What’s New at Sally

After two months of solid work, I am back to the blog, and I’m going to start today with the Sally Beauty Supply roundup. The first of the months seems to be the time for the new collections to come out, and everything I saw yesterday was stocked and in the proper order, not picked over like it can be later in the month.

From China Glaze, the On the Horizon collection is their set of feathered polishes. I thought about picking one up since I haven’t tried any of the feather textures from any brand, but just really didn’t like any of the colors – they were too muted for me.


Ultra Pro has three colors of matte glitter out – a pink, a deep blue, and a silver. I can’t find a good picture of them (and my iPhone was on its last 1% at the store yesterday) but they’re here on the Sally page to check out. I bought the blue one and am going to try to get it swatched shortly and posted.

Finally, Fingerpaints has its new fall colors out. I can’t find a decent picture of those either, but nothing there excited me. It was the usual grey, deep red, etc, and not spectacular. I’ll try to sneak back over to Sally today and get a photo for you; I’m currently feuding with my local store though.

Overall it was pretty much a bust of a trip, but good for my wallet.


China Glaze Holographic Collection

On Friday my order of the entire China Glaze Holographic collection arrived. These are available to order online from Sally Beauty for about $10 a bottle; $9 each if you have a Sally Beauty Club Card. If you spend over $50 shipping is free, and code 555272 will get you another 20% off, so after all of that I spent about $7.70 a bottle shipped. Since the pictures of the bottles weren’t up online, I ordered blind and figured I would take back anything I didn’t want. I haven’t had time to swatch all 12 for you, and wasn’t sure I was keeping them all, so I just did bottle pictures for you here. The color is more true in the pictures without flash, but without flash the bottles are showing zero of the holo effect, so I’ve included both. Here are the first six, with the next six to come tomorrow.

OMG a UFO. This looks like a really dirty yellow/gold with some green to it. It looks darker, more grey in the bottle than on the GC swatches:


Not in This Galaxy is one of the many pink colors:


Don’t Be A Luna-Tic is the lightest of the many blues in the set:


Infra Red is a deep, reddish pink:


Get Outta My Space is a very light purple lilac:


Astro-Hot is a medium pink, between Get Outta My Space and Infra Red:


I’m not super keen on any of these, mostly because I’m just not a fan of pink. I think more of tomorrow’s colors will be on my favorites list – including a purple and the rest of the steel/blue colors.

China Glaze Fancy Pants and Nailgasm Candy Land Swatched

Fancy Pants was the last of my three Sally Beauty spring polishes to swatch. This one is a purple with a pink shimmer to it. There were no real surprises or shifts to this one, and I had a hard time finding the pink once it was on my nails unless I made an effort to see it. 



It was a nice color, but didn’t wow me. So I decided to top it with Nailgasm’s Candy Land, part of the Wishes and Whimsy collection on Etsy. This is a very pastel-y glitter, and normally I don’t like pastels but in this dosage I can do it. Also note the star hiding out on one finger; my right thumb lucked into two stars. I had to be a little bit careful about evenly distributing the glitter, and I had a little annoyance with a star sticking up. This was entirely my fault though; I can’t find my Seche Vite right now so it wasn’t properly topcoated.



I will say, though, that I didn’t use a base coat for this, and I got a good two days out of the color before my first chip, which came only when I was overly hasty in opening a box, so, props to the formulation, China Glaze. Still, the Orly was much more interesting to me.

I have exciting things slated for swatching this week but am trying not to dangle unobtainable polishes, so I’m still sorting out what exactly to show. At least one post though must involve my lovely SquareHues. I cannot wait to get that green on my fingers!

I’m Back. . . With Spring Colors

The 2 month hell period is over until June, and I’ve spent the last couple of days sleeping and getting my alcohol tolerance back up. Today I ventured out to Sally and found that they had put out new spring colors from China Glaze, Finger Paints, and Orly. I got one from each, and will swatch those for your shortly.

China Glaze Avant Garden has 12 colors in it. I picked up Fancy Pants, not surprisingly the darkest of the colors and one that has a subtle shimmer. The China Glaze charts hint that some of the others have a shimmer to them but I didn’t see it in picking up the bottles. You can see China Glaze’s blow-ups here.


Next, FIngerpaints, which launched 6 colors in Wild About Spring. I got the non-glittery purple, called Itsy Bitsy Spider – I’m not sure really where these names came from or why these colors are particularly spring-like.


Finally, Orly has launched Hope and Freedom Fest. If you play the which of these is not like the other game, you’ll see which one I picked – of course the dark blue/purple, High on Hope.



I’ll be back tomorrow with some swatches. These are slated for official launch March 1, but your store probably has them in already. If not, you can order online and get free shipping if you spend at least $50.




My Dusty Haul From This Week

In the spirit of Dusty Hunting – Part 2, here’s what I snagged this week at the salon. These all came from the same place. I then went to three more salons and struck out because the polishes I found there were all resale colors for me, and they didn’t have any new bottles. The total for these seven I did buy was $43. I paid $4 each for the China Glazes, Black Tie Optional, $5 for What’s Dune, $9 each for Holiday Glow and Merry Midnight, and $8 for Blue Moon Lagoon. $9 is the highest I’ve seen a salon charge for new polish bottles, but for these guys I was ok with it.

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