Thursday, November 8, 2012

Sally Hansen Diamond Strength Crystal Beading

I thought I'd better get this one swatched before it disappears from stores entirely. Crystal Beading is one of the shades in the limited edition Sally Hansen Diamond Strength limited edition display I first saw back in September.

I saw a differently formatted display more recently at a Walgreens.

Crystal Beading is a sheer white shimmer with a pink and blue duochrome shift. I used three coats, no topcoat, for these swatches.

I wanted to try Crystal Beading over black. I'd noticed what looked like a similar duochrome effect in one of the other colors in the display, Blue Frosting, so I grabbed that to get in on the layering fun.

Here are two coats over black; Crystal Beading on all but my ring finger (third from top), which has Blue Frosting.

The shift in these really is quite similar. Crystal Beading on top, Blue Frosting below:

Blue Frosting in the middle:

I think both of these are more interesting than a lot of the core Diamond Strength colors.


  1. I love the bottles! I'm such a sucker for packaging!

  2. So weird how similar they are over the black. O_o

  3. Wow, that's really pretty. I love that blue/purple over black!

  4. I saw these at CVS a few weeks ago. They had a buy 1 SH and get one SH 1/2 off. I need another polish to get the 1/2 off and when I walked to the front I saw a full display of these. I also picked up crystal beading. I have yet to use it but defo want to try it over black!

  5. Ooo they are stunning over black! :D

  6. Oh my goodness...these are beautiful!


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