Saturday, April 24, 2010

SOTD: Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Pacific Blue



Oh, what a beautiful color! There are no words to describe it! (Or rather, there are too many words to describe it.) A perfect shade of cornflower blue: a lighter medium-toned blue with the barest hint of violet. Such a unique shade!





For about $3US you get .4 fl oz of this beautiful liquid. Goes on with creamy coverage in two coats.




Indirect sunlight, pictured above.



Direct Sunlight, pictured above.


Verdict: the hype you may or may not have heard about this polish is true - it is a must have! Honestly, if this is the type of polish (on consistency of the formula alone) that people are describing when they talk about Rescue Beauty Lounge polishes, I could see why they would be in love with that company. Buttery, creamy, opaque. And all in two coats!

Now the shade is another matter altogether. In bright light, it appears a lighter shade of blue (as seen in the first photo), but go indoors to dimmer lighting and the color seems to change. The purple undertones come out and the polish looks like it's almost a different polish. Still completely beautiful, but a darker shade altogether. If you can, stop by your local drugstore as soon as possible to pick up this beauty!

24 comments:

  1. It looks awesome on you, I'm gonna go look for this color :D

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  2. I just got this on Wednesday, I have it on my toes right now. It's such an amazing color!!

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  3. @Lacquer Ware for Tips and Toes: Thank you! Though I think this color would work for almost all skin tones.

    @Technopathetic: Thanks! Glad I could help convince you into wanting it. It really is a great color for a great price!

    @Tierney: Yes, isn't it brilliant! Glad to share the joy of this color with others who adore it, thanks!

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  4. That's a great shade of blue !

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  5. I nominated you for 2 awards. :)

    http://polishandkonad.blogspot.com/2010/04/awards.html

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  6. I have this and I agree 110%, this polish is gorgeous, and it wears really well too!

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  7. Wow, awesome color!

    makeuponmind.blogspot

    xox Laura Beth

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  8. Yeah, this is one AWESOME polish. I blogged about it a few weeks ago. Check out my link if you are curious! (with a konad design too)

    http://glitterm-younailedit.blogspot.com/2010/04/south-pacific-blue-konad-s9.html

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  9. Great posts!! i enjoy them!!

    I nominated you for the sunshine award im not too fond of posts like this myself so you dont have to do anything if you dont want ! lol I just like your page and I was nominated by someone else so i wanted to show my liking for your blog by nominating you on my blog!

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  10. @Eva: It really is a beautiful blue!

    @Ayuu: I do love this shade - it never gets old!

    @Crystaliciousss: This color most certainly is!

    @Polish&Konad: Thank you so very much! I'll be sure to post them up soon!

    @Jackie S.: I didn't realize how well this polish wore until you pointed it out, but I've had it on for a few days now and it's still a wonderful, chip-free blue!

    @Laura Beth: It really is an amazing color! (Thanks to the link for your blog, by the way!)

    @Lily nail: I'm glad you love this color, too! There is so much to love about it!

    @GlitterM: Thanks for the link to your pics - it looks great with the Konad design you did!

    @Kitty chan Krazy: I'm glad you enjoy my posts. Thank you so much for the sunshine award! I'll be sure to post that up soon!

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  11. This is so beautiful! AND it goes so well with your skin tone. Lovely! :)

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  12. Oh my! I just got this color last week in a swap! It looksa amazing on you. Just found your blog from another blogger and I must say - I am now inspirired to go out and get a roll of painter's tape!! Amazing work you do with a little roll of tape!! :-)

    www.levernischocolat.blogspot.com

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  13. i love the color :o


    i awarded you :)
    http://amusedpolish.blogspot.com/2010/05/sweet-blog-award.html

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  14. This is a really interesting color! Love the way it changes in the light! Great review :)

    http://sweetglowbeauty.blogspot.com

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  15. L.o.v.E IT!! I used to be addicted to nail polish! I would paint them everyday in another colour or, just the same colour, but all over again! iT went on for years.. but in the end i got yellow-y nails and now i'm on a 1 week 1 colour-diat! haha:)
    Love your blog though:)

    love
    fashionfabrice

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  16. It's soo pretty! Picked it up in Walgreens and resisted the urge - guess I'll have to give in.

    Thanks for following my blog =)

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  17. I completely agree - there are too many words to describe the wonderfulness of Pacific Blue. It's absolutely beautiful and one of my favorite blues.

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  18. so cute!
    i love your blog and i'm following you
    please pass by my blog if you have time
    thanks!

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  19. I'm you new follower. Really like your blog. Maybe you can check out mine sometime: www.melaniesnailpolish.blogspot.com

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