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Saturday, June 14, 2014

Rest In Peace-Original Sally Hansen Pacific Blue

I've made it no secret that I love Blue nail polish. So it was a few weeks ago that I was in Walmart strolling down the nail polish aisle and I spotted a beautiful cobalt blue nail polish.  While I have more than I will ever use, I had to at least take a closer look. What to my shock, the Sally Hansen bottle was labeled "Pacific Blue". Being the Blue nail polish connoisseur that I am, I said that had to be a "mis-label", but then I saw more than one bottle.  I put it back and resolved to load a picture to my phone so that the next time, there would be no doubt. Although I already knew the answer.  Anyway, today I found myself in Walmart again, this time armed with a picture of the much love, cult classic Sally Hansen Pacific Blue; and as I knew, there was a definite change in the polish.  Not to take anything away from this impostor, it is a beautiful blue, so I had no problem purchasing it to do a comparison. 

When I first saw the new version of Pacific Blue, the first thing I thought was this looks like China Glaze Frostbite, another favorite but not Pacific Blue.  So once I got home I quickly went through my stash and found several similar to the new version, two Sally Hansen already had in their inventory, so why "fix" what "ain't" broke?!  
Left to Right: China Glaze Frostbite, Sally Hansen Pacific Blue (Original), Sally Hansen Pacific Blue (New), Sally Hanse Blueberry Blast, Sally Hansen CSM Blue My Mind 


Seen here are some wheel swatches to compare, not that we needed it. It is more than obvious from the bottle that they are different.  The formulation is also no comparison. The original Pacific Blue is almost a one-coater, whereas the new version as well as Blueberry Blast is very sheer; pictured here for the new Pacific Blue and Blueberry Blast is 3 coats. And of course, the original is a cream whereas the new is a shimmer. So again, while the new is pretty, I see no reason to remove the original Pacific Blue when Blueberry Blast and Blue My Mind already existed.  

So here's to our old friend, Sally Hansen Pacific Blue, the original. You will always hold a special place in the hearts of nail polish enthusiasts. I see from my Instagram post and the others that have reposted and commented, like my follow enabler, Gianna at Nouveaucheap, the original Sally Hansen Pacific Blue is a much loved nail polish.
Side Note: like I did with the Orly issue, I will be emailing my Sally Hansen contacts to express our dissatisfaction.  I would ask that those that blog and also have contacts, please respectfully communicate our displeasure.  And for those that do not have a contact, I would suggest you visit the Sally Hansen website Contact Us page...again, I implore you to remain professional and respectful. I'm sure we will get further than if we were to go off half-cocked.  


Grace, Peace, Joy & Blessings.

* These products were purchased with my own money.


4 comments:

aaminahs mom said...

Hello I follow this blog and I have a bit of news...Today I did find 3 bottles of Pacific Blue(original) and with my QR code the darn things were $1.99..so I went from SOL to sitting pretty. Run to your Nearest Walgreens and with the app you save $$$$

Messy Jessi Lacquer said...

I will certainly be doing my part to show Sally Hansen just how dissatisfied we all are! If they are no longer able to produce the original color, then discontinue it, don't assume our intelligence is lacking and that a sub par substitute would go unnoticed. Shame on you, Sally Hansen!

Kellie said...

It looks to me like they took the bottles of Blueberry Blast and stuck the name Pacific Blue on them. Shame on Sally Hansen!!!!!

formeitworks said...

Exactly what I thought...

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