Despite my ranting about Sally Hansen bringing out yet another new line (I have around two dozen different ones in my collection at least, and I can't really tell the difference between all the various formulas), I can't stay mad at her for long. When I saw the new Smooth and Perfect ones on sale, I got a couple to try.
The first one I have to share is Dune, a peachy tan. I don't usually go for colors like this, having overdosed on them during my years of working in a very conservative job, but I thought I'd try this one, figuring it might be good as a camouflage color when my nails are going through a rough patch (like I used Zoya Melodie for last week). On the woman on the brochure, these polishes are opaque, but at three coats, I still had visible nail line. I was okay with that, since the color is light—sheer is more acceptable to me with a light color for some reason.
This has a pearly shimmer to it that's very subtle. It settled nicely; this did live up to the "smooth" part of the name. I wouldn't go so far as "perfect"; that's a really high bar.
To add some interest, I tried adding a layer of Glass Slipper, from the newly relaunched Diamond Strength line.
I've seen some discussion about whether or not Glass Slipper is a flakie. I say it is. Those iridescent white things floating around in the bottle are irregularly shaped (like soap flakes or instant potato flakes) and once on the nail, they lay nice and flat. I'm not wearing topcoat over them in these photos, and you can see how smooth it is. That they don't have a color shift doesn't make them any less flakie, just less flashy.
The second shade of Smooth and Perfect I got was Sea, the green one, which is much more of a Karen color than Dune. I used three coats of this one as well, and it was not quite opaque at that point. I must have accidentally used thicker coats on some of my nails since they don't quite match each other in coverage, but I'm not sure it's something I'd notice if I weren't staring at them in close up.
Like Dune, this has a subtle pearly finish. I'll be interested to see if this line gets expanded to non-pastel shades, which aren't usually pearly like this.
I had to try Glass Slipper on top of this one, too, and quite liked the effect.
Where do you stand on the Glass Slipper flakie question? Or the Smooth and Perfect question—is this different enough to be a new line?