Tuesday, August 03, 2010

Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Purple Gala

Hello everyone! Sorry my video was all cracked out yesterday. Short n Chic is LOW TECH, people (ie, I, dear readers, am LOW TECH) so I have no idea what its deal was. I had good intentions and I'm too lazy to fix it. Also, just to clarify, in order to win my GIVEAWAY you don't have to choose from the six polishes I posted pictures of. Those were just examples. You can pick from any of the American Apparel polishes. What's that? You haven't heard about my Hipster GIVEAWAY? Then, by all means, click here to enter.

I've got one of the new Sally Hansen Xtreme Wears for you today. I've seen these in a couple places since the weekend, so they should be readily available soonish. I bought three of them. A lot of these polishes had bar glitter and regular round glitter in them; that's a good idea in theory, but Milani did a collection like that last summer and I wasn't a fan of those so I skipped the Sally Hansen versions. Here's the one I chose to wear first, Purple Gala. It's so sparkly that my camera had trouble focusing on it.






Purple Gala is a glitterfest of gold and smoky purple and silver. It's AWESOME. Seriously. The application was good; two coats to loveliness. This had the same problem as most Xtreme Wears, which is that the polish tends to get goopier the longer the bottle is open. Not a huge deal, but it would behoove you to work quickly with this little guy. But wait, doesn't this look kind of familiar?


Here is Purple Gala next to Hard Candy Mr. Wrong. I didn't compare them on my nails because, as you know, I am lazy. But LOOK AT THEM. They are essentially THE SAME. Differences? I like the Sally Hansen brush better. There's also a price difference (Hard Candy polishes cost twice as much as Xtreme Wears) and also I've noticed that the availability of Hard Candy polishes is kind of patchy. Not all Wal Marts have them. Plus (and no offense, Wal Mart lovers) you have to go to Wal Mart to get them. I don't like going to Wal Mart. I'm more of a Target kind of gal and Wal Mart makes me sad. I am so convinced that these polishes are dupes that I gave Mr. Wrong away to my friend Amber yesterday. Now there's room in Helmer 1.0 for another polish!

So that's all for today. Do you think you'll pick up Purple Gala? For $2.50 it's quite the steal. I've got two more from this collection to show you and they're both really beautiful. Get excited! And don't forget to enter my American Apparel GIVEAWAY!

13 comments:

  1. I love anything like this. Gorgeous.

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  2. Haha I liked the video. You were in fast forward but your voice was normal =)

    PS I love it when cheaper brands make dupes of expensive stuff, but I also hate it, since I already own Mr. Wrong. Haha.

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  3. Hi, commenting for the first time *waves awkwardly.*

    I just got Purple Gala last night! It reminds me so much of SHHD Opulent Cloud, but in glitter form.

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  4. WOW, that is soooo pretty! I love the smoky gray purple combo it has!

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  5. Thanks for the heads up on the new Sallys! This looks amazing!

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  6. OMG I love Mr Wrong and I will totally buy this one too because I really like the bottle. Are the others like this? My Walgreens is slow on getting these :(

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  7. Yes the video is... weird. :D I thought that my computer was running a bit out of memory and bugging (it shouldn't but it's like me, it's VERY moody and act strange sometimes). But no, you are like over caffeinated, overspeed on this video. Ah ah!

    You don't want to go to Walmart without skirt or in your pajamas and be featured on people of walmart website? Damn, you're missing the fame of your life, Steph. ;)

    I adore the polish. Seriously. The color, the name, everything. I'll have to get my hands on this beauty. Or get this beauty on my hands. Whatever, you get me. ;)

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  8. I'm SO jealous that you've found the new Xtreme Wears... they're no where to be found around me. Curses! *shakes fist at Sally* I want Purple Gala and Lilac Mystic baaaaad. It looks awesome on you!!

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  9. Gorgeous! What an unusual color. I love the way the gold in the glitter just peeks through in the sun. Guess this will have to go on the long list of things to hunt down in my local Duane Reade.

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  10. Love that polish! Cheap polishes can be beautiful too :P Must go look for it!

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  11. Hi, Stephanie!

    I only have 1 Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear, the Hot Magenta. The Purple Gala looks really lovely. Will definitely look for this shade the next time I hit the mall! :)

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  12. That looks a lot like Mr. Wrong!!!

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  13. You could just use nail polish thinner to fix the goopiness. I use the beauty secrets one from Sally Beauty Supply.

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