Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Sally Hansen- Deep Blue Sea

Say hello to Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Deep Blue Sea.

I love the color. It's a "true blue" with no green or purple undertones. I've seen it on a couple of blogs referred to as a "denim blue" and I suppose that's pretty accurate. The photo below was taken against my favorite pair of jeans and the colors are pretty close. DBS has a nice shimmery finish to it which gives it some depth and sparkle, but nothing over the top.

This polish went on rather sheer. The top photo with the bottle is two coats and you can see some VNL. The bottom photo is three coats (with quick dry top coat) and it looks much better and shows pretty complete coverage. The formula is good- nice consistency and it stayed workable long enough to get a good application. Dry time was good, too. After three days of hard wear I had some tiny chips, but no one would notice unless they looked really hard.

I'm really impressed with these Xtreme Wear polishes. The formula is good, the colors are pretty, and the brush is nice and wide and easy to use. The price is good, too. I picked this up at my local Walgreens a couple of weeks ago. It was a new color, so it was on sale for $2. You really can't beat that.

If you like blue polish, I recommend this one.


gail said...

i LOVE my sally hansen extreme wear. i put on my lacey lilac today which is a really pretty color. your "denim" one looks great too. the formula is so much better for me than so many others. love that you are adding nail stuff to your sewing blog.

Jen S said...

Your new denimy blue colour is lovely. I'll have to look out for that at shops on Friday night. Just discovered your blog several weeks ago and it has become one of my favorites! Have discovered a passion for nail polish - and have since bought about 11 shades. Have been buying the "Australis" brand which retails here for about $8.00. I've got my eye on several "Rimmel" colours next and am tending to buy a colour a week - except when they're on sale!
Love the clothes that you have made yourself. I haven't sewn anything in such a long, long time- I think I sewed myself out when I was in college several years ago! I plan on taking a week ( or two) of annual leave from work, very soon and plan to make myself some things. Reading blogs, my pattern collection is growing very rapidly.