Mani Monday: Sally Hansen Fall 2013 Nail Polish Bests (!!) Part I

by Karen Falcon on 9 September 2013 · 11 comments

Sally Hansen Fall 2013_Loden GreenOh golly. Oh gee. I think I’m in love. You might be thinking I’ve never met a polish I Absolutely Didn’t Like, but that’s not true. I’ve met plenty of those. You might also be thinking I’ve never met a polish I Absolutely Adored, but that’s also is not true. I’ve met several, and a bunch of Sally Hansen Fall 2013 shades have hit Absolutely Adored status.

“One Coat Wonder!” is the technical term I have bestowed upon any polish that has quick dry time, great application, and gives superb coverage in one coat. The term always includes at least one exclamation mark. And, along with amazing shades, it’s a factor in why I really, really like some of the Sally Hansen Fall 2013 Insta-Dri polishes.

Yes, the stem on the brush is rather long and can be tricky if you’re not used to it. Yes, the cut of the brush can be a little uneven and can be tricky if you’re not used to it. No, I don’t care because I’m head over heels in The Sally Hansen Fall 2013 Love.

Sally Hansen Fall 2013 Jet Set JadeSally Hansen Insta-Dri Jet Set Jade ONE COAT WONDER!! Sorry, I got excited and yelled. Seriously, that swatch is just one coat – no top coat and no base coat. What else can I say… lookit. Just lookit. How could you not want to wear Jet Set Jade this fall? That’s a gorgeous shimmery deep, dark teal-y green. You wannit. I know you do.

Sally Hansen Fall 2013 Chop Chop CopperSally Hansen Insta-Dri Chop Chop Copper Sadly this shade is not a one coat wonder, but I don’t care. This level of awesome — basically the colour you see when you look at the bottle — actually required three coats. That’s okay because the coppery shimmery-ness is stunning.

Sally Hansen Fall 2013 Pink FastSally Hansen Insta-Dri Pink Fast It’s another ONE COAT WONDER!! You’re going to look at this bottle on the shelf, pick it up, hold it your hand while you consider other brand pinks, hear me whisper in your ear “buy the Sally Hansen,” and do the right thing. I know you are. Then you’ll get home with your Pink Fast and sit down to paint. Then you’re going to thank me. You’re welcome.

Sally Hansen Fall 2013 No S-Pear TimeSally Hansen Insta-Dri No S-Pear Time OCW!! I can’t even tell you how much I love this greeny-goldy-olivey-shimmery shade of Fall. It appears much more metallic silver in the bottle but once you get it out of there and slap it on your nails, there will be joy. I promise. Again, that’s one coat you see there – add another coat of colour plus a topcoat and I’m pretty sure that colour will pop out and smack you in the eye.

Sally Hansen Fall 2013 Quick JeaniusSally Hansen Insta-Dri Quick Jeanius OCW! I’m a sucker for blue polish and I tellyawhat, Sally Hansen Quick Jeanius has got my number. On nails it has less metallic shimmer than it seems to have when you look at the bottle. And wow. This blue is out-of-this-world marvelous. I love it very much oodles a lot. You a sucker for blue?

Prabal Gurung Fall 2013_Sally Hansen Loden GreenAnd wait! More Fall 2013 shades from Sally Hansen! Two in particular are from the Complete Salon Manicure Runway Collection, collaborations with fashion designers Tracy Reese and Prabal Gurung (above, Prabal Gurung Fall/Winter 2013 backstage).

Sally Hansen Fall 2013 Tracy Reese MalbecSally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure in Malbec from the Tracy Reese shades. S’beautiful. J’adore. On the tech side, the brush stems on these bottles are shorter and the polish just glides on like magic. Two coats with no base or top and you get what you see right there. It’s glossy deep eggplanty purple in a bottle.

