Wednesday, January 20, 2010

opulent cloud

i have a love hate relationship with sally hansen nail polishes. i really really love some of their colors and the formula on a lot of the polish lines rock. but...some of their bottle shapes and brush designs are just about unforgivable. the long neck design is just unbelievably difficult to work with and unnecessary. the brush handle is equally long and stupid. and i think they do way too many frosty colors haha.

opulent cloud is one of those polishes that came out with a bang, à la sopi metro chic or chanel jade. an instant classic that caused hundreds of polish-fiends to race to their local walgreens, rite-aids, and CVS stores to find the elusive unicorn polish. it's a light steel lavender-blueish gray, with a frosty gold shimmer. i don't really love it to be honest. but hey, i've had worse ;)


  1. That color is beautiful! I love its duochromey goodness!

  2. I saw this in a Walgreens the other day and I looked at the name and thought "Oh yeah, I've seen this on some blogs" It looked really pretty in the bottle compared to the rest of the polishes, but I'm not a fan. I love the photos you've shown of it though, the gold to grey duochrome, hot!

  3. I am right there with you on the love/hate thing! I keep seeing this color, which looks beautiful on you, but I won't buy it because of it's Sally Hansen :(

  4. I really like colors like this one. It looks great on you :)

  5. Totally agree--some SH's are fantastic and others, I could smash against the wall in frustration. lol. For a shade you don't really love, it looks great on you, honey! :)

  6. samantha - i agree, the color in the bottle is very nice :)

    danica - thanks! the duochrome is pretty sweet.

    cindy - it's tough huh! i've decanted and re-bottled a few but it's messy work.

    allyoudesire - thanks honey!

    recessionista - aw you're gonna make me blush :) i'm glad i'm not alone in my SH frustration!

  7. I'm with you on this one..."meh" is all it gets from me. I'll admit though, I got VERY excited to find two bottles at a CVS recently. They are in my "to be traded" or maybe "to be give-awayed" area. I love how we all have our favorite colors, and we're all so different in what we really like.

  8. You're not alone in your SH love/hate relationship! Haha.
    I saw this in the store - after SWEARING I wasn't going to buy it - and it looked really neat. So I caved! Haha. I got all excited, too, because it looked really neat.
    I swatched it for myself - haven't posted it, but wore it to work, and it grew on me. I totally didn't expect to like it, but I do. It's weird, but I like it.
    I think it looks great on you!

  9. I honestly love how it looks on you, Kellie. It goes with your skin and nail shape very well. I can understand why everyone would want this one (it's so singular) but it personally doesn't attract me. That's typically the polish that would stay untouched in my stash if I had it, ah ah. I don't know, I find the color base a bit morose and the purplish grey/gold association a bit sad. A French brand did an exactly similar color in the mid 90's and I passed it on already. There's something missing to this color and I'm not sure what it is.

  10. That's the most gorgeous color I've seen in a week or so!

  11. I've featured this gorgeous nailart here:

    I hope you like it :)


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