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Sally Hansen Fashion Week Designer Collaborations: Gilded Lily, Bandage, Blue Rose

By Emma | October 18 2012 | 9 Comments

Sally Hansen Prabal Gurung

Prabal Gurung AW12 feat. Sally Hansen Gilded Lily & Blue Rose

Beauty and fashion have always walked hand in hand and one of my favourite things about the just-wrapped fashion weeks is checking out the makeup looks and getting a glimpse of the beauty trends to come. Often the products have been created specially to complement a particular collection and never make it into general production, so we’re not able to get our hands on them, which is obviously devastating (if, er, you have a serious problem like myself).

Sally Hansen fashion week shades

Kudos then to Sally Hansen for their latest releases – a selection of exclusive fashion inspired shades created in collaboration with designers Alexander Wang and Prabal Gurung, to accent their AW12 designs. Wang partnered with the brand to create three creamy neutrals, Bandage, Pumice and Ion – Bandage was used on the runway, and happily it’s the one I was sent to try out.

Sally Hansen fashion week designer collaborations

I also have two of the shades created by Nepalese American designer Prabal Gurung to complement his colour palette of mostly black, blue, white and gold. Blue Rose is a lovely dusky blue and Gilded Lily is a real showstopper – a chrome gold glitter that’s totally dazzling on the nail. His other colours include a black, Onyx, and an off-white called Ivory Skull.

Sally Hansen Prabal Gurung, Alexander Wang

The best bit? Just like the rest of the Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure shades, these are just €8.95 a pop. But they’re all limited editions, so run, don’t walk, to your local chemist now!

Which one’s your pick of the bunch?

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9 Replies to "Sally Hansen Fashion Week Designer Collaborations: Gilded Lily, Bandage, Blue Rose"

  • I need Bandage and Gilded Lily. Which, I just realised while writing that comment, are almost identical to the colours I have on my nails right now (a Nude Beige on every nails, with a gold glitter accent on my ring finger).

  • I’m finding it hard to find a chemist with a good selection of Sally Hansen colours.Any recommendations?? :)

  • Gilded Lily is so pretty, perfect for over the Christmas

  • Sundaygirl – McCabes Pharmacy on the top floor of the Dundrum Shopping Centre stocks the range.

    I’ve bought a few bottles from this range and find them a bit hit and miss – some colours go on great but others like Commander in Chic go on a bit streaky and you need to put several coats on to get decent coverage.

  • Just look at GildedLily- it is sooo pretty.
    My nails are in rag order at the moment, have just started my nail envy application today to get them looking half decent again.

  • Gilded lily will be mine. Saw Karen wearing it on LovelyGirlieBits and it was love at first sight.

  • These all go on SO smoothly Miss Golightly, you won’t be disappointed. Hello from Spain!

  • Gilded Lily looks just like OPI’s Goldeneye for anyone who loves that colour but isn’t into Sally’s animal testing!

  • Good to hear Emma – there are a few colours in that range that look lovely (I’m quite fond of minky shades) so might give them a go!


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