Thursday, March 20, 2014

The Weekly Haul - Sally Hansen Sugar Coats

When I first started to see textured polishes in shops my initial reaction was "Yuck, why would anyone want nails that look and feel like sandpaper?".

Then, as my obsession with reading nail blogs grew, I saw more and more swatches of various textured polishes and the look began to grow on me. When my local pound stores suddenly seemed to be full of bottles of black and white Sally Hansen Sugar Coat, they both found their way into my polish collection.

I love greens, blues and purples (90% of my polish collection consists of these colours) so when I found Sugar Coat polishes in Spare-A-Mint?, Laughie Taffy and Gummy Grape in Poundworld this week I had to buy them!

I was planning to do some nail art with these shades, but I like them so much as they are that I decided to just keep each nail a single colour. Spare-A-Mint? (middle finger) is a teal-tinged green. In real life it is much closer to emerald green than it looks in the photos. Laughie Taffy (thumb and ring finger) is a rich navy blue and Gummy Grape (index and little fingers) is violet.

They aren't the most long wearing polishes and I usually start to see wear on the tips of my nails within 24 hours, but that is to be expected with such a rough finish. I know textured polishes are old news now, but I really enjoy wearing them. If you do too, get down to your local pound shop because Sally Hansen Sugar Coat polishes are a bargain right now!


  1. I'm not that keen on textured nail polishes either but these look quite nice! I think Spare-A-Mint and Gummy Grape are my favourites!
    I've just found your blog and I love the concept that you won't spend more than £2.00 on a nail polish! I think it's a really good idea! I can't wait to see what treasures you find in pound stores and the nail art you create with them! :)

    1. Thankyou! I've just checked out your blog too. Your freehand work is fantastic!

  2. I think, textured polishes are the best thing in nail polish world ever!:)
    I love the one from Sally Hansen and that's so bad I can't find them in Polish...

  3. I can't believe you found these in Poundland! My Poundland at uni has rubbish nail polishes but now that I'm home I'm gonna have a look at my local ones to hopefully find some great ones.
    I love these polishes, I have about four I think but I love these colours you have!

    x x

    1. These ones were actually from Poundworld (don't know if you have one local to you), but I know that my local Poundland had some of these Sugar Coat polishes in stock too so I hope you find some!

  4. I picked these up today in Poundworld! Can't believe they had them!

    I got the first set of Sugar Coat polishes from Poundland, couldn't believe my luck! Sometimes you can get real gems in these pound shops! :-)