Monday, January 30, 2012

Sally Hansen Violet Voltage

Short post for today.  Not because I'm in a rush, but because I don't have a lot to say about today's swatch.


I realized that I started getting a bit purple heavy in my recent hauling.  Nevertheless, I couldn't control myself from picking up this latest edition to the Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear line for Spring 2012.


Violet Voltage is a medium purple creme with a very slight gold shimmer throughout.  In real life it's difficult to make out and even in flash photos you can only slightly see the golden undertones.


This is 3 rather thick coats.



While I like this color in photos, when I was wearing it, I was less than enthused.  Maybe because it applied really poorly (very thick but still left bald spots after 3 coats) or maybe because I expected a bit more bang in this purple (where is that gold??), I just felt really let down by this color.  Since I love my Sally Hansens, I'll definitely give Violet Voltage another go, but for now, I think we need our distance as I try to get over our previous differences.

What was the last polish that you ladies felt disappointed by?


19 comments :

  1. It looks very pretty in the pictures! My latest disappointment was Orly Wild Wisteria.  I so wanted it to not look black, but it did. Not in the bottle of course though!

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  2. interesting. in the pics it reminds me of PP Wisteria or Illamasqua Jo'Mina!

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  3. I think it looks great on you!

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  4. Ugh, that's the worst when a purple looks black. That always frustrates me :S

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  5. ooh, I do love Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear. It's a gorgeous color.. sorry about the issues! =/ I think I'll pick it up soon anyway and see what happens. /purpleobsession

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  6. I'll have to check those out! Maybe they have more golden shimmer..?

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  7. I hope it looks better on you! I think I just hoped for too much out of this little bottle :(

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  8. actually neither have shimmer! the bright intensity of the purple is what my brain was reacting to.

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  9. Ah gotcha. Thanks for letting me know!

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  10. It looks great in the pics,but I do get frustrated when I have to put multiple coats on to show color payoff!  Great blog,now following
    www.amy-beths.com

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  11. Haha wat a shame! I agree looks beautiful in the pictures though. 
    x

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  12. At least it makes for good blog eye candy!

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  13. Very pretty! Too bad you had a bad experience with application, I haven't seen these out yet, but seems like you could use it for layering, you could totally rock this with Shine of the Times! It would look awesome, consider that a request please!!

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  14. Haha, your wish is my command. Setting aside the polishes now :)

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  15. This is a really pretty color!  Too bad about the formula.  Hopefully it's better after the distance, lol.  I felt that way about a Mark by Avon polish I had on yesterday.  I couldn't wait to get home and take it off.  There will be a permanent distance between us.

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  16. This is exactly the color I lack in my collection & I need in my collection :)

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  17. It's out in Walgreens in NY. I hope you find it by you!

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