Call me a Chupa Chup because I’m always a sucker for polishes that bring to mind fond autumnal memories.
There’s something fresh about the way the air smells that makes me giddy. Or, who knows, maybe that’s just the result of my neighbour finally deciding to vacuum his carpets.
On a serious note in B flat minor, I sometimes crave a rich fall lacquer nearly as much as a fresh slice of pumpkin pie. (Note: I said nearly, so don’t you dare swipe my dessert!)
Sally Hansen Pumpkin Spice satisfied my craving. And I think seconds are in order. Please, sir, I want s’more!
I decided to layer it instead over OPI Espresso Your Style!, which is a decadent shimmery brown that makes a subtle difference. I really enjoyed this combination.
Sally Hansen Pumpkin Spice Pictures
Sally Hansen Pumpkin Spice Ingredients
Sally Hansen Pumpkin Spice Swatches
All swatches have:
- Nubar Foundation Base Coat
- 2 coats of OPI Espresso Your Style!
- 2 coats of Sally Hansen Pumpkin Spice
- Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat
√ Easy grip, easy glide brush designed for complete control
√ Extreme strength & shine
- Name: Sally Hansen Pumpkin Spice
- Amount: 11.8 mL (0.40 fl. oz.)
- What I Paid: Around $3-something CAD (I accidentally threw away my receipt while tidying up. Oops!)
- Where to Buy: Rexall, Zellers, some grocery stores & drugstores
Sally Hansen Pumpkin Spice Review
This is a great festive polish because it features a colour pairing that reminds me of the season: brown and orange. The base is a dark brown and the glitter is a vivid orange.
This dynamic duo plays the game of contrast very well. I love how it’s dark and dramatic without venturing into Gothic territory. It’s what I would call a cozy combination with some pizazz.
The base has a sheer-jelly finish, which is really special because it creates more depth. It’s as though you’re looking at glitter suspended in gel. Love it!
Despite this having glitter, the finish is smooth on your nail and not rough or scratchy.
Application & Formula
This polish was so easy to apply – it went on evenly and effortlessly.
Since this has a jelly finish, it’s sheer. I didn’t wear it solo because I heard that it can take 4 coats or so. (There are lots of swatches online of it by itself if you’re interested.) I layered Pumpkin Spice by Sally Hansen over OPI Espresso Your Style!, which is a shimmery brown to improve opacity.
If you want to ramp up the drama, you could layer it over a jet black. I prefer it over a brown – it meshes better with the orange.
Final Verdict: 9/10
I enjoyed wearing this polish for a few days and found myself looking down at my nails a lot. The orange glitter really does wonders for bringing the polish to life without being too blingtastic.
What polish makes you think of autumn? Do you love the name of this polish as much as I do? What would you layer this over?