How To: For this manicure I used one coat of Essie's First Base Coat for adhesion; two coats of Sally Hansen Hard As Nails Xtreme Wear Nail Color in Pacific Blue; and one coat of Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat.
Notes: If you’re going to buy just one blue shade for your nail polish collection, let it be Pacific Blue. This is seriously the most incredible blue shade you will ever see. Though it’s not a neon, it is super bright and electric to look at – one of those colors that instantly catches your eye, and makes it hard to look away because it is so, so pretty. I see it as being a cross between cornflower blue and cobalt blue with a hint of periwinkle undertones in certain lighting.
Like the Sally Hansen Hard As Nails Xtreme Wear Nail Color in Coral Reef I reviewed last week, the formula on Pacific Blue is fantastic. It’s very smooth, and is fully opaque in two coats (you may be able to get away with one coat if you have a heavy hand when applying). Also like Coral Reef, Pacific Blue has the easy-glide brush that I was raving about, so there is absolutely no drip during application – and the coats go on super smoothly.
This color has made Sally Hansen my new favorite drugstore nail polish brand, as the quality is just amazing for the price – under $3.00. This can be a hard to find color sometimes, so if you manage to spot it, no joke…buy multiple bottles. It is just that gorgeous.
Accessories: Forever 21 Iridescent Cutout Ring in Blue / Antique Silver.
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