Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure Batbano Blue CoverIt’s been quite awhile since I saw a polish online and just HAD to have it. I added Batbano Blue to my polish wishlist on Pinterest and went on my merry way. More often than not I forget about such lemmings. Which is what happened with this polish until I happened to see the Summer 2014 Limited Edition Complete Salon Manicure Beach Paradise collection in my local CVS. And there she was; Batbano Blue!

A quick note regarding the name of this polish. I don’t know this for sure but I do not think Batbano is a word. However, Batabano is and can be a number of things (including a town in Cuba and a Carnival on the Cayman Islands). Since the theme of this collection is Beach Paradise it seems to me perhaps they meant Batabano. But who knows!

Anyway. Batbano Blue is an electric blue with aqua shimmer. This is one of those polishes that really glows on the nail. It’s gorgeous! And I kind of love it.

The formula is good. I did need three coats to get a fully opaque color.

Batbano Blue is a limited edition polish but there are a couple similar polishes. China Glaze Frostbite and Essie Aruba Blue are both very close dupes. For a comparison check out My Polish Stash.

The Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure Beach Paradise collection is currently in stores.

As always there are swatches under the jump. The pictures I took in the sun show how GORGEOUS this polish really is!

Alli

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  1. Lost In Polish says:

    What an accurate word, this does glow on your nails. I live for blues! And may have to check this one out.

  2. Lorraine says:

    Interesting about the name. I am always fascinated by that stuff. I quick looked up Carioca when I saw it on a Revlon polish. I didn’t know Carioca had a meaning outside of the song in a Fred Astaire movie. Perhaps it is a mistake or maybe it is a dialect thing they did on purpose, the Batbano? I hope someone has an answer for you. Pretty polish! and I have and love both of the ones you mention. I fall for those shimmery cobalt blues!

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