Sally Hansen Color Foil Purple Alloy cover

Sally Hansen Color Foil Purple Alloy

Sally Hansen Color Foil Purple Alloy coverThe Sally Hansen Color Foil collection is winning me over!

The first polish I tried from this collection, Sterling Silver, was awesome but it was very similar to other polishes I already had in my collection. I was a bit skeptical about using a polish with a metallic finish in a color that isn’t normally a metal but I have to say I was pleasantly surprised!

Purple Alloy is a medium purple with a chrome finish. This looks absolutely gorgeous on the nail. It’s flashy and eye catching (I got so many compliments on this manicure….the lady helping me at the bank declared she was going to pick up Purple Alloy after work!) but it’s not over the top.

The formula was a bit on the thick side and dries quickly. As with any polish with this finish you must work quickly!

Sally Hansen does not recommend using a top coat with this polish but I did. I noticed no difference in the finish and it definitely extends wear time.

Make sure to check out the swatches under the jump.

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Sally Hansen Color Foil Purple Alloy Sally Hansen Color Foil Purple Alloy swatch Sally Hansen Purple Alloy

11 thoughts on “Sally Hansen Color Foil Purple Alloy

  1. Brittany Miller July 15, 2014 at 10:22 am

    OO I like! I cannot get a perfect metallic mani tho 🙁

    • Alli July 15, 2014 at 2:54 pm

      Have you tried using a matte top coat between coats? (Like I talk about in this post). It can really help!

  2. thebubblybrunette July 15, 2014 at 2:34 pm

    Gorgeous! You typically don’t see colors like this in a chrome finish…that’s too bad, because it’s stunning!

    • Alli July 15, 2014 at 2:55 pm

      It’s a color I wouldn’t necessarily think for in a metallic but I’m sure glad Sally Hansen made this polish!

  3. Cindi July 15, 2014 at 3:58 pm

    I struggle with the Color Foils. I am going to have to try out your tip and see if that helps. I only bought a few of them and was going to use them for stamping but seeing how pretty your full nail mani looks I really want to try them again. I think I have this color.

    • Alli July 17, 2014 at 10:24 am

      The matte top coat can make a huge difference. I love these polishes for nail art but I also love a full, metallic mani!

  4. Anonymous July 21, 2014 at 9:45 am

    I bought the chrome cobalt and I love the color. I don’t think these are for me because I have vertical ridges in some of my nails. The polish looks striped. 🙁

    • Alli July 21, 2014 at 10:52 am

      Did you try the matte top coat trick? Try that before you give up!

      • Anonymous July 21, 2014 at 8:48 pm

        I just saw your post on that. I will definitely try it!

        • Anonymous July 22, 2014 at 9:54 pm

          The matte top coat worked like a charm! Now I can wear my foil polish proudly.

          • Alli July 22, 2014 at 9:57 pm

            I’m so glad to hear that!

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