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Sally Hansen – Amber Ruby

Posted by manicuremania on November 16, 2009

sh amber ruby

Yuck. This is an ancient Nail Prisms polish. I never have been a fan of duochromes, and this one is kind of an ugly color besides. The effect is cool though, so it does deserve a bunch of pictures.

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Sally Hansen Mellow Yellow x2

Posted by manicuremania on October 9, 2009

I would like to introduce you to Sally Hansen Mellow Yellow:

sh mellow 39

Looks like a pretty, shimmery green, no? Probably a bit sheer, but still an interesting color, and you know how I feel about the Xtreme Wear polishes from Sally Hansen! I’ve had Mellow Yellow for…years, I guess? I don’t remember buying it. And really I’m not sure why I ever bought it because I can tell just by looking at the bottle that it will be depressingly sheer.

…And it is, like so:

sh mellow 39 2

sh mellow 39 3FIVE coats? That is just too many, especially for a polish that gives you this payout for all that work. I don’t like this at all, it looks dingy and dirty. The light green from the bottle becomes a yellowy color with a faint duochrome on the nail. Gross!

But wait! What’s this?

sh mellow 27

Well that’s a pretty yellow, what’s it call—

WAIT, HOW CAN THEY GIVE TWO DIFFERENT POLISHES FROM THE SAME LINE THE SAME NAME????

sh mellow

Mellow Yellow 27 is Mellow Yellow 39’s prettier, more modern, sloppier friend. This is much closer to the pale pastel yellow I’ve been searching for, but still not there yet. However, it doesn’t burn my eyes or make me think of school buses, so I like it. Streaky and hard to apply though, as is to be expected from a yellow.

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The name thing really does bug me though, how unimaginative is that??? They could have called the green one…Honeydew! Or, heck…Sprite!

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Sinful Colors – Bali Mist

Posted by manicuremania on September 16, 2009

2 bottle photos this time to try and show the duochrome:

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sc bali mistI’m not a fan of Sinful Colors Bali Mist. It’s a bright purply pink with a faint, lame duochrome that mostly only shows up in the bottle. It’s also entirely sheer. 3 coats couldn’t banish visible nail line.

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