I really love teal polishes so I was pretty excited when I saw promo photos for Sally Hansen Jazzy Jade*, a shimmery, slightly sheer polish that’s a new edition to the Xtreme Wear line.
I was really surprised when I did my first coat with Sally Hansen Jazzy Jade because based on the bottle and previous Xtreme Wear polishes I’ve used, I really thought this would have great coverage. One coat is really sheer however with two you get good, but not perfect, coverage. However nail line is much less visible in person than it is in these photos so I am happy to wear it this way.
That said, I am pretty “meh” on Sally Hansen Jazzy Jade, which is a disappointing surprise for me. I think I would like it a lot better without the shimmer, because the end result is a bit of a streaky finish. The formula was okay, and the dry time was average, but nothing about this polish really blew me away.
Sally Hansen Jazzy Jade is a great colour for summer and sunlight really brings out the shimmer in it. I also think it would look really pretty topped with silver sparkles and that’s probably what I’d do next time. That said, if I wear to recommend a Sally Hansen teal polish it would definitely be their textured Spare-A-Mint? instead.
Overall, this was an okay polish that I wanted to fall in love with but didn’t quite manage to. This line of polishes is often on sale for about $3, and I think it’s decent for that price, but so many of the other Xtreme Wear ones are awesome (check out my review of one of my very favourite polishes, Sally Hansen Pacific Blue) that I know this could have been better.
One thing is for sure– Sally Hansen Jazzy Jade is definitely not the last teal polish you’ll see on Writing Whimsy! What’s one colour you often find yourself lusting over?
I was recently sent four lovely teas from Epicure Selections, and before I get into reviewing them individually I wanted to share them all with you, and also I took some pictures and they are rainbow and pretty. I was sent the Pink Lady Herbal Blossom Tea*, the Citron Sencha Green Tea*, the After Ate Rooibos Tea*, and the Soothing Wellness Tea*.
Epicure Selections is not available in stores, as it is a direct sales company, which means you order through a consultant (like Avon, but with food!) However if you go to order online and don’t have a consultant, you can find one nearby by doing an area code search. Then you can shop and check out normally. In my actual tea reviews I want to focus on the product and not the brand so I thought this would also be a good post for me to be able to link back to in these (and any future) reviews.
One of the things that makes Epicure Selections really special to me and why I was so excited to receive these products is that all of their products (they also sell spices and seasonings for things like dip) are guaranteed gluten free. There is nothing with gluten packaged in their location. There are also no artificial flavours in their teas! One of my tea goals (the first being to drink more of my tea before I buy more…) is to make sure most of the tea I’m drinking does not contain artificial flavours, so it’s great to know that all of the ones in my Epicure Selections Tea Haul are safe!
You can buy Epicure Selections tea either in bags (as a refill), or along with a metal tin to store your tea in and keep it fresh. It is $3 more expensive with the tin, so it’s a reasonable price but also nice that you don’t need to rebuy the tin to get more of the tea. In terms of the teas themselves, I’m still testing, but expect to see reviews in the next couple of weeks! Soothing Wellness Tea will be first, but if you have a request for the second tea I test let me know.
Have you ever tried anything from Epicure Selections before? Let me know what your favourite tea is at the moment.
YELLOW. It’s so gloomy this Canadian winter, when I was thinking of what swatch I wanted to share next I decided there was nothing better then something nice and bright and cheerful. Which is exactly where Rimmel Sunny Days* comes in.
I was sent Rimmel Sunny Days for review, however I actually own a dupe of this polish, Rimmel Sunshine. However it was really old and needed to be tossed so even though I have some swatches of it I may never end up sharing those because I’m sure the polish was much nicer when I first bought it. That said, yellows are notoriously bad, and I won’t pretend that Rimmel Sunny Days is perfect either.
First off, this is a sheer polish that manages to be both a bit thin and a bit gloopy, even with my brand new bottle. As a result I’ve got four coats on my nails in these photos and you can still see that it’s not 100% opaque. You can also tell that I’ve had a bit of difficulty with the formula, in particular on my pinkie nail. However, like the 60 Seconds line promises, this does dry quickly.
Because of the sheerness and consistency, I would probably not wear Rimmel Sunny Days on its own. I might even try it with a white base for opacity, or I can see this definitely getting used in nail art or with some kind of decoration. I’m glad to have a replacement for my Rimmel Sunshine, and happy to have a yellow polish in my collection, but it’s not one I’ll be reaching for often (it also really doesn’t work with my skin tone, ugh!)
If there’s a truth all polish addicts know, it’s that a good yellow is hard to find, and as cheerful and happy as Rimmel Sunny Days makes me, I’m still hoping for something better.