Sugar, sugar! Sally Hansen Sugar Coat nail polishes


Nail art is still dominating the nail world and trends are popping up like no one’s business.  First there was shatter, then nail stickers, and now, textured polish.

Textured nail polish has been all the rage recently, with many nail companies trying to up and ante with their new products.  There are a ton of polish brands who have come up with their own version of this liquid sand (OPI’s version, for instance), but my lucky little hands got to try Hansen’s Sugar Coat nail polishes.

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From Sally Hansen:

A multi-dimensional formula infused with a sugar-like texture for a 3-D volumized, colour-saturated nail look. Sally Hansen’s latest polish breakthrough leaves nails looking good enough to eat with a sweet sugar-dipped effect. The Sugar Coat leaves nails brilliantly varnished with a hard candy finish in rich shades—a sweet treat for nails.

 The formula applies like a crème and quickly transforms into a sugarcoated, semi-matte finish for a deliciously vibrant manicure.

I’m not going to lie, I didn’t think I would like this particular trend at all.  I’ve seen these in stores and just wasn’t into them.  I thought that the polish would feel too grainy and I would want to scratch and peel at it until it was all gone.  I also thought that it would feel like I had emery boards on my nails.





I got to try two shades – Lick O Rich, a black colour, and Razzleberry, a really pretty deep ocean blue. You apply two coats and as the polish dries it become all textured.  I tried the black one first and I have to say that I actually loved the effect.  Maybe because it wasn’t as obvious a texture as I thought it would be, or because it actually looked like I dipped my nails into black sugar (it was even a little glittery), but I have to say that I ended up loving it.  Same with the blue, which is a gorgeous shade by the way, it looks really nice on, and best of all, I wasn’t annoyed by it.  The black one lasted a few days, whereas the blue chipped after a day or so.  I just used a base coat for these, no top coat.  The blue one also ended up staining my nails and cuticles (boo!).

These retail for $7.95 and you can find them at drugstores or supermarkets.  They are also available in six other shades as well, including a white which would look soooo nice on the nails.  If you are interested in the trend but don’t want to splurge, I would definitely give these a try.  I’m glad I did!

Have you tried the Sally Hansen Sugar Coats?  Are you a fan of textured nail polish?

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Please note, I was sent this product for review purposes. All opinions are my own.

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