Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Twinsie Tuesday: Sally Hansen Fedora

Twinsie Tuesday, ladies.  


First off, I am not proud of these swatches.  My cuticles have been photo-bombing everything lately and it's really really getting to me.  That said, here is a swatch of today's challenge, a nude polish.


Fedora, from the Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure designer collaboration with Tracy Reese Fall 2010 was one of the worst lemmings I have ever had.  I looked for this polish for months: in stores, online, EVERYWHERE.  When they called this collection limited edition, they weren't kidding.


Finally, I found a lot of CSM polishes from this Tracy Reese collection on eBay and bought them all instantly simply because of Fedora.


What a waste of money and energy.


While Fedora is a nice, taupey nude with very light silver shimmer, it just isn't as exciting as it looked in all those saliva-inducing posts I had seen before I bought this.  In three coats, it just looks blah on me, although the application was quite nice (love me the paddle brush!).




The macro shot showcases the shimmer, but unfortunately you can't really make that out unless your nose it to your finger.  The color is just okay, although the redness of my cuticles may have had an impact on how the polish translated.  Either way, here's my nude selection.  Insert major disappointing sigh here.


For more nudes, check out my Twinsies!


Amanda at Amandalandish
Ashley at Art Evolve
Chelsea at Nailed Blog
Katherine at Haul of Fame
Marisa at Polish Obsession
Meredith at Polish and Charms
Rachel at Top Coat It
Sarah at See Sarah Swatch


26 comments :

  1. I actually like this on you.  The shimmer adds something special.  Sorry you were disappointed :(.

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  2. I felt the same way about this color, but my roommate LOVES it. i gave it to her, since i just couldn't see myself wearing this. i like the shimmer as well, but wish it were more pronounced!

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  3. I really like the colour. Is it bad that I loved the fact you described your cuticles as "photo-bombing"? :D Either way; your cuticles don't look that bad :]

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  4. i think the polish flatters you hunny :)

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  5. It sort of reminds me of Fast Track but a little darker, however this is beautiful on you!

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  6. Thanks!  But yeah, not my favorite.

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  7. I'd love to be able to gif this but because of all the effort, I'd feel awful to part with it.  I guess if I found someone who absolutely LOVED it the way your roommate did, I'd be okay with that.

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  8. Ha, thanks.  I tend to make up terminology and my cuticles have been seriously horrible to me lately.  But thank you for thinking they're not as bad as I know they are ;)

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  9. Hmm...I see that.  I think Fast Track's shimmer is gold though...?

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  10. I can see what you mean about being disappointed by it.  It really doesn't look bad on you though!

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  11. Agree with you - leaves me a little underwhelmed. But ya know - we all need a few of these to put on when we are over-saturated by color color color!

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  12. I've only tried one polish in this collection, Yellow Kitty, and I didn't like it either. 

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  13. I think this color looks very flattering on you but could see how it might be a little underwhelming, especially after you searched for it for so long! Such a bummer. :(

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  14. Very true!  I have to say though, my favorite nude is Color Club Nomadic in Nude because it contrasts enough against my skin to have "color" but is colorless enough to be a palette cleanser.

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  15. I'm not a fan of yellows, so I can understand.  However, the Sally Hansen CSM line is one of my favorites, so I hope you haven't written the whole line off!

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  16. Major bummer.  But thanks!  Maybe if I layered it over something...?  

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  17. The shimmer is fabulous!  I have a hard time with nudes too, but I do think this is a fun one!

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  18. I could never find this polish either! I read so many rave reviews I felt I really missed out. I see what you are saying about the shimmer. It does look nice on you though. Maybe you can use it for a pedi?  :)

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  19. You didn't miss out :/

    And not sure about nude on my toes...I'm so pale, there's always that fear of rigor mortis.

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