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Sally Hansen Glitter Bomb from the Red Carpet Collection

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Hello! I’m bringing you a new love tonight – Sally Hansen Glitter Bomb from the Red Carpet Collection. I really like this collection, but so far this is the only polish I have bought from it. Hopefully the pictures convince you to buy it, too!

Sally Hansen Glitter Bomb by Dry, Dammit!

Sally Hansen Glitter Bomb by Dry, Dammit!

Sally Hansen Glitter Bomb by Dry, Dammit!

Glitter Bomb is a beautiful gold shimmer base with lilac hexes. It looks so nice in the sun! I’ve teamed one coat with two coats of Ciate Sugar Plum and a top coat of Seche *swoon*. I like how this all seems to just work. Glitter Bomb has a very nice payoff, with one stroke providing great coverage without fishing. You could build this up to be opaque – probably three dabbed coats to get it two what it looks like in the bottle – but I think it works well with a base. I’ve seen other blogs try it with a darker base and that has worked nicely as well.

Sally Hansen Glitter Bomb by Dry, Dammit!

Sally Hansen Glitter Bomb by Dry, Dammit!

DETAILS

  • Where to buy: Priceline and Chemist Warehouse
  • Cost: AU$9.95 (on special at Priceline)
  • Volume: 14.7ml
  • Coats to opacity: Glitter top coat, so use an undie! Otherwise probably three dabbed coats

So what do you think about Glitter Bomb? While I do like the name, I feel it doesn’t “go” with the polish, like it needed something more regal. But that’s just me. Thanks for reading!


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Sally Hansen Sugar Fix from the Sugar Coat Collection & textured gradient nail art

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OK, so by now you probably get that I am loving textured polishes at the moment. If you’re not a fan, sorry! But I can’t help it. Today I have for you Sally Hansen Sugar Fix from the Sugar Coat Collection. I really like this collection because they’re all just pretty much textured solid colours. To me that equals simple and easy!

Sally Hansen Sugar Fix by Dry, Dammit!

Sally Hansen Sugar Fix by Dry, Dammit!

Sugar Fix is a milky white. What you see is two coats with no top coat. I really enjoyed wearing it but only could wear it for a day because I found since it’s white, textured and has no top coat, it picks up stains like anything. 😦 I could have re-applied a new coat, but I didn’t want it to be too scratchy, if you know what I mean.

Look at how massive the bottle is! It’s only 11.8ml, so I’m not sure why it looks so massive like that in my hand. The bottle is quite nice, pretty thick glass, so obviously that has something to do with it – my hands haven’t shrunk anyway!

Sally Hansen Sugar Fix by Dry, Dammit!

Sally Hansen Sugar Fix by Dry, Dammit!

DETAILS

  • Where to buy: Priceline and Chemist Warehouse
  • Cost: AU$9.95
  • Volume: 11.8ml
  • Coats to opacity: Two

I used Sugar Fix as the base for some gradient nail art for a competition on Instagram for Priceline. If you follow me (Please do! Click the link or search for @drydammit) you would have seen these nails a couple of weeks ago. Well, I thought I share the love here too. Along with Sugar Fix, I used Bubble Plum (purple) and Cotton Candies (pink) also from the Sugar Coat Collection to create a textured gradient. It didn’t come out too bad.

Sally Hansen Sugar Coat textured gradient by Dry, Dammit!

Sally Hansen Sugar Coat textured gradient by Dry, Dammit!I didn’t win any days of the competition unfortunately. Clearly I was robbed. πŸ˜› Still, it was fun and I’m curious to see what other textured gradients look like now, too. Thanks for reading!


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Sally Hansen Lava from the Lustre Shine Collection & stamping nail art

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Hello! Tonight I bring you one of the polishes from the Sally Hansen Lustre Shine Collection. It’s the only one I found to be a bit different from the others in the collection, to me the rest of the colours are typical in what you see with duochrome / multichrome polishes. It’s called Lava and suffice to say it’s gorgeous!

Sally Hansen Lava by Dry, Dammit!

Sally Hansen Lava by Dry, Dammit!

Lava has a really beautiful pink / orange / gold shift. I’m not much of an orange fan but this deep orange I really love, it’s not so in your face. Sometimes when I’ve worn orange my fingers look like I’ve stuck them in a pumpkin. Not a good look. What you see on me are three coats; the formula’s a bit sheer so I would say stick with the three coats, but maybe two thick coats would work, too.

Sally Hansen Lava by Dry, Dammit!

Sally Hansen Lava by Dry, Dammit!

Sally Hansen Lava by Dry, Dammit!

