Hey y'all! So jelly polishes are making a comeback in the nail world with OPI color paints, Essie color silks and the Sally Hansen x Rodarte NYFW trio. The cool thing about jelly polish is that you can do some really pretty "watercolor" looks with them!
I have the Rodarte trio for review today, and while the colors may seem a little unusual, they make for a really pretty, delicate mani!
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Sally Hansen CSM Rose Glass, Beige Glass & Gold Glass
Sally Hansen CSM Rose Glass
Rose Glass is a soft muted pink jelly. I looooove this color you guys! OMG the nude/pink trend right now is causing me serious flutters. I don't get it either. I love bright, vibrant colors, but there is a huge soft spot in my heart for the subdued shades like this. Oh and that squishy jelly finish! Surprisingly, the formula is really good. This is three med-thin coats. I did have to wait a while between each coat so I didn't get bubbles, but that is standard with jellies.
Sally Hansen CSM Beige Glass
Beige Glass is a warm nude brown jelly. The color reminds me of a latte. Yum! This one was a surprise favorite. I didn't think the color would be very flattering, but it is! Same formula as Rose Glass. Three med-thin coats with dry time in between.
Sally Hansen CSM Gold Glass
Gold Glass is a buttery yellow jelly. This is the one out of the trio that I wasn't really fond of. The color is just to hard for me to pull off, but if you love a good yellow jelly this might work for you! I did need four coats and I still had a little VNL but the formula was just as good as the other two.
I wanted to do a little watercolor nail art with the trio, because I really dig these colors together. Not what you'd usually expect in a fall collection, but with the muted color ways of this season, I think they are very on trend.
Sally Hansen CSM - Debut-tint
Sally Hansen CSM - Rose Glass
Sally Hansen CSM - Beige Glass
Sally Hansen CSM - Yellow Glass
I started with a thin layer of Debut-tint, a golden shimmer topper and let it completely dry. I took a ziplock bag (or if you have the new Ubermat) and painted squares of my fav top coat KBShimmer Clearly On Top to make decals. While the tc was still wet, I blobbed on each color of the trio and gently swirled them together. Not so much that I blended the colors, but just enough to kind of meld them together. There is a pic on my IG for reference. Once the squares were dry, I painted a layer of COT on each nail, pealed the decals off the bag and placed them gently onto the wet nail bed.
From there, I continued on as if they were typical decal strips, removing the excess with an orange stick, cleaning up the edges with acetone and a small brush and finally adding another layer of COT to seal it all together.
The finished look is quite subtle, but it captures that delicate watercolor look that I was going for. And I love it! I especially love the pops of bright yellow swirled through out the muted pink and brown.
I have yet to see these in stores, but if you do come across, definitely pick up Rose Glass. It is such a winner!
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Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure products are available at most drug store locations. Products retail for $7.99 a piece.