Sunday, April 25, 2010
Review: Sally Hansen Hard As Nails Xtreme Wear Nail Polish in Cherry Red
The shade is a true cherry red, like a maraschino cherry. The formula is a bit of a creme/jelly mix. It is totally matte and applies easily. In the above pic, I used two coats, so it is a bit shearer. But you can easily do three for full coverage.
Side of the brush:
One of the reasons I love this line of polishes is the brush. Unlike many of Sally Hansen's polishes, the brush on this one is flat. A flat brush is much easier to apply polish with than a round one. You'll get a more even application in less strokes. I only wish the brush was just a teeny bit shorter so that it'd be a little bit easier to control. Other than that, it's great.
Xtreme Wear really does describe the wear of this polish. It easily lasts a full week with very few chips, just a little line at the very edge of the nail. If I put it on my feet, I can wear it for almost two weeks without having to redo my toes, which is great. And the formula of these is one of the best, in my opinion, of all Sally Hansen Polishes. It hardens very quickly, so you're not left with a gooey mess on your hands (literally), and lasts and lasts. It's also supposed to be a nail strengthener, but you'll have to judge that for yourself. I didn't really see much of a change in my nails. And finally, at $2.99 it's a lot cheaper than many drugstore polishes, which is great!
I don't know how well you can tell from the first picture, but the bottle is nearly empty. I've been using it on my feet for the past few months nearly non-stop.
Ingredients: Clear Butyl Acetate, Ethyl Acetate, SD Alcohol 40-B, Nitrocellulose, Tosylamide/Formaldehyde Resin, n-Butyl Alcohol, Isopropyl Alcohol, Trimethyl Pentanyl Diisobutyrate, Triphenyl Phosphate, Ethyl Tosylamide, Camphor, Benzophenone-1, Calcium Sodium Phosphosilicate, Mica, Guanine, Violet 2. Hard As Nails Xtreme Wear - Color Ethyl Acetate, Butyl Acetate,Nitrocellulose, Propyl Acetate, Tosylamide/Formaldehyde Resin, Isopropyl Alcohol, Trimethyl Pentanyl Diisobutyrate, Triphenyl Phosphate, Ethyl Tosylamide, Stearalkonium Bentonite, Camphor, Diacetone Alcohol, Stearalkonium Hectorite, Benzophenone-1, Citric Acid, Dimethicone. MAY ALSO CONTAIN: Calcium Sodium Phosphosilicate, Polyethylene Terephthalate. MAY CONTAIN: Mica, Bismuth Oxychloride, Titanium Dioxide, Iron Oxides, Ferric Ferrocyanide, Red 6 Lake, Red 7 Lake, Red 34 Lake, Yellow 5 Lake, Guanine, Violet 2, Aluminum Powder.
Disclosure: The product featured in this post was bought by me for the purpose of my personal use. If you have any further questions about disclosure, don't hesitate to ask in the comments.