Friday, October 19, 2012

Sally Hansen Lustre Shine Nail Color in Lava - Review, Pictures, Swatches

Sally Hansen Lustre Shine in Lava

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!

Sally Hansen Lustre Shine in Lava

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).

Sally Hansen Lustre Shine in Lava

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.

Sally Hansen Lustre Shine in Lava

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)

Sally Hansen Lustre Shine in Lava

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)

Sally Hansen Lustre Shine in Lava

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?

Just for fun.

14 comments:

  1. This is my favorite & I think my swatches of it are quite good. None of the other shades are as unique, despite scarab being pretty. I am so saddened by this collection BUT there are 2 more shades not yet released so I hold out hope!

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    1. Can you link your swatches in the comments?

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    2. Sure! I just didn't want to be rude :p

      Bottleshots of all the current shades:http://stephanielouiseatb.blogspot.com/2012/09/nails-sally-hansen-lustre-shine-bottle.html

      Lava: http://stephanielouiseatb.blogspot.com/2012/09/sally-hansen-lustre-shine-nail-polish.html

      Scarab:http://stephanielouiseatb.blogspot.com/2012/09/sally-hansen-lustre-shine-in-scarab.html

      These are really hard to photograph & it took my ages. I still have two more going up but none of them wowed me like Lava. Maybe it is because it is microglitter? Maybe because I play with fire in my spare time? Either way, I just like looking at it. BUT I also have never owned MAC Bad Fairy either.

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  2. This is EPIC! OMFG, Ok, I had this polish in my hand yesterday. Blogs have been mixed on this polish, but I think you nailed it. I have a very deep appreciation for prisms, I own over 40. This is not doing it for me. I put this polish down and picked it up multiple times. I am SO glad I decided not to buy it. Thank you for helping cement this decision.

    I will be honest, these didn't appeal greatly to me because they are so expensive and not that unique. I much prefer the set that was kind of over looked, the recent SH glass flecks including Tender Teal, that is AMAZING.
    I swatched it on my blog yesterday.

    According to your signs of addiction, I suppose you could say I need rehab right away. Trouble is with me I thrive on my addiction!

    Thanks for sharing, this is GREAT! This would make a great standalone page so Nail Polish Addiction victims can always find the checklist! : )

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    1. I'm so glad I confirmed your thoughts on this polish. Perhaps yo can rest easy knowing that even though SH LS will go away, you really aren't missing anything. You have over 40 SH Prisms? OMGOMGOMG! Can I come over & swatch?

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  3. I have all the signs. but not this polish. so it makes me check other pages doing google image searches for other swatches(Sign #8) which invariably lead me to similar or dissimilar shades and more google image searches, then on to an image of a color I know I must now possess(sign #9) all while justifying it to myself that I am saving tons of $$ by doing my research before I go out with my wallet to hunt said polish down(sign#10). when I return home I immediately run to my stash to see what color I have that this is most like to see if I have dupe(sign #11), a process of swatching and comparing and obsessing over the holes in my vast lacquer collection...which inevitably starts the entire polish junkie cycle over again.

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    1. LMAO!! Thank you for the additional signs of nail polish addiction. This is very helpful and so very true!!

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    2. Glad I could make you laugh. You make me laugh with your posts all the time(Estee Surreal Violet post made me laugh AND lemming! wearing as my NOTD, thanks to you). We the polish addicts could come up with quite a few more signs if we put our obsessive minds together.

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  4. I picked up Moonstone & Scarab & I 'm wearing Scarab now. I love it. It was so pigmented that I might have been able to get away with 1 coat if I'd applied it more evenly. After a couple of days with base & top coat and taking a shower, I have only the teeniest bit of tip wear, so it's wearing very well. These are kind of pricey and only .33 oz, but the quality might make up for that. When SH is on sale, I think I'll try to at least get Copperhead too.

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  5. I woudl'nt say I'm addicted to nail polish, but I'm definitely a lot more into it than I was when I was younger. I like this nail polish you tried btw.

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  6. actually just found these marked down to a dollar each at my brooklyn, ny walgreens...probably because there was no more room for the display. grabbed firefly, copperhead, and scarab (the only ones left).

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  7. Don't give up yet!! Try Lava, lightly, over a dark shade and over firefly... I find that I like it the best when used as an accent or topcoat.

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  8. Bought this a couple of days ago, in Scarab. I figured with the evenness of the coat I put on, one was enough, with my Orly top coat. Wrong. Two fingers chipped first day, by today I can peel off whole fingers at once. Not happy I paid $8.49 for the bottle.

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