Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure - around $8 in drugstores
Recently, I picked up two of this new-ish formula of polish from Sally Hansen, the first being Gray by Gray, which I love. I also picked up this amazing copper because I'd just read this post from KellieGonzo where she told us about two polishes she didn't love. One of them was a LA Colors color called Copper. Though she didn't love it, I realized I needed a rich copper polish in my life, so I lucked into seeing this sitting beside Gray by Gray in a Walgreen's dislplay. The shade was called Haute Chocolate, obviously, so my mind started wandering. "I wonder if this is the same as the Haute Chocolate from the last Salon range?... I wonder how this compares to Romeo & Joliet..." etc... I don't care if you'd call it copper, rust, or chocolate; I love this polish. Like Gray by Gray, I found that the formula of this polish was incredibly similar to that of Rescue Beauty Lounge polishes; namely smooth and pigmented enough for one-coat perfection. The color is definitely a deep copper with some rusty tendencies in the shimmer. The finish isn't really frosty, though in the flash photos it does appear to have that leaning. In person, though, it's a smooth subtle shimmer that glistens a bit in the sun and is rich and mysterious in the shade. You'd probably think that it would be ideal for Fall, and you'd be right, but this would also be an amazing accompaniment to Summer bronzes and on deeply tanned skin.