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Haul: All Blinged Out by Sally Hansen's Gem Crush!


Jun24

Hello!

I'd been waiting for the longest times for the new Sally Hansen Gem Crush polishes to arrive and I was elated to find that they had finally made an appearance in our Watson's stores, thanks to an alert by Mag. Here are the 2 shades I picked up


Be-Jeweled & Lady Luck

There are supposedly 8 shades in the collection according to Scrangie's review  but I didn't see the pale peachy rose Razzle Dazzler and pale gold Big Money here - unless it was totally sold out before I got to it. Here are stock images of all 8 shades in the collection:


And here is what was left after I picked up Be-Jeweled and Lady Luck


L-R: Showgirl Chic, Cha Ching, Blingtastic and Glitz Gal

 

These retail at SGD$15.90 each but Watsons had a 20% discount going on when I picked them up - around SGD$12.72.

These are a little similar to some other glitter polishes OPI and China Glaze have put out the past holiday season - most notably the China Glaze Eye Candy glitters. Different sized and hued glitter in a clear base. I shan't say they are exact dupes since I didn't buy the rest of the Sally Hansens to compare but from eyeballing and online swatches, you can tell they are close enough

  • Sally Hansen's Showgirl Chic is very similar to China Glaze Lorelei's Tiara

 

  • Sally Hansens's Cha Ching is very similar to China Glaze Love Marilyn

 

  • Sally Hansen's Glitz Gal is very similar to China Glaze Some Like It Haute as is the same idea that is Orly's Rock Solid.

 

 

I picked up Be-Jeweled and Lady Luck since I have nothing in my stash like these. Here are the swatches. In these pictures, I'm swatching them exactly like how I would wear them. I have not enough patience to wait for 3-4 coats of polish (not counting base and top coats!) to use these glitters on their own ... not to mention how 3 layers of glitter can be really tough to remove. So I'm using these as glitter toppers on similar coloured bases. (FYI: Scrangie did 3 coats in her swatch post HERE)

 

I must say that the glitter is really dense - one coat gives you more than enough coverage for the full nail and I just need a very very thin second coat just to make it more blingy. 

I think the shape of the brush - rounded and broad - also helps to get a good layer of glitter on the nail in one stroke - I didn't experience patchy glitter depositing.


 

 

First up, Lady Luck


 

Lady Luck is deep fuchsia glitter with lots of tiny holographic glitter strewn throughout. I decided to use a 1 coat of a deep fuchsia base to match - here I've got Bourjois So Laque in Violet Couture.

 




I like Lady Luck - it's deep but not vampy and very cheerful looking. The fuchsia glitter is super fine though - I would have preferred if it was just a tad larger for a more dimensional effect. In this polish, the holo glitter is the one that takes centrestage, gleaming against the deep fuchsia background.

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Now on to Be-Jeweled ..


Be-Jeweled has small light violet purple glitter and small golden-pink (or rose gold?) glitter in a clear base. There seems to be quite a lot of golden-pink glitter in the mix so every nail gets a good sprinkling of it. I love this so much - it's rare I go gaga over a purple polish but this one was total love. It's my Be-Loved Be-Jeweled.

 

For the swatches, I used 1 coat of a similar light purple polish - OPI's Do You Lilac It - a perfect complement that didn't detract from the loveliness of Be-Jeweled.




I really like the colour combination and the purple is just the right tone - not too dark, not too pale plus the golden pink glitter just makes it so girly-feminine!

If anyone spies the pale gold, Big Money, pls pls let me know - it is a light gold laced with deeper violet purple glitter and I would love to get my hands on it!

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Thanks for stopping by and have a fab week ahead :)

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Disclaimer: All products featured purchased with my own money. I am not affiliated to Sally Hansen.


posted by
6/24/12

I love how Be-Jeweled looks! I have a love-hate relationship with glitter polishes because of how hard it is to remove but these are so gorgeous~


posted by
6/25/12

I decided to skip this cos of the many glitters I already have but now that you mention there's a 20% discount... my eyes went TING! : x


posted by
6/25/12

The purple is nice!!


posted by
6/26/12

Sara and Unikgal: I was a little unsure of how good Be-Jeweled would be given that we could see a lot of the clear base in the bottle. But I loved the colour combination too much to give it up. So glad I picked it up!


posted by
6/26/12

Evonne: I was surprised that there was 20% off - usually the newer ranges are excluded from the 20% off ya? I want to look for Big Money and Razzle Dazzler now ... >_< ...



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