Thursday, January 26, 2012

Sally Hansen "Big Money" Gem Crush

I was searching for special effects polish since I have heard so many good things about it so I was on the hunt! After I checked a few stores, no one had it so I gave up:-( While at CVS, I did run across Sally Hansen's new nail polish called Gem Crush. It wasn't the special effects I was searching for, but it was something new so why not? I absolutely love all of my silver glitter polishes, but I do not have any in gold so I wanted to try my hand (literally) at the gold. LOL. I picked up"Big Money" which is a glitter gold with specks of peach or Rosegold colored glitter.
Big Money
I was unsure what kind of coverage the polish would give since it was a glitter polish so I wanted to use a colored base polish, just in case the polish was too sheer. 
I was going to grab Deborah Lippmann Nefertiti Nail Lacquer, but I thought the metallic from that polish would overshadow Big Money so I grabbed Bourbon St. by Funky Fingers. I never used this polish in this color before, but I guess it'll work. 
Bourbon St.
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Below: I used Bourbon St. as a base coat on my pointer and middle fingers, with Big Money on my other fingers.
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They all look the same to me. If you look very closely to at my pointer finger, you can tell that it is a little darker than the others because I used 2 coats of Bourbon St on that nail only. Otherwise, you can barely notice a difference. 

Yay's (Pros) about the product:
  • I am glad I had the chance to see how gold glitter polish would look on me.
  • If you love Gold, then you would love this nail polish.
  • Two Coats is all you need so the coverage is really great!
  • Very sparkly and shiny.
Nay's (Cons) about the product:
  • Too expensive (cost over $7 at CVS). I can usually get polish for much cheaper from Sally's Beauty or shopping online.
  • Hard to get off like all my other glitter polishes. You definitely need pure acetone to remove this because it is going to be a struggle.
  • The Rosegold/Peach colored glitter specks appear to be black when your hands are not moving. Not sure if I really like that too much. 
  • The color does not go well with my complexion. I will stick with my silver glitter instead of gold. 
Would I buy again? I probably would, but only if the product is on sale and I am able to get it in a totally different color like Bling-tastic 


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