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NOTD: Sally Hansen Navy Venom

By on October 19, 2007
in Blue, NOTD, Sally Hansen with 5 Comments

I haven’t posted an actual Nail Of The Day look in a while. Thanks to a fellow nailie and shopping buddy that hunted down the Sally Hansen Fall Runway Collection on Cleveland’s west side, I have this beauty to show you.

Navy Venom


The collection was designed and inspired by fashion designer Tracy Reese in collaboration with Sally Hansen. Playing on the idea of contrasts (black & white, navy & white, bright coral & black) the collection is has a varied palette of shades.

  • Black Patent (jet black) – Official shade that walked the runway
  • Alabaster (off white/eggshell) – Official shade that walked the runway
  • Navy Venom (dark navy/ink)
  • Baroque Bronze (metallic brown)
  • Grenadine Glaze (rich metallic pink with a tint of gold glaze)
  • Rose Carthane (metallic coral with a tint of pink)
  • Mulberry Glaze (metallic purple/grape)
  • Cerise Noir (Bordeaux)
  • Plum Licorice (deep metallic purple/plum)
  • The Deepest Violet (matte purple)

Two of them showed up on the Tracy Reese Fall 2007 runway in the form of a half moon manicure using Black Patent and Alabaster.

Even though I own other shades from the Salon line, this is actually the first one I’ve worn and I was quite pleased. The application was smooth and easy to control. The lacquer was well pigmented and opaque with two coats and the shimmer is minimal which makes Navy Venom a great everyday shade. The wear wasn’t really the best but I’m sure all the packing and moving I’ve been doing played a part in that so I can’t give a final ruling in that department.

With the prominence of blue polish this fall, this color definitely makes my list and should have been included with my Fall Trend picks.

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  1. atiyah9369 says:

    WOOHOO last week CVS had buy one get the other 50% off of all Sally Hansen products I purchased Haute Chocolate{can’t wait to try this on my nails} and Black Patent{which I have on my toes}. I love the dark colors for fall and winter.

  2. atiyah9369 says:

    Opps it’s haute chocolate and glossy.

  3. Kelsey says:

    The Deepest Violet (matte purple)

    Is this shade truly matte, as in, no shine AT ALL? I ask because I have an opportunity to buy it on eBay, but I don't want to spend the money if it's not as I'd like it to be. Thanks!
    Kelsey

  4. All Lacquered Up says:

    Hi Kelsey!

    Unfortunately I never found that shade so I don't know if it's truly matte. I found a pic of it online and there was no mention of it being matte. It looked glossy in the pic but I assume there was top coat involved.

    Deepest Violet

  5. Jaimi says:

    this navy venom looks very close to an essie color that im in love with, not wanting to dig through my stash to find it though! ~ FELLOW NAIL FANATIC

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