Sunday, November 03, 2013

Sally Hansen ~ Go Baroque Collection

Hi everyone,

I hope you're all having a great weekend so far! Today I have for you the latest Sally Hansen limited edition. It is called Go Baroque and is inspired by the opulence and elegance of this historical era. It contains six glamorous shades with various finishes. It is available now in selected German Müller, DM and Rossmann stores and a bottle retails for 8,99€. This collection features some gems, so let's have a closer look, shall we?!

Some general information first: I used two coats for every polish and did not apply base or top coat, as the Complete Salon Manicure line claims to be 7 in one (Base Coat, Strengthener, Growth Treatment, Color, Gel Finish, chip-resistance and Top Coat). All photos were taken in a lightbox, hence the diffused lighting.

First up is Star Powder (851), an iridescent white shimmer polish. It looks pretty in the bottle, but on the nails it wasn't my cup of tea. This shade is pretty sheer and you'd need several coats to get it opaque. If you don't mind the visible nail line, give this one a try. The formula was easy to work with.

swatch Sally Hansen Star Powder
Swatch Sally Hansen Star Powder nail polish

The second shade in the collection is Aria Redy? (852). Sally Hansen calls this a bright red. I'd say it is more of a vibrant magenta pink. Not something I would expect to find in a Fall/Winter collection, but the color is pretty. It has a jelly finish but covers completely with two coats. 

Swatch Sally Hansen Aria Redy nail polish
Sally Hansen Aria Redy nail polish

Of Cors-et (853) is the same formula as Star Powder, only this time it is an iridescent silvery grey shade. Again, this is too sheer for my liking but I can see this looking great over a matching grey base color.

swatch sally hansen of cors-et manicure
swatch of cors-et sally hansen nail polish

The first highlight of this collection for me is Starcrossed (854), a gold glitter top coat. In between the small gold glitter are blue and green iridescent particles which add that certain something to this polish. Plus, the formula on this is great, not too thin or thick, just perfect to work with! Love it! Shown is one coat over So-nata Problem.

Starcrossed Sally Hansen swatch
Sally Hansen Starcrossed manicure swatch

Said So-Nata Problem (855) is a deep night blue, which reminds me a lot of Nightwatch from their previous Designer Collection. I find the shades to be very similar, but this one has more of a crelly finish. The formula was a bit thin but still manageable.

Sally hansen so-nata problem swatch
Sally hansen so-nata problem nail polish

The second highlight of this collection surely is Belle Of The Ball (856), a deep bordeaux. Actually, the base is a deep blurple with bordeaux shimmer in it. This instantly reminded me of OPI - Every Month Is Octoberfest. Danny from PolishChest did a comparison and it turns out that Belle Of The Ball is leaning more blue than the OPI shade, so no dupes here. I find it being extremely similar to Anny - The Answer Is Love. The shimmer in the Anny shade is slightly more coarse and a smidgen more red, but they're definitely similar enough to own just one of them.

Belle of the ball sally hansen swatch
sally hansen swatch manicure belle of the ball

I really enjoyed this collection. My favorites are Starcrossed and Belle Of The Ball! The other shades are nice, too, but I don't really care for Star Powder and Of Cors-et. Formula-wise, all six shades were easy to work with, so no complaints here.

Which is your favorite? Are you going to pick anything up from this collection?
Thank you for stopping by, have a great day!


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