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Tonal Teal Nail Art with Sally Hansen Summer 2014 Triple Shine Tahiti Sunset Collection

Sally Hansen Summer 2014 Triple Shine

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After three days of a fever, chills and a pounding headache that made opening my eyes feel like torture, I’m happy to be functioning enough to share some fun, tonal nail art with you. I spotted the Sally Hansen Summer 2014 Triple Shine “Tahiti Sunset” collection display at my local Bed, Bath & Beyond and couldn’t leave without Seasational and Archipela-Glow. They look fab on their own but are even better together.

Formula & Application

Sally Hansen Triple Shine nail polish is 5-Free (Formaldehyde, Toluene, DPB, Formaldehyde Resin, Camphor). It comes in a tapered, tall rectangular bottle with a matching black shiny cap. The outer cap is removable, revealing a smooth, round inner cap that is tall and slightly tapered.

The brush looks and feels identical to the Complete Salon Manicure brush. It’s flat and wide with a curved edge. The bristles are firm so they don’t really fan out on the nail. I find that it’s best to gently glide the brush along the surface with no real pressure. That delivers the most streak-free results.

There is also a Triple Shine Top Coat to accompany the line and I suggest using it. To me, what’s the point of making a “high shine” lacquer if you don’t have a top coat to go with it? Then you’re just relying on some other top coat, no?

Seasational is a buttery, pigmented creme that is opaque in two coats. It has a nice flow and dries pretty glossy on its own. Archipela-Glow is a clear-based smooth glitter that can be worn as either a top coat or opaque with 3-4 coats. It has a slight bit of texture on its own but that disappears with top coat.

I started this look with a base of Sally Hansen Triple Shine Seasational, a bright teal creme. In comparison with core Triple Shine shade, Dive In, it’s considerably more green.

Sally Hansen Seasational swatch

Sally Hansen Seasational

While waiting for my index finger to fully dry, I added two coats of glitter on my ring finger using Sally Hansen Triple Shine Archipela-Glow which is a mix of tiny teal particles in varying sizes. It’s not quite as green as Triple Shine Seanic.

Note: Archipela-Glow and the other glitters in this collection are also fab for glitter fades/gradients. In fact, I ended up doing a quick glitter fade on my middle finger, since I can never just let things be.
Teal Nail Art with Sally Hansen Seasational
Then, using my dotting tool ($2.13,, I added glitter dots to my ring finger and thumb.
Sally Hansen Tahiti Sunset Triple Shine Nail Art
Finally, I pulled out the star-shaped Nail Vinyls I ordered a few months ago but haven’t yet used. If you haven’t tried Nail Vinyls, they’re essentially stencils with a tacky back that stick to the nail for creating precise designs like chevrons, stars and lightening bolts.

You press the Nail Vinyl of your choice to the nail, as you would with tape, polish over and pull up before the polish dries.
Sally Hansen Archipela-Glow swatch and nail art

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The Sally Hansen Triple Shine “Tahiti Sunset” collection is part of the Color Destinations Summer 2014 series and is available now at drugstores and mass retailers nationwide. This limited edition collection retails for $4.99/ea and includes two more cremes (orange and pink) and two additional matching glitters.

Have you spotted the Tahiti Sunset collection yet? What do you think of my teal nail art? Do you plan to seek these shades out?

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  1. Lisa N. says:

    They look so good together!

  2. Traci says:

    I love this look! I’m wearing a similar toned nail art mani right now as well. I like tonal nail art a lot and love teal so this mani is right up my alley!

  3. Jessika says:

    You WOULD post this two days after I vowed not to buy another polish until October! Ugh! I love the way this turned out. I’m sure I have something like these in my massive collection already dangit! At least I hope I do! I’m glad you’re feeling better. Stay well!!! Xoxoxo

    • Til October!! Wow, that’s quite a commitment. I know I couldn’t do it so I give you so much credit. And I’m feeling much better, thank you.

      • Jessika says:

        I wonder how this teal compares to Barielle’s Head of the Class Green? I almost bought Archipiela Glow this morning. I saw it at Rite Aid and tried to justify it to myself by saying, “It’s limited edition! I might not be able to FIND it in October!” Alas, I put the bottle down and felt pretty darn good about myself for doing so!

  4. Bite Buff says:

    I love that Seasational!

  5. jacquelyng56 says:

    Love the little star you did with the glitter, it’s really subtle but effective. I’m not a lover of this shade of green, but really like your swatches xx

  6. Lorraine says:

    gorgeous mani! Is Seasational close to Deborah LIppmann She Drives Me Crazy? thanks

  7. Monica says:

    This color is perfection! I haven’t tried any of the Triple Shine colors before. Do you need to use a topcoat?

  8. Tricia says:

    I LOVE this manicure. I love stars, so this is right up my alley. And the color is gorgeous! I definitely need to get some nail vinyls!

  9. Cindi says:

    Sooo glad you are feeling better! I really love that combo. The star is what catches my eye most. I have some zig zag nail vinyls that came with a polish order, but I haven’t used them yet. I love the star pattern. I may just have to give these a try. I have trouble with tape manis as it doesn’t leave a crisp clean edge when I remove the tape and it has a “ledge” effect (a build up of uneven polish) I don’t like. Maybe I simply need more practice.

    • Hi Cindi! You could be applying your polish too thick, which is what creates a thick edge. Or maybe a thicker top coat like HK Girl or Seche would help smooth it out better.

  10. Amanda says:

    This definitely makes me wish I was laying on the beach in Tahiti!!! Have you tried any other color glitter with this green base? I might play around and see if another glitter gives a nice contrast but I do really love the monochromatic paring!

  11. Medusa says:

    While Sally Hansen Triple Shine Seasational looks divine, I am more excited by the star-shaped Nail Vinyls you feature! I love stars & this product looks perfect for me! Do you find these nail vinyls easy to use?

    • Hi Medusa! Yes, I haven’t had any issues using them. You do have to really press at the edges to keep them flat to the nail but they work great. I used the chevrons as well and love them. Definitely check them out!

  12. Jo says:

    I love tha idea. And it’s so easy to do. I’m gonna try it out today. Thanks. X

  13. CoCoJo says:

    I’m so glad you are feeling better! Your nails look gorgeous and I love these colors!!