Sunday, 19 August 2012

Sally Hansen Nail Prisms Mystery - Mandarin Garnet? Golden Tourmaline??

This is another of my unlabelled Sally Hansen Nail Prisms. I am torn between thinking it's Mandarin Garnet (except that mine looks redder) and Golden Tourmaline (except that mine looks more orange). It's somewhere between the two from what I can see!
mystery prism 2
Here it is over various different base colours. Thumb is three coats of MYSTERY PRISM on its own. All the others are two coats over one coat of base colour. Index over red (Orly Ma Cherie), middle over pink (Barry M Shocking Pink), ring over orange (OPI A Roll in the Hague) and little finger over black (Rimmel Black Out). 
mystery prism 4
The finger that looks closest to the Prism on its own is the ring finger, so the orange base. Having said that, over orange, pink and red, the Sally Hansen looks very very similar. I do not like it over black. The other four fingers though - wow! I love this polish, it's just my colour, and it's so sparkly! 
mystery prism 3

There is no sun today, so it was hard to really capture the sparkle. But I wore it last week over orange for two days, and got so many comments about it. I love how it looks.

mystery prism 1

Does anyone recognise this colour, or have either Golden Tourmaline or Mandarin Garnet, to compare?  Or is there some other colour that I'm not considering?  Please let me know what you think!

9 comments:

  1. I found a list (with bottle shots) of SH Prisms if you want to check it out. the list is incomplete but it does have GT and MG bottle shots - http://www.nailxchange.com/p/nail-prisms-list.html

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    1. Yes, that's what I've been using, it's fab isn't it!

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    2. hah hah I only just now found it due to this post of yours - and you know, one of the very first polishes I purchased waaaaaaaay back when i was a young thing was a SH nail prism in "Lavender Pearl", and I still have it!! I just put one coat on over my pinkie, which has SH Instadry "Uptempo Plum" on it and kapow! Why have I not been using this nail prisms polish more often??

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  2. It's not Mandarin Garnet, I compared with a definite bottle. MG is a lot duller & darker in tone (and really hard to colour shift)

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    1. Argh! Then I need heeeeelp!

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    2. If I can bear to remove the garnet lapis and not just fix tip wear for the rest of my life, I might swatch MG & Mysterious reddish orange together so you can see.

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    3. Sylwia reckons Mandarin Garnet. Which means my original, labelled MG is an oddity, and I really, really need to swatch them together. When I ever get round to it, that is.

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    4. Ooh, that's interesting! Thanks for letting me know!

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