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Sunday, July 14, 2013

Salon Perfect Nail Polish Haul and Swatches




Hello there,

Few days ago, while I was at Wal-Mart, I saw a new display of Salon Perfect nail colors. I was particularly interested in the glitter ones because they looked different from the typical glitter polish you'd seen. They are much smaller glitters and they look almost like little beads. I wasn't sure if these were falling into the texture nail polish trend or not but I had to try and find out. One thing I can say for sure is that they are definitely not sparkly glitters. They look almost matte. All of them come with a clear base.




First, the odd ball of the pack is Flamingo Flair. I had to pick it up because it's a bright neon coral polish and I don't have any color like it. My camera had a hard time taking a good picture of it. It's much more neon and brighter in person. Definitely a loud and fun summer color. The formula is very pigmented, somewhat on the thicker side and applies pretty streaky. I needed to do at least 3 coats just to minimize the look of streaks. It dries down to an almost matte finish. I would recommend adding a top coat over it because it helps smooth out the application.






Flamingo Flair with a top coat




Zapped has a mix of small light green and small teal glitters. I took a picture of how it looks in one coat so you get an idea about what I'm dealing with. The glitters aren't spread out evenly. You can build up to an opaque coverage if you do 3 thick coats. However, it's every hard to keep the layers looking even cause the glitters just build up wherever they want. It ends up looking like a textured polish without really being a true textured polish. It looks better and smoother if you paint your nails first with another color as base and only do two coats of glitters.




Zapped, one coat

Zapped, 3 coats on its own
Zapped, 3 coats on its own


Revlon Sassy as base color and 2 coats of Zapped

Revlon Sassy as base color, 2 coats of Zapped, and a clear top coat




Jolt has a mix of yellow and orange small glitters in a clear base. Pretty much all of these glitter polishes have the same consistency. It looks gritty and uneven in 3 coats. They look best with a colored base.



Jolt, 3 coats on its own

Jolt, 3 coats on its own


Zoya Pippa as base color and 2 coats of Jolt


Zoya Pippa as base color, 2 coats of Jolt, and a clear top coat




Kaboom has a mix of teal green and light green small glitters in a clear base. I believe the colors are the same as Zapped, except that Kaboom has about the same amount of both colors. From here down, I didn't bother applying the glitters on their own since you already have an idea of how they look.




OPI Jade Is The New Black as base and 2 coats of Kaboom



OPI Jade Is The New Black as base color, 2 coats of Kaboom, and a clear top coat




Shocked as a mix of blue and pink glitters in a clear base. This is my least favorite out of the pack. Looks kinda boring to me.



A bright pink polish as base and 2 coats of Shocked



A bright pink as base, 2 coats of Shocked, and a clear top coat
Overall, I think these new glitters are interesting but I was rather underwhelmed once I tried them and wasn't really happy about how uneven they applied. I am thinking about returning them. I'm likely to keep Flamingo Flair.

Have you seen these? Would you try them after seeing this post?

Price: $3.99 or less (I'm not 100% sure if that is the correct pricing. I might be off a few cents but it's definitely less than $4.00)
Availability: Wal-Mart

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    1. I don't really like this color on me. Maybe I should try pairing it with another color.

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  2. I just LOVE these new glitters!!! They look amazing over a colored base with a clear shiny topcoat to even them out.

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    1. I do like them better with a top coat.

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  3. I went to Wal-Mart last week and didn't see these but I would definately pick one up. I really like the look of Jolt. I think most textured polishes apply uneven though?

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    1. So far the textured polish I tried applied evenly just like a regular polish but as they dry the texture start to come through.

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  4. I wouldn't buy these...I think they look good with a top coat, but I'm just not feeling them for myself. I do like the coral polish though, it's pretty.

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    1. I know what you mean. I got excited when I saw them and then after I tried them I was like mehhh it's ok.

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  5. Flamingo Flare is so pretty - if I see it, it will be mine! I had seen 2 of these colors (Kaboom and Shocked) and I knew I didn't have the patience for that business. But seeing them over a base coat, with a top coat - maybe I should try one! Great swatches - thank you!!!!

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    1. Flamingo Flare is a really nice neon coral. For the others, I think I like Jolt best.

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  6. Absolutely want to steal that peach shade from you! As well as the lash two shades!

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    1. That coral shade is insanely neon. My camera just can't capture how bright it is.

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