Throwback Thursday! Sally Hansen “Gunmetal”


IMG_5703Welcome to my very first edition of Throwback Thursday!  I wanted to start an ongoing series on my blog where I can feature some of my older polishes.  I was inspired by the hashtag on Instagram called #throwbackthursday or #tbt.  The idea is that people upload old pictures of themselves every Thursday, whether it be pictures from their childhood or pictures from just a couple years ago.  I wanted to start to feature some of my older polishes because I have so many old polishes that I’ve never shown!  I realized that when I was doing my ROY G BIV series and tried to find swatches of some of my all time favorites.  I’ve only been blogging for a little over a year (technically longer, but who’s counting?), but I’ve been a nail polish addict for much longer.  So welcome to my first post! And my first one was a polish that I used to swear by!

IMG_5704Sally Hansen “Gunmetal” is a dark charcoal metallic grey.  While the name isn’t that original, I can’t think of a better name for this polish because it really is a true gunmetal.  I lived in this polish for an entire winter! I loved it so much that I finished the entire bottle! This happens to be my second bottle and is actually my first time trying out this polish again in about 2 or 3 years.

I guess this is a good part about trying out new polishes again for this series because I remembered loving this one.  Now, not so much! I do love the color but the formula was awful.  Just look how streaky this polish is, and this is 2 coats! I love the dark grey with a slight blue tone to it, but I wish it wasn’t a streaky mess.  Also, this polish is super thick! The dry time is also pretty slow.  I guess it was a shock after trying an old favorite that I don’t love it as much as I did.

What do you guys think? Do you want me to continue this series? Do you guys have any old favorites?

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11 thoughts on “Throwback Thursday! Sally Hansen “Gunmetal”

  1. Nail polish brands come out with new collections all the time and it’s nice for us to stay current… but really, there are only so many colors in the rainbow… so there’s no reason why an oldie won’t be just as cool as a new polish!
    I vote YES for throwback thursday.

  2. Yes, please! Do continue this series! It’s fun. I think you will find other polishes that used to be favourite of yours and now not any more…. Ciao

    • very true! thats what happened with this polish! i have since tried a few more and have fallen back in love with some and wondered why i even liked others in the past. thanks for the vote of confidence girl!

  3. Please do continue with this series! It’s interesting to compare our older favorites to our new favorites and see how things have changed… formula, consistency, etc. Kat

  4. What is trowback thursday about anyway? i see that everywear for some reason popping up lol.
    It’s a pretty polish 🙂

    • throwback thursday is when people on instagram show pictures of them a long time ago, and the throwback thursday part is just alliteration. i think the idea is to show old pictures that were pre-instagram, and the words start with the same sound. i wanted to try it here too!

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