|Sally Hansen Sorbet and Sea (3 coats), topcoat, artificial light|
Anyway, if you can remember a few weeks ago, I was obsessing over the coral and mint trend. It has quickly gone from hard to find, to EVERYWHERE I look. Even Sally Hansen got in on things with her new Smooth & Perfect collection which contains 8 lovely pastel shades. One of our lovely readers recommended these and I was actually already wearing the exact shade she mentioned! Great minds think alike. I'm pretty sure they are 4 Free but that list of ingredients is mighty long. I didn't read anything about these when I bought them, or even realize that they were new, but I did notice that they have a very unique texture. They are definitely some sort of jelly/creme hybrid. I've used that in the past to describe Zoya and Essie polishes, but this description seems even more true with these. I think it's pretty funny that the coral shade is called "sorbet." Does anyone remember the OPI Texas collection releasing the sorbet finish, which was actually just a straight up juicy jelly finish? I think the name sorbet should refer to this squooshy pastel-ness. According to the Sally Hansen site this is some new technology that allows more oxygen to your nail that it might "breathe" better. Whatever it is, I like it a lot.
For this mani I used Sorbet, a light coral, for the majority of the mani and then did an accent nail with the pastel mint green color, Sea. The formula on each was great and I really like the flat rounded brush that they include. It takes 3 coats for opacity and they dry to a satin finish (even though I've seen some say it dried shiny?). I used a coat of So Wet topcoat over these and liked the semi-gloss finish I ended up with.
Hope you all had a nice weekend! Good luck with Monday!