Friday, March 5, 2010

NOTD: Sally Hansen Grape Going

Above & Below: Sally Hansen's Grape Going is an iridescent purple shade with slight duo chrome tendencies. In a word: Love! The photo above was taken indoors, no flash with an Ott light. The photos below were all taken outdoors in various lighting with no flash.
Now this is an impressive Insta-Dri shade from Sally Hansen! Other than the fact that the bottle opening is too narrow, giving me cause to panic every time I wipe the brush on it for fear of tipping the bottle over, I have nothing but praise for Grape Going. I used 3 thin coats and it dried fairly fast. This mid-toned purple shimmer is a delight to wear, because it looks different from every angle, depending on the lighting. The slight duo chrome nature of this shade gently changes from purple to blue, and the ever-present iridescent haze of violet-blue really makes this one something special.


  1. This one sits in my untrieds...I'll get to it eventually, it's pretty!

  2. I saw this at the grocery store and was this close to getting it! I picked up another SH instead though. This one is still on the list though!

  3. Wow, I have seen this at the store but didn't realize it appears blue and purple in different lighting. I've got a bunch of their other colors and love putting on one thick coat and zooming along in my day. Heh- I just realized when I do manicures in the daytime I use the Insta-Dri polishes and in the evenings I use all my other stuff because I take time then, hmmh. Oh and Jumping Jade is gorgeous. Thanks for swatching!

  4. This is a great drugstore polish choice, dries quick, great duochrome, and reasonably priced...perfect!

  5. I have been stalking Rite Aid waiting for SH to have a BOGOF sale so I can get this one!

  6. Oooh pretty :) duochromes are an automatic win in my book

  7. Love the Insta-Dri's. This is a gorgeous duochrome purple. Thanks for swatching this.

  8. Elizabeth~it was even prettier than I imagined it would be. I know you'll love it!

    adorepink~I'm glad I picked mine up when I did, the slots for this one are all empty now!

    gildedangel~thank you! It has many personalities :)

    Angie~it certainly is! No disappointment from me on this one.

    Anonymous~it is really just stunning! I love it...Jumpin' Jade is a great shade also. They do dry fast and I've noticed a lot of them give really good coverage so you don't need too many coats. Always a plus!

    Jackie S.~I agree, you really couldn't ask for anything else from a drug store polish :)

    NailMe~the first time I saw it I paid full price because I was just happy to have finally found it! Then of course it went on sale the next week, so I picked up one more for a giveaway and now the slots are empty.

    Pinkginger~thank you, I am very impressed with it.

    SilhouetteScreams~you're right about that! I don't think I have a duo chrome that I don't like!

    Lucy~you're welcome. Did you get this one? I think you'd love it. I couldn't stop looking at it!