I found Lava to have a really nice shine (as the name of the collection would suggest) both indoors and outside. Plus it’s a fun colour to wear without being too over the top.

DETAILS

  • Where to buy: Priceline and Chemist Warehouse
  • Cost: AU$9.95
  • Volume: 10ml
  • Coats to opacity: Three

I liked the look of Lava so much I decided to use it as a base for some stamping. I decided on a simple design from plate VL007 by Vivid Lacquer; a stripe pattern, which I’m sure has a fancier name than that. I used Sinful Colors Island Coral for stamping, which worked perfectly I am happy to say.

Sally Hansen Lava stamping nail art by Dry, Dammit!

Sally Hansen Lava stamping nail art by Dry, Dammit!

Sally Hansen Lava stamping nail art by Dry, Dammit!

I really like the stamping. I think it’s subtle. It had been a while since I did some stamping so I probably should have done something a bit more experimental, but oh well. In the meantime, have a great weekend. Thanks for reading!


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Sally Hansen All Yarned Up from the Fuzzy Coat Collection

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Hello! Today I have to show you a polish I picked up last week. Yes, finally the Sally Hansen Fuzzy Coat Collection has hit the shelves in Australia (well, Tasmania at least). I’m not as excited about the collection as I thought I would be, mainly because I’ve seen plenty of swatches and read many reviews and I’m a bit ho-hum on the overall look. Looking at all the polishes in the collection, there was really only one I thought would be worth getting and that’s All Yarned Up. The reason why I deemed this ‘buy-worthy’ is because it’s the only multi-coloured polish out of the collection and also the one with the most interesting colours.

Sally Hansen All Yarned Up by Dry, Dammit!

Essentially, the Fuzzy Coat Collection is a collection of small matte bar glitter toppers in different colour combinations, such as black and white, navy blue and white and orange and yellow. All Yarned Up is made up of pastel blue, orange and yellow matte bar glitters. What you see on my nails is two coats over two coats of the Steamy side of Revlon Steamy Affair from the Nail Art Break-Up Collection. I found the application to be easy, however I don’t think you would achieve opacity until at least three or four coats. Also, removal was way easier than other glitter polishes – maybe because the glitter is so fine?

Sally Hansen All Yarned Up by Dry, Dammit!

Sally Hansen All Yarned Up by Dry, Dammit!

DETAILS

  • Where to buy: Priceline
  • Cost: AU$9.95 (but I got mine on special for AU$7.96)
  • Volume: 9.17ml
  • Coats to opacity: It’s a glitter top coat, so you’ll need to put it over some undies!

I really like the look but I only like it enough to wear for a couple of days. This is a trend polish I think. Not as cringe-worthy as crackle (but I like crackle polishes, so now I feel a bit contradictory) but I think its popularity will pass. However, it does look fuzzy on the nail, doesn’t it? I was quite impressed with that. I think the delicacy of the small matte glitters works really well. I thought this might be really cool with some kind of Muppets nail art… maybe though it’s the term ‘Fuzzy’ that’s making me think of that because of Fozzie Bear? Anywho, let me know what you think. Thanks for reading!


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Sinful Colors Boom Boom & Sally Hansen Rockstar Pink nail art

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Hello! So a few days ago I did some nail art with Sinful Colors Boom Boom and it absorbed into the nail polish underneath it. It still looked alright, but you didn’t get to truly appreciate what Boom Boom looks like. So I decided to wear it by itself.

Sinful Colors Boom Boom by Dry, Dammit!

Boom Boom is a pink creme, which is opaque in two coats. I first thought it was a bit watery, but then as soon as the second coat was put on top it just became really opaque – isn’t it weird how nail polishes do that sometimes?

Sinful Colors Boom Boom by Dry, Dammit!

Sinful Colors Boom Boom by Dry, Dammit!

The pink looks quite bright in the bottle but to be honest, once on the nail it’s not all that bright at all. Maybe with a white base it would become brighter. Not sure if I want neon nails in winter though!

DETAILS

  • Where to buy: Kmart or Target
  • Cost: Kmart AU$4, Target AU$4.95
  • Volume: 15ml
  • Coats to opacity: Two

The next day wearing Boom Boom I decided to put a thick stripe of Sally Hansen Rockstar Pink on top with a matte top coat. I don’t really think this is proper nail art, but what else can you call it? Rockstar Pink is a super dense glitter with fine multi-coloured pink, blue and silver glitters. The stripes on my nails are just two coats.

Sinful Colors Boom Boom with Sally Hansen Rockstar Pink by Dry, Dammit!

Sinful Colors Boom Boom with Sally Hansen Rockstar Pink by Dry, Dammit!

