Today's post is about 2 Sally Hansen Hard as Nails Xtreme Wear Jazzy Jade & Sea-ing Stars.
I love love the colours.
So despite my ragged cuticles (with work I don't know when I can repair them!) there's a ton of pictures below!!
Prepare yourself after the jump!
|bwahah.. most colour inaccurate picture ever but I really like it :3|
First, it's a bit too blue to be called Jade for me, it's more of a blue teal. I still really like the colours though. I am very happy with this release. Aside from purple, these type of shades are my favourites. Due to the shimmer it does have a bit of a streaky finish but it's hardly noticeable.
Coverage was also pretty good, 2 coats for opacity. Dry time is average and it lasted about 2 days before some slight tip wear.
The brush is very average. I like them to be a bit more tapered at the ends but it's a good brush :)
At first, I thought it *might* be an opaque-ish jelly to be worn on its own, and although you technically can I wouldn't recommend it. It's more of a glitter topper even though it's tinted teal. The base is practically clear and the glitters itself are opalescent. So for swatching purposes I did it as an accent nail. It hardly shows unless angled under the proper lighting but it does a good job hiding the streaks of Jazzy Jade. Off the top of my head, other than it's own dupe, I would think Julep's Portia is one also..or at least super similar.
|shows colour the best despite blurriness.|
|this shot shows the glitter the best.. usually it's almost naked.|
Funny enough, although this is a new release, it's only a shade different from one of the previous Xtreme Wear's Teal-y Cool, which Annie has. Since the base is practically clear and the glitters are opalescent I can't really tell the polish is different when swatched. Sea-ing Stars is slightly more dense in glitter coverage but aside from that, the only difference can be seen in the bottle. So, if you have Teal-y Cool from before, pass on this and get another new release!
|same brush, just different colours.|
|(L) Teal-y Cool (R) Sea-ing Stars|
After 2 days, I started getting tip-wear (most noticeable on my middle finger). It was inevitable due to my job but I originally thought it would only last 1 day hahaha.. After the 2nd day, I decided to coat it with Sally Hansen's Work Of Tart Sugar Shimmer. It is slightly blue-r than Jazzy Jade but has a wonderful golden shimmer which shone slightly. Annie reviewed it HERE.
Below the photo is to show all 3 effects: Sugar Shimmer, Glitter and Jazzy Jade on it's own (shimmer) together. Sugar Shimmers lasted much longer than 2 days on me, but I am not surprised as Sugar Coats/Liquid Sand textured effect polishes usually last like ROCK on me :D
Hard as Nails Xtreme wear are 11.8 ml / 0.40 fl oz.
These polishes should be popping up at a drugstore / store near you soon if they haven't already!
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