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Tracy Reese for Sally Hansen Fall 2008

Last February I gave you a peek at the Tracy Reese for Sally Hansen Salon Collection for Fall 2008 and a backstage look at the Tracy Reese show. Well now I can finally show the rest of the collection which will roll into stores in September.

Drawing inspiration from nature and weather, this collection is filled with soft dusty neutrals, dark earthy vamps, rich floral cremes with one FANTASTIC smokey blue thrown in for good measure. Overall, I’m pretty smitten with all the colors and more than pleased with how they apply and wear.

Moonstone is the perfect name for this pearly silver metallic. I found it to be slightly streaky but not so much that it’s unwearable.

Divinity is what the MUA nail board might call a BABB (Band-Aid but better) shade. A warm nude shimmer, I think cool toned girls would have problems pulling it off.

However, that’s where Quartz Chameleon steps in. This pinkish neutral shimmer will flatter most skin tones. And while I’m not the biggest fan of nudes/neutrals, if I were looking for one to wear, this is what I’d reach for. Very work friendly.

Torrid Bloom was the shade used for the Veiled Nail look on all the Tracy Reese models. It’s a glorious deep magenta creme. I can’t even begin to tell you how impressed I was with the application and pigmentation. I totally fell in love while putting it on.

Night Lily is a purple tinged deep berry red creme and it flows on the nail as fantabulously as Torrid Bloom. Like seriously, I normally dread applying cremes unless my nail beds are flawless because they pick up every flaw. But the two in this collection are like magic. Just perfect!

Cruel Heart is a blood red shimmer. Pretty but not a standout.

Alchemy is unique in that it’s a plum with subtle bronzey shimmer. The shimmer isn’t super apparent but it brings warmth to the overall shade.

Imagine melting a Hershey’s Special Dark and adding ribbons of shimmer and you have The Good Earth. This almost-black chocolate shade has more sparkle than Alchemy but isn’t glitzy. In brighter indoor lighting and sunlight, it’s a stunner.

I’ve shown you Stormy Blue before but I just can’t get enough of this steely smoked out blue. I even told you about my male friend loving it on his toes, making it a unisex shade.

Raven’s Wing is even more jet black in person but the micro-glitter makes it appear lighter to my camera. It’s actually an inky shade with floating silver and tarnished gold glitter that dries smooth to the touch.

Sally Hansen Salon Nail Lacquer is available at most drug stores and retails for $6 US.

My personal picks for “must haves” from the collection are Quartz Chameleon, Torrid Bloom, Alchemy, Stormy Blue and The Good Earth. Which ones will make your shopping list?

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  1. Pumps And Gloss says:

    I am loving the alchemy polish…Very pretty.

  2. Mischo Beauty says:

    Ok, I'm loving The Good Earth & the glittery Raven's Wing! Both are very chic!!

  3. "Hailey" says:

    Look forward to seeing these in stores. Thanks!

  4. strawberrygal2007 says:

    so affordable…why not get all? Sally Hansen has always been a favorite of mine.

  5. Lina-Elvira says:

    Darn, now I have to try and source these in Britain :( Really like Stormy Blue :)

  6. Anonymous says:

    thank you so much :)

  7. Misty Durnell says:

    I love the Torrid and Good Earth!

  8. Jennifer Mayer says:

    Cool to see – I actually picked up the Alchemy one today before I saw this! They didn’t have the Stormy Blue – that one is awesome! I even like the fuschia one, and I don’t tend to like those.

  9. ashleydanielle4 says:

    i have to pick up quartz chameleon! i’ve been looking for a good netural shade and this one is perfect.

  10. CincyFan says:

    Pumps & Gloss & Mischo – I replied to your Tweets but I agree, they're great colors.

    Hailey – You're welcome! I hope you don't have much trouble finding them. The hunt will be on once they start popping up in stores.

    Strawberrygal2007 – I like your thinking! :D

    Lina-Eliva – I always feel bad for the non-US gals because so many of our limited release polishes don't make it out of the States.

    Anon#1 – You're very very welcome!

    Misty – Hey girlie! Long time… Torrid Bloom will look great with your tan.

    Jennifer Mayer – Ohhh, where did ou find the collection already? I'm sure your fellow fanatics would love to know.

    AshleyDanielle – I hope you love it. I was pleasantly surprised.

  11. Erin says:

    Alchemy, The Good Earth and Divinity are all mine!

  12. Anonymous says:

    I love the Good Earth and Quartz Chameleon. Stormy Blue too. Sally Hansen colors have been so great lately!

  13. Jennifer says:

    i’m feeling the stormy blue, good earth, and raven’s wing! will be looking for them in the stores~

  14. deborah says:

    Jennifer Mayer-

    Can you share where you found them already?

  15. Lydia says:

    Oo I love night lilly!

  16. Azucar says:

    That stormy blue is hot!

  17. The Home Spa Goddess says:

    Wow these are amazing!

  18. Anonymous says:

    when are these going to be out?

  19. Jade Wright says:

    You have the best pictures. I love a lot of the colors you’ve featured. I can’t wait to try some.
    Thank you very much.

  20. Anonymous says:

    I just saw them today for the first time in my local CVS.

  21. arkanefyre says:

    This collection just showed up in Shopper’s Drug Mart (Canada) today. Man, we’re late in getting polishes. Chatters STILL hasn’t gotten CG Rodeo Diva yet.

    But, I did pick up the last bottle of Stormy Blue, and it’s very very pretty.

  22. arkanefyre says:

    ps. stormy blue is a dupe for Sally Hansen’s Xtreme Wear LE Gunmetal.

    I wore SB on my index and pinky, GM on middle and ring, and half an hour later, I forgot which was which on which finger. Good thing I wrote it down.

    My bottle of SB was a little thinner in consistency, but overall, dupe. :/

  23. Arcane Agent says:


    i’m all of 5 days new to your blog and it’s completely changed the way i feel about coloured nail polish! i’m loving torrid bloom…but i’m fairly certain the sally hansen salon line isn’t stocked in australia. can you think of any dupes and do a swatch for me?

    thanks heaps!

  24. Hair Care says:

    Very nice colour. I love the nail polish. I will refer to my wife.


  25. vibram five fingers says:

    This collection just showed up in Shopper