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.
Indirect sunlight for this one and the ones below
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.
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.
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 walgreens.com 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!