Sally Hansen “Lava”


IMG_5693This post is long overdue! Back in October or November, one of my friends on YouTube, Yukia aka WarmVanillaSugar0823, showed this polish a video.  I immediately starting lusting after it!  And then when I heard that if you layered it over black it is similar to MAC “Bad Fairy”, I had to have it.  Of course after that I couldn’t find it anywhere.  She very kindly found a bottle and sent it to me.  I immediately put it on and have had this post in my unblogged folder on my computer for almost 4 months now! I’m sorry this post is sooo late! On the bright side, you can find the Sally Hansen Lustre Shine line almost everywhere now! I think this polish is almost the epitome of a fall polish because its duochrome shifts to every color of the changing fall leaves, I also think its really appropriate for the changing season into spring and summer.

IMG_5701Sally Hansen “Lava” is a duochrome that is ultra ultra shimmery! It shifts from an orangey red, to orange, fuchsia, and gold.  It seriously is like a fire on your nails, or changing leaves.  Which makes me think this might be a staple polish in the fall and summer.

When you apply it it applies like a microflakie that just compounds on top of itself.  The finish is very similar to OPI “Golden Eye” where it comes out as an almost-flake but creates a really gorgeous and dimensional finish.  But also like Golden Eye, this baby is sheer.  This was 3 coats to get it completely opaque.  Also, the dry time takes a long time just like Golden Eye.  And also like Golden Eye, this gets EVERYWHERE when you remove it.  I had gold and orange glitter all over my skin for a few days.  But since its such a pretty and unique color, I will have to put up with it!

And I had to take pictures of the full shift so you guys can see how cool this polish is!

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What do you guys think? Do you have any of the Lustre Shines? What are your favorite duochromes?

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12 thoughts on “Sally Hansen “Lava”

  1. Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous!! I couldn’t find it any where! I looked online and was able to find it at Walmart.com and walgreens.com but I did NOT want to pay $5 for shipping, especially from walmart considering I had bought nail polish (both more expensive and less expensive brands) in the past and only had to pay $0.97 for shipping for them! I didn’t want to pay that much! SOOO (lol) later I spotted it on drugstore.com and I just sucked it up and bought it. I did see it recently at a Target but I didn’t have the money to get an extra one! I had a question-have you tried to layer this polish over black? I haven’t worn it yet but I did swatches of it by itself and over black (I think it looks a little bit better over black. I think it looks a little more saturated but maybe it’s me) and I think it only took two coats. Well, I guess either way you look at it it is still three coats of polish! lol 🙂

    • i layered one nail over black and it looked really good! the duochrome was a lot stronger over black. but at the time i was in one of those moods for a different color, so i just was testing it. i will definitely have to do a full manicure over black. now i will definitely have to try it! thanks for the suggestion!

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