Monday 20 January 2014

Sally Hansen - Jazzy Jade & Sea-ing Stars

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Today's post is about 2 Sally Hansen Hard as Nails Xtreme Wear Jazzy Jade & Sea-ing Stars.

I love love the colours.

So despite my ragged cuticles (with work I don't know when I can repair them!) there's a ton of pictures below!!

Prepare yourself after the jump!

Jazzy Jade

bwahah.. most colour inaccurate picture ever but I really like it :3 

First, it's a bit too blue to be called Jade for me, it's more of a blue teal. I still really like the colours though. I am very happy with this release. Aside from purple, these type of shades are my favourites. Due to the shimmer it does have a bit of a streaky finish but it's hardly noticeable.
Coverage was also pretty good, 2 coats for opacity. Dry time is average and it lasted about 2 days before some slight tip wear.

The brush is very average. I like them to be a bit more tapered at the ends but it's a good brush :)

Sea-ing Stars

At first, I thought it *might* be an opaque-ish jelly to be worn on its own, and although you technically can I wouldn't recommend it. It's more of a glitter topper even though it's tinted teal. The base is practically clear and the glitters itself are opalescent. So for swatching purposes I did it as an accent nail. It hardly shows unless angled under the proper lighting but it does a good job hiding the streaks of Jazzy Jade. Off the top of my head, other than it's own dupe, I would think Julep's Portia is one also..or at least super similar.

shows colour the best despite blurriness.

this shot shows the glitter the best.. usually it's almost naked.

Funny enough, although this is a new release, it's only a shade different from one of the previous Xtreme Wear's Teal-y Cool, which Annie has. Since the base is practically clear and the glitters are opalescent I can't really tell the polish is different when swatched. Sea-ing Stars is slightly more dense in glitter coverage but aside from that, the only difference can be seen in the bottle. So, if you have Teal-y Cool from before, pass on this and get another new release!

same brush, just different colours.
(L) Teal-y Cool (R) Sea-ing Stars

After 2 days, I started getting tip-wear (most noticeable on my middle finger). It was inevitable due to my job but I originally thought it would only last 1 day hahaha.. After the 2nd day, I decided to coat it with Sally Hansen's Work Of Tart Sugar Shimmer. It is slightly blue-r than Jazzy Jade but has a wonderful golden shimmer which shone slightly. Annie reviewed it HERE.
Below the photo is to show all 3 effects: Sugar Shimmer, Glitter and Jazzy Jade on it's own (shimmer) together. Sugar Shimmers lasted much longer than 2 days on me, but I am not surprised as Sugar Coats/Liquid Sand textured effect polishes usually last like ROCK on me :D

Hard as Nails Xtreme wear are 11.8 ml / 0.40 fl oz.
These polishes should be popping up at a drugstore / store near you soon if they haven't already!
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  1. Beautiful colour...looks great on you!

    1. Thank you, I really love it!!! :) - Mir

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  3. I really like how detailed your review and swatches are. Thanks for the info!

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    1. aw :( there are some which I found a bit sheer but I really liked these two!
      Hope you find something you like soon.
      - Mir