Review: Sally Hansen Color Therapy Nail Polish - 180 Chai on Life

I have only one Sally Hansen colored nail polish in my collection (sadly, no review of it) and their Insta-Dry Top Coat (which didn't impress me). But their formula is something I liked immediately, because it's a thicker formula that covers nail quickly. Recently, I got two new Sally Hansen nail polishes in my mail box, but one came completely shattered. It broke while transporting, so I can't show you that one, although it was a fun electric purple shade.


They come in glass bottles with plastic metallic colored top. It's one of those brands that gives you a huge amount of 14.7 ml of product at the price of 8.99€. You can get them in Slovenian DMs and I think also in Müller. I've also seen them in Austrian DM as well as Bipa. 

Brush is wider and a bit rounded at the edges. These kind of brushes give you that quick application with perfect rounded shape around the cuticles. 


Sally Hansen has a few formulas among their ranges. This one is called Color Therapy. It gives your nails color and cares for them with argan oil formula which provides your nails with nourishment and instant moisture for healthy looking nails. 

Formula itself is thicker and creamy. It has great pigmentation. You can apply one thicker coat and it almost covers the nail completely. I prefer applying two coats for that perfect opaque look. Finish is creamy. It leaves a bit of shine, but I prefer applying shiny top coat over it anyway. 

I had no problems with applying it. It glides smooth over the nail and deposits color evenly


In the range you can choose among 38 shades. I've counted only 19 shades in our DM. A lot of nudes, pinks, reds and some metallic as well as darker colors.

I received the shade 180 Chai on Life which is one of those perfect warm nude shades for light skin tones. On medium skin this would look much lighter and brighter. It's that perfect beige brown nude with a hint of peachiness to it.  


Sally Hansen promises you 10 days of fade-proof and chip-resistant wear. I naturally have weaker nails, but they have been growing well these days. Average nail polish lasts about 2 to 3 days on me and this one definitely lasted longer, 4 to 5 days without any visible chipping. That is with the top coat on top, because I never wear colored nail polishes on its own. 

It needs a bit of time to dry down, but I take care of that by just applying fast drying top coat over it. If you don't, you'll need to let it dry thoroughly, because it's a thicker formula and any dent will be quickly visible. 

After you take if off, nails look and feel ok, so there must be some truth to their claims. For true test I would need to use this nail polish for longer period of time to see any real results.

It takes a lot for nude nail polish color to impress me, but I fell in love with this one immediately. I think I've applied it once, took it off, when it didn't look pretty anymore and applied it on again. Which doesn't happen all that often. I've also wore it on my toes and it looks just as pretty. Formula is thicker, but applies evenly and is well pigmented. Wider brush helps you with quick application. With a good top coat it lasts above average on my nails and the color is just perfect for light skin tones. I'm sad I didn't get to try the other formula from them. 

*Product was sent to me.

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