Friday, January 17, 2014

Sally Hansen Pinch of Punch

Pastel and light-med pinks are one of the most problematic colors for me. It gets harder and harder to find a color in this category that doesn't make my hands look bright red and sickly. I do best with cool-toned lighter pinks, however, cool-toned light-med pinks are not easy to come by in nail polish world. Has anyone else noticed this? I don't have trouble finding cool-toned lighter pinks when it comes to blushes or lipsticks, but nail polish is a different story.

While perusing the clearance section at Walgreens I came across a Sally Hansen lighter cool-toned pink for $1!

 Pinch of Punch
Pinch of Punch is a purple-leaning dusty pink creme.

Color: This is what I'm talking about! Why are there not more pink shades like this readily available? I love pinks like this with that hint of purple in them.

Formula: Surprisingly really nice. I haven't found Sally Hansen Xtreme Wears to have the best formula in the past. I typically find them to be thick and apply unevenly, but this one was great. I used 2 coats in the swatch above, and didn't have any application issues.

Price: This is where I might fail you all. This was part of the LE Summer 2013 collection. I did recently find this in the clearance section of my Walgreens for $1, so you might get lucky finding it somewhere.

Overall: Love this pink! This met a need for my in my stash, and I couldn't be happier.

My Rating: 5 out of 5 Paint Splatters
Do any of you know of any readily available (as in it's in a core collection I can find in a store) cool-toned medium to light pinks out there? I'd love to find more!

Happy Friday!


  1. OK this is gorgeous! Reminds me of Essie Splash of Grenadine, which I have admired from afar for a long time. You're right about this. Pinks in shade are tough to source out. Sometimes I love them in the botttle, but I get them on and Yuck! my fave light pink recently is Estee Lauder Lilac Leather. This one is cool enough to not give me granny hands.

  2. I think this shade looks fantastic on you. Very warm and bright. Sad that it's probably htf now. Oh well. Looks great!

  3. What a steal for such a pretty pink creme! I love it and it will be perfect for Spring and Summer too :)

  4. It's really nice, it's got a cool blue/purple tone to it too. :)

  5. This is a really pretty pink! I've got more pinks then I originally thought but I don't think I have one like this! I'm going to have to look for it!

  6. Love that shade of pink!! I'm going to have to pick one up! Thanks for sharing!

  7. Very pretty pink! And yay for clearance polish!

  8. Wow that is one top deal! It looks great! xx


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