We've decided to do vintage Sally Hansen glitters today!! I am so super stoked about this because, as you have seen from my stash pics, I have a huge weakness for SH glitters and I have not swatched nearly enough of them. I chose two of the Hard as Nails Special Edition glitters for todays post because they are some of my favorites in my entire stash. I think these came out somewhere around 1999-2000 and are long discontinued so the only place to find these nowadays is blogsales or eBay. These glitters are a bit tricky because they are suspended in very sheer jelly bases so they are generally best for layering. However, I wanted to see what these bad boys could do on their own so that's what I did here today. They both took 4 coats to reach opacity, but I think it was worth it because they look pretty fantastic on their own!
First up is Sally Hansen Hard as Nails Laser. Laser is a new addition to my collection, it just arrived this week! From the moment I saw this polish, I knew that I had to do a manicure with it by itself. It truly is a stunner! Laser is a bright cherry red jelly with small holo hex glitters and small gold square glitters. This polish is unique in the Special Edition collection because most of them only have the holo glitter in it, so the little gold squares really added a special pizazz. It only needed one normal layer of topcoat, it was not gritty or hungry in the slightest.
I use the term jelly lightly to describe this polish because it is really, really sheer. It took 4 coats to reach opacity and even then you can still see a bit of VNL (visible nail line). But it was so squishy and sparkly and juicy that the 4 coats didn't bother me one bit. This being an old formula polish means that it takes longer to dry anyways and then add the need for 4 coats on top of that and you've got one that takes a looooong time to dry. It's all a matter of personal preference, I do not mind this at all but I can see how it would bother someone else.
On to the pictures! Here is 4 coats of Sally Hansen Hard as Nails Laser. Don't forget to click on the pics to enlarge, you'll want to see this one close up!
Next up is Sally Hansen Hard as Nails Sonar! Sonar was the #1 polish of this collection that I had been wanting and I was lucky enough to finally find it (along with several others) on eBay a few weeks back. Sonar is a dark teal jelly packed with small hex and teeny square holo glitters. I LOVE THIS POLISH YOU GUYS. Not only is it squishy and delicious, but it seems to have more glitters than almost all of the other polishes in this collection so it is extra amazeballs! Again, it took 4 coats to reach opacity but I'm glad I decided to do this because when I was wearing it, I could not stop staring at my nails.
Here's 4 coats of Sally Hansen Hard as Nails Sonar. Don't forget to click to enlarge! Enjoy =)
And some bottle shots of Laser and Sonar!
Thanks for stopping by today!! Don't forget to check out Dana's post over at Polished Claws Up to see what awesome vintage Sally Hansen glitters she has in store for you today!
Stay tuned for more vintage Sally Hansen polishes here all week! See you all tomorrow =)