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#ManiMonday – Sally Hansen Pique Side Swatch & Review

Sally Hansen Piqué Side for Spring 2014 #ManiMonday

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While I’m lucky to have an EXTREMELY patient and laid-back boyfriend, I’m sure he secretly hates that I can’t enter a drugstore without stalking the seasonal beauty section. And that I compulsively reorganize the area if colors are in the wrong spot. You’re welcome, Walgreens employees!

Over the years, I’ve narrowed down my fave locations of each drugstore chain based on which ones get the most seasonal nail polish displays. I’m not alone in this right? RIGHT?

For instance, I have a favorite Rite-Aid, which is where I picked up today’s Mani Monday shade, Sally Hansen Piqué Side. The new Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure Color Vibrations “Pastels on Point” collection includes some fun, shimmery pastels and this minty green is a standout.

Formula & Application

Sally Hansen nail polish is 5-Free (Formaldehyde, Toluene, DBP, Formaldehyde Resin and Camphor). The formula is designed to serve as base coat, color and top coat. Plus it packs in ingredients to help promote growth, strength, extended wear and high shine. The claim is a 10 day wear and as I’ve shown in the past (click here), it lives up to that claim.

The hefty glass bottles are topped with a smooth chrome cap that has a rubberized grip around the base. The grip makes opening the bottle easier and keeps the brush from slipping while polishing. The brush is the same flat, paddle style as the Insta-Dri line, cut with a curve at the tip. The bristles are firm so use a light touch to avoid streaking or dragging the polish.

This particular color is very well pigmented and smooth, applying with ease in two thin coats. It dries glossy on its own so you can wear it without top coat but I just automatically put it on.

Sally Hansen Piqué Side is not your average, chalky pastel mint green. It’s pretty vibrant and the golden shimmer that shows up so well in the bottle, takes a backseat to the main color on the nail. But, what that shimmer does is add depth and a bit of sheen. While so many of my mint polishes lean blue (SH CSM Jaded), this one is definitely in the green camp. I’d say it’s a slightly lighter version of Chanel Jade.

Sally Hansen Piqué Side swatch #ManiMonday

Sally Hansen Piqué Side

Sally Hansen Piqué Side swatch #ManiMonday

Sally Hansen Piqué Side

Sally Hansen Piqué Side swatch #ManiMonday

Sally Hansen Piqué Side

#ManiMonday Sally Hansen Piqué Side swatch

Bottom Line: In addition to my current cobalt obsession, I’m having a mint moment as well and I’m completely smitten with Piqué Side. The silky smooth consistency and pigmentation make up an excellent formula so I high recommend picking up a bottle.

Sally Hansen Piqué Side is part of the limited edition Color Vibrations “Pastels on Point” collection available now at drugstores and mass retailers nationwide. Sally Hansen CSM nail polish retails for $7.99/ea. I also found one bottle available online for $9.99 at

So, what’s on your nails on this #ManiMonday? What is your favorite drugstore to stalk the seasonal nail polish collections? Do you plan to pick up Piqué Side?

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  1. Lisa N. says:

    Its a very pretty mint!

  2. Allie says:

    I’m wearing OPI Mermaid’s Tears. I then added some daisies and gold dots! This color looks beautiful, though. The CVS near me never gets many seasonal displays. It’s quite frustrating!

  3. Megan says:

    What a great green for spring! I think green will be a big color this season.

  4. Lorraine says:

    Oh, love! I have SH CSM Jaded and Green Tea, and they are both faves. I will need to pick this one up as well. Now you have me off to find the whole collection! I adore Sally Hansen Complete Salon Mani colors.

  5. Christine says:

    I currently have Chanel Taboo on my tips. Pique Side is definitely on my shopping list right now. I just hope I can pull off the mint as effortlessly as you!

  6. I love this color! I really love polishes with the shimmer so subtle that you don’t notice it, but it adds depth like you mentioned.

  7. Amy says:

    I also compulsively reorganize the displays! I also have a thing where if I’m organizing lip products, I put the most obviously open and sampled one in front, to help protect the rest from the rampaging hoards.

    I’ve found recently that Kmart is a good place to find limited edition displays, and they’re usually nearly full. Kmart also has some awesome beauty clearance right now, I found a bunch of Essie for 1/2 price, among others.

    • So much talk of KMart recently. I really need to get to one. Between the clearance sales I keep hearing about and the fact that they have good seasonal displays, I feel like I’m missing out!

  8. Maria says:

    Glad I’m not the only one who likes putting bottles back into their proper spaces lol :D

  9. Brittnee says:

    I don’t care for the brush in these polishes but the hint of shimmer in this polish might push me over the edge to buy this anyway. The color is so nice!

  10. DEBBIE BELL says:

    The Sally Hansen mint color is gorgeous!! But I’am with you right now about cobalt blue obession!!! I am wearing Essie.. Butler please..& I am loving it!! It may be mint next

  11. andy says:

    looks so pretty, spring/summer :) love it!!!

  12. Tricia says:

    This color is gorgeous! I am a sucker for mint greens! I love that this one is “green green” instead of leaning blue. I’m not a fan of the flat, wide brushes in this line since I have narrow nails, but it doesn’t stop me from buying them.

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