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Sally Hansen HD Hi-Definition Nail Color Review

As I previously posted, I bought a few Sally Hansen polishes that I found on sale at Rite-Aid. I was really excited by the beautiful duochrome effect that I saw in the bottles but I know better by now: sometimes you see duochrome in the bottle and none of it shows up on your nails. The duochrome was very hard to photograph but I managed to get some shot of it. I had to use 4 coats of polish in order to get the results below. I’ve mentioned before that anything over 2 coats starts to annoy me so 4 coats is way too much. The only redeeming quality is the quick dry time. I’d also like to mention that I found the brush very awkward to use. It was really long and the handle was not that comfortable.


Byte is a hot pink that seems to have some lilac sparkle in it but it is almost completely lost on the nail. It’s a pretty color but not terribly exciting. It seems more juvenile


DVD is maybe my favorite from the polishes I purchased. The duochrome effect is so pretty on this one and it actually came out in my pictures.


Spectrum is pretty is you like turquoise. As you can see, it’s pretty bright and sparkly.


Laser is the darkest of the polishes and the most opaque. I like the brightness of this color even if the duochrome isn’t the strongest in these pictures. In real life, you can definitely see it much better.


Overall I liked these polishes. I do not regret purchasing them since I got them dirt cheap, but I would not purchase them at full price. These were really made to layer over colors so I’ll be trying that out later. If you like these colors, I would recommend that you head over to Rite-Aid while they are still 75% off.

Sally Hansen Virgin

Ok, I admit that I have never tried any Sally Hansen nail polishes. I use a lot of their other nail products like my holy grail of cuticle removers: Problem Cuticle Remover with aloe vera. It’s fantastic and cleans up my gross cuticles instantly.  Today I was perusing through all the cosmetics at Rite-Aid (no, I was not looking at the Revlon Colorburst Lip Butters…no!) and I saw that a lot of their Sally Hansen nail polishes were on sale…most at 75% off! Well, who am I to say no to a sale especially when nail polish is involved?  So I gravitated to the HD polishes display and ended up picking up 4 of those and 1 of the Diamond Strength polishes.

Oooooohhhhh shinny…..ooooohhhhh pretty! The three middle shades are duochrome so I can’t wait to try them out. The formula seems a little sheer so I don’t know how that’s going to work out.  It might be interesting to layer them over other colors. I want to swatch them now but I don’t want to take off my Konadicure from yesterday. I’m still in love with it.

I ended up paying under $10 for all of these so for the price, I will make them work! I’ll swatch them soon so check back.