Swatches, Comparison: Sally Hansen Creamy Olive
Happy Sunday! Hope everyone is keeping cool and surviving this bloody heat wave. For the last couple weeks I've been preoccupied beta testing a new "compare" feature in the Photo Gallery that I'm excited to share - but more on that later, for now let's move on to a new color from Sally Hansen's Nailgrowth Miracle line called, Creamy Olive.
Eight new shades are included in the Nailgrowth Miracle Summer Display: Lush Lavender -Lavender Purple, Polished Pearl - Nude/Beige Shimmer, Creamy Olive - Green Khaki, Perfect Peach - Orange/Peach Shimmer, Desert Clay - Dusty Pink, Radiant Red - Cranberry Red, Plum Parfait - Deep Purple Plum and Chocolate Creme - Dark Brown.
Creamy Olive is a murky, light sage green creme. It has a greyed-out neutral feel to it depending on the lighting you're in. Sometimes it's green, other times it's a khaki/nude. It's a great neutral for cool or warm skin tones if you're into funky colors.
Formula, Application, Brush. First, let's talk about the brush shape. Let it be known, I am not a fan of the wide, tapered brush that most brands are converting to nowadays. It's similar to the Complete Salon Manicure style. And since my nail beds are small, I find myself using more of the inward tip of the brush when applying. It's great for larger nail beds, just not for me. Besides the brush factor, formula was slightly thin with nice coverage in two coats.
Are you ready for comparisons?
We've got dupes and lots of them! Between Creamy Olive, Stranger Tides and Seaweed, it was next to impossible to distinguish the difference, so I'd say they're exact. Da Bush does look greener in my swatch, but that may be from an addition coat due to the finicky formula. Still, I think it might be just a hair more green if anything at all.
Creamy Olive is now available at stores where Sally Hansen is available and retails for $5.49/ea for .45/oz. What do you think of Creamy Olive? Is this your kind of color? Have you tried any colors from the Nailgrowth Miracle line?
Posted by Steph at 09:41:pm
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Mary said on Jul 25th, 2011 7:58 pm
OPI Stranger Tides is one of my favourite kinds of murky greens, so I'm loving all these dupes you've discovered! It give more people a chance to rock this colour. :)
Sandy said on Jul 26th, 2011 11:14 am
Hi Steph, I just purchased this and cannot wait to try it. So funny that you posted all tese comparisons, because I have them all except Sinful Seaweed - that display hasn't hit the Houston, TX area yet or at least I can't find it. I almost purchased Desert Clay but put it back - is it too "old lady" - LOL I can't wait to try this - umm - may do this tonight after work - I enjoy your blog so much - great swatches and reviews! Stay cool! This heat is killing everyone across the nation - ugh.
Katie said on Jul 26th, 2011 5:02 pm
Love this shade! I saw Polished Pearl in your gallery and love that too! Thanks for the comparison picture. I already have Sinful Seaweed but haven't tried it yet. I almost bought this so thanks for saving me some cash! :) I've been trying out the compare feature a little and really appreciate it! It's so easy to compare nail polishes with it and very helpful!
Elizabeth said on Jul 26th, 2011 6:36 pm
I LOVE comparison posts, and I was wondering about these so THANK YOU for the comparison. I do thing Essie's Da Bush is just a little different from the other 3, but then it could just be camera angle, so I'll take your word for it. Thanks again!
CiCi said on Aug 25th, 2011 9:00 am
Thanks for your continually awesome comparisons girlfriend! I actually bought Creamy Olive but returned it because I thought it looked really chalky. Ha, funny cause I loove Stranger Tides! It just goes to show me how different bottle shapes really affect the way a polish looks, and the way I think a polish may or may not look on the nail. I personally feel that the MiracleGrow polishes are rather steeply priced though.