13 September 2012

Sally Hansen Grass Slipper

Even though I'm ready for some deep, rich autumn colours, I keep coming back to the bright shades of spring and summer like this one, Grass Slipper, from the Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure line.

Sally Hansen Grass Slipper swatch

I think I'd love it for the name alone, but I'm crazy about the colour too. This springtime, grassy green has a touch of acid/neon lime that really gives it an extra kick.

This is the first Complete Salon Manicure polish I've tried, and I love the bottle. I also really like the brush as well. It's wider than most, which means it may be a little unwieldy for some, but it was perfect for my gimongous nail beds. I wouldn't rate it very high when it comes to self-leveling, but that's another plus with the bigger brush: fewer strokes to have to smooth together.

Sally Hansen calls this line "Complete Salon Manicure" because you're supposed to be able to use it by itself, without any base or top coat; it's all included in this one formula. I did find Grass Slipper's finish a little semi-matte when it dried (possibly due to the neon in this green?), so I used a coat of their Insta-Dri Anti-Chip Top Coat over it. And because I wanted to be cautious with a shade this yellow and bright, I went ahead and used my OPI Matte Envy base coat first, just to be safe. Good thing I did, too, because this polish stained like mad. So despite whatever base coat may be included in the formula, I'd actually recommending using double your usual base coat, at least with an intense shade like this one.

Sally Hansen Grass Slipper swatch

All considered, I'm not as impressed with Grass Slipper's formula, but I'm still crazy about the colour.

42 comments:

  1. Gorgeous! I think brights and neons have imperfect formulas in general. I haven't found a base coat that can prevent staining... :(

    Your nails look awesome!!!

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    1. Thank you so much, Jenni Lee! I'm totally willing to believe that the extra hit of neon in this colour made its formula a little trickier.

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  2. This looks great on you! It's a shame about the self leveling though.

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    1. Thanks, Kas!

      Self-leveling is a concern for me because my nail beds aren't only wide; they also have a very pronounced c-curve, at least on my ring finger and pinky. It's practically like turning a corner to get all the way around those two nails sometimes, and if a polish has trouble leveling itself out, it'll always show up there.

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  3. Sorry the formula wasn't the greatest!! It looks awesome on you though!

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  4. I love, love, love all CSMs so it's upsetting that your first try with them wasn't the best. I highly recommend you try again because I have about a bazillion and they're all fantastic!

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    1. I'll absolutely give them another shot, Amanda (assuming I see any more--this one is from my US haul). I love the bottle and the brush so much, and I'm so happy with the colour, that I'm totally willing to write off the formula issues I had with this one as a neon-induced anomaly.

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  5. I've seen this one on the shelves but never really looked at it much thinking it was just another green polish but I love the hint of neon in it! It really is very crisp and clean!

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    1. Thank you, Jen! This one really surprised me too. I liked the green well enough in the bottle, but it wasn't until I put it on that the acid/neon pop really came out.

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  6. Hmm interesting... It is a great colour though!

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  7. This is one of my favorite greens, it looks awesome on you!!

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    1. Thanks so much, Jacqui! I probably have about 5 colours like this one, all so close to each other--I can't resist these shades of green!

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  8. I love this color and it looks so nice on you! Now I need to go get it!

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    1. Thank you very much, Cee! I hope you enjoy it! ^_^

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  9. Gorgeous!!!!! I love it on you! I would never grab a polish like this, but gorgeous!

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    1. Aw, thank you so much!! I can't seem to *stop* grabbing polishes just like this one. ;o)

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  10. This. Is. Awesome. A little bright for my taste, but you rock it. Also forever jealous of your nail length.

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    1. Thank you very much, Brandi! It's definitely bright... ;)

      I hardly ever get my nails this long, so I have a sinking feeling that one of them is going to break any day now in some gruesomely spectacular fashion. >_<

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  11. While it says GRASS slipper, I'm still expecting to see something glassy. Silly me. Nonetheless, it's a nice green.

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    1. Thanks, ChiChi! Hm, something glassy like a shimmering or glassflecked topcoat would be pretty too!

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  12. This is an awesome green! Sad to hear about the formula and staining though :O(

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    1. Thanks, Jenna! Fortunately...or unfortunately...it's easy enough to cover that staining with more nail polish!

      My nails are never gonna quit being yellow...>_<

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  13. I'm not a fan of the colour green but I think this is a great colour for hte summer.

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    1. Maybe it's just having "Grass" in the name, but it kind of makes me think of that smell of fresh-cut grass in the sun--definitely summery!

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  14. I love the color. It makes me happy :)

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    1. Aw, yay! Can't ask for more than that! ^_^

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  15. I DO wear green colours, only one year ago I never thought I would put a green nail polish on my nails and look at me now :-) This green would feel lonely on my nails, so I would definitely put some nail art on it! :-) Beautiful colour, very "summery"! :-)

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    1. Thank you! And haha, I know just what you mean!! I did put some glitter over this before I took it all off, but I really wanted to do something funky on top in black and white. ;)

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  16. Grass Slipper is one of my favorite greens! It is gorgeous!

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  17. I wasn't crazy about the formula of this polish either ... but I'll say it looks better on you than it did on me!!

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    1. Thanks, Rach! I'm definitely going to have to try another colour in this line and see how the formula works out when it's not so brightly neon.

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  18. I love green, but the much darker and or softer ones. Looks lovely on you though!

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    1. Thank you, Meredith! A couple of years ago I wouldn't have liked this colour at all, but this summer I just went crazy for bright, lime greens. :D

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