Thursday, June 4, 2015

Throwback Thursday: Sally Hansen HD Cyber

I'm really enjoying revisiting polishes from the past. A brand that has really fallen by the wayside for me lately is Sally Hansen. I don't feel they really standout as a drugstore polish brand anymore. They have newer lines like "Insta-Ombre" and "Pearl Crush", but I personally find them to be poorly conceived a made. Sally Hansen hasn't had a successful fun line of polish in awhile. It's back to the vault in this case. I rediscovered this gem from their HD Hi-Defintion line a few years back.

Cyber is a grape lit from within shimmer.

Collection: Sally Hansen HD Hi Definition Collection Summer 2009

Color: This is a beautiful glowing purple. This is a teensy bit more red-toned than my camera is picking up. I don't see many intense shimmers like this anymore except from Zoya. I love the saturation of this color this color too.

Formula: I remember this formula being thin when I purchased it 2009. This is downright watery now. I don't recall if it was watery back then or it is now. Normally, polish thickens with age. This is very sheer and watery. I needed 4 coats to build opacity, but this is probably the thinnest polish formula I've used in a long time.

Price: I'm happy to report you can still purchase this online. I found a few results on eBay for under $8.

Overall: Despite the ridiculously watery formula I really love this color. I don't have many shimmers like this especially in such a bright color.

My Rating: 4 out of 5 Paint Splatters
Happy Thursday!


  1. Oooh, I'd forgotten how great a purple that one is! I have it and just found it to look at it in person - yup, still stunningly gorgeous. Thanks for reminding me!

  2. I bought this and never wore it, shame on me, SHAME! I do remember it being watery in the bottle, and probably when I swatched it. It's so pretty though!!!

  3. Awesome purple! Excellent throwback!

  4. You're welcome!

  5. Yes it is!

  6. I never thought of that. Thanks!

  7. I hope Sally Hansen can get their act together.


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