Middle Aged Beauty Queen

Say it Isn’t so, Sally! Say It ISN’T SO!

Posted on: April 13, 2013

I have some sad news for you. It’s official and has been confirmed but I don’t really know how to tell you other than to say through snot bubbles and all, My Beloved Commander in Chic has been discontinued by Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure line. 😪

Commander in Chic from Sally Hansen CSM. This is one of the first pictures I have of him. You can tell that is an old picture and it gives me hope that, maybe my pictures are improving, but besides that look how gorgeous my beloved CinC!

2bottles of CiC…. The only polish I have ever bought a “back up” bottle. I have said over and over CinC is my all time favorite color/brand/brush and formula of nail polish. I don’t have a lot of pictures of me wearing this polish even though I have used up almost all of the first bottle I bought. To me CinC was like “going to the mattresses” you know the line from “The Godfather”. CinC was like that for me. I would spend a great deal of time working on my blog making swatches and taking pictures of all the polish I could get my hands on. When I was done I’d wonder hmmm which polish do I want to wear, or I would be going back and forth between different ones so those times I’d go to the mattresses and that is when I would wear my beloved CinC.

My Half and Half Manicure with CinC and Greige Gardens™. This is my all time favorite combination of colors to wear for my half and half manicure. I think the 2 colors complement each other very well and they both look good with my skin tone. I have been asked so many questions about this look and how I came up with it. To tell the truth I could not decide between CinC or Greige Gardens™ to polish my nails with, so I decided to use them both. After a couple of different interpretations the half and half manicure was born. I have worn it many times with lots of different colors, but this combination will always have a special place in my heart.

So enough about me, these are the other colors being discontinued. They are still on some shelves in some stores but once they are gone, they’re gone, baby gone!.
The other colors to be discontinued are All Fired Up, Back to the Fuschia ,
Lavender Cloud and Commander in Chic.

This bottle of polish was sent to me for review by a PR firm for SH. .
I Lilac You is now #370. I wore this today just to show there are no hard feelings and I’m sure you have your reasons. Sally Hansen reformulated the Complete Salon Manicure (CSM) this spring when they launched the new colors. The new formula has additional benefits with a gel-like shine and chip resistance. “Reformulated with 3 proprietary time-released protecting shine enhancers, CSM now delivers lasting shine, the closet you can get to a gel effect without a gel manicure. Housed in breakthrough nano-tubes, the shine enhancers are released as your nails flex during daily wear and tear, helping to provide an additional benefit: maximum chip-resistance”. This is quoted from the information sent to me along with some of the new polish for me to review. That is how I happened upon the fact that some of the new bottles have the same number as the old, so I asked about it and that is when it was confirmed that any of the new reformulated polish with the same number of an older polish, the older polish has been discontinued. I was not able to get a complete list, but as I come upon these discontinued colors I will let you know.

I Lilac You has held up rather well, considering. I put on 2 coats of this polish yesterday. I did not use a top coat, so no Seche-Vite. This morning I spent mostly in my yard pulling weeds, raking up left over leaves the yard boy misses you know that kind of thing. I did a couple of loads of laundry, and then I went to the grocery store, my parents house and continued with a bit of laundry and a bit of housework. No yard work at their house. I think It looks pr

I Lilac You is no Commander in Chic but I am impressed with this new formulation. The formula is a dream to work with as is the brush. I know not every one is a fan of this brush but for me it makes polishing my nails so fast and easy. In the documents included in this last box of samples they say the brush is a “Precision brush, rounded to fit the curve of your cuticles and is perfectly shaped to hug the contours of your nails for a better application. Although I would have never said it like that, that is exactly right. The brush picks up just the right amount of polish promoting better application which equals longer wear. Again, not exactly how I would say it but exactly right.
I think I’m going to like this new formula. So far, so good. 😊. You can find the Sally Hansen CSM line at most drug stores and on-line retailers like Walmart or Target’s websites. They sell for $7.99.

Also, I’m not worried about my beloved CinC as now I have 2 full bottles for back ups. (I bought more when they were marked way down) so I will have a lifetime of my favorite color! Yay Me!😘

Are there any colors you wouldn’t want to see discontinued? Have you tried any of the new ones? Let me know what you think.

💅 As always, thanks for stopping by.

4 Responses to "Say it Isn’t so, Sally! Say It ISN’T SO!"

This is sad news indeed. I have both CinC and Greige Gardens – but I have yet to try either of them. Although I don’t have video making capability and my cell phone is only that – a phone, I should make up a list and hop on board with the lottery club. Your wonderful blog and great pics always makes me want to buy polish – just today, I picked up another SH Salon Manicure – love both the color and name – “Apparition”. I don’t want to see them discontinue any of these salon manicure polishes – I have quite a few and like all of them. This annoys me almost as much as the limited editions.


I understand the company wants to keep being fresh and can’t keep all of them forever, but it is still sad. I’m just glad I did get those extra bottles of CinC when they were on sale. You’re lucky you got Apparition, I got the Resurrection one from that set, oh and the angle bite, but it is an awful lot like Oxblood, so I wished I’d passed on it. The display where I saw It was all but empty. So they must be selling good! And yes definetly you need to come play with us at the NPLClub! It’s too much fun, you can always email me your pics and I will post them for you if you have no other way. I’d be happ to do that for you. I would love to see your nails and hear more about your collection. Thanks Judy, with a Y! 🙂 Judi with an I

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I wondered if that would happen when I mentioned to you about the reformulation.I am glad you have your back ups.If you run out of CinC you always have the others that are similar in colour.You could pour them into your SH bottle,I know you love that brush!I only own 1 myself, called Raisin the Bar.I had another one but gave it away as I did not like the shade of pink it was.Linda xo


It’s clearly my favorite color because I do have about a dozen total of that same color from different brands, I just kept buying it over and over until after 15 or so I realized what I was doing! I’m pretty thick that way. I do like the new formula o. The new colors. I’ve had this lavender one on for 3 days and it is looking great still. Thanks Linda, always glad to see your comments. My #NPLClub polish was from that kit you sent me. You’ll have to. E sure to watch, and I’m going to do the blog. Post here real soon. I need to get my parents,I’ll do it from there Xoxo

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