Since there are tons and tons of these old Sally Hansen Nail Prisms polishes surfacing at Dollar Tree lately, I thought I'd show you two of the shades I recently purchased in case you've been tempted to get some.
Note: these polishes retail at Dollar Tree for, of course, $1 and they come in packs of two. They are quite old and definitely not Big-Three-Free (which also means they take forever to dry):
Sally Hansen Cinnabar Opal
I couldn't capture the "prism" effect of this polish in pictures, but basically what happens is that it turns from pinky-peach to golden when you hold your hands at certain angles. I'm not a fan of this shade (I was hoping it would have much more dimension when on the nail--in the bottle there are pretty lime green and blue flashes to this color) and it's so sheer that it makes it more trouble than it's worth. The above pics were taken after four coats.
Sally Hansen Golden Tourmaline
Love love love this one! See all the pretty holographic particles? They look just like that in real life. These pics were after two coats. The only thing I'm frustrated with is that the base color is NOT accurate in my pics. I tried tweeking it in post-editing but I couldn't nail it. In real life, this isn't so much a cherry-tomato red, but rather more of a medium berry with magenta undertones. It's stunning and I highly recommend it. Just be sure you top it off with a good quick-dry top coat because on its own, it will never quite dry. Seche Vite should do the trick though.
Do you own any of these older Nail Prisms polishes from Dollar Tree? What do you think of them? Do you have any favorites?