Oh golly. Oh gee. I think I’m in love. You might be thinking I’ve never met a polish I 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 - 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 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 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 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 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 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?
And 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 Complete Salon Manicure in Malbec from the Tracy Reese shades. It'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 Complete Salon Manicure in Loden Green (above). 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.
So 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.