Back in the game! I’m jumping back into the 30 Days of Colour Challenge with my fill for day 18! Today the theme was ‘Chrome/Metallic’ and I decided to go with one of the Sally Hansen Color Foils I recently picked up. The Color Foils were Sally Hansen’s newest entry to the chrome game last year when all the mainstream lines were releasing chromes. The colour I’m swatching today is called Cobalt Chrome.
Cobalt Chrome was the only true blue in the Color Foils release and as you can see the colour is quite vibrant. It took three layers to get full coverage and as is common with chromes I found I had to ‘float’ the last two layers when I applied them (using a bit more polish than usual and spreading it without pressing down) so that I didn’t end up with bald spots.
A true chrome polish has a mirror-like metallic finish from a distance (as you can see in close-up it looks more like a shimmer than a ‘mirror’) and they tend to be a pain in the a** to apply. Thankfully Cobalt Chrome didn’t leave many strokes when it dried and it actually went on pretty evenly. Good job Sally Hansen!
Does this chrome polish look like a blue mirror on my nails? Not really. But I still think it’s a fun look! My only regret with the Color Foil polishes I own is that I got most of them on clearance and so the bottles have had a bit of a rough life… Oh well, it’s what’s inside the bottle that counts!
Here’s a look at the other fills for today’s prompt:
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