Thursday, March 6, 2014

Drugstore Dime: Sally Xtreme Wear Indi-Glow

*Unsolicited review. All products mentioned purchased by myself.*

Hello everyone!  I'd like to start this post with a big "THANK YOU" to everyone who voted for my manicure in Barielle's Mardi Gras Manicure Contest earlier this week!  Because of you wonderful people, I won a $100 gift certificate which bought me 18 polishes!  Three of those polishes will up for a giveaway that I'll be starting tomorrow to show my gratitude for your votes, so be on the lookout for that :)

Another quick announcement, as you may have noticed from the title of this post, I'm starting a new segment on my blog to specifically review drugstore polishes called Drugstore Dime.  I know everyone loves indies and I do too, but I personally can't always afford to buy all the indies I want.  There are lots of drugstore brands that I enjoy and so I thought, since I spotlight indies, I should probably highlight these brands as well.  I included "Dime" in the title because, well, I'm broke lol

My inaugural Drugstore Dime post features Sally Hansen's Xtreme Wear in Indi-Glow, part of their Limited Edition Spring 2014 collection.   Look at that bottle, how could I not pick it up?!?  I'm loving that many of the drugstore brands are trying to emulate indies more and more, although they are not quite there in quality yet and I seriously doubt if they'll ever get there simply because of the cost issue.

Indi-Glow is a sheer purple base with some amazing color-shifting glitter.  Shifting from bright green and blue to gold and deep indigo, these glitters are beautiful! The base builds up to a dark blue color but it takes a lot of coats.  I'm showing 4 coats in these photos with one coat of Seche Vite.   What I love about this polish is the color; it's like an alien night sky on your nails!  I wish the glitter came out on the nail a bit more, but the squishy jelly texture definitely shines through.  However, the formula is very thick and it took forever to dry.  I had lots of issues with smudging on this even after I had let everything dry for a good half an hour.  I'd recommend very thin coats (which is difficult given the thickness of the base) and lots of drying time in between coats. 

I can't argue with the final result though.  The color is stunning, especially in sunlight where those iridescent glitters sparkle and catch the light beautifully.  It's nothing that you couldn't capture using different polishes in a jelly sandwich, but for the price, it's not bad.  I snagged mine in a 2 for $4 sale at Walgreen's (which is still ongoing, I believe) and they regularly retail for around $3.  I think Ulta's price is a little lower than that as well.

*Unsolicited review. All products mentioned purchased by myself.*

Overall, I like this polish.  It's a bit troublesome but for $2, I can't complain too much! 

I'd love your feedback on this new segment I'm trying out!  Feel free to leave me a comment here or message me over on Facebook with comments or suggestions :) Thank you so much for reading! 


  1. Ohh, I like this color! My next trip to Wal*mart will now include tossing a bottle or two of this into my own basket. :)

  2. Very pretty!! Haven't seen the spring colors of these, but I keep looking at Walgreens because of the sale. And for the new segment? Damn good idea, I say. A lot of us have tight wallets, and the drugstore polishes are getting better.

  3. This is so pretty, I will have to look for it. I love your new segment, I'm a budget shopper and love drugstore polishes!


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