Saturday, April 21, 2012

Sally Hansen Gem Crush ~ Cha-Ching


Sally Hansen Gem Crush ~ Cha-Ching
Clear base packed with red and silver glitter


I’ve got four Gem Crush polishes, and this is the second one I’ve tried on. The first one was “Bejewelled”, and you can read about it here

The formula is just the same in this one, quite thick but nonetheless nice’n easy to work with anyway. I don’t think I could have made the polish drip from the brush even if I wanted to! The brush is wide, very wide, but luckily manageable for me. I believe my nail beds are pretty average in size, but if yours are narrower then you might find it somewhat difficult not to spread polish all over the place with this big fat, flat brush.

It’s opaque in two coats and this colour is so much more me than the first one I tried.

Here’s a shot in my light box:


I wear one generous coat of Seche Vite top coat here, but this polish is so top coat thirsty that I actually added a second one after a little while. And it still wasn’t smooth. I don’t mind that so much though.

Here’s a shot taken in the sun:



Look at that glitter, isn’t it just amazing?! I’m stunned! And very happy with it.

It chipped like crazy after less than 24 hours. Bummer!


Opacity: 8/10
Colour, prettiness: 10/10
Durability: 2/10
Value for money: 6/10
Overall: 6.5/10
Buy again: No

16 comments:

  1. This is so beautiful! Too bad it chipped but it looks great here. I haven't bought any of these polishes yet. I keep looking at the display. Picking them up, thinking about it and putting them back. Now I'm even more torn. So, so pretty but chippy! Ack! =)

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    1. I had originally said "yes" to buy again, but changed it into a no, because it's not quite good enough for me if a polish chips in less than 24 hours. It *is* pretty though :)

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  2. Shame about the chipping but the colour is fabulous :-)

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    1. I agree, I just love this polish. But I hate chipping! :D

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  3. Den er rigtig fin, men træls med holdbarheden :( Og wow egen lyskasse! :) Du er sej!

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    1. Jeg har selv lavet min lyskasse af en gammel papkasse fra arbejdet. Den er vildt primitiv, men den virker :)

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  4. I'm really surprised about the chipping - I've got Blingtastic from the same collection and I wore it for 5 days without any chipping, only minor tip-wear.

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    1. Really!? Wow!
      I don't think I've ever worn anything for five days wihtout chippings. I may be too rough on my nails. :)

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  5. I have this too! It's like Dorothy's Ruby Shoes!

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    1. I love the look of it too :D So I'll live with the chipping. :)

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  6. Too bad this chipped so quickly, the color and glitter is beautiful!

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    1. Yeah, I was disappointed too. Only good thing is that bad chipping makes the removal easier! :D

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  7. nice posting.. thanks for sharing.

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