Thursday, October 9, 2014
Sally Hansen Fuzzy Coat "Wool Lite"
Hi guys! I hope everyone is enjoying some Autumn like weather! So today's pink polish is Sally Hansen's Fuzzy Coat in "Wool Lite" which is a special topcoat made of bar glitter. Sally Hansen's Fuzzy Coat collection came out right around the same time as Nails INC's Feather Collection and both are meant to create a feather-like look. However to create that feather-like look it requires a lot of polish so instead I use the Fuzzy Coat collection as a bar glitter top coat.
Sally Hansen's "Wool Lite" is a fun baby pink bar glitter and I decided to try it out over several different colored polishes! But first a bit more about "Wool Lite." Formula wise, like most glitters and special effects top coats, it is in a clear base. I had a slightly difficult time applying "Wool Lite" and it was semi-hard to get an even coat on each nail. However with a little patience I managed to do okay. Also since the bar glitter pieces are larger only one coat of "Wool Lite" was required on my nails, a second coat would have hidden the colored polish underneath. In terms of the actual bar glitter it did lay flat, but is even the tiniest bit stuck off the edge of a nail it caused the finger to get caught on stuff. I tried hard to watch where the brush left glitter and remove it while it was wet, but I also used nail clippers to trim the hanging glitter.
When I paint my nails I always start with a base coat, I use Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear in "Invisible," then I apply the nail polish, and glitter and I finish it all off with a quick drying topcoat. For my topcoat I use Orly's "Sec'N'Dry." I thought I would put that here instead of being so repetitive below! :)
The first color I decided to try is Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear in "White On" which is a white crème polish. It took two coats of "White On" the be completely opaque and then I applied one coat of "Wool Lite." Out of all the colors I tested under "Wool Lite" this one was the most disappointing because you can hardly see the bar glitter pieces. (And it isn't just in this picture, I could not see it in real life on my nails either.)
I've used this nail polish over and over again, underneath neons, as a base for glitter and other special effects polishes, and for nail art and it is consistently my favorite white nail polish.
The second color I tested "Wool Lite" over is OPI's "Italian Love Affair" which is a pastel pink polish. OPI's "Italian Love Affair" needed two coats of polish to be opaque and then one coat of "Wool Lite" was used to create this look. I initially though that "Wool Lite" would not be visible but I was wrong, it instead it created a lovely subtle look. This was the most textured look I got from "Wool Lite."
Later this month I'll have a post up all about OPI's "Italian Love Affair." Be sure to look for it and I promise to post the link once that post is up!
The third nail polish I decided to try out with "Wool Lite" is Essie's "Off The Shoulder" which is a hot pink polish. "Off The Shoulder" is completely opaque after two coats of polish and then I applied one coat of "Wool Lite." This combination thrilled me and reminded me of strawberry ice cream and Summertime!
Early next week I'll have a blog all about Essie's "Off The Shoulder" so be sure to check back for it! EDIT: Here's the link to Essie's "Off The Shoulder": http://perfectlypolished12.blogspot.com/2014/10/essie-off-shoulder.html
The fourth and final polish I tried out with "Wool Lite" is Sally Hansen's Hard As Nails in "Black Heart." "Black Heart" requires only one oat of polish to be opaque and then just one coat of "Wool Lite" to get this fun look! I thought this would be a fun contrast and also black and pink always look cute together and I was right. I think this look is perfect for Breast Cancer Awareness Month! (And please forgive that ugly smudge on my middle finger, it looks horrible I know!)
Overall Sally Hansen Fuzzy Coat in "Wool Lite" is very nice. I probably would never use it as it was intended, which is as a complete coverage special effects coat, but as a bar glitter it creates some super fun nails! Aside from how bad "Wool Lite" looked over white polish, it looked lovely on top of both pinks and black. I will definitely be rocking these looks again soon!
Thanks for reading my blog! :)