Friday, January 20, 2012

Sally Hansen Nail Prisms Lilac Aqua

Been a while since I posted a Sally Hansen Nail Prisms swatch, but that Lipstick Queen Monarch lipstick reminded me of them. This is one that I don't see mentioned as often as the others, and it may not be as dramatic of a duochrome as Turquoise Opal or Amber Ruby, it is special in its own way.

Sally Hansen Nail Prisms #39 Lilac Aqua. I can see lilac... but not really sure where the aqua in the name comes from. It's a shimmery mauve/rose pink base with multiple flashes of color. It shifts between purple with orange-coral, yellow-gold and green. What I like most about this color is the shimmer. If you look closely (click on that third picture to enlarge it), you'll see that it has those tiny, bright red-green shifting shimmer particles that are also in another one of my favorite polishes: Clarins 230. This picture was four coats.

So, Lilac Aqua... Maybe not my favorite Nail Prisms shade, but still has a special place in my duochrome sparkles-loving heart.

17 comments:

  1. Oooh, this is pretty. I agree, not as duochrome-y as other Nail Prisms but it's still a nice polish.

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  2. Lovely colour, reminds me a little of OPI's Ruble for your thoughts, a little less orange and a little more pink though. Awesome swatch as always.

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  3. Beautiful! I love the color-shift!

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  4. It's purely beautiful. I am so sorry I did not pick up a ton of these when they were being sold.

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  5. So pretty! I love the different colors in the light.

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  6. I don't think I've ever seen Nail Prisms for sale before. Are they discontinued? Is it a regional thing? Thanks.

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  7. I would love to have them all! Wish we had a Ross here in PR, for the most part people have found a couple of shades..

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  8. I LOVE this polish, and haven't been able to get my hands on it. Have you ever tried it on top of a dark violet or black? You get a beautiful poor man's unicorn pee. Pony pee.

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  9. Wow is this one ever gorgeous! I might need to see if I can hunt this down on ebay.

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  10. Looks pretty on you, but not the most stunning Nail Prisms colour. It's cool that you have this one in your collection, though. :)

    I have zero! Found one at this old warehouse, but back then I was foolish and put it back because I wasn't sure if it was real or not. but even if I go back, the bin was full of probably thousands of polishes, so it'll be next to impossible to find...haha!

    I like how you included lots of photos of this. :) It gives me a better feel for the colour. Pretty nails!

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  11. This is really pretty. I have a few Nail Prisms but not this one.

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  12. I had a bunch of these a long time ago when I was in high school, and I got rid of them because I stopped polishing my nails for several years. Waaaa! Such a bad decision.

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  13. Fabulous! I don't think I have this one. It's subtle and very pretty. Man, worst decision ever discontinuing these.

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  14. I have to find these, this one is so pretty.

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  15. I have to find these, this one is very pretty.

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