Thanks to Essie No Place Like Chrome I have been truly addicted to silver, metallic finish polishes for a couple of years now. So, of course, I could not WAIT to try Sally Hansen Sterling Silver from the new Color Foil Line.
The first thing I noticed about the Color Foil line was the truly gorgeous bottles. I’m kind of obsessed. The bottles are super metallic and opaque. While the bottles are gorgeous to look at I suppose the only negative would be you can’t actually see the polish inside the bottle. But I’m totally ok with that!
Sterling Silver is a metallic silver/chrome. It’s very similar to Essie No Place Like Chrome and OPI Push & Shove. The finish is lovely and super shiny.
The formula is good. The first coat is tricky as it is with all polishes like this. You need to work quickly but otherwise I have no complaints about the formula. Though, polishes like this will magnify any problems on the nail. This can be somewhat avoided by using a matte top coat in between coats (for more info on that check out this post). I didn’t feel the need to do that so my swatches are just Sterling Silver.
The back of the bottle suggests using this polish with no base or top coat. As long as you let the base coat dry completely before applying Sterling Silver I don’t think you’ll run into any problems. I also don’t find top coats to really be a problem and they do extend wear time.
If you already have the Essie or OPI version of this polish in your collection you can skip Sterling Silver but if you don’t I would highly recommend Sterling Silver. I do find the formula a bit more user friendly and the bottle well…it speaks for itself!
The Sally Hansen Color Foil collection is currently in stores and can also be found online at Ulta.com.
Make sure to check out the swatches under the jump!
PS: I did use it as a base for a Patriotic Manicure featured in my Ultimate Patriotic Manicure guide. If you’re still looking for 4th of July nailspiration make sure to check that out!
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