Sally Hansen’s Barely There review

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  • Manufacturer: Sally Hansen
  • Availability: originally released as part of the Trace Reese Spring 2010 collection
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  • Cost/Amount: USD$7 for 14 ml / .5 fl oz
  • Would you purchase again: yes
Sally Hansen’s Barely There

Another one from the Tracy Reece collection. I initially steered clear of this because 1) it's a frost, and Sally Hansen frosts and I have an uneasy relationship - they think my nails are too damned uneven and show every single ridge and warp, I think they show brushstrokes blatantly and on purpose; and 2) I initially thought it looked a bit too warm and orange to look good on me. Then I realized that I had very few brown or autumnal colors, saw that my local store had a special on the Sally Hansen complete salon formula polishes and included the Tracy Reece colors, and snagged this color as well as Sunflowers (I also have no yellows) and Boca Mocha (closer to true soft brown - and matte - where Barely There is more of a medium-tan-rust frost.)

I've been wearing this color for four days now, and it hasn't chipped or peeled - which is something that nearly every other Sally Hansen nail color that I've ever worn has done within two days. I've now worn five of the Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure colors (though I've bought a few more), and I think that with this formula Sally Hansen might finally be able to shed its image of slugdy, smeary, non-durable nail colors.

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 Barely There

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