pretty quickly, you don’t have to spend as long doing your manicure.

The brush: Another good thing about this polish is the brush. It larger and more rectangular than the brushes I am used to. The polishes I use normally tend to have a slimmer, more triangular brush. In my opinion, the rectangular brush easier to work with. My only complaint about the brush is that is picks up a LOT of product. I have to carefully wipe it on the sides of the bottle every time I dip it in to avoid making a mess!

This is what the brush looks like

The wear: As far as wear goes, it has held up much better than any of my other polishes so far. Polish usually starts massively chipping on my nails within 24 hours of wear. I have had this on my nails for four days now and other than a couple scratches from bumping my nail into something, it shows no sign of chipping.

This is how the polish is holding out after 4 days

Overall, I’m in love with this polish ♥ I would definitely recommend trying out this brand!


Product : Sally Hansen Hard as Nails Xtreme Wear Nail Color

Colour: Pacific Blue

Price : 2,50$ CAD at Walmart

My opinion : This polish is excellent! I absolutely love it ♥ and the quality is amazing for the price. I will definitely be picking up more of these soon. I spotted a gorgeous duo-chrome violet colour when I bought this one, might get that one!



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