Sally Hansen has added an entire glitter collection to their permanent lineup. It's called the Gem Crush collection and it consists of eight full-coverage glitters. Each glitter is a mixture of two different shapes, sizes and colors of glitter, very similar to the China Glaze Eye Candy 3D glitters. The colors are:
Sally Hansen Be-Jeweled. Small light purple glitter and larger (but still small) faded rose pink glitter in a clear base. I think there's also a tiny, tiny sprinkling of hologram glitter in here, too, but I only see it in certain lights, and only a particle or two here and there.
Sally Hansen Big Money. A small, slightly green toned gold glitter with larger, round light purple glitter in a clear base.
Big money, no Whammies!
Sally Hansen Blingtastic. Larger sized aqua blue glitter with large silver hexagon glitter in a clear base. This one is the oddball in the collection. The base glitter is a different shape and size and the application is nowhere near as nice as the others.
Sally Hansen Cha-Ching! Small, bright red glitter and larger round silver glitter in a clear base.
Sally Hansen Glitz Gal. Small dark grey and silver glitter and larger round hologram glitter in a clear base. I probably own four or five polishes just like it, but I still get googly-eyed over this color combination every time I see it. Dark grey and holo are just so good together.
Sally Hansen Lady Luck. A small dark fuchsia glitter and a larger round hologram glitter in a clear base. Gorgeous.
Sally Hansen Razzle Dazzler. A light rosy pink glitter with larger round silver glitter in a clear base.
Sally Hansen Showgirl Chic. Small silver glitter and larger round blue glitter in a clear base.
The formula on most of these was good. Thin, fairly smooth, not difficult to apply. The only one that gave me trouble was Blingtastic because it was sheerer, more gooey and had less coverage than the rest of the colors. They need a minute or two to set in between coats to prevent clumping, but other than that, no problems. I did three coats of each plus one coat of topcoat for these pictures and coverage was perfect at three. Dry time is good. They're very gritty and they devour topcoat, so I'd recommend a coat of Gelous (or plain clear polish) before your quick dry topcoat, and then another coat of Gelous the next day to restore the shine.
These look way better on the nail than they do in the bottle. They actually look a little dull in the bottle, but not so on the nails. Very shiny and sparkly. I like all but Blingtastic. Some of these are dupes of the China Glaze Eye Candy glitters, but if you don't already have those, these are definitely worth a look. They're actually more expensive at $6-$8 per bottle retail than ordering the China Glaze Eye Candy polishes online ($3.50-$4), but, being drugstore polishes, they will go on sale every now and then (they're currently buy one, get one 50% off at Ulta), so it evens out eventually.
The Sally Hansen Gem Crush Glitter Polish collection is available at drugstores now. As far as I'm aware, they are not limited edition.
(This was sent for review.)