Thursday, August 23, 2012

Ruby Slippers and Star Sapphire - Vintage Sally Hansen Week

THURSDAY!! I have a quick post today to show you all two more glitters from the Sally Hansen vintage Hard as Nails collection!

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First up is Sally Hansen Hard as Nails Ruby Slippers. Ruby Slippers is a dense red microglitter in a clear base and it is fantastic. This is pre-China Glaze Ruby Pumps folks, and it may very well be the original ruby slippers polish! My guess is that it came out somewhere between 1996-2000. It could have been opaque in 2 coats but I saw my girl Dana layer hers over a deep vampy red and it was just absolutely stunning! I couldn't resist trying the same thing when I swatched it so that's what we've got here =)


Here is 1 coat of Sally Hansen Ruby Slippers over one coat of Wet n Wild Blackest Red.




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Next up is Sally Hansen Hard as Nails Star Sapphire. Star Sapphire is a sapphire blue glitter in a clear base. It wasn't nearly as dense as Ruby Slippers and isn't the type of glitter meant to be opaque so it is layered as well. The glitter pieces were a bit bigger and chunkier than the ones in Ruby Slippers so although they look similar in the bottle, Star Sapphire is quite different.

Another fun thing about this polish is that there were a few scattered pieces of red glitter in it! I have another Hard as Nails glitter called Shimmer, which is a green glitter that has a few scattered red pieces of glitter in it as well. I don't think the red glitter is intentional in these polishes, it probably just stuck to the lab equipment more than the other glitters and showed up in all sorts of fun places.

Here is 1 coat of Sally Hansen Star Sapphire over OPI Roadhouse Blues.




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What do you guys think? Thanks for stopping by and I'll see you tomorrow =)

53 comments:

  1. How gorgeous those two are. Love them both.
    Barbvanth

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    1. Thanks Barb, I'm glad you like them!

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  2. Ruby slippers is just awesome! Just the kind of color I love

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    1. Me too! I'm glad you like it too =)

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  3. You are killing me with these gorgeous polishes! LOL LOVE!!!!!

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    1. Haha aww well I'm glad you like them though!

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  4. I want both of these!! Why must you do this to me?? :P

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    1. Haha aww I'm sorry girl! I'm glad you like them though =)

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  5. Both of them are great!
    I don't like red polishes so much (on my nails - on others it looks always great, but not on me. That's just my opinion :D) I'd love to buy the blue one as well. I don't own a single polish of Sally Hansen yet. I guess I missed something... ;)

    Thanks for your comment on our blog btw! <3

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    1. I'm glad you like them!! These are pretty old school polishes, but Sally Hansen has good polishes out now too!

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  6. I love that Ruby Slippers looks like it has some holo bits in there. So gorgeous! I really love Star Sapphire as well.. what a beauty.

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    1. It actually doesn't have any holo bits in it, but my camera picked up some weird kind of sparkle in it! I'm glad you like them =)

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  7. I think the red glitter in Star Sapphire adds to it!

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    1. Haha I think it's cool too! It looks really cool in the green glitter one I have too, it's almost Christmas-y!

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  8. They are both SOOO gorgeous, especially Ruby Slippers - siiighh - thanks for sharing!!

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    1. Thanks, I'm glad you like them! =)

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  9. I am so loving these vintage SHs!

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    1. I'm so glad! I'm always afraid people won't like seeing vintage polishes but I'm happy that you do =)

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    1. Thanks, I'm glad you like them! I do too =)

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  11. Ruby Slippers has a special place in my heart <3 Love those shimmery sparkely reds! Your swatches are gorgeous

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    1. I love them too! Thank you so much!

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  12. Absolutely love these, gorgeous sparkles... btw, I was ashamed to discover that I wasn't following you back... *Hangs head in shame* Fixed that though, your nails are amazing! :D

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    1. I'm glad you like them! And thanks for the follow <3

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  13. AW SHIT! I love Star Sapphire! Ruby Slippers is a great red! I love how you're showcasing these SH's! LOVE!

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    1. Aren't they fab?! I'm sad that Sally Hansen week is over, there's so many more that I want to swatch!

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  14. Both are GORGEOUS!!! I am still amazed by the age of the polishes!

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    1. I know, just goes to show you how long polish can last! These polishes are both good as new =)

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  15. Both are beautiful, but Ruby Slippers looks amazing in your swatches! So deep, rich, and sparkly! :D

    ~ Yun

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    1. Thanks so much! It really is a phenomenal polish =)

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  16. Those look amazing. They have such great depth.

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    1. They really do! I'm glad you like them!

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  17. Oh wow, Shimmer is great! But of course I love the blue:) SH needs more recognition, I'm really glad you're doing these posts!

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    1. I'm glad you like! I agree, I think SH is an excellent brand, especially the vintage stuff!

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  18. Wow that SH Ruby Slippers is really nice, it's neat to see older polishes and SH isn't super pricy or anything despite how great it looks.

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    1. Exactly! That's why I love them =) I'm glad you like it too!

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  19. These old Sally Hansens you're posting are slaying me! They're all so beautiful - I love Ruby Slippers especially :)

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  20. I wish I had known/seen/bought/run away with these when they were out! They are simply STUNNING.

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