Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Sally Hansen Sugar Shimmer Review - Freehand Nail Art

Partial press sample

I've got a thing for texture! Especially the micro glitter ones and find them very suitable for nail art. When I saw this post from my friend Leslie at work/play/polish I knew I had to recreate one day. My stripes are most definitely inspired by hers! I received 4 of the 6 Sally Hansen Sugar Shimmer to review and I love them so much I ran out to purchase 2 more :) Before I show you what I created...did you catch my last post? Sally Hansen is sponsoring their second annual I Heart Nail Art contest, plus I have a giveaway! Are you going to enter?

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 Sally Hansen Sugar Shimmer (top row left to right): Cinny Sweet, Mint Tint, Berried Under, Work of Tart
Front row: Sugar Plum and Sugar Cloud
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 I just used a small nail art brush to paint of these stripe like sections. I went over it for a second coat and third coat to make sure all the shades were saturated.
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I really love how these turned out and wore them for quite a while. Another bonus of texture polish is I find they wear like iron. Are you on the texture train? Which is your fave? There are two more in this collection that I don't have yet. Pretty sure I'll grab 'em next time I see them!

*Have you seen my last post? Check it out for your chance to WIN an awesome Sally Hansen Nail Art Boxed set!!*

Sally Hansen Sugar Shimmer are available at most drug stores and beauty supply shops. Find out more: sallyhansen.com
All the best, 
Victoria 
*Product(s) provided for unbiased review consideration.

46 comments:

  1. This design is so cool!! Like legit. The polishes are so pretty too, I will have to go look for them. I am definitely on the texture train!! My favourite has to be OPI Jinx but I also really love Barry M Princess :)

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  2. Oooo I'm reminded of those bottled sand stands at a festival where you layer different colored sands, tipping the bottle this way and that to create pretty patterns! Also, that red has just made it onto my must have list!!

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  3. This looks seriously amazing! That texture train is looking mighty attractive right now ;D

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  4. I have Cinny Sweet; it's very vibrant and cool-toned. Looks bold and fabulous as a stand-alone, but stains like a mother...

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  5. Victoria, first of all, good luck with all the changes coming your way these next few months. Secondly, I WISH I could get into the texture trend, but I guess I'm "of an age" where they just remind me of the olden days (before fast-dry topcoat) when I'd accidentally mess up my nails. I've tried a couple textures just as accent nails, but... nope. I don't like them!! (I do enjoy seeing your creativity with them, though!)

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  6. This looks amazing! Must have taken a bit of time! I love these Sally Hansen polishes and I'm tempted to have a go! :) x x

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  7. I adore textured nail polishes and this manicure is absolutely beautiful! :-)

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  8. I love textured nail polishes and this color combination looks gorgeous!

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  9. This is such a fun manicure! I love the colors!

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  10. Hi...I loved Cinny Sweet but wasn't thrilled to read your comment about how it stained (nice use of an ellipsis, btw😉). May I ask, did you use a base coat with Cinny Sweet? If you did, do you remember what base coat? Thank you!

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  11. Hi...very nice detail work! Do these particular texture polishes come off easy with acetone or is it more like taking off glitter? Thank you!

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  12. I applied it just before a short trip with only 1 coat of Revlon base coat; next time I'd definitely use 2 generous coats . I might even try Glitter A-Peel with this one. I removed it during my trip, and what really worked well was using the remover in the little jar with the foam piece. When I twirled my finger, the color transferred to the foam and not all over my fingers. This was after using cotton for the first couple fingers - very messy. I'm still looking forward to wearing this again after summer's lighter colors. Hope this helps!

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  13. Sorry for the late reply! Your information really does help. I'm a sucker for ruby colors so I'll probably give this a try and will double up on the base coat. Thank you so much!

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  14. I hope you don't mind me jumping in with my two cents' worth here. I have a couple of these colors, and find removal easy. If you let the remover sit on the nail (I almost always use foil anyway) and let it do its job, it will dissolve the polish in a few minutes. They are much easier than glitters to remove. Don't rush the process and don't scrub the nail beds.

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  15. Hello, again...nope, don't mind a bit...grateful for any and all nail advice, actually. :) I have learned to press the cotton ball with acetone to my nail for a minute or so before sliding the polish off, usually, all at once. I started doing that for glitter but now do it for all polishes. I've only worn texture polish maybe twice (it's not my favorite, I do like a glossy nail) and it's been awhile so I wasn't sure about removing it. However, I have noticed lately that the skin on the pads of both index fingers and thumbs has become quite dry. Of course, they are the fingers I use to "grip" the cotton ball on all my fingers. I do know about the foil method (seen videos and tutorials), but always thought it looked like a waste of foil. Nowwww, however, the foil technique looks like the answer to my poor, dried-out skin. Thank you for mentioning it!

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  16. That's why I always let the foil do the gripping, or I'd have the same dryness problem! You only need a scrap or strip of foil to wrap around the nail to hold the cotton ball in place. Very little waste, really.

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  17. Hi Delphi! Sorry for the late response and I'm so happy Whitelace jumped in. Her advice and experience are the same as mine! :)

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  18. Hi again! Just wanted to share that I had no staining with Cinny Sweet so I hope you don't either!

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  19. Thanks!! I'm loving all of these shades for sure!

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  20. Totally! I wasn't thinking it when I made it but others have had the same comment and now it's an obvious association!

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  21. Thanks!! It did take a while actually! But worth it :D

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  22. Not a huge fan of texture, but these look great on you.

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  23. Hi, Victoria! :-) I adore textured nail polishes and I liked this manicure so much, so I tried to "copy" it :-) Of course, the colours that you used are beautiful, I don't have all of them, so I tried a kind of black & grey & white version, and it's a little bit different, but I was happy how it came out :-)
    If you would like to see my manicure, you can find it on my blog, it's called "Textured grey & black & white" (I don't like spamming with links to my blog here in comment form) :-)
    Thank you for the inspiration! :-)

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  24. Thanks so much for your sweet comment, I must have missed it when you posted! xoxo

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I read and appreciate each and every comment!! Thank you so much <3