Sally Hansen’s Pedal to the Metal review

Posted on Tuesday, at bought • 324 views

  • Manufacturer: Sally Hansen
  • Availability: originally released as part of the Trace Reese Spring 2010 collection
  • Color Range: metallic gunmetal grey shimmer
  • Cost/Amount: USD$7 for 14 ml / .5 fl oz
  • Would you purchase again: yes
Sally Hansen’s Pedal to the Metal

I saw this color several times while on my frantic search for Hidden Treasure (which I finally found, and got - yay). Each time I picked up the bottle…and each time I put it back down, thinking that it was probably a bit similar to something I already had (or possibly similar to something I had on the way, from the Zoya polish exchange.) I finally broke down and got a bottle, because it looked pretty…and because I kept thinking, no, it's not *quite* similar to anything else I've got. It's a pewter-lavender shade that doesn't really match anything Zoya has, or anything I've bought from anyone else.

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 Pedal to the Metal

This is a single coat of the polish over one coat of OPI Maintenance Nail Envy. There were some brushstrokes minorly visible on the thumbnails, but I suspect that's largely because my thumbnails are just weird (not just ridges, but vertical creases…like I said, weird.) It dried fairly quickly, didn't apply poorly, and has a gunmetal-grey sheen. It reminds me of the eyecolor Crushed Metal, by The SheSpace (or, more vaguely, of the Bare Escentuals color Aurora.)

I've only been wearing this for one day, so I don't yet know how it stands up to longterm wear and daily life. If you look at your local Walgreen's, you might be able to find this line of polishes on sale, buy one get one half off - which is a fairly good price, as these cost more per bottle than Zoya or Nubar.

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