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Friday, July 11, 2014

Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Sea Bloom Collection

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Sally Hansen has been keeping me busy with a plethora of new collections lately. I don't really mind though, because really, what polish addict can resist a few new Sally Hansens? The new Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Sea Bloom Collection features eight Summery pastel shades reminiscent of sun bleached shades of a quaint little seaside town.

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 Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Sea Bloom Collection- Pearl Up*, Teeny Bikini*, Kelp Yourself*, Wet Suit* and You're Crabby* 11.8ml $2.47


'Formulated with Micro-Shine Complex to help strengthen manicures that last up to 7 days, Sally Hansen introduces the new limited edition Xtreme Wear Sea Bloom collection, inspired by the pretty pastels and muted hues found under the sea. This summer, there will be a palette of eight on-trend oceanic shades to choose from: Floaties, Kelp Yourself, Peach Babe, Pearl Up, Teeny Bikini, Water Orchid, Wet Suit, and You’re Crabby.' -Sally Hansen
 
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 Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Sea Bloom Collection- Pearl Up*

Pearl Up is a dusty off-white cream. The formula is thin, and seems fairly sheer on the first coat, but it does build to completely opaque with three. I found that the formula accentuated minor ridges in my nails, so it's best applied over a ridge filling base. I love that the shade isn't chalky- none of the polishes in the collection are- but has a super shiny, almost jelly like finish. 

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Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Sea Bloom Collection- Teeny Bikini*

Teeny Bikini is a muted banana yellow cream. I'm not the biggest yellow fan, but this is such a pretty happy colour! The formula was similar to Pearl Up in the fact that it applies best over a ridge filling base, but it only required two coats and didn't suffer from the uneven, patchy application that plaques most yellow polishes.

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Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Sea Bloom Collection- Kelp Yourself*

Kelp Yourself is, actually before we get to that can we just take a moment to appreciate the name? So cute! Anyway, Kelp Yourself is a muted, minty-turquoise cream. Easy, creamy formula that applied perfectly in two coats.

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Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Sea Bloom Collection- Wet Suit*

Wet Suit is a pretty, vivid, yet pale blue with the same great formula as Kelp Yourself. Two coats.

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Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Sea Bloom Collection- You're Crabby*

You're Crabby is a muted dusty pink with a slight mauve undertone. I love pink shades like this as they tend to work with any skin tone and are just plain easy to wear. Great formula, two coats.

Overall, I have to say I love all of these shades and will be looking for the other three- Floaties, an orangey-peach, Peach Babe, a pinky-peach, and Water Orchid, a muted lavender. The collection is limited edition and only available at Wal-Mart. What do you think of these shades? Any you need?