It’s September and that means fall shades are landing on-counter everywhere. Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure has a bunch of new shades for Fall and a couple of them have me just a tiny bit confused while a couple others have me smiling really big.
sally hansen complete salon manicure swatches
Sally Hansen Gleam Supreme (above). Let’s start right here with this sheer shimmery confection. That’s two coats and to me, it’s winter frosty. It’s pretty transparent though and methinks it has potential as a top coat. As a stand-alone for an opaque-polish lover... nope, not for me.
Sally Hansen Stellar Style (above). Hmmm… pink. I’m not sure when this shade of pink became a Fall shade, but there you are. I’d much rather see a pastel pink like this in spring or maybe in a bridal collection, but hey, apparently it’s a Fall shade.
Sally Hansen Gleam Supreme over Stellar Style (above). That’s one coat of Gleam Supreme over 2 coats of Stellar Style and I think maybe now we’re moving more into winter with that light dusting of frosty. Fall though? I’m still not convinced. Bridal? Sure! I can see that!
Sally Hansen Crush on Blue (above). Ooooh… I loves me a cornflower blue and this one is some kind of perfection in two fantastically easy coats. But again… Fall? I think not. Oh! But down-under in Australia, its spring, right?
Sally Hansen Gleam Supreme over Crush on Blue (above). If I slap that sparkly Gleam Supreme over top, it definitely brings this back to a more Fall/Winter sorta feeling. I like this Gleam Supreme as a top coat – it’s a nice, subtle sparkle that’s way more shimmer than it is glitter.
Sally Hansen Gleam Supreme over Crush on Blue (above). A little bit closer and you can see the different shades of fine, almost pearlescent glitter in there. Blue, lilac, silver, and pearly white. Yep, she’s purdy.
Sally Hansen You Glow, Girl! (above). That right there is two coats. I don’t quite know what else to say about this shade except it’s looking a little more autumn-esque than what we’ve seen so far.
Sally Hansen Bow to the Queen (above). Yes. This. Yes. Two easy coats and ta da! Fall! Yay!
Sally Hansen Bow to the Queen with Big Kwik Dry Top Coat (above). Golly gee that top coat sets fast! Does it add much more shine to the CSM polish that already has top coat built in? Nope. But, it helps it dry faster and who doesn’t love that?
Sally Hansen Rags to Riches (above). Again, in two easy coats, the Sally Hansen Complete Manicure has you covered. There’s no extra base coat and no extra top coat on my nails because it’s all already inside the bottle. I like that. I also like this blackened cherry. It says Fall.
Overall, some of the F/W collections I’ve seen so far this year seem to have Spring-like complexes. It confuses me and actually upsets me. Fall is my favourite polish season because of those rich, deep jewel tones. This pastel stuff doesn’t turn my September/October/November crank. How about you? Are you relived to see something other than your regular fall shades popping up this season or, like me, are you somewhat bewildered?
Let’s discuss. Have you seen Fall 2015 collections that give you #GrabbyHands? Is this one of them?
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