Sally Hansen’s Almost Almond (310) review

Posted on Wednesday, at bought • 1929 views

  • Manufacturer: Sally Hansen
  • Availability: part of the Complete Salon Manicure collection
  • Description: sheer neutral cream pearl
  • Cost/Amount: USD$7.00 for 14 ml / .5 fl oz (full retail price may vary up to $2.00 up or down, depending on the store's prices/policies)
  • Would you purchase again: yes
  • Similar shades: Zoya's Chantal
Sally Hansen’s Almost Almond (310)

This color is a close match for Zoya's Chantal. Unfortunately, it's also a sheer shade…meaning that I had to use three coats, and still didn't get 100% opacity. There's also the slightest bit of a frost finish, which means that this polish showed brushstrokes. The polish was easy to apply cleanly and quickly, as are all of the CSM polishes with their wide, flat, rounded-tip brushes; and because it was on sale and I was able to use customer loyalty points to purchase this and three other bottles, my price-per-color was just over USD$2.50. When compared with Zoya's $9.00, or the $4.00 per bottle in their most recent promotion, these CSM polishes are an excellent value.

Photos that show how the product actually performs...! See how I create my swatches

Close-up photo of the middle three fingernails of the left hand, showing the nail color applied. The left hand holding a bottle of nail polish and displaying all manicured fingernails, with 2 coats of Sally Hansen's Almost Almond Four fingers in a row, resting on the thumb, with all nails displaying 2 coats of Sally Hansen's Almost Almond

My primary complaint with this is the coverage: it's sheer, and I believe that's intentional. But I would have vastly preferred a fully opaque polish that covered completely in two coats. Please, Sally Hansen, consider adding full-coverage versions of these shades to the CSM lineup.

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