Monday, January 11, 2010

A Quick Look At Sally Hansen's New Color Quick Nail Pen-Gold Chrome

Above & Below: Sally Hansen's Color Quick Nail Pen in Gold Chrome, shown with a flash in the top photo, and under direct lighting in the bottom photo. This comes in a click-style pen and I may be swayed toward liking this more, once I have a chance to get used to it. But at $8.49 a piece, I'm kind of leaning more toward chalking it up to just wanting to see what it was all about, and then not getting any more!
Below: As you can see, it has a less than perfect brush.
Sally Hansen recently came out with a new product called Color Quick Fast Dry Nail Color Pen. They're on sale this week at Walgreens, buy one get one half off, so I though I'd check them out. These were priced at $8.49 each, and even on sale getting a second one a half price is a pretty steep price. I did this very quickly and with several distractions, so I'll consider this a trial run and give it another chance when I have more time. I'm torn on this product because it has it's good points and it's bad points. Here are my thoughts, and I'll let you decide for yourself. These are all chromes and there are about 10 color choices, including a green, silver, purple, red, turquoise, and some pinks. When they state "chrome" they are not kidding. These are extremely shiny with a mirror-like finish. They are very fast to dry, which is good if you're in a hurry, but bad in the respect that it dries so quickly, you have little time to brush over any less pigmented areas to correct it without making a mess. The brush is a little iffy--it has a few stray hairs and it's rather thick, which may be the cause for all of the brush strokes. The shine factor is so high however, that the brush strokes are barely visible under normal viewing. I swear that even though this is labeled 'gold' it looks to have a fairly strong green cast to it. One coat was all I used, so the coverage is good. It seemed odd to me not be able to brush any excess off on a bottle neck, so that takes a little getting used to. I wiped any excess off on a piece of paper. I don't hate this product, but I'm not really loving it either. I do think with a little practice, it does have potential. The shine/mirror finish element seems like it would be a good candidate for Konad stamping, if all else fails!

8 comments:

  1. It does seem rather green...The konad thing- that's exactly what I was wondering when I saw these in store. I'd be curious to know they play well together.

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  2. That's interesting, haven't seen anything like that before. I imagine application can be kind of messy though

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  3. That is an interesting polish, I might look into it!

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  4. It does look more green than gold. I want to try these out but I think I'm going to wait until they go on sale, because I'd hate to pay $8 for something that doesn't work out for me.

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  5. Thanks for the great review Mary! Hmm I don't think I'm skilled enough to use the click pen haha

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  6. My mom got a couple of these, she tried a pink and it was chipping horribly the next day.

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  7. the green of it is nice but..i would never get that..actually my first readtion was 'yuck' >~<||

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