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Friday, February 22, 2013

Sally Hansen Mermaid's Tale now has a permanent spot at Target

Remember the slight hysteria here on the blog back in November of last year when Sally Hansen released their newly-reformulated Complete Salon Manicure polishes? We were all so excited to see that, in this new collection, Sally Hansen released a shade called Mermaid's Tale, that's a lookalike for Deborah Lippmann's Across the Universe ($18).

Well I don't know about you, but I've seen the newly reformulated Complete Salon Manicure polishes at my local drugstores for months now, but NO sign of Mermaid's Tale. It's been available on the Target website for a while, and I've heard from some of you who have spotted it in-store at Target but, until recently, I've heard that it's just been sort of randomly placed in the permanent display, without its own slot. 

Good news! Reader Tara spotted a reset display at Target the other day, and Mermaid's Tale now has its own official slot:

image credit: Tara for Nouveau Cheap
Sally Hansen Mermaid's Tale: officially in the permanent display at Target

Have you tried Mermaid's Tale yet? The only reformulated CSM polish I've tried so far is Black and Blue (far left in pic above), which is a lovely blue douchrome (click here for swatches).

Thanks so much, Tara, for the great tip and pic!


  1. I have tried it and I love it! I bought two bottles from Target last month and black and blue also.

  2. I saw that the other day when I went looking for the new lip butters. I picked it up & put it down a few times but ultimately decided against purchasing it.

  3. I finally found Black and Blue at Ulta last week after going to 3 different Walgreens that were all sold out. Didn't see the Mermaid's Tail, though.

  4. If you have the Target app, you can search for it and find out what local store has it. This works on the site too. (I think I learned that here 😊)

  5. I noticed the last bottle w/ its permanent slot at cvs. I have DL ATU and not really pleased with it, so I passed on it and Copper Penny came home with me...that was 2wks ago and I have yet to try it...

  6. Bought it as soon as I saw it at Target more than a month ago! And I love it. <3

  7. I also jumped on this when I saw it at my Target about a month ago! I was searching forever and I had to squash the urge to wave my arms and squeal when I saw it. I haven't worn it yet, I think it will be a lovely summer shade :-D

  8. My Target has had it in a permanent spot for months now! Huh. I own it,and it is beautiful, but it's a nightmare to work with and takes hours to dry.

  9. I have not been able to find SH Mermaid's Tale anywhere near me. It's good to know that I can buy it at!

  10. I have been looking for it since the first time I heard anything about it. I saw the EMPTY slot for it at Target this past week. I would love to try it but I CANT FIND IT ANYWHERE!!!! Someday......

  11. I found this one at CVS. But I didn't get it because it looked like a total dupe for Jordana #13 Carnival (which I got at K-mart last summer). So if you have K-mart nearby and are lemming "Mermaid's Tale", I say try the Jordana. (For the curious, I took some bottle shots & I'm doing a quick post on my blog.)


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