Sally Hansen Shell We Dance

6 March 2014

Sally Hansen Shell We Dance Swatch Review
I'm not sure if it's all the Valentines related marketing recently, or the fact that Spring is right around the corner, but lately I've been loving anything pink. I became borderline obsessed with tracking down a pale pink polish, eventually opting for this Sally Hansen bottle. I'd never tried a Sally Hansen shade before, but Shell We Dance instantly caught my eye.

First things first - lets get the bad out of the way. Because Shell We Dance is such a sheer, pale shade it takes a good few layers (I'm talking four or five) to build up to the full colour. This means that it's not the longest lasting polish - you'd struggle to get more than a couple of days chip free - although I sealed the polish in with my Sensationail kit so it lasted a week. However, once you build the colour up it's the perfect creamy baby pink, so worth the extra effort. Alternatively, this makes a great sheerer polish.

Now, on to the good. Aside from the dreamy pale pink colour of Shell We Dance, the formula of this is spot on. It was super easy to apply, dried quickly, and despite being a sheer polish never appeared streak, hence a layer or two of this would work really well as a natural hint of pink to the nail. Also, the Sally Hansen brushes are perfect. Not too slim, not too wide - they fit the nail easily, and make painting my nails a delight, not a chore. Despite the extra work required to achieve an opaque nail, I'm impressed with Shell We Dance, and will definitely be looking to try more Sally Hansen polishes in the future.

13 comments

  1. This is such a great formula, and I love the colors available too. This is the perfect ballerina pink - beautiful :o) Xx

    Makeup by Candlelight

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  2. Love this shade! x

    pearlsandsparkle.blogspot.com

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  3. wow what a beautiful shade this is ! i love pastel pinks :)
    Melissa
    xx

    theinkedblonde

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  4. Gorgeous colour!

    http://thebravestindividual.blogspot.co.uk/

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  5. You can't go wrong with pink :)

    Sophie x

    http://your-girl-is-lovely.blogspot.co.uk

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  6. I have this! I love the colour but I was quite disappointed with the coverage as well!
    The Lipstick, The Girl and Her Wardrobe

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  7. WHat a beautiful pink for spring!

    katespitz.blogspot.com

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  8. Despite needing quite a few coats this is a very very pretty polish. So sweet
    http://www.letstalkbeauty.co.uk/

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  9. Such a pretty polish, shame about the coats!

    Aimee - AroundTwenty xx

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  10. Lovely color! I've noticed with Sally Hansen polishes that the formula is better with some colors than others.

    xx Anine
    redlipsandbeautybits.blogspot.com

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  11. Thank you very much for the review - it sounds wonderful and the shade is just perfect! x

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  12. Such a pretty colour. I may just need to go shopping now. Great post!
    Beth x

    www.TheBritishGirl.co.uk

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  13. I looove this polish! It was my first Sally Hansen polish as well and I'm absolutely obsessed with the colour. Your blog looks super pretty btw. :)

    http://blushingbambi.blogspot.de/

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Thank you for all of your comments - I read and appreciate every one :)