Tuesday, 24 February 2015

{Review} Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear in Lightshow

Hello Lovelies! 
After seeing it in this post, some of you asked me for a review of Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear in shade 670: Lightshow. I was more then happy to oblige! Unfortunately, I'm sorry to say that this polish was pretty but not good at all. I hope that this will explain why my nails look so messy in the photo!

Drying time: 
60+ minutes. That's right. This takes more than an HOUR to dry. I put it in an ice bath, blew on them, everything. This drying time was horrible.
Lasting: 
Good so far, other then all of the smudges this got from it's insanely long drying time.
Coats:
One really thin one. This stuff was so gloopy.
Sparkles:
Really spread out and hard to get any on the brush. However, they look really nice in light and give off a little rainbow.
Overall:
 I'm only keeping this because it's so pretty. I'll just use it when I have over an hour to spare.

If you do want to take a risk and try it, you kind find some here.

Have you tried this polish? What do you think of it?

~Amy~

80 comments:

  1. One hour?! That would drive me positively batty. Sometimes I have to spread my coats out days at a time since I don't have the patience to sit and dry in one setting!


    XxMO
    madame-ostrich.com

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  2. O-O an hour for a nail polish to dry?! I never heard of that, and I use Sally Hansen's xtreme nailpolishes a lot.

    It is a pretty shade, but I don't think I have the patience to wait that long.

    xx Courtney

    Daiisoo.blogspot.com

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    1. I know, right? I usually really like them! I don't know what was with this particular one ♥

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  3. i've never tried any sally hansen polishes. shame that this wasn't good, even though it looks nice! waiting for nail polish to dry makes me crazy, and i could never deal with 60+ mins, haha! x

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    1. I usually really like them, but this one was an exception. Same here! Thank you Laura ♥

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  4. It took over an hour to dry?!! That's insane!!!

    But all in all this nail polish doesn't look too great. I have NYC polishes and I think some Rimmel and they're pretty good, have you tried them?

    Amy;
    Little Moon Elephant

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    1. It totally is!
      I tried one NYC glitter coat and really liked it, and I've been meaning to try some from Rimmel but haven't had he chance. Thank you Amy-Anne ♥

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  5. An hour?! Good gosh, I can't stay still even when it's quick dry. I always smudge nails! Thanks for letting me know this ahead of time!

    Denise
    www.fashionloveletters.com

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    1. Same here Denise! Thank you ♥

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  6. I always have to use quick-dry nail polish because I can never sit down that long to paint my nails. Even if I have the time, I will inevitably find something to do with my hands before my polish is dry...

    Thank you for the review!

    a vapor in the wind

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    1. Same here Danielle! I always decide to paint my nails at the most inconvenient times, too ♥

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    1. Thank you Ines, I thought they looked messy ♥

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  8. long drying time kills!! i really dislike that on nail polishes!

    Animated Confessions

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    1. It totally does! Thank you Libys ♥

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  9. 60 minutes to dry!? that's too long, I can hardly wait even 5 minutes for my nails to dry before I start getting impatient! haha. The polish really looks pretty on your nails though, despite the fact that it has it's downsides <3

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    1. Same here Melissa! Hehe thank you so much ♥

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  10. Lovely post

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  11. I don't have it; sometimes toppers by SH dry for a long time. Sally Hansen's Insta-Dri (the clear one in a red bottle) is a great thing to make such polishes dry faster. Not only SH, there are more nail polish drying fasteners, but I use this one and it works.

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    1. Thank you so much! I'm definitely going to have to try that. However, I don't know if it would work on this one, it was super gloopy ♥

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  12. Lovely sparkles, but 60 minutes for it to dry? That's insane!

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    1. Thank you Arrow! It totally is ♥

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  13. An hour to dry? I would do crazy just waiting! haha Its a nice color though :D

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    1. Thank you! I appreciate it, but I don't really do tags anymore ♥

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  15. ohh those glitters seem so nice! XO Imke

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  16. The nail polish looks great, love the glitter!

