Hi fellow nail nerdies! Lookit me! I’m all up in the new Sally Hansen Red/esign Collection that just launched here in Canada!
What is it? It’s a 9-shade collection of some red (and also not red) Complete Salon Manicure shades. 5 of ‘em are new and 4 of ‘em might look familiar. Wanna seeeee?
sally hansen red/esign collection swatches
Sally Hansen Cherry Delightful 808 – Red/esign Collection 2018 (above). That’s 2 quick coats of what Sally H is calling their new “universal shade that flatters all skin tones”. Does it? I dunno – I only have one skin tone. But I’ll tell ya what, the formula is like buttah and she sure does look like $$$ on my nails!
Sally Hansen Cherry Delightful w Hot Ticket You’re So Hot and Gold (above). And just because I could, I blinged it out and gave it a side of salad.
Sally Hansen Warm Regards 235 – Red/esign Collection 2018 (above). This one is kinda crelly. I still had VNL (visible nail lines) in 2 coats so this is 3. If you look really close, I still show slight lines, but this’ll do.
Sally Hansen Tutu Pretty 821 over Warm Regards 235 (above). What did I find to slap over this pretty? A Tutu! I know, whodathunk it’d turn out so whack, right?
Sally Hansen Red My Lips 231 – Red/esign Collection 2018 (above). My notes are sometimes just so very blunt. They say, “2 coats. It’s pinky red. It’s also not new.”
Sally Hansen Luxe Lace Eyelet over Red My Lips 231 (above). Oh hey, it’s Christmas.
Sally Hansen Red-Handed 575 – Red/esign Collection 2018 (above). This is the second of the 5 new shades and if you need a little more blue in your red, this is the one for you. That’s 2 coats. Oh, by the way, you don’t want to twist any of these on removal or you’ll have red cuticles and sidewalls for daaaaaays.
Sally Hansen Oh So Lava-ly 807 – Red/esign Collection 2018 (above). Another new shade and this one is smashing! It’s stuffed with a whole bunch of colours of microshimmer that mostly end up reading coppery. It’s a lovely, wintery, almost-bricky, burnished red.
Sally Hansen Red Over Heels 413 – Red/esign Collection 2018 (above). Interestingly, this bottle has a “New! Nouveau!” label on it but it ain’t new or nouveau. It old. It 2 coats. It giveth me the lobster hands.
Sally Hansen Red Over Heels w Revlon Matte Pearl Glaze (above). Huzzah!!
Sally Hansen Society Ruler 418 – Red/efine Collection 2018 (above). She’s 2 coats and she’s another newbie that’s right bang in burgundy-red territory.
You could probably get away with doing a single coat for most of these, but two is better; you get better depth of colour (and better shine) with 2. #TrustMe.
Sally Hansen Snow Globe over Society Ruler (above). Oh look! More Christmas!
Sally Hansen Berry Fancy 809 – Red/esign Collection 2018 (above). Not red. Not. Instead, it’s a dusty kind of terra-cotta-plumberry thing that just screams Autumn. I really do like this shade, but I think I’d like it even more if it was in a Fall collection instead of a red collection. You know what I mean, right?
Sally Hansen Belle of the Ball 641 – Red/esign Collection 2018 (above). And lastly, this beautiful shade of #NotRedButNiceTrySally. Okay, let’s not look at this as part of a collection of reds but let’s look at it as a stand-alone shade. That’s 2 coats and if your heart didn’t just do a little pitter-patter, you’re clearly broken, need an intervention, and we can’t be friends anymore. I mean it.
So there you are! Sally says “Now you can show off your best red with the Complete Salon Manicure RED/esign collection, which includes nine perfectly beautiful shades for every woman that never go out of style”.
Do you red? Huh? I don’t. Why? Because red is a swatcher's worst nightmare. If I weren't a swatcher, there are a couple shades in here that speak to me. Weirdly, neither of them is what I’d ever in a jillion years call “red”.
Oh! Oh! Availability? In 🇨🇦, you should be able to find 'em at your usual mass-market retailers, drugstores, or here at this linky from amazon.ca, too!
PostScript: I begged Nick to let me paint Cherry Delightful on his nails so we could see if it is (in actual fact) a universal shade. He declined. He’s a party pooper.
PostPostScript: People be askin’ if Belle of the Ball is anything like OPI’s Every Month is Oktoberfest and the answer is yes. 98% dupetastical. That 2%? Well, the formula on the Sally is perhaps marginally better. Shhh… don’t tell OPI I said that, k?