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Tuesday, October 5th, 2010

Sally Hansen Concrete and Mystic Lilac

Sally Hansen Concrete Nail Polish

Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Fall 2010

Hope everyone had a wonderful weekend! After recovering from a major technical goof on the site (sorry guys!), I have a lot of catching up to do this week! Today I'm sharing two shades from the Xtreme Wear Fall line from Sally Hansen.

I passed up Concrete (above) a few times before it actually grabbed my attention. At the store, it looked like your typical neutral pink somewhat resembling Essie Demure Vixen. But on the nail, it's much more purple compared side by side.

Concrete is a greige combination of lavender, gray, and taupe in a creme finish. The application was nearly perfect in two coats.  

Sally Hansen Mystic Lilac Nail Polish

Sally Hansen Fall 2010 Nail colorsa 

So, you've heard how fabulous Mystic Lilac is, right? The fact that it takes four coats for complete coverage is a little disappointing, but don't let that hold you back. It's a lilac putty with a dose of green shimmer. The good news is, it goes hand and hand with Concrete!

Concrete and Mystic Lilac Nail Polish 

Since Concrete and Mystic Lilac are relatively close in color, they make a great team for layering.  

Pink Purple Nail Polish Comparisons

As you can see, Demure Vixen is not as close as I originally thought. Even with the slight mauve undertones of Concrete, it falls on the purple scale closer to Estee Lauder's Surreal Violet.

The Xtreme Wear polishes are now available for a limited time only. The retail cost is $2.99/ea. Click here to check out more colors from the collection.

Did you pick up any Xtreme Wear colors from the Fall Collection? Have a great morning!

(2) Comments

Sandy said on Oct 5th, 2010 4:32 pm
I picked up almost the entire collection - onk, onk! Like you I passed on Concrete a couple of times until I thought of layering Mystic Lilac (because it was so sheer) over it. I think this is a great collection and so reasonably priced!
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Kristen said on Oct 19th, 2010 6:11 pm
Where do you find all of these brands?! I just went through your gallery (and of course recent posts) and I have the HARDEST time finding drugstore/big box brand polishes (e.g., ANYTHING new from Sally Hansen, Hard Candy, etc.) I'm seriously incredibly jealous! Your swatches are so pretty that I really want them hehe :)
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