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Sally Hansen Gem Crush Nail Colors – Swatches & Review

Gem Crush Nail Polish

How much Glitter is too much Glitter? I’m not a huge fan of glitter polish. On occasion I embellish a finger as an accent but rarely go full glitter. Until now.

Gem Crush Nail Polish

Left to Right:  03 Big Money, 04 Bling-tastic, 02 Cha-Ching, 07 Lady Luck

Gem Crush Nail Polish


Gem Crush Nail Polish02 Cha-Ching

04 Bling-tastic

Gem Crush Nail Polish03 Big Money

Gem Crush Nail Polish07 Lady Luck

The Good

  • Fast drying
  • Long wearing with a top coat
  • Matte finish
  • Need only two coats
  • Doesn’t chip like satin finish polishes. I think this is more to do with the nature of glitter polish.
  • Good price
  • Full-coverage formula
  • Excellent reflectivity
  • 8 shades available
  • Can be worn matte or topped with a high shine coat.

The  Bad

  • 1 coat is useless – that’s pretty normal though
  • Chips without a top coat – again, normal with glitter
  • Feels gritty – also normal for a glitter finish. A high shine top coat will solve this problem.
  • Glitter polish is more difficult to remove than satin polish. If you like glitters this won’t really bother you. I  usually opt for soaking the nail instead of scrubbing with the polish remover.

The Bottom Line

I wasn’t sure about these when I first saw the bottles, I’m not a huge fan of glitter. But when I swatched them my heart did a little flutter. My favourite shade is Lady Luck. It didn’t appeal to me in the bottle but looks so pretty on. Would I re-purchase? I would, for the festive season only though – if I was a teen I would wear these every day :) I have a terrible urge to collect them all.

What is it with girls and glitter?!

What do you think? Any shade that stands out to you?

Amy x

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