So this past week I picked up my very first Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure polishes. I bought Haute Chocolate, which is a deep copper, and Gray by Gray which you see here. It's a creamy steel blue; not really gray at all. I want to just mention that I am incredibly impressed with the formula of these. They remind me right off of Rescue Beauty Lounge in that they're smooth and pigmented, and you can get away with one or two coats. The coats dry almost instantaneously, making them perfect for konading. The brush is like the new Rimmel Lasting Finish and the Sally Hansen Insta-Dry polishes; a big ol' paddle of uneven bristles. The brush is what nail lacquer nightmares are made of. However, even with the foul brush, the formula is beyond amazing. It's the best formula I've encountered since old formula OPI and the famed RBL polishes that are like buttah.
I used two coats of this SH and then let it dry for about 5 minutes. Then I used Konad plate m70 and China Glaze Awaken, a gunmetal chrome polish, to stamp this graphic floral design over it. I finished up with a coat of Seche Vite topcoat, my go-to fast-dry topcoat. I love the slight contrast and the dusty cool color and the flash of metallic in some lights. I am dying to try Awaken over a soft pastel yellow!