Sunday, 21 April 2013

Sun-Tried-Day Sally Hansen Salon Manicure - The Greys

Greetings All!

I did warn you last week that there were more Sally Hansen swatches coming! I was doing really well with swatching them - until another eleven arrived this week! They're looking very nice on my display stand - I'll have a whole rainbow soon! I know I keep promising pictures of my stash, but once I've got the stand all filled up I will show you, honest! My OPI stand is filled, but I'm trying to arrange the polishes in a pleasing manner, rather than just random. It's harder than I thought!

Today I have four 'grey' polishes to show you. As usual, the formula was great, application was easy (and minimal cleanup!), quick drying time and a lovely glossy finish. And I didn't pay more than £2 for any of them!

Ion is a very pale grey, more of an off-white with a putty sort of tinge. This is 3 coats.

This is slightly too pale for me to wear plain, but with some nail art, or even glitter over it, yes yes yes! It's so...neutral. It's like a blank canvas, and much better than bright, stark white.

Dorien Grey (sic) is a few shades darker. This is 3 coats. It was quite sheer, almost jelly-like, so I was cheeky and polished straight over Ion.

It's a warm, dove grey, and I would wear this one plain! I do like a grey polish - not so much the thought of a grey polish, but I always love how it looks when I end up wearing it. I now have a few Sally Hansens I want to test the 'jellicity' of - that actually sounds like a fun day to me!

Greige Gardens is here because it is grey-ish, but I think I would personally class it as a purple. A grey purple, of course, but purple. 2 coats.

That's purple, right? In the second picture especially. OK, it's at least halfway between grey and purple. Or it could just be my eyes! (Also, I though greige was like a grey-beige. This is more like grurple!)

Gray By Gray again technically belongs in the greys, but I see it as a more petroly blue colour. 2 coats.

As you can tell by now, I'm not really an expert with colours! I mean, I do alright, I can point at something and say it's red, but what shade of red? I often use my own terms to describe things as well, and I know they aren't always correct. Anyway, this (to me) is a petrol blue grey, I don't have anything else like it, and I like it!

I buy the majority of my Sally Hansens from Fragrance Direct and Xtras Online, although I did also recently purchase some from eBay. More on that story next week lol.


  1. Great swatches! I love SH Manicure polishes and feel like they don't get the attention they deserve. I think the bottles are really cool too :) I look forward to seeing pics of your stash!

  2. Awesome swatches!! Love all of these.

  3. i loooooooove Greige Gardens. One of my fave colours :) I am not a purple fan normally but I would totally agree with you that it is definitely purple and although Greige does sound like it would be Grey-Beige all the Greige colours I see swatched look purple to me!

  4. These are nice! Ion especially is right up my alley - I need to look out for that one!

  5. Lovely Swatches..Thanks for sharing with us..
    Salon in Mohali


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