Glitter varnishes are a must any time of the year, but particularly as we head into the party season. Give your old LBD some life with pretty, sparkling nails and the Sally Hansen Gem Crush collection has a beautiful selection of nail shades to choose from.
The Gem Crush collection is made up of eight full-coverage glitters, which are made up of two different shapes, sizes and colour of glitter to give a beautiful finishing effect on the nail.
The colours are Showgirl Chic, Cha-Ching, Big Money, Blingtastic, Be-jeweled, Razzle Dazzler, Lady Luck and Glitz Gal.
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Sally Hansen Gem Crush shade range
Be-Jeweled – This is a fine lavender glitter, with slightly chunkier glitter that’s rose pink, although at some angles can look holographic. Looks great with two coats without a base colour.
Cha-Ching – This is a small bright red glitter, that comes with larger round silver glitter too. A very densely packed formula that doesn’t particularly need a base colour with two coats of the glitter.
Showgirl Chic – A beautiful formula that gives plenty of bling to the nails. It’s made up of a fine silver glitter that comes with sparkly chunky blue glitter.
Lady Luck – A small dark fuchsia glitter with a larger round hologram glitter. Completely gorgeous.
Blingtastic – This one sticks out a little as being too watery, and you’ll definitely need a colour base coat underneath. It’s nowhere near as nice as the other offerings, but the aqua blue glitter and larger silver hexagon glitter is still pretty enough. Definitely use this one as a top coat rather than on its own.
Big Money – A taupeish-gold glitter mixed with the chunky lavender glitter. It’s a striking combination for.
Glitz Gal – Small dark grey and silver glitter with larger round hologram glitter. This is definitely a shade you’ll find dupes of, but it still looks amazing on the nails.
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Great value for money, beautiful selection of colours, pigmented, great formula, easy to use
Like all glitter varnishes, they take a lot of effort to remove, but we think they’re completely worth it
There are some really beautiful glitter combinations available with the Sally Hansen Gem Crush collection. The formula of the nail varnishes is thin, fairly smooth and not too difficult to apply. What’s more, the glitter applies evenly over the nail so you don’t need to focus on applying to specific areas of the nail.
Typically you can apply these shades without a coloured varnish underneath, but with some of the sheerer shades, like Blingtastic, you might want a colour underneath as it has a little less coverage compared to the other shades.
The final texture might be a little too gritty for some, but it’s nothing that a gel top coat can’t fix to have a smooth finish. Just expect a little more effort as you remove the varnish.
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It was in the late 1950s that Sally Hansen pioneered herself and her brand as a go-to for nail care. Together with her chemist husband, they created the nail protection formula Hard As Nails. Ever since then, it has been touted as the ‘nail clinic in a bottle’. It managed to establish Sally Hansen as a number of brand of nail care.
From the beginning, Sally Hansen prided itself on producing quality nail care. The philosophy was simple: educate the consumer and develop quality, practical products that were competitively priced and easy to use.
While Hard As Nails continues to be a best-seller, Sally Hansen has developed into the leading mega brand of nail treatment and colour.
Today, the brand offers consumers solutions for every nail care problem and every manicure and pedicure need, with innovative products that incorporate the latest treatment technologies.
Whether they’re creating glitter varnishes, gel polishes, nail art kits or Airbrush Legs, they know what the consumer wants.