My dearest nail polish fanatics,
It is with a heavy heart that I inform you that our beloved Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Nail Color in Pacific Blue is bidding us a fond farewell. My dear friend Lois of Shades of Beauty Inc. shared THIS PHOTO with me today alerting me to the fact that Sally Hansen Pacific Blue as we know her and love her has changed. Some may say this change is for the better, but many of us loved our dear friend exactly the way she was--an exquisite, vibrant blue creme that spawned countless impersonators since her birth in 2009.
As they say, all good things must come to an end. And that end for Pacific Blue is a transformation into something deeper, darker and with a new-found shimmer (*gasp*). This is not the Pacific Blue that has brought such happiness to my fingers and toes over the years. This is something more akin to, as Lois pointed out, China Glaze Frostbite. Pretty? Yes. But this is not my Pacific Blue.
With that, I offer this condolence. It appears that this metamorphosis is still pretty new--only a few of you have mentioned spotting the new version in the marketplace. So you may be still be able to find back-ups of the original Pacific Blue at your local drugstores. If you find them, buy them. Pacific Blue is wildly popular within the polish community for a reason (just look at the 70+ comments on my Instagram post for proof). It's an exquisite formula and the color is so vibrant and alive...I dare say it's better than any other lookalike out there. It's the original, and it's a must-have for any polish collector.
I leave you with this:
RIP, Pacific Blue. You will be missed.