Monday, March 21, 2011

Review: Sally Hansen's Mint Sorbet

I have to admit that this was quite an irregular purchase for me because I had seen this brand everywhere (this specific line from Sally Hansen) and I absolutely hate the packaging. I really don't like the look of the bottle and I'll admit that packaging is the difference in what will make me purchase something or not. I know that it sounds terrible but I believe if a company puts in a solid effort to make their packaging appealing, that's a reason to buy and its hard work being supported.

Anyways! I DID end up buying this because I was hunting for nice mint green as I had been seeing it around a lot and really wanted it. I got this one because the original one that I wanted wasn't on sale and I didn't have the time or patience to make it down to American Apparel to get their version (called "office") so I paid $4.49 for this one. The full name is Sally Hansen Hard as Nails Xtreme Wear Nail colour in 340 Mint Sorbet *phew*.

The application I did only took two coats but I found that I wasn't satisfied with it. The colour didn't spread evenly on my nail so some areas were not as full with colour as others. I would have applied another coat except the polish is very thick so it became tacky and hard to dry. As it was drying I messed up them up about four times because I was getting impatient (really it took so long). Once my nails were dry (on the second day or so of wearing it) whenever my nails would drag across a hard surface (such as counters) where the nail scraped would turn the colour of the surface! So I had scuff marks on my nails. That being said, the colour is really nice (when not scuffed) and I got a ton of compliments on them! I don't think that I'll purchase this line again unless I'm desperate. The end result was nice but the experience of applying the product was really not great. I did pay under five dollars for it, so I can't say that I expected the best.


1 comment:

  1. I just bought this color today. I found it for like $2 at Target. The color is really nice but the bottle/wand is kind of weird. You are right in that it does not go on evenly which kind of sucks, but my polish was very thick so I only needed one coat!