Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Sally Hansen Nail Prisms Garnet Lapis

Good morning!!  It's been a couple weeks since I've had to be up this early (in my world, that's 6:30 am).  I'd momentarily forgotten how not fun it is, lol.  The cure?  More duochrome.  (Sorry.  Tired.  That's the best I can come up with at this point.)
This is Sally Hansen Nail Prisms Garnet Lapis.  The force is strong with this one.







Garnet Lapis is a shimmery, jelly like azure/cerulean to royal purple duochrome.  SO gorgeous, but not really garnet-y in any sense of the word.  It's more Lapis Amethyst, if you ask me, but that's another polish entirely.  It's not really lapis-y, either, come to think of it, because lapis is more of a darker, truer, dustier blue.  Whatever.  The color shift is beautiful and super strong.  If you look carefully at the bottle or submerge your nails in water, you can even see an outline of gold.  
Because it's more jelly, the formula goes on thin.  I used three coats here, which is adequate.  Four may or may not be better; I've had mixed results using more than three coats with the sheerer Prisms.  
Garnet Lapis is one of the harder to find Prisms, so when it appeared on amazon last summer, I dove on it, and I'm so glad I did .

Thanks for reading! ♥

28 comments:

  1. Beautiful! I reminds me of Model's Own Aqua Violet! This is so pretty!

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    1. Dang, Model's Own makes stuff like this? I'm going to have to give them another look.

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    1. I know! :) It's seriously the highlight of my day right now. ;)

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  3. This is a stunner of a shade - I so wish SH would bring this line back I think they tried with the 4 shades that Lava was one of - forgetting the ltd line name now - but they were not like the old Prisms and only Lava really 'did' anything much...there were a few dogs in the Prisms line but as a whole most were really great...it was like they came out before their time and we just did not expect much from drugstore brands so they basically did not sell well - then bloggers seem to find them right when they were on close out and started to write about them...now it's all history. I would rather have a ton of these than many of the glitter indies that are out there at a higher cost...I am getting glittered out - but I never tire of great duochromes.

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    1. I agree with your last statement 100% :) There are always exceptions, but duo/multichromes are def my favorite type of effects polish. There are a few duochrome indies out there... Crow's Toes just released a line of them that I've read are pretty sheer and best as topcoats, but the colors are gorgeous and I love the direction they're taking. And I know I was a little bummed that the recent SH duochrome line was mostly just dupes of stuff released earlier in the year. I felt like Moonstone, the white one, was reminiscent of the old duochromes. I didn't pick it up, though, lol. SH did a great job of creating a cult classic with these Prisms. I'm thinking about writing them directly and inquirring about a coule of the really rare colors.

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  4. OMG - with me it is close to 10 pm and I cannot come up with any appropriate admiring words for this!!!! It is beautiful!!!! And it suits you absolutely perfect!!! So glad I added some duochromes in that nailmail to you ;-) have a wonderful day xxx

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    1. I am SO SO SO SO EXCITED!!! :D 6 to 10 business days can't come fast enough, lol. I just hope I did right by you. I'm getting the feeling you spoied me. Anyway, you know what this reminds me of is your shot of Merope.

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    2. Well honestly, this one looks even better in my opinion!!!!

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  5. It would appear I've forgotten how to type and/or spell.

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    1. LOL - happens to me as well, not to mention the auto-correct :-S

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    2. I don't think I know of one person who has anything nice to say about autocorrect, lol.

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  6. Ooooh this is gorgeous! I love the duo shift in it.

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    1. Me, too :) Both shifts are so freakin' pretty :)

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  7. Ooooh so pretty! The shift is stunning! And I like the slightly sheer look of it. :-)

    ~ Yun

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    1. Yeah? :) I do, too. I think it's actually part of what makes these particular polishes so special.

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    1. Isn't it gorgie?! I was sad to take it off. But then I put another pretty duochrome on. Ha! ;)

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  9. I thought it was 3 different shades. So pretty and very interesting too.

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    1. That's awesme! Photog success!!! Lol. It is a remarkably cool polish :)

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  10. Very pretty! Love the color shift! But you're right... this isn't very garnet-y at all!

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    1. Yeah, their names seem all juxtaposed. It's kind of entertaining to me, lol.

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  11. This reminds me of Enchanted Polish Across the Universe (minus holo), one of my fav polishes!! So beautiful!!

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    1. I've seen that name around a lot, lately... hold on, lemme google it...................................................................................................................................................Ooooh. Someone made a cabochon ring out of it and it totally looks like a deep space photo. LOVE.

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