Sally Hansen Fall 2013 Loden GreenSally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure in Loden Green My favourite shade from the Runway Collection is this one for Prabal Gurung. Two coats from start to finish and you’ll end up with “What colour is that and where can I get it” nails. It makes me think camo. It makes me think army. It makes me wicked happy. It’s gonna be a big shade. I’ll betcha. Here’s a little backstage Prabal Garung video about Loden Green for context (JF is geeking about the Prabal shoes):

Finally, as a super bonus to you after viewing all these shades of splendid, as I was filing away my polishes, I stumbled across one I bought back in March (or maybe April) of this year. You know I’m no match for a duo-chrome, right? If it’s me vs duo-chrome, the duo-chrome wins every single time.

Sally Hansen duo-chrome in PlumeSo here, for your viewing pleasure, is one of my favourite duo-chromes. It’s Sally Hansen Lustre Shine in Plume. A whole bunch of colours in one little bottle, it can look exactly like it shows in the bottle or it can look exactly like it shows it on my nails. If you happen to see it when you’re out there looking for all the Fall 2013 Insta-Dri and Complete Salon Manicure Runway shades that you now want because of me, you might want to consider picking this up too (unless of course you are not a duo-chrome junkie like I happen to be).

Happy Sally Hansen Fall 2013 shopping, everybody and hey, stay tuned to BeautyGeeks for Sally Hansen Fall 2013: Part II.

Eight Fall Insta-Dri shades ($4.95), and nine Complete Salon Manicure Runway shades ($8.95) are available at major drug, grocery, and retailers across Canada.

Manicure photos ’n manicures © 2013 Karen Falcon (Duo-chrome 11 : K Falcon 0) 

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Lorraine 9 September 2013 at 3:05 pm

I so agree! Sally Hansen has some gorgeous and beyond gorgeous colors this fall! So far I have collected 4 of them but I will probably get a couple more. lovely swatches!


K Falcon 9 September 2013 at 7:29 pm

Do it, Lorraine! I love the whole Sally Insta-Dri colour palette this fall – there’s something explosively happy about their chromey-metallics isn’t there?


Karen 9 September 2013 at 8:53 pm

Love them all, so sparkly! OCW is right up my alley. Just tried my first duo chrome and I can see how easily one can become a junkie, they are so freakin cool!!!


Desirée 10 September 2013 at 1:06 pm

Have you seen Enchanted Polish’s A Time To Pretend line?? The colours are named after MGMT songs, which I just find cute, but the colours….. oh the colours…… magic. Pure, unbelievable magic! They are duochrome, holographic amazingness. I would have never thought to put holographic with duochrome, and now I’m shocked I haven’t seen this combination more!!! If you love your duochromes (and really, don’t we all?) you should look up swatches of these ones!


Jenny 10 September 2013 at 3:07 pm

those pretty finger, so nicely done; great colours.


Marilyn 11 September 2013 at 11:59 am

I need more fingers!


murt 14 September 2013 at 12:54 pm

Wow these are gorgeous – I especially love the Loden Green.

It’s funny normally I have a bit of a complex about what types of nail polish I wear – I generally avoid pearl or shimmer finishes and only stick to cremes or jellys. But these colours might make me change my mind about that.


K Falcon 14 September 2013 at 1:49 pm

For $4.95 a pop, pick up the one that most appeals to you and give it a whirl! Let me know how it goes!


Marie Goodson 8 August 2014 at 10:58 pm

Hi, I just bought Hunger Flames and top coat, and I can’t wait to try it. My question is can I put it on at night a light shining on my hands, or should I wait until I can be outside? Thanks for your help, Marie Goodson in Tehachapi, Ca.


Karen Mani-Geek 9 August 2014 at 10:03 am

Hi Marie!

First, I would like to direct you to the post on Miracle Gel because that’s actually the product you’re asking about. The stuff in this post isn’t Miracle Gel so here you go:

Second, in response to your question about light at night, so far, many people have tried using it like they normally would at night and have had great results. If the top coat starts to get tacky as you’re working with it, maybe move a little bit away from your light. For the colour coats, any bright light is fine. It’s really the top coat that seems to dry in super-bright light.

You don’t need to wait until daytime but if you use at night, just make sure you leave as much time as you normally would for your polish to dry before you head to bed.

If you paint in the daytime, it seems to dry a little faster.

Just remember it’s almost like regular polish. It goes on the same way, dries almost the same way, and comes off exactly the same way as any other regular nail polish.

Hope that helps!!



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