Friday, July 22, 2011

2011 Sally Hansen Hard as Nails Xtreme Wear Limited Editions

it's the 300 lb elephant in the room., yeah, i know - doesn't make a damn bit of sense does it?! i'll explain,
if you're like me and you love the sally hansen xtreme wears you've probably been scratching your head (as have i) wondering why there is virtually nothing on these ANYwhere on the web. these were supposed to be "released" in july according to this press release i found buried on the web here (after re-arranging search terms 30 times on google - i hate that shit)
personaly, i'm completely mystified myself. so, with those bassackwards corporate questions left unanswered, i bring you the Sally Hansen 2011 limited edition xtremewears!
NEW L/E xtremewears for 2011
all together now!!!!! from left to right - teeny greeny bikini, pumpkin spice, teal-y cool, deep blue sea, pink-y ring, time to shine, twinkle twinkle, very cherry, set the stage and midnight sky.

teeny greeny bikini, pumpkin spice, teal-y cool and deep blue sea. 

deep blue sea, pink-y ring, time to shine, twinkle twinkle, very cherry.

time to shine, twinkle twinkle, very cherry, set the stage and midnight sky.

Pink-y ring, Time to Shine, Twinkle Twinkle,

let me tell you these suckers were hard to find after getting the first 5 at target i had to stalk my local walgreens to get the rest. at last - success! i haven't seen them in rite aid or cvs as of yet., that doesn't necessarily mean they won't have them but i can't be sure if they will.  i Finally FINALLY got teeny greeny bikini today!  EEP! i can also warn you that if you don't see the counter display check the SH wall displays. i found them at the last wags that way.  *facepalm*

my impressions after swatching all of them., imo they are ALL 3 coaters. but i'm a compulsive 3 coater anyway. the formula is on the thinner side with all of these so it shouldn't be a problem.

teeny greeny bikini - a beautiful pale mint green laced with silver glass fleck
pumpkin spice - a dark brown jelly based orange glitter - this one seems to be the most packed of the glitters imo - 3 coats to acceptable glitterness!
teal-y cool - the other fairly packed glitter of the bunch - a pale teal jelly base with iridescent glitter laced throughout. GORGEOUS!
deep blue sea - another of the glass fleck finish - a silver based periwinkle/denim blue.
pink-y ring - bright magenta glitter in a clear base. this one wasn't as packed as pumpkin spice or tealy cool. i was really wanting to apply more than 3 coats here. (i think its' a case of rockstar pink on the brain)
time to shine - a really pretty silver laced taupe with the same finish as all of the other solid colors., definately office friendly.
twinkle twinkle - i was kind of disappointed with this one after the first time i swatched it., but, this time around its' not bad. this one looks a bit like opi servin up sparkle at half power.
very cherry - i'm not one for reds but i really like this one - to me this says summer toes!
set the stage - a mix of very fine and very large gold glitter in a clear base.
midnight sky - a murky metallic beauty. charcoal with a shot of silver. the most opaque of the solid shades.

indirect sunlight
full sunlight
full sunlight
overall i think it's a great little lineup of polishes that seem to be flying under everybody's radar. i can see endless layering possibilities with these. and, hell, for the price you can't go wrong. i got a b/u of pumpkin spice, teeny greeny bikini, tealy cool, midnight sky and deep blue sea. 

get 'em while ya can! i still kick myself for not getting lavender envy and purple gala!!! UGH!

so what do ya think? will you be picking any of these up?

1 comment:

  1. Thank you so much for your review.

    I started collecting sally hansen extreme wears spring of 2011 and I had know idea that they released limited edition colors for 2010 and 2011 So I honestly thought that I had them all but man, I completely missed out >_<