Wednesday, October 10, 2012

*PIC HEAVY* Swatch and Review Sally Hansen Lustre Shine Polishes

Hello Friends! Today I have for you my first review! I know that these have been out for a while now but I wanted to make sure that I show you guys these! They're pretty much awesome! This post is very pic heavy so I'm going get going. Note: I did not buy the Chanel Peridot dupe because I already have OPI Just Spotted the Lizard, also, the swatches I took for Moonstone and Scarab turned out badly, so you have different pictures for those. These were also taken before I changed my nail shape (again).

Swatches on a bare nail wheel, no top coat. 2 coats CH, MB, Scarab, 3 coats Lava and FF
 1 Coat over black

Sally Hansen Moonbeam a pearlescent white polish that has a strong pink shift. I expected this to be super streaky, but it really isn't. I wish my other swatches weren't so bad because this polish is beautiful. It reminds me of pearls. It has a very pearl-like finish. I love it. Over black it turns into a polish very similar to that of Wet N Wild Grey's Anatomy or Revlon Smoldering minus the glitter. I believe this is 3 coats.

 direct sunlight

 Indirect sunlight for this one and the ones below

 Sally Hansen Firefly has color shifts from gold, green, pink and a tiny hint of red and purple in very extreme angles. This polish is gorgeous. I was wanting Swanky Silk by China glaze. Lemming gone. From what I have seen of swatches, this is better. Every color you seen in the bottle is on the nail. 3 coats.

Direct Sunlight
 Indirect sunlight for this one and the ones below. Yes, that is the same polish

 Sally Hansen Copperhead. Oh. My. God. I nearly died when I swatched this. No seriously. Get it. It's the strongest shifting polish I have ever seen. It's copper-y gold in direct sunlight and deep purple in others. The streaky-ness is outweighed by its awesome. No joke. It looks terrible in the bottle, gorgeous on the nails. 2 coats.

 Direct Sunlight
 Indirect sunlight

 Sally Hansen Lava, another extremely strong shifting color. This was the one that everyone was excited for, and I was let down. Yes, it's pretty. But I prefer Copperhead or Moonbeam actually. It's a primarily pink polish that shifts to yellow-gold. Pretty in it's own right, not my favorite. 3 coats.

Sally Hansen Scarab. Another favorite. Extreme close ups!! the first blurry pic is the color in direct sunlight the second one is indirect sunlight at a different angle. Obviously the color shift isn't nearly as dramatic as that, but you can definitely see the different colors on your nail at any given time. If you look closely you can see the dark blue at my cuticle and a teal color towards the free edge, and a more green color towards the sidewall of my nail. Look at the bottle. That is what your nail would look like. It's beautiful, and from what I can tell better than the China Glaze alternative.

What I liked: The color shift is gorgeous in all of these. The colors besides Lava didn't get a lot of hype, I'm guessing because they are similar to what other companies released, but they are spectacular. Twinkly in direct sunlight, and beautiful color payoff in the shade. I wish I had other bottles like this to compare, but alas, I do not. The formula is wonderful as well they went on smoothly, and weren't too thick, or too watery.

What I didn't like: I did have some slight bubbling, but that could be for a number of reasons, so I won't put that on the formula's fault just yet. The price point is a little ridiculous  at $8.49 according to but I don't believe I paid that much. The bottle is small, .33 Fl Oz. and as you can see in my bottle shot, I had already used a bunch of Moonbeam because I had already swatched that.

My Picks: Copperhead for sure. Followed by Moonbeam, Scarab, Lava, and Firefly in that order. I love these. I want 4 back up bottles of each, but my budget doesn't allow for that.

What do you think? If you haven't bought any of these already, I would!!!

Have a wonderful evening!


  1. I pick up Moonstone like, every time I pass a display. I just love pearly white shifters like that. Anyhoo, awesome post! It's fun to see some of the other colors in this collection.

    1. Thank you! Most people just paid attention to Lava, So i'm glad I bought more than just that.

    2. I was just about to tag you over on PAA on this post link saying, "Hey Liesl - Moonstone has your name on it." ROFL!

  2. OMG!!! Thanks so much for sharing, I am in love with firefly, it looks amazing :) and I think I need Scarab too.....well maybe not need....but want want want.
    Hope these come over here:)
    Thanks for sharing, have a great day!

    1. I wore it the other day (in retrospect I should have taken pics again lol) and I could NOT stop staring. I love it.

  3. i just bought firefly today and was literally using this as i was reading it. i really like it. the color change wasnt as crazy as i had hoped but i wasnt expecting it to be. i really want the other colors. all of them:) and i also want to try marbling with these! think that'd look crazy cool!


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