Sally Hansen Halloween 2014 Costume-ize Your Nails Collection Swatches & Review

by Lisa Heath
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Sally Hansen Halloween 2014 Costume-ize Your Nails Collection Swatches & Review

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Good evening!  I received this collection recently and rushed to get them done!  I have several of the polishes that Sally Hansen released for Halloween 2014.  The collection is the Costume-ize Your Nails and in full, it consists of 4 Insta-Dri shades, 4 Salon Effects Nail Stickers, 2 Fuzzy Coat polishes and 2 Big Glitter toppers.  Lots of goodies!

I have all 4 Insta-Dri shades, a Big Glitter topper and a Fuzzy Coat topper.

We’ll start with the Insta-Dri polishes!

Fright Night

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Fright Night is your perfect black glossy creme polish.  I used 2 coats for these photos.

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Pumpkin Queen

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Pumpkin Queen is an orange creme with an incredibly subtle shimmer.  I used 3 thin coats for these photos.  The first 2 coats were a little patchy, but the third seemed to even it all out.

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Scaredy Matte

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Scaredy Matte is a black matte polish.  Slight brush strokes are visible and if you have prominent nail ridges or imperfections, Scaredy Matte might accentuate them.  I used 2 coats for these photos.

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OMGhost

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OMGhost is a creamy white with the best name of the collection.  I used 2 coats for these photos.

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Witchful Thinking Fuzzy Coat

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I want to like bar glitters like these, I really do… but something about them give me the creeps and I don’t know why!  Witchful Thinking is a black and pale orange micro bar glitter in a clear base.  I used 1 coat over Pumpkin Queen.  Overall, application was great.  I got a decent amount of glitters in one coat and they all laid down nicely.  Bar glitters just aren’t my preference in polishes.

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Dressed To Thrill Big Glitters

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Now we get to my favorite of the set!  Dressed To Thrill is a clear based packed with silver holographic glitters in small hexes and squares and micro glitters.  I used 1 coat over Fright Night for these photos.

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Overview

Overall this collection covers the perfect shades for a Halloween collection.  Are they the most original?  No.  But the price is decent and the performance is really good.  Pumpkin Queen needed 3 coats, but aside from that, they were really nice.

Prices:

Insta-Dri Polishes – $4.99

Fuzzy Coats & Big Glitters – $5.99

Salon Effect Nail Stickers (not shown) – $9.99

Where To Buy: Rite Aid, Walgreens, CVS & Target

If you have a chance to snag any of these, I would say go for it.  I go through black and white polishes quicker than anything, so I practically stockpile them.  These cremes are nice and the black matte is pretty nice as well.

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20 comments

Jessica October 31, 2014 - 10:12 am

I’m always on the look out for a good creme, so I’ll probably pick up that white and black. Lovely swatches!

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Lisa Heath November 1, 2014 - 10:21 pm

As am I! Especially basic colors with good application! Thank you!

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Lustrous Lacquer October 31, 2014 - 10:26 am

Im also not a fan of the bar glitters. I can stand them if they are sparsely mixed with other glitters but thats about it. I love the insta-dry polishes, they are great for stamping.

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Lisa Heath November 1, 2014 - 10:22 pm

I can deal with them when mixed with other glitters if they aren’t overpowering, but on their own I just can’t get into them :(

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The Dalai Lama's Nails October 31, 2014 - 10:35 am

Dressed to Thrill is my favorite! It’s a pretty glitter :)

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Lisa Heath November 1, 2014 - 10:22 pm

Yes! I love that one. I just bought the other in the collection as well!

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Color Me So Crazy October 31, 2014 - 11:57 am

Yes!! I said this on mine, too. Either you love bar glitter or you hate it. Great swatches!!

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Lisa Heath November 1, 2014 - 10:23 pm

Definitely. It’s a completely preference based thing, and I still buy them hoping one will change my mind and it’s just not for me. Thank you!

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Nicole Cothran October 31, 2014 - 12:27 pm

Great swatches! That orange looks great on you, and I love the Insta-Dri collection for stamping :) I’m not into bar glitter either – reminds me of hair or spiders or something creepy!

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Lisa Heath November 1, 2014 - 10:24 pm

I need to use them for stamping! I’m thinking the matte as a base and the glossy black over it might make for a really nice mani!

And micro bar glitter… especially black glitters… remind me of leg hair.

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[email protected] October 31, 2014 - 3:44 pm

I can’t do the bar glitter thing either so you’re not alone. I got the Night Fright and OMGhost but didn’t see the orange or matte black, or the glitters! I would’ve loved Dressed to Thrill!

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Lisa Heath November 1, 2014 - 10:26 pm

I just found the other Big Glitter from this collection this morning so I snagged it immediately. I looked for the other bar glitter too, because I like “complete” collections (even though I’m not a bar glitter fan)

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The Mercurial Magpie November 1, 2014 - 7:15 am

Great swatches! I’m with you on bar glitter- it just looks hairy and gross to me, I just can’t get down with it.

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Lisa Heath November 1, 2014 - 10:27 pm

Thank you! YES! To me it looks like hair. I always try to love it and mess with it to see, but it’s just one of those things.

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Dani FromPolishwithLove November 1, 2014 - 10:14 am

Your swatches are perfection! I have been on the hunt for the Nail Stickers and STILL haven’t found them :-(

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Lisa Heath November 1, 2014 - 10:29 pm

Thank you! I found ONE set of the stickers this morning and the other Big Glitter

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kelliegonzo November 1, 2014 - 9:25 pm

Love that fuzzy coat! Of course perfect for Halloween :)

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Lisa Heath November 1, 2014 - 10:30 pm

I know some who love them and you are right – for Halloween it is fitting :)

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Novi November 1, 2014 - 9:44 pm

I can’t like bar glitter as well, I tried! Weirdly, only the white interests me from this collection..

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Lisa Heath November 1, 2014 - 10:30 pm

It’s a great white to have :)

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