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NOTD: Sally Hansen Diamond Strength No Chip ~ Lilac Chantilly

Posted on: May 2, 2013

Sally Hansen Diamond Strength No Chip in Lilac Chantilly is a very pretty lilac color. Lilac is the perfect name for this color and with my lilacs in bloom, I couldn’t help myself. Also, I wanted to test the “no chip claim on the bottle”. So we’ll see.
The only other one I have in this line from SH is called True Love and it is a cream colored frost. I do not have either one of these listed on my stash page, I’m not sure why, but I’m going to take True Love to my mother’s because she likes the cream colored frosts.
I like this Lilac Chantilly color wise. Formula wise it was a bit on the thin side so I did 3 coats for this mani. I think if you tried to do a mani using only 2 coats you would end up with bald spots and pooling in the cuticles. and none of us want that, right?

The brush in this line is longer and a lot thinner than other SH brushes. Those of you who are not fans of the wide brush, I’m talking to you Loriand Diana; you will like the brush in this formula. Because the formula was a bit thin I did have to do some clean up with my handy dandy angled clean up brush dipped in pure acetone.
I am going to wear this for a few days, I’m curious about the wear because the last time I had on a metallic finished polish it wore something awful after some light housework. No housework planned for me at my house, so it should wear pretty good. However it will be hard for me not to change it, my Zoya Earth Day order arrived today.

I’m surprised that I like Bobbi the best, I thought Micky would be my favorite but Bobbi is gorgeous. They are all pretty colors and I will swatch them on wheel for you soon.

Did you order an Earth Day from Zoya? If so, which ones? I’ve had Charla and Carly in the past but I gave them away so I’m happy to have them again. And Diana, well you all know and love Diana so I ordered this one for her but with the Royal Mail cracking down on the mailing of nail polish it might be awhile before I can get it to her. It’s a pretty blue based red, it’s a different red, not just your ordinary red. You’ll see in the swatch wheel soon.

💅 As always, thanks for stopping by!

**UPDATE** I know I said I was going to wear this for a few days, but I had to stop at Sally’s to get more swatch wheels

When the 12 year old working at the cash register told me she liked my nails. I said oh, thank you. As I was looking in my wallet to pay and then the 12 year old said They remind me of my Grandma how old fashioned looking they are. Needless to say, that was the end of my Sally Hansen Diamond Strength Lilac Chantilly polish. I came home and immediately added 2 top coats of Nails Inc matte.

I like the look of the matte top coat with this color but it’s coming off probably as you are reading this. Old fashioned, my ass. More and more I have been seeing these polishes in somewhat of a frost finish so I think the look is coming back but until then I’m going back to my good old friend the cream finish. I knew I should’ve broke it off with the metallic and frosts, I will stick to the creams for right now.

What did you think of the Zoya swatches? Bobbi is completely and totally gorge, it’s not coming across on film, neither is Diana and Micky. Diana is a blue based red that I think will look good on everyone. Micky goes from coral to pink and back to coral. I know I’ll wear this one a lot. Mickey is my dad so, of course I had to get it. I will add it to my little “family” of polishes.

💅 As always, thanks for stopping by.

2 Responses to "NOTD: Sally Hansen Diamond Strength No Chip ~ Lilac Chantilly"

I like the SH Diamond polishes,but like you,I’m not a fan of the brush.The pretty shades make up for that,though.I wondered if you would be sending Diana to Diana!Hey–that Jana looks suspiciously like Commander in Chic.Love to you and Betty Lindaxo


You were reading my mind! 🙂

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