Recently, while visiting my husband in Pune, we took a trip to the Central Mall near Garware. The mall had a fairly well stocked Sally Hansen counter and after a quick browse, I picked up a gorgeous holo-glitter -Strobe lights.
|Sally Hansen Hard as Nails Xtreme Wear Nail Color|
Product name: Sally Hansen Hard as Nails Xtreme Wear Nail Color. Shade: 200 Strobe Lights.
Product price: INR 225.
Product quantity: 11.8 ml.
Shelf life: Three years
|Shade:200 Strobe Lights|
My thoughts: In the bottle, the nail paint is a beautiful soft pink with pink and silver holographic glitter.
|One coat. Bald spot marked with a brown line.|
It takes 3-4 coats for the polish to reach its full glory, for it to look opaque and magical and strobe-y. Despite the rough finish, I absolutely adore how the polish looks on my nails. The smaller pink glitters give a very soft colour to the nails and the larger holographic glitters reflect all colours of the rainbow, true to its name. Each time I wear this, I keep staring at my nails, shimmery and wonderful.
|State on the second day|
|Flakes of polish|
The Good and Bad and the Aby:
1. A gorgeous colour (a cheaper alternative to OPI Teenage dreams: see Dupe Alert).
2. A good quantity for the price.
3. Long wearing when applied in two thin coats.
1. A tendency to become goopy and thick in the bottle over time.
2. Flakes off in big chunks when applied to full intensity.
The Aby Rant*:
1. Strong smell.
2. Rough finish.
* Aby rant is my personal problems with the product, may not be a negative in general.
Dupe Alert: Strobe Lights by Sally Hansen is a cheaper dupe of the Teenage Dreams polish launched as a part of the Katy Perry collection by OPI.
Overall verdict: With all its shortcomings, I love this polish. It is unlike anything I have in my stash. Because of the peeling problem, I only wear this mani for a short time, like when going to a party. But that's ok since this would not be a polish I'd choose for a week long manicure anyway. I probably will not repurchase it, but all in all, I think it is worth buying at least once.
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