Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Sally Hansen Green Tea

I found it! 


Finally, a mint green that doesn't look like an elf threw up on my hands.  I don't know where that imagery came from, so I'm just going to chalk it up to the fact that I'm overcome with excitement.


My favorite designer collaborator, Prabal Gurung, once again teamed up with Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure and completely blew my mind with his Fall 2011 LE collection.  I bought a number of those polishes when they were released a few months ago but I wasn't entirely sold on Green Tea.  Revlon Minted was an epic fail but I figured if I was going to attempt pastel green one more time, Prabal Gurung's take was my last chance.


I'm super happy I scooped this up.  Green Tea is not the quintessential mint green that Essie made popular with Mint Candy Apple Winter 2010.  Instead of the typical white chalky base used in pastels, Green Tea has a grey base that I believe flatters my skin (and taste) much more.  


This is three coats of a perfect formula with my favorite pro-wide brush.  This didn't need three coats (not an issue of bald spots as with other pastels), but I had smudged a nail in the process and like to keep things uniform.



I think that Green Tea is very ladylike and a softer way to rock mint.  While these pictures appear to give me slight lobster hands, I can assure you that they didn't look so red in real life. 


What do you ladies think?  Another sickly, crustacean-making mint or a definite keeper?




23 comments :

  1. I like this color, too! I have been looking for a mint green kind of color, too, and this is just a perfect shade.

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  2. Very lovely on you, I am so glad your search is over! KEEPER!

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  3. Very pretty and not your Typical mint green

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  4. Definitely a keeper!!!  I love this color!!  It's good to hear that it has a great formula.  I may have to pick this one up ;0).

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  5. Gorgeous polish!!  I'm glad that it works with your skin tone! :D

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  6. I agree, I've never seen any mint quite like this.

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  7. That's what makes it so perfect.  I couldn't really get on the mint bandwagon so this is a great middle ground :)

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  8. If you see it, pick it up quick!  Unfortunately, this is a LE collection but I'm sure you can find it on eBay for a reasonable price.

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  9. Yeah, I'll definitely keep an eye out.

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  10. LOVE!! I desperately need to buy this. I love mint greens but this one just sticks out from all the others. It's AMAZING! :)

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  11. Oh wow!  This IS stunning.  I think it looks perfect on you!

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  12. This is a definite keeper! I love it! It's such a nice mint green, it's a shame this is a LE polish. Look at you and all of these greens lately lol.

    P.S. I haven't been able to comment on your posts in a few days, but I've been reading them! When I try to comment from my phone it somehow directs me to the Amazon ads featured above the comment section. I hate technology! haha

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  13. I was originally afraid I already had a dupe for this so I passed on it, but now I'm regretting that bigtime! Like you said, it seems to have a touch of grey compared to traditional mint greens. I'm going to hunt this one down now!

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  14. luv it, nice description for the other mint polishes though, lol. =)

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  15. Check eBay for the best prices.  That's where I was able to get a Prabal Gurung CSM from last spring that sold out on the cheap.

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  16. I'm actually going to disable the Amazon ads within the post.  I was actually having the same issue when I tried to go to older posts within my blog.  I don't know what it's not functional on phones :S

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