Tuesday, August 05, 2014

Stripes and dots and a little glitter with Sally Hansen ~ Pacific Blue & Coral Reef

Hi everyone!

It wasn't until the uproar in the nail polish community that I heard of Sally Hansen ~ Pacific Blue. When it emerged that the brand had changed the formula of the polish but kept the name, everyone started complaining and begging Sally Hansen to keep the original version. What was so special about this nail polish? I had to know! So I went browsing the internet and it seems that Pacific Blue was the perfect dusty cobalt blue creme polish with a fantastic formula. 

My friend Iris read my lamenting on Twitter about the good polishes not being available here in Germany and she was so kind to send me a bottle of Pacific Blue together with Coral Reef, a pretty coral creme shade from the same Xtreme Wear range. I thought these two colors looked great together, so I created a skittle manicure inspired by a manicure on YoungWildandPolished's Instagram.

stripes dots nail art

stripes dots nail art

Sally Hansen Pacific Blue original version

I used two coats each of Sally Hansen - Pacific Blue and Coral Reef. Pacific Blue was opaque with one coat, but since I am a creature of habit, I applied a second layer. I then added free-handed stripes and dots. As an accent nail I used two coats of China Glaze - I'm Not Lion on my ring finger. As a top coat I used Glisten & Glow HK Girl, my current favorite fast-drying top coat.

Both the Sally Hansen polishes were a bliss to work with and I love how bright the colors are. I cannot believe the brand changed Pacific Blue to a darker blue jelly shimmer with a rather average formula. So if you come across the original version of Pacific Blue, go grab it, you will not be disappointed! Or if you already own and love this shade, go get a back up, just in case ;)

Thanks again to my amazing nail polish mule Iris for getting these for me! I owe you! And thank you my fellow reader for stopping by today!

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