03 May 2013

Sally Hansen Exotica Collection for Spring 2013

When I heard that Sally Hansen’s spring range was called Exotica, I imagined a vividly punchy collection of in-yer-face, eye-watering brights. But the seven-strong collection, part of the Complete Salon Manicure range, is actually more subtly rendered than I’d expected.

Sally Hansen Exotica Collection for Spring

The shades, inspired by retro tropical prints, all have a powdery, faded vibe – as if they’ve been bleached a little in the warm spring sunshine (not the IRISH sun, obviously. Insert bitter laughter here).

Nail polish for spring

The new shades are (from left to right in the first image): Sgt. Preppy, Shore-ly, Tahitian Sunset, Vitamin Sea, Palm Treat, Evening Glow and Go Bananas. Launching this month, they’re limited edition and retail at the usual price of €8.95.

Sally Hansen Go Bananas

I had my nails painted with the slightly shimmery, pale yellow of Go Bananas, with an accent nail of the turquoise Vitamin Sea, topped with Mermaid’s Tale from the permanent line. It’s the prettiest deep blue topcoat, with teal and emerald glitter.

Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure Mermaid's Tale
You might have spotted this mani - clutching a cocktail - in yesterday's post!
I admit to being just a little obsessed with the Complete Salon Manicure range – the shades are great, the wide brush is so easy to work with, and the bottles are massive and elegantly designed.

Sally Hansen Exotica Complete Salon Manicure Range for Spring 2013
The most gorgeous nail art at the launch - I really want stiletto shaped nails!
Do you have (m)any bottles in your stash?


♥ vendy ♥ said...

what a lovely nail dear ^^
pretty pretty colours ^^

♥ Vendy ♥
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Anibani said...

colors are divine! i love stilleto nails :)

Amy Fashion Blog said...

loving the blue color

All the little things said...

wow some lovely colours in the range! Sally nail polish is the best!



Not Just Inside - Irish Beauty Blog said...

The Yellow shade is really pretty, I love Stiletto nails too

The Dainty Dolls House said...

Those are gorgeous, I love the last ones too...reminds me a bit of Lauren Bacall's shaped nails...love her :) I want those :))) Such pretty colours too. I hope you have a great weekend doll, When you read my post today, you will see that you were one of the chosen winners of my Vedette contest ;) Congratulations doll :)))) xx

Adele said...

The colours look a little more exotic on the nail, unfortunately they're not screaming at me to buy them. The nail art in the last photo is gorgeous!
Have a wonderful weekend Hun xoxo

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

Ooh fun! I just grabbed a few of these in the US and actually got one thinking of you! I am building a box so you can try out more goodies here!

Chic 'n Cheap Living

Avril Joanne said...

Oh these look just lovely!! x

What Katie Healy Did said...

I can't wait to give some of these a colour over the summer. Trying to get out of my red nail rut!

The Dainty Dolls House said...

My pleasure doll, am very pleased for you :)) Have just sent you an email, so you know it's there :) Enjoy your weekend too xo

yummychunklet said...

Pretty spring colors!

Style-Delights said...

What a beautiful collection! I recently got sky blue, yellow, mint, and green nail polishes from different brands and can't get enough of them this spring!! Hope you are having a wonderful day!
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Anonymous said...

The stiletto shaped nails are amazing!


Coco said...

love them all!!!!
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Johanna said...

I love the yellow and blue mani. That is fantastic!

Georgia Dass said...

IN LOVE WITH MERMAID !!!! gorgeous xx

Kim Alston said...

I love the blue and yellow nails. So pretty!

Anonymous said...

Pretty. I really like that glittery one.

Rachelle Dollyrouge said...

i want them all too!

Recently tried to get my nails into the whole stiletto shape but I found they just chipped and cracked :(

NailsByNumbers said...

Love the yellow. Reminds me of post-its (in a good way!) Such a nice spring colour.

LoveT. said...

Amazing Colours <3

Happy Weekend ,kisses

Fiona Parfrey said...

Fab!!! Love the colour - perfect for spring!

Fiona xo

Anonymous said...

Aw wow the collection is gorgeous!

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JenJen said...

that topcoat is super pretty Emma!

little t said...

The orange colour is gorgeous!

MissGreenEyes said...

I hate stiletto nails! I do love the yellow polish on you, it's a lovely shade and I'm not even a huge yellow fan. Love that Mermaid's Tale polish - Deborah Lippmann Across The Universe dupe maybe? Gorgeous. I love the Complete Salon Manicure range, they're my favourite brushes by a mile x