I am a sucker for duochrome nail polishes. I love when a nail polish changes colors depending on the angle that light hits it. I think I like it so much because I am so fickle when it comes to nail color. If I had the time I would change my nail color every day. I have SOOOO many nail polishes I could wear a new one every day for a year and not repeat a single color. (Sign #1 that you may have a nail polish addiction). In fact, there are a few blogs that feature this 365 days of nail color theme. It's quite an undertaking to photograph and edit a new manicure every day. I would love to be able to do this as well, but despite my having enough nail polish for a full year of blog posts I have cuticles that only look good about 42 days out of the year. So that's why I keep my nail polish posts to a minimum on this blog. Of course that doesn't stop me from buying nail polish and having several nail polishes that I haven't even tried yet. (Sign #2 that you may have a nail polish addiction). But enough about me. Let's talk about this new Sally Hansen Lustre Shine Nail Color!
When I saw the promo images on the Polish Insomniac Blog I was on a mission right then and there to hunt these down. When I found them at my local Walgreens I was excited and slightly disappointed at the same time. I mean. they just didn't have the glow that the promo images showed, but I was determined to get at least 1 of them. I picked up Lava. An orange foil duochrome with hot pink to yellow color shift. I also picked up Firefly a greenish brown foil with red to blue color shift....you know, because I CAN'T buy just ONE nail polish at a time. (Sign #3 that you may have a nail polish addiction).
So as you can see the Sally Hansen Lustre Shine Nail Color in Lava is an orangey coppery foil with pink to yellow color shift. It does not change colors as well as some other duochromes I own. In fact, I think the foil finish of this polish is what makes this not have as much color shifting as I would like. Just my uneducated opinion. I know nothing about creating color shift. I could be totally wrong. What I do know is that of all the color shifting or duochrome polishes I own, this is my least favorite.
I thought these would be more like the long since discontinued, but highly coveted, Sally Hansen Nail Prisms Nail Color. To see a fairly comprehensive list of all the old Sally Hansen Nail Prisms Colors Check out nailXchange blog. I happen to have been gifted the Emerald Amethyst Nail Prism color. You can see it swatched on nailXchange HERE. I LOVE this color. I want to wear it every day, but I don't want to run out, so I ration it to at least once a month. (Sign #4 that you may have a nail polish addiction)
I'm not saying that Sally Hansen Lustre Shine Nail Color is bad. It's actually a very good nail polish. It wears well. It applies well, it is opaque in 2 coats. It doesn't chip with a good top coat. it's just....It's not Nail Prisms. I really hate Sally Hansen because they come out with these AWESOME mini collections and then they are gone *poof* just like that. Then, when you have a craving for something unique you end up searching places like eBay, swap lists and dusty drugstore clearance nail polish bins to find your treasure. (Sign #5 that you may have a nail polish addiction)
Do you NEED this? I guess. I'm just a tad depressed because this isn't what I had hoped it was. (Sign #6 that you may have a nail polish addiction) It doesn't mean that it's bad, it just means that the promo pics were misleading and I had different expectations. It's a pretty color anyway. I think my obsession with orange nail color has been fulfilled for now. The color just does nothing for me. I'm going back to my deep purples and greys...those always make me happy. (Sign #7 that you may have a nail polish addiction)
Have you tried any of the Sally Hansen Lustre Shines out? What did you think?
Do you have a nail polish addiction?
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