So what do you think? Simple but I really liked it, especially the matte and glitter combo, I know, I know, I go on about it all the time. Thanks for reading!


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Dupe or not? Savvy by DB Blue Bayou & Sally Hansen Bling-tastic; Savvy by DB Purple Viking (Out & About) & Sally Hansen Be-Jeweled

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Phew! Sorry about that long title. I thought I should probably put all the names in there just in case. So, as you can probably tell from the title I will be doing two comparisons of some Sally Hansen and Savvy by DB polishes to discover if they are dupes or not. Just so you know, all the pictures of my nails are taken indoors without top coat.

Sally Hansen & Savvy by DB comparison

Savvy by DB Blue Bayou & Sally Hansen Bling-tastic

These polishes are pretty much identical in the bottle. Bling-tastic is part of the Gem Crush Collection if you’re thinking it’s familiar. They’re both very pretty polishes and you would think were the same, however they translate differently when on the nail.

Sally Hansen & Savvy by DB comparison

This is one coat. Bling-tastic is on the pointer finger and ring finger and Blue Bayou is on the middle finger and pinky. You can tell instantly the difference, there just seems to be a much better glitter coverage in Bling-tastic rather than Blue Bayou.

Sally Hansen & Savvy by DB comparison

Two coats. Yep, still a difference.

Sally Hansen & Savvy by DB comparison

Finally, three coats. As you can see there is definite patchiness in Blue Bayou and also the blue in its glitter seems to be a bit lighter than Bling-tastic. Also, sorry that my pinky is out of focus. It wasn’t meant to be, obviously. Are these dupes? I’m thinking no, in the sense that dupes should be spot on. However, I don’t think you need both polishes in your collection. Blue Bayou could be remedied by a base colour and for a significant price difference I think you might as well do that, or even just do another coat or two.

Sally Hansen & Savvy by DB comparison

Savvy by DB Purple Viking (Out & About) and Sally Hansen Be-Jeweled

The reason why I put Out & About in brackets is because since diving through the Savvy by DB bins at Priceline, I have come to realise some of the polishes are actually re-releases with different names. I have found this with two so far and Purple Viking (Out & About) is one of them. I will call it Purple Viking though as it’s the name of the bottle I own. Be-Jeweled is from the Gem Crush Collection. As with the Blue Bayou and Bling-tastic comparison, Purple Viking and Be-Jeweled look the same in the bottle, but are different when on the nail.

Sally Hansen & Savvy by DB comparison

This is one coat of Purple Viking and Be-Jeweled, with Purple Viking on my middle finger and pinky and Be-Jeweled on my pointer finger and ring finger. It looks like my middle finger and pinky are hardly covered at all!

Sally Hansen & Savvy by DB comparison

Two coats. The opacity is looking better, but my middle finger and pinky are still a bit bald. Also, I’m finding the glitters through Purple Viking are more red than pink.

Sally Hansen & Savvy by DB comparison

Three coats. This is no comparison at all in the end, really. There is no way there two are dupes and I would even say you could have both in your collection. Lucky me, ha ha. πŸ™‚

If I stumble upon more polishes I think are similar to others I own I’ll keep these posts coming. I think they’re really fun to do.

So, what do you think? Agree? Disagree? I’d love to hear your thoughts. Thanks for reading!


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Entry for Nails by Kayla Shevonne’s indie nail art contest

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Hello! Today I have something a bit different for you – my entry into a Indie Polish Nail Art Contest hosted by Nails by Kayla Shevonne.

The whole idea of the contest – if you haven’t gathered from the name – is to create a nail art design with indie nail polish(es). This is very challenging considering most indies are glitters as opposed to a solid colour. You can use non-indie polishes but they mustn’t be the ‘star’ of the show, if you know what I mean.

Indie nail art contest entry

Indie nail art contest entry

Indie nail art contest entry

As you can see, I decided to go with skittle design also incorporating a diamond shape on top in a complementary colour. The polishes I used were:

  • Pointer finger – Gloss ‘n Sparkle Fruit Tingle and Alanna Renee Purple Addiction
  • Middle finger – Emily de Molly Ego Friendly and Ador Beauty Supplies Kokomo
  • Ring finger – WingDustCollections Hope and Ador Beauty Supplies Lux
  • Pinky – Love Thy Polish Peppermint Patty and Emily de Molly Stuck on Blue
  • I used a black Sally Hansen Nail Art Pen to outline the diamonds

I’m very excited about this competition! There’s a few entries now and the calibre is high, so I’ve got my fingers crossed. There’s three prizes up for grabs and they all sound great.

So, what do you think of my design? Reckon it’s a winner? Thanks for reading!