    Much love xxx
    CHRISTINANISTA.COM

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  17. It's so pretty but I don't think I could handle the long drying time!

    lovejoanna.com

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    1. Thank you Joanna! Same here ♥

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  18. Amazing post again <3
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  19. Ahh it looks so nice, but I guess having wet nails for ages isn't ideal! x

    Amy | The Perks of Being Amy

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    1. Thank you Amy! It definitely isn't ♥

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  20. Cute nails! <3 But 60mins for it to dry? Maybe a fast dry top coat could help. But waiting for it to dry wouldn't be a problem, I guess. :) I haven't tried this brand before. But I'd love to try it since I just ran out of white nail polish. Thanks for sharing this. I love your review about it.

    x, shekinahjoy.com

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    1. Thank you Shekinah! I was thinking of that, but it was so gloopy I wasn't sure if it would. I usually quite like Sally Hansen, but this particular one wasn't very good. Thank you again! ♥

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  21. It looks really pretty! But wow, what a long drying time! Jeez! I've had a few SH that take a while to dry. :-)

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    1. Thank you Ananka! I know, right? I've tried some other SH ones but no other topcoats, so I'm wondering if it's a topcaot thing ♥

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  22. Almost all of my nail polishes have super long drying time! This is so annoying, I can't do my nails fast and well :(
    xx, marinasirmais

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    1. Awww, that sucks! I can't either. Thank you Marina ♥

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  23. I usually really like Sally Hansen's nail polishes, but I haven't tried the glitter ones. Thanks for reviewing this Amy! :D

    xx ieyra | babysoulz

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    1. Same, here! This was the only glitter one I've ever tried. No problem Ieyra, thank you for commenting ♥

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  24. One hour!? I just hate it when it happens, so I feel you here, girl.
    xox
    Lenya
    FashionDreams&Lifestyle

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    1. Me, too! Thank you Lenya, I'm so happy you understand ♥

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  25. One hour!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    I wouldn't have been able to wait that long, though it does look good ♥

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    1. I totally wasn't! Thank you so much Emily ♥

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  26. I always mess up my nails when the drying time is that long haha


    The latest. Beauty & Colour

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  27. Hi there Amy. I have heard so much about your blog and never actually checked it out, so glad I did now. I am so a nail girl but, as I'm so bad at putting it on (and waiting 60 minutes - what was that about), I think I'll pass on this. Though it does look nice!

    - Lexie | 10 | www.whatlexieloves.blogspot.com

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    1. Awww, thank you so much Lexie! Hehe me, too. Thank you so much ♥

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  28. Wow with all the fast dry options that is too long to wait! Pretty color though!

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    1. I know, right? Thank you Bree ♥

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  29. I LOVE glitter on nails! It's my fave thing! :)

    Abbiee
    ohabbiee.blogspot.com

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  30. SH definitely had a bad batch of base for some of their glitters. So frustrating!

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    1. I totally agree! Thank you Karen ♥

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  31. Lovely nails <3

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  32. Great post.Really pretty nails, but I have no idea how I could survive waiting 60+ minutes for it to dry! Still, great post. x

    Claire :)

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    1. Thank you so much Claire! I certainly didn't, I smudged them everywhere ♥

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  33. pretty!

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  34. I could not wait that long!
    They are pretty though.

    Jenn from jenniferjayne.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. I definitely couldn't! Thank you so much Jennifer ♥

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  35. ONE HOUR? that had me so surprised! I've never had a polish that took that long to dry!
    too bad it took so long--it looked so pretty in the bottle!
    thank you so much for doing the review Amy, I was really curious to see what it was like! xx

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    1. Same here! I've never really had one that took over 40 minutes to be completely dry.
      I thought it did, too!
      No problem MJ, I was happy to do it ♥

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