Sally Hansen Project Runway used to be the Polish That Got Away!
I first laid lustful eyes on the coveted colour when I was shopping at the grocery store with my boyfriend.
I asked him what he thought of this green polish. He replied, “It’s okay. But don’t you have so many colours like that already?”
“Forget about shoes – women can never have too many nail polishes!” I said in my head.
But he was right. I had soooo many polishes. Did I really need yet another green nail polish?
With much hesitation, I put the orphan back, and I had to avoid looking into its sad-yet-hopeful eyes.
When I came home, I stumbled upon a blog post about that exact shade and how hard it was to find. So the next day, I went back to rescue the poor polish, but…it was gone! My precccioouussss!
Since that incident, I had been looking for it every time I went to the grocery store and every time I went to any drugstore. Then, mannnny months later, I casually perused a random clearance bin at a salon.
Looking back at me was a rectangular Sally Hansen Salon bottle. Could it be? No, it couldn’t! Yes! We were reunited, and nothing could ever split us apart!
I squealed, cradled it, and made a mad dash to the cashier before anything could distract me. So, you see, sometimes you can find what you’re looking for when you least expect it!
If there’s a colour you missed out on, keep the faith. You never know where it could turn up!
Sally Hansen Project Runway Pictures
Sally Hansen Project Runway Ingredients
Sally Hansen Project Runway Swatches
All swatches have:
- Name: Sally Hansen Project Runway
- Amount: 13 mL (0.44 oz.)
- What I Paid: $4.99 CAD
- Where to Buy: This is very tricky to find now, so you may want to scout out clearance bins and warehouse sales.
Sally Hansen Project Runway Review
Project Runway by Sally Hansen is a green polish with a lot of depth. It’s rich without being flat and dark like a lot of other deep greens I’ve tried.
I just love the golden particles in this – adds something really regal to a polish and takes it from ordinary to extraordinary.
In sunlight, the shimmer looks like a yellowish gold, but at times, I thought I could also see some orange gold and some faint green. It could just be that the shimmer was dancing like crazy, though, and it was playing tricks on my eyes.
This is a gorgeous jelly polish, so the finish is super shiny, even without a top coat. However, it’s also on the slightly sheer side, so it’s a good idea to add more than 2 coats of polish. (Alternatively, you could also try layering the polish over another shade, but I feel like you might lose some of the jelly characteristics.)
Also, for jelly polishes, it’s a good idea to wait longer before applying a quick-dry top coat. I was so ecstatic about getting this on my nails immediately that I didn’t wait long enough before applying my top coat. And as you can see from my photos, the top coat pulled the polish, so it looks like there’s tip wear.
Application & Formula
The most magical thing about this polish (aside from the colour) is the formula! You’ll remember me raving about how flawless Misa Girls’ Night Out was. Well, this is just like that – it glides on sooo effortlessly. It practically applies itself and ends up looking like glass on your nails!
This is a very forgiving formula, so even if your application skills need a lot of work, you’ll still get an impressive result. Gotta love polishes like this!
Final Verdict: 10/10
If you ever come across this polish, snatch it up! Don’t waste time having an internal debate. Learn from my foolish mistake of putting it back on the shelf.
Even if you’re not obsessed with green polish like I am, I still think that you’d fall head over heels in love with Sally Hansen Project Runway because the formula is pure perfection! Your painting skills may need some work, but when you use this formula, your results are incredible…and it’s effortless!
Do you like wearing jelly polishes solo or layered? What’s a polish you regret putting back on the shelf?