Extreme Strength and Shine? A Sally Hansen Nail Polish Review!
I’ve always been a fan of Sally Hansen products, compared to some other brands they’re just so affordable! Today I’ll be looking at their Xtreme Wear line- supposingly it offers extreme strength and shine…well, we’ll see about that. I bought two different shades, a pastel purple (#270- Lacey Lilac) and a metallic teal (#409- Jazzy Jade). I can never resist pastel colors, they’re just too pretty and the teal I got since it reminds me of Sailor Neptune (yes I’m a moonie). ?
A Little About This Sally Hansen Nail Polish
This particular line of nail polish features a “micro-shine complex for reflective brilliance and extreme shine.” Well doesn’t that sound fancy! Available in 30 different colors, Sally Hansen’s Xtreme Wear Collection is perfect for those who are looking for trendy manicures. Each bottle is ~12ml, which is a pretty decent size (especially considering its price). ? It’s also Dbp, toluene, and formaldehyde free so we don’t have to worry too much about it harming our nails!
Time to Apply This Sally Hansen Nail Polish!
One thing that I love about this product is the brush- something about it makes it so easy to glide the color onto your nails. It’s really got that perfect balance of thickness, size and shape! I’ve had many instances before with other types of nail polish where the thinness of the brush would actually make it hard to pick up color- I’m glad to say that that wasn’t an issue with this one here.
As far as the color goes, the teal went on smoothly and was fairly opaque even with one coat. Personally I hate it when a nail color goes on too translucent because that means I might risk ruining it by stacking on the layers… so let’s just say that I was super relieved and happy about its color coverage! With other types of nail polish, I typically like to apply ~3 coats but with this Sally Hansen nail polish, 2 was all it took for even coverage (which means, the bottle will last longer too!).
It also didn’t take that long to dry either- so extra points for that!
Promises of Extreme Strength and Shine?
I can’t comment much about it strengthening my nails (I haven’t had it on for that long yet after all) but as far as the shine goes- it’s definitely not matte. The teal that I chose was also metallic in nature so that in itself gave it a bit of extra shine as well. Though…I’m picky about always wearing a top coat- I’d use it even if the polish itself was super duper shiny. I promise I’ll get back to you about its strengthening properties…after I’ve had ample time to evaluate its effectiveness. 😛