Thursday, July 28, 2011

Sally Hansen Hard As Nails Xtreme Wear Pumpkin Spice

My first Halloween polish of the year! I'm so excited!


Sally Hansen Hard As Nails Xtreme Wear in Pumpkin Spice. This is the polish all by itself, four coats. It is very sheer, good for layering, but looks just fine by itself. It's a shiny pumpkin orange glitter suspended in a murky green-grey base. It's sort of similar to China Glaze Ick-A-Body:

But not a dupe. China Glaze Ick-A-Body has a greener base and a lot more glitter.


Here it is layered (two coats) over my existing Finger Paints Cordur-Orange mani. Looks great over orange.



This is one coat of Pumpkin Spice over Sinful Medusa. Medusa is a rich brown shimmer and it really brings out the orange-ness of the glitter.



Then I had to try it over OPI Black Tie Optional (thanks for the layering suggestion, Anne-Marie!), which is a dark purple/grey duochrome color and it looks really nice with little glints of purple shining through.


Sure, it's a little sheer, but it doesn't bother me. It's called PUMPKIN SPICE!! And I have this thing about pumpkins.

Speaking of pumpkins, you'll never guess what I have. Okay, well, I suppose I gave it away by saying "speaking of pumpkins," but... I still have a pumpkin from last Halloween! I know, I can't believe it lasted this long. It was the Halloween pumpkin... Then it was the Christmas pumpkin... The Valentine's pumpkin... The St. Patrick's pumpkin, the Easter pumpkin and even the 4th of July pumpkin... And just this morning I noticed it starting to get its first soft spot... Doesn't look like it'll make it to another Halloween, but wow... I bought that thing in mid-October 2010 and here we are, end of July 2011...

47 comments:

  1. Is this a new color or did it come out last year(or another time)? I love it!

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  2. Jacki, it just came out! Bought mine at Walgreen's last night :D

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  3. love the bit about the pumpkin :) it's the little pumpkin that could!!

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  4. Reminds me a lot of Fortune Teller. Love!

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  5. I like that over Finger Paints. Nice fall shade.

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  6. I'd heard it was close to Ick-A-Body but I don't care, I NEED it. And wow, I didn't know pumpkins could last that long!

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  7. Wow, that looks so GOOD layered. I'll have to see if I can find it!

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  8. I need this! And I love that you still have that pumpkin! We keep ours for ages too, and people think we're weird.

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  9. I just took pics of this on my nails, Im using it today over Sinfulcolors Black on Black.

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  10. LOL, last year's pumpkin is cracking me up

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  11. wahhh every time I read your blog, my nail polish wish list gets longer and longer! Really need to go track this down, the color is so beautiful. LOLL that's one hardy pumpkin.

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  12. oh my, wow! I cannot believe you still have a pumpkin from last year! Mine always gets soggy by the end of November. LOL! I don't know if I'll get this polish since I have the CG one...we'll see though.. I always say that and then end up buying

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  13. I MUST HAVE!!! I love orange and black together, reppin my team!!!

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  14. I'm LOVING this polish, and Hallowe'en is one of my favourite holidays of the year! And "Pumpkin Spice" is the perfect name for this polish.

    OMG - how the heck did you get your pumpkin to last that long? I got one last year and it only lasted a couple of weeks before it got soft!
    - Mary

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  15. The first Halloween polish is always so exciting! :)

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  16. This shade is amazing and I'm not really an orange polish kind of gal. Really really pretty :)

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  17. I love the Xtreme Wear polishes, and this one is so pretty!
    I can't believe that pumpkin lasted that long!

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  18. I love Halloween. I was born that day and ever since its been my favorite holiday. Its the only one I dont mind if it comes early and lasts all month long.
    Also that is an amazing pumpkin. Your house must be the perfect temperature and humidity.

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  19. I love this! I'd only tried two coats on one nail - it's not bad after 4 coats - I think I'll break it out over the weekend :) Great pictures.

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  20. Fun shade...I will have to look for it - though rare I ever see any of the SH that show up on blogs...they are so picked over living in a rural area - the kids get to them first it seems. I think they walk over to the drug store ever day from school just to see what's new and hang out.

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  21. I really like this! Gets me in the mood for fall :D

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  22. I love this!! I went to 2 CVS stores and 2 Walgreens tonight hoping I'd get lucky. Nothing yet but I'm not giving up. ;)

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  23. Gorgeous! The first thing to get me excited about the end of summer.

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  24. Hard to believe that there's already Halloween polishes coming out. I think this would make a great Thanksgiving look too,especially over Fingerpaints Cordur-orange!

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  25. Pumpkin Spice is gorgeous!! I definitely have to be on the lookout for this... not a color I would usually wear... but it's sooo pretty lol :)

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  26. Dang! I love this color but it's not sold at any drugstores I've checked out or on the sally hansen website! =/

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  27. OK, the pumpkin that won't die is just insane. It's like some kind of vampire pumpkin. Are you sure it isn't sucking the life force out of your other produce?

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  28. look awesome and i want this!

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  29. i feel like i need to go out and trying to find that polish! LOVE IT!

    wow! that's a long time!!

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  30. This is so gorgeous! Eee I am so excited that the Halloween polishes are coming!

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  31. We have a poinsettia plant that we've kept since December and it's still alive! No flowers, just leaves, we're hoping it will bloom again in the winter.

    I love Halloween and thinking about October polishes gets me all excited too. Great post.

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  32. Just grabbed the last one from my Walgreens! While I was there I also picked up Essie Little Brown Dress while I was there so I can layer it. Love it!

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  33. Hmmm... I may have to rethink this one. I saw it at Walgreen's but I have 2 of CG's Fortune Teller from a couple of Halloweens ago, so I passed. Looks amazing layered!

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  34. I love it best over medusa - looks so warm and autumny!

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  35. I wanted to get this but I've got Ick-a-body and ChG Spellbound and ChG Fortune Teller. I had to draw the line.
    Sigh. Now, of course, I want it!
    You are the best and the worst! Best lemming inducer and worst for my wallet!
    :D

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  36. I looked everywhere for this nail polish today. I'm so sad I couldn't find it :( I love Halloween and I'm so ready for it to be October! I need this polish!! And AWESOME pumpkin! It's amazing it lasted this long!

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  37. LOVE it over Black Tie Optional!

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  38. I'm so happy I've got this one! Love all the different layering options. I can't believe that your pumpkin is still here!

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  39. lol, how in the world did that pumpkin survive! freaking post apocalypse pumpkin!

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  40. I NEED this polish! I met my husband on Halloween, and my daughters school colors are Orange and black. Perfect color for our house!

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  41. I am so excited about the Halloween polishes. I did not get a single one last year, and Halloween is my favorite!

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  42. I would LOVE to see this layered over RBL Piu Mosso. I think they'd be an interesting layer combo! You've got me planning my october mani's already!

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  43. How did I miss this post? I was waiting to see what you tried it over!! Looks so gorgeous on your nails! Cannot wait for cooler weather & more fall/Halloweeny stuff!:)
    Xoxo Ann-Marie (bamaannie)

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