Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Sally Hansen Lustre Shines: Scarab and Lava

 
Hey everybody!  I don't know anybody who doesn't just plain love Sally Hansen Lustre Shines.  They have been around since 2012 but have apparently been a popular part of Sally Hansen's line.  And it's easy to see why...Lustre Shines are shimmeringly fantastic!  I picked up Lava when the line was first introduced.



Lava is a *very* shimmery, pink-to-bronze duochrome glass fleck.  And yes, I couldn't seem to capture the true amount of pink in this polish because the shimmer was blowing it all to smithereens.  It's there though, and in large quantities too.  These seriously must be the worst ever pics of Lava.  My camera was just not having any of it. Apparently, it's sick of taking pics of all these pinks. :)


I used 3 coats of Lava for the pics because Mr. You-Know-Who forced me to.  I love, love, LOVE the interesting color and overall look of Lava, but I always seem to have one problem with it:  it ends up looking almost grainy on me and wears off my tips within no time.  BUT, trouper that I am, I always find the fortitude to soldier on in the midst of imperfection and wear it anyway. :D

I had been threatening to get Scarab for a long time, and I finally picked it up one day whilst polish shopping with Mr. Sweets.  Nope, he didn't choose it for me.  It's not red, silly! :P


No, it's not red...but a teal most FABULOUSSSSHHHHH!  And don't even get me started on that shimmer.  Oh, okay.  The shimmer is blinding!!  This mess is super reflective too, *almost* mirror-like.  I know that's hard to imagine.  Remember my post about OPI Into the Night being so shimmery it stung your eyes in the sunlight?  Scarab is the same way.


I used 3 coats of Scarab for full coverage.  It doesn't have the grainy look that Lava has at all.  Scarab is an absolutely beautiful metallic, but there's one problem with it:  I sent in a search party to find the duochrome, and they haven't returned yet.  Oh well.  I would be bummed if I was one of the duochrome girls.  But as fortune would have it, I happen to be a shimmer girl!  YAY!!  So it doesn't bug me that there is no duochrome (okay, maybe a tiny bit of gold going on) because Scarab is too pretty to hold a non-duochrome grudge against it. 

Do you own any Lustre Shines?  My advice is to not buy Scarab for the color shift, but for the color period.  And my other advice is to just ignore my extremely non-pink photos of Lava and buy it. :)

Thanks for stopping by, and have a lovely day. <3


12 comments:

  1. There pretty. I haven't tried any of them but they look nice.

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    1. I only have these two, but I really think they are nice. Scarab wears much better on me too. :)

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    1. I think so too! Especially when Lava is looking pink and not bronze like my stoopid photos, LOL! :P

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  3. Lava is easily one of my favorite polishes ever. What can I say, I have friends with good taste :)

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  4. Lava is one of my all-time favorite polishes! The color shift in there is just AMAZING!! Seeing it on you just reminds me of how long it's been since I last wore it. I must remedy that immediately. :)

    ~ Yun

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    1. Yes, you must! :) Though I'm surprised you remembered the color shift whilst looking at these pics, LOLOL...

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  5. Oh my God - you dipped your fingers in a volcano of fiery shimmer first and then went to an enchanted forest to get your hands into the fairie well!!! Both look drop dead gorgeous on you and you know me - I am a big Sally Hansen fan in general ;-)!!! But that Lava, oh my, breathtaking on you. But I di know, that it will not look half as nice on me - my skintone is too dark and it makes the polish loose a lot if its fire.... Oh well, I admire it on you!!! <3

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    1. And they all lived happily ever after!!! No, wait! I thought you were telling us all a fairy tale! :P And I think Lava would look fantastic on you. Remember, it's pink and not the bronze it merely appears to be in these pics! :D

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  6. You picked up Lava <3<3<3 You know how I feel about this one and it's so gorgeous against your complexion! And Scarab... Shimmery teals are indeed hard to resist and if there's even a hint of duochrome, all's the better, lol. I really like Christine's descriptions, too-- it would seem these beauties are yin & yang.

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    1. Yikes...how can you tell what it looks like on me when the color is so obviously off??!! Ugh!! I do love it though and feel embarrassed that I couldn't represent it properly. :(

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