Saturday, 10 March 2012

Sally Hansen Nail Prisms - Garnet Lapis

I apologise now for the photo spam! Or I would, if it wasn't so PRETTY!
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My friend, the lovely squeakymom, found a whole pile of Sally Hansen Nail Prisms in a bargain bin somewhere, and sent me one as a surprise! This is Garnet Lapis.
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These are, I believe, discontinued and hard to find. I've certainly never seen them before anywhere.  This bottle has clearly been through the wars a bit, but JUST LOOK HOW PRETTY it is!!
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This is three coats, with topcoat. The formula is very thin and runny, hence the bits of mess round my cuticles. I bet this would look good layered over a dark colour too, but for today I wanted to try it on its own.
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Garnet Lapis is a gorgeous purple to blue duochrome that changes colour quite dramatically depending on the light and the angle. It moves from a bright turquoisey blue...
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 to a deep metallic purple...
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and lovely goldy pink tones at certain angles. I really REALLY like it!
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I love this colour! Why on earth would any company discontinue a range like this?

 

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    1. Isn't it! I'm thinking it will make another good pendant.

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  2. Oh my, it's even better on nails than in the bottle. The blue is fabulous!

    Nail Xchange has a page with pics of most of the set, (except one that I'm sending her) here http://www.nailxchange.com/p/nail-prisms-list.html - I'll tell you the others I managed to get later, if you want to play with any more.

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    1. Isn't it lovely? I love it.

      There are some gorgeous ones. Amber Ruby looks amazing, but they do all look good.

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    2. I'm finally trying mine out now (the bottle I kept has the name on it, I could've sworn the 2nd one I sent you was the same, need my eyes testing!) I should be used to how VERY VERY thin these polishes are, but it's hard work. Then I remind myself how it looks and I can manage patience with it because LOVE!

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    3. What do you think? It's greener, isn't it? Or is that just mine? My original seems to be blue-purple, but the new one seems to be more green-purple, so I'm guessing Turquoise Opal. I've emailed NailXChange but I don't know if she maybe didn't get the email.

      I've swatched comparisons - I'll post in the morning.

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    4. I think it's just yours, there's a definite difference. It was sheer luck of the draw which one I put in the envelope, and it was all under electric light, so they looked the same. No greenish tinge to mine, and it matches the pendant perfectly.

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    5. How odd! Also I feel guilty now!

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    6. Don't. You'd've had 2 the same & had to swap one otherwise!

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  3. I agree-- these should not have been discontinued. They're so lovely!

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    1. Aren't they? Companies are SILLY!

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  4. Though not an exact dupe, this is quite like W7 in Metallic Venus!

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    1. Oh! I've got that. I've not managed to put it on properly as it smells so awful, but I'll have to check it out.

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