Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Sally Hansen I Lilac You

I bought Sally Hansen I Lilac You at CVS the weekend before last, and I used it right away for a manicure.

I really liked the formula.  I used two coats.  The first coat was almost perfect, though, and it was mostly self-evening.  I had no flooding.  It was also very shiny.  I had to redo three nails, and there was no difference between the shine of the polish and the shine on the other nails with Seche Vite.  The finish was very smooth.  The brush is the wider brush, like the Dior brush.  Cleanup was a breeze as there was barely any.  The polish looks more lilac (blue-leaning) in some lights and more lavender (pastel purple-leaning) in others.

This polish really inspired me and made me think of many different nail art looks.  I thought it would be nice with stamping on top, and eventually, that's what I did.  Originally I thought white stamping with a delicate lace-like pattern would be nice, but I ended up using UP Colors Laser Lilas Holo to stamp over I Lilac You.  It was my first time stamping on my nails!  I will show you the results in my next post, but for now I have a preview photo on my Facebook page and on Instagram.  I also thought that the polish would look nice with a coat of Sally Hansen Snow Globe over it, or with striping on it, or with holo dots, or with a glitter gradient, etc.  So, I will definitely be wearing this polish again.

I am still wearing the polish today, the tenth day since I put it on.  I have not had any chips, although I did break the corner off a thumbnail . . . while putting on baggy gym shorts for goodness' sake!  So, the polish wears really well.  I did have a little shrinkage from fast-drying top coats, but it only happened after I showered.  The shower caused a dramatic shrink-back on my nail tips, but then the polish seemed to settle back to a regular look of minor shrinkage or tip wear.

Here are some photos:



Indirect Sunlight

Indoors, Office Lighting


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