Just Keep Swimming...Some of the Sally Hansen Under The Sea Collection Swatches

I had been looking for the Sally Hansen Under The Sea Collection since late last year. So you can imagine my excitement when I finally found it at my local Walgreens and to make it even better, there was a pad of $2 coupons attached to the display.  There were 4 coupons left and the nail polish addict in me took over...LOL!  I used those 4 coupons to buy the following polishes:
Blue My Mind - pictured with 2 coats

Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure - Blue My Mind is a Bright, Royal, Cobalt, Electric, Blue, Shimmer. Are those enough adjectives, LOL! This is just an "In Your Face" Blue. My love for blue polishes has been no secret. I went through my stash and found that I own several very close polishes, but I just can't pass of a gorgeous blue.

When I first heard of Sally Hansen's Under The Sea Collection, the first polish that I was determined to own was Mermaid's Tale. There were claims that it was a duplicate of Deborah Lippmann's Across The Universe. So when I saw the display, it was the first polish I put in my shopping cart.  

Pictured with 1 coat of base and 2 coats of Mermaid's Tale

Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure - Mermaid's Tale is a deep, blue, jelly, base with green and teal hexagonal and micro glitters. This polish is very versatile depending on the base used.  I tried to show some variety. Index Finger: WnW French White, Middle Finger: SH Blue My Mind, Ring Finger: SH Water Cooler, and Pinkie: SH Black and Blue.

The next blue I picked up was Sally Hansen Salon Manicure Water Color. It is a medium, sky blue cream with a slight teal undertone. It's about one shade lighter than Orly Blue Collar.

Pictured with 2 Coats-be sure to wear a base coat. This shade stains.

It is just difficult for me to pass up blue polishes.  With Sally Hansen's Water Color, I took a few minutes to decide. I wanted it but didn't need it. I already had several polishes very close, but I just couldn't leave it in the store.


Lastly from this collection is one of my favorite finishes, a duochrome.  This is  Sally Hansen Black and Blue.  I had a difficult time capturing its beauty in a photo, but there is a visible duochrome quality. The bottle color is just gorgeous.

Pictured with 2 coats.

Sally Hansen Black & Blue is a very pretty deep navy, teal, purple, green duochrome.  Originally before seeing it in person, I thought it was close to OPI Glacier Bay Blue, but it is more teal where OPI GBB is more navy.  This is a definite must have from the collection, but pretty much all of the collection are must haves...

Well those are all I have purchased from this collection so far. I still want the foam mint green shade. So don't be surprised to see that in a future post. 

Have you purchased any of the shades from the collection yet and if so which did you get? Also, if you bought Mermaid's Tale, what bases are you planning to use?

 Grace, Peace, & Blessings.

* FTC: These products were bought with my own money, unless otherwise noted. These are my honest opinions. I am not employed by nor was I paid by any of these companies. This is not a sponsored post.


  1. Beautiful swatches! I only wanted to get Mermaid's Tail but after a close examination of it at Walgreens under their bright lights I noticed that the glitters curl. Thanks for reminding me that it's a close dupe to DL which I already own :)

  2. Thanks. I wanted DL Across the Universe, but it exceeds my per bottle budget...LOL!

  3. I haven't seen this collection anywhere. Mermaid's Tale is on my wishlist though. I wouldn't mind having Blue My Mind, and Water Cooler. There all so pretty. What a great collection.

  4. It is a pretty collection. I love blues so of course I was going to love this collection, LOL! Thanks for visiting.

  5. I have not seen this at my stores. Those blues are AWESOME though! I love the Blue My Mind.

  6. They are teasing us, LOL! Thanks for visiting.


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