I’ve always been a big fan of the Sally Hansen brand- even my pair of backup glasses is made by Sally Hansen, haha (who knew they did more than makeup?!)! Their colors are affordable, usually great quality and I love using the Insta-dri line for stamping. So, I was definitely excited to get the chance to check out some of their Halloween collection!
The Halloween 2014 collection is limited edition and consists of a few things- 4 new Insta-dri colors ($4.99), 4 new Salon Effect Nail Polish Strip designs ($9.99), 2 Big Glitter top coats ($5.99) and two new Fuzzy Coats ($5.99). I have the Insta-dri shades and the Big Glitter top coats to share with you today- let’s take a look!
Sally Hansen Pumpkin Queen is a bright halloween orange cream. I used two coats for the below photos along with Out The Door. The formula was great, not too thick or thin and went on easily. I do have some trouble with the Insta-dri brushes because they are so large and my nails are on the small side but I’m getting better at application with them the more I practice!
Sally Hansen Scaredy Matte is a matte black cream. I used two coats for the below photos. The formula was great, no complaints, dried to a satin matte finish pretty quickly.
Sally Hansen Omghost is a white cream. I used two coats for the below photos along with Out The Door. The formula was fine for a white polish- a little streaky but it wasn’t runny or too patchy, this is actually one of the better whites I’ve used.
Sally Hansen Night Fright is a black cream. I used two coats for the below photos along with Out The Door. The formula was great, went on easily and wasn’t too thick or thin.
I also wanted to test out the stamping capabilities of Omghost and Pumpkin Queen (most blacks stamp really well so I didn’t feel the need to test out Night Fright). On top of night fright, I used the other two to stamp using a design from the Bundle Monster BM-305 plate.
So….they kind of work. They don’t stamp super opaque over black (the white is not too shabby but the orange is a no-go) but they came up easily onto the stamper and the designs are clean, so I think they’d work fine for stamping on top of any base that isn’t straight-up black!
Sally Hansen Dressed To Thrill is a gold glitter top coat. I used one coat over Omghost for the below photos along with Out The Door. The formula was great, not too thick or thin and fairly glitter dense.
Sally Hansen Costume Glitters is a silver glitter top coat. I used one coat over Pumpkin Queen for the below photos along with Out The Door. The formula was great, similar to Dressed To Thrill.
Overall, a really fun, affordable Halloween collection with some great (+ useful) shades, I really recommend that you pick some of these up while they are still available! What do you think? Which of these shades is your favorite? Have you tried stamping with any of the Insta-dri colors before? Talk to me in the comments!
|Mugen is…showing who he is going as for Halloween…naturally, no costume needed!|