Sally Hansen’s Colorfoil collection review

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  • Manufacturer: Sally Hansen
  • Availability: beginning April 2014
  • Description: 10 nail colors
  • Cost/Amount: USD$7.00 for 12 ml / .4 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
Sally Hansen’s Colorfoil collection

I remember the old Sally Hansen Crystal Chromes: metallic colors in shades very similar to this, but a slightly smaller shade range…and a bit brushstrokey, AND rather fragile. Oh, yes, and any topcoat really muted the metallic effects. But they were still gorgeous, and I was very sad the day that I finally had to give up on my last Crystal Chrome (a soft chrome-blue.) Over the nearly ten years that I owned it, the formula separated one time too many, and no amount of stirring or hopeful pleading would get it back into a useful condition again.Also by then, more nail polish companies were coming out with metallic-finish nail polishes.

But I still really missed my much-loved Crystal Chromes.

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Sally Hansen’s Colorfoil collection

These new foil polishes apply fairly easily, great spreadability and fairly good durability. The finish isn't a mirror-bright “Minx manicure”, but it's definitely reflective. It's more like a “slightly clouded chrome” finish - like a chilled bumper. I did have a few problems when I tried to apply some of the polishes over different nail-treatment coats (ironically, Sally Hansen's Color Foils do not play well with Sally Hansen Gel Strengthener nor Sally Hansen Miracle Nail Thickener) and one color was a bit different than I expected; but of the nine polishes that I have, over half of them could have been one-coat polishes.

The formula is thicker than many “chrome” polishes - almost as thick as China Glaze's Khrome-collection polishes. I can see myself using these in nail stamping, and getting some truly amazing effects!!

These polishes are limited-edition so if you want to get these, get these now!

This collection contained:

  • Cobalt Chrome — metallic sapphire shimmer
  • Leaded Lilac — metallic blue-violet shimmer
  • Liquid Gold — metallic medium gold shimmer
  • Minted Metal — metallic medium-light green shimmer
  • Pink Platinum — metallic light pink shimmer
  • Purple Alloy — metallic medium-light violet shimmer
  • Rose Copper — metallic rose-gold shimmer
  • Sterling Silver — metallic silver shimmer
  • Titanium Flush — metallic fuchsia-pink shimmer
  • Yellow Gold — metallic gold-yellow shimmer

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