February 10, 2011

Review: Sally Hansen Hard as Nails Xtreme Wear - Navy Blue

I'm going to re-take all the pictures for my best/ favorite products of 2010 (white background looks cleaner) later tonight. So here's a nail polish review, please note that this is a recycled review, I first reviewed this product on my Luuux account, but I've re-reviewed it, no opinions have changed but the words are phrased differently~ 

base coat, 3 layers of nail polish, top coat

products used
 one of my favorite nail designs using this nail polish, it's super simple and SUPER SPARKLY =D
 (sponging technique with glitter nail polish, no tutorial sorry)

How I applied this nail polish:
1) 1 coat of Revlon Base and Top Coat
2) very sheer coat of navy blue nail polish
3) a thick coat of navy blue nail polish
4) final medium coat of navy blue nail polish evening out the polish for an overall even coat
5) top coat

Product: Sally Hansen - Hard as Nails Xtreme Wear - Navy Blue

Finish: shiny shimmer

Color: 5/5
I love the color, it's a dark navy blue that looks like a shiny navy indoors and a sparkly navy blue with a hint of silver purple outdoors or with flash photography.

Brush: 4/5
The brush is no good for sheer coats, it becomes really streaky but works great for thicker coats.

Opacity: 4/5
This polish is quite opaque, but if you stick you hand up to bright lighting it's slightly translucent 
(light entering from the back of your nail) 

Price: 5/5
I can't remember the exact pricing of this polish but it's really cheap, around $1.99 - $2.99 for 11.8 ml
(that was the price when I bought it... but the current Shopper Drug Mart price is around $3.99-$4.99 I believe)

Overall: 4/5
I love this polish, it's definitely a pretty && versatile color that would work for all skin tones and the price is decent! I love that it's dark && can be mistaken for black in certain lightings =D If I ever run out of this color I would most likely re-purchase~

The END!!!

p.s there's a "purpose" to the next couple nail polish reviews~


  1. I love what you've done with the gradient ^_^ the navy polish is pretty alone too~

  2. hi steph!!
    your nails are so sparkly and pretty here! i love it!

    my husband brings them home from his work place.. but you can order them in packet form here

  3. @ elle
    one of my favorite things about this polish~ it's versatility

    thank you =D
    ohhhhh thanks for the heads up~

  4. ahh lovely mani, looks like a starry night sky.

  5. ohhh this is such a pretty nail look =)

  6. OMG, I absolutely love your nails! So sparkly and SO pretty! :)

  7. the navy blue is a lovely sophisticated colour and i love the sparkly tips you added for it!

  8. @ che, charlene-ann, Rainy Days and Lattes && Nic Nic
    thank you for your kind comments =D
    loveeeeee sparkly tips lol~