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Sally Hansen Summer 2014 Complete Salon Manicure Swatches & Review

Sally Hansen Summer 2014 CSM Beach Paradise

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This summer, Sally Hansen is releasing a slew of new colors, all with a beach-y theme. The Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure Summer 2014 collection is called Beach Paradise and it includes a rainbow of eight new nail polish shades in a mix of finishes. I have six of the eight to share with you today.

Formula & Application

Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure 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.

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.

For the most part, the polishes all applied smoothly. They have a creamy texture that is thin but substantial. Pigmentation is great with all the shades except Searsucker which is a bit sheer and needed three coats. The rest are all opaque with two coats.

Sally Hansen Blue Crush is an electric blue shimmer with a hint of turquoise pearl that comes out in direct light. This color is crazy intense and is so much more saturated in person. It’s a pretty close dupe of China Glaze Frostbite, only much more pigmented.

Sally Hansen Blue Crush swatch - Summer 2014

Sally Hansen Blue Crush

Sally Hansen Copper is a foil metallic that looks more bronze than what you think of as copper. Maybe they mean suntanned copper? If you mixed the foil-esque Zoya Richelle with Zoya Penny, you’d have SH Copper.

Sally Hansen Copper swatch - Summer 2014

Sally Hansen Copper

Sally Hansen Leis-y Days is a raspberry pink with silver flecks. It reminds me a lot of China Glaze Strawberry Fields from one of my all-time favorite collections, Summer Days. Leis-y Days is darker, more pigmented and has silver flecks instead of gold but the are from the same color family.

Sally Hansen Leis-y Days swatch - Summer 2014

Sally Hansen Leis-y Days

Sally Hansen Searsucker is a sheer pale turquoise foil metallic with a hot pink flash. It shows up on the nail but it’s hard to capture on camera so I’m showing the bottle instead. Compared to Formula X Photoelectric, this is lighter, more sheer and doesn’t have the same depth.

Sally Hansen Searsucker swatch - Summer 2014

Sally Hansen Searsucker

Sally Hansen Searsucker bottle

Sally Hansen Searsucker

Sally Hansen Summerlime is a ripe lime sprinkled with golden flecks. The base color has a creamy feel so it subdues the sparkle a bit. Even though this is a lime green, it’s not as yellow as others I own, like Sally Hansen In Record Lime, for instance. It’s truly a unique flower.

Sally Hansen Summerlime swatch - Summer 2014

Sally Hansen Summerlime

Sally Hansen Summer Lovin’ is a Barbie pink creme. It’s rosy yet with a blue-ish tint which makes it unique. Zoya Lo is the closest shade I have to Summer Lovin and it’s a bit brighter and warmer.

Sally Hansen Summer Lovin' swatch - Summer 2014

Sally Hansen Summer Lovin’

Sally Hansen Beach Paradise CSM - Summer 2014
Bottom Line: Overall this is a fun collection and there are some unique shades like Summerlime and Leis-y Days. The rest are all pretty but not must-haves in my book. I definitely plan to check out the yellow from this collection as it looks very sunny.

Sally Hansen Summer 2014 Complete Salon Manicure “Beach Paradise” collection is available now at drugstores and mass retailers nationwide. It includes two more polishes, Hello Sunshine and Beach Redy, that are not shown here. Sally Hansen CSM nail polish retails for $7.99/ea.

Are you feeling these new CSM shades? Which ones are your favorites? What is your favorite Sally Hansen polish line?

Disclosure: Product samples were provided by reps for Sally Hansen. For more info view my Disclosure Policy
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  1. Adri says:

    Gorgeous swatches as usual. I need Sumerlime and Summer Lovin’ in my life, so so pretty.

  2. I’m disappointed that Searsucker isn’t more rich. The bottle looked so pretty! I don’t have a polish like Summerline, so that might be a good addition to my collection!

  3. Lisa N. says:

    Some pretty fun shades here!

  4. Kellie says:

    I love Blue Crush, Summerlime and Leis-y Days. BTW, if you truly don’t want Blue Crush feel free to send it my way LOL.

  5. Mary L. says:

    I agree with Adri. I’m loving the same 2 colors. Last year at Easter one of the drugstore chains had $2.00 off coupons on the Sally Hansen Complete Manicure line. Maybe I’ll be so lucky again. Seersucker looks interesting but sounds like too much work; the Blue Crush looks similar to a color I bought last year with said coupon. From the Spring 2013 line.

  6. Caroline says:

    I immediately had to think of strawberry fields when I saw leis-y days! This kind of color is just too pretty :)

  7. Barbie says:

    Are these actually available? I checked a few different drugstores and I couldn’t find them. The Sally Hansen website doesn’t even have them listed.

    • The website often doesn’t have the summer colors listed. Though I did see that they have the Insta-Dri and Palm Beach Jellies on there, for once. I know others have seen them but when they show up depends on the drugstore chain and what the store manager orders.

  8. Stacey says:

    When will the Beach Paradise collection be in stores? I have checked all the stores in the area but none have the collection yet. I can’t wait to try a few of these colors!

    • Hi Stacey! It should be out now but I’m sure it will continue rolling out through May. I saw one picture where the colors were just put into a display, not on its own.

      • Stacey says:

        Thanks for answering my question! I want Leisy-Days, Summerlime and Summer Lovin’. Ever since I saw your blog post I have been obsessed with finding them! What stores have you seen them in? Thanks!

  9. Sonia Getchell says:

    I’ve been looking for leis y deis everywhere and cannot find it. I would really love to have it!!!

  10. Jennifer says:

    I just got Leis-y Days today at my local Walmart. You might want to check yours if you haven’t found the collection yet!

  11. I need Summerlime! Nice swatches!

  12. Sam I am says:

    I’ve looked everywhere these shades are NOWHERE to be found! Found only 1 or 2 of the colors thrown in a corner at a Walmart then I went to check other walmarts NOTHING no Rite Aid No Walgreens or CVS:/ Not fair!!

  13. Mary Liberti says:

    I’ve been looking for these all summer and still can’t find them anywhere! And not on their website of course, which is just weird.

    • They rarely list seasonal colors on their website and the only online seller I see them at is Amazon. It’s really dependent on the retail chain and what the store manager orders.

  14. Mary says:

    Update I just purchased Summerlime and Blue Crush in a Walgreens! They didn’t have Leis-y Days, which is the other one I wanted. :( They were only on a display and not with the regular polishes.