Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Sally Hansen Pacific Blue (Original Version)


Sally Hansen Pacific Blue (Original Version) is an awesome electric blue creme. It's SO bold! I can't believe I waited so long to wear it! D: Unlike the typical electric blue creme (i.e. Nails Inc. Baker Street, the one that started it all), Pacific Blue is a tad dusty, but is still a great alternative at a great price. I used 2 medium coats, but it could have been a one-coater if applied thicker. It was very pigmented so I was glad I had the foresight to use two coats of base coat to prevent staining. The formula was thin, but not runny. However, because of the long brush stem, the polish tended to run down onto my nails if I didn't make sure to remove the excess from the stem. Application was still easy because the polish just glided on. Just like other electric blue cremes, Pacific Blue does have an odor to it. There is nothing wrong with the polish - it's just the nature of the blue pigment that was used. Surprisingly, it dried shiny, but I still used top coat to lengthen the wear time. I expected it to dry satin or matte, which is the common finish of bright/bold colors.

Unfortunately, Pacific Blue (Original Version) was reformulated into a cobalt blue shimmer back in June. If you can't find the original version online or in clearance bins, then you can easily find dupes! Some dupes I can think off the top of my head are Nails Inc. Baker Street, Essie Butler Please, Sinful Colors Endless Blue, and KBShimmer Low & Be Bold (which I prefer to Pacific Blue [Original Version]).

Thanks for looking! See you on the other side of the day!



  1. This blue is awesome so it was a bummer to hear that its been replaced.

  2. BOOM! Look at that electric goodness!!! :-D