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Author Topic: old Sally Hansen Sheer White Tea polish  (Read 8116 times)

makinalist

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old Sally Hansen Sheer White Tea polish
« on: January 10, 2011, 03:24:35 PM »
This used to be a color by Sally Hansen, long ago discontinued, and I still miss it.  Sheer, not quite white, YNBB color.  Not pink, not peach, not nude.  No streaking, lasted almost forever.  There are still 23 reviews on MUA for it - 100%.  I have been searching for a dupe ever since it went away.

Do you know one like this?
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Re: old Sally Hansen Sheer White Tea polish
« Reply #2 on: January 20, 2011, 10:43:15 AM »
Oh that soo pretty! Wow, you found it fast, Flower.  :spank:  I wonder if Essie has something similar?
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Re: old Sally Hansen Sheer White Tea polish
« Reply #3 on: January 20, 2011, 10:46:32 AM »
I bet that they do. There are so many colours in their collection; at least I would hope so. It is hard to give up on a colour that works so well on you, or that you just love. But, there is the chance that makinalist can have the last four bottles!  :lol:

It seems one could take one of the bottles with and go hunting for a dupe in a store filled with Essie or OPI, etc.

makinalist

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Re: old Sally Hansen Sheer White Tea polish
« Reply #4 on: January 20, 2011, 02:14:03 PM »
Isn't she a sweetie?  I can't believe she found this for me.  The whole line has been discontinued for quite a while.  Soon they will be mine again!
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Re: old Sally Hansen Sheer White Tea polish
« Reply #5 on: January 20, 2011, 03:25:45 PM »

makinalist

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Re: old Sally Hansen Sheer White Tea polish
« Reply #6 on: January 21, 2011, 10:38:42 AM »
It's raining Sheer White Tea!  Who would have thought? 

I have decided I will only risk buying two of these, until I see if they are still as good as new.  I have never bought old nail polish before - if never opened, will it be in good shape?
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Re: old Sally Hansen Sheer White Tea polish
« Reply #7 on: January 21, 2011, 11:24:50 AM »
It should be. I have a nail polish from 1985 (Dior) and one from 1992 (Clinique). Both have thickened over time, but they are usable, and they have sat in all kinds of weather extremes over my multiple moves.

So I bet the Sally Hansen nail polish is still plenty fresh.

You better hurry, though! :D 

SusieQ

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Re: old Sally Hansen Sheer White Tea polish
« Reply #8 on: January 21, 2011, 11:33:41 AM »
It's raining Sheer White Tea!  Who would have thought? 

You asked and the TTB ladies will provide! Good luck on your purchase, Listy. White Tea does look beatiful. 
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Kelly

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Re: old Sally Hansen Sheer White Tea polish
« Reply #9 on: January 21, 2011, 12:07:36 PM »
I wish I could wear colors like that. When I paint my nails pale, I get lobster claws every single time.

There used to be a Chanel nail polish that worked. I forget the name, but it was a beige-pink with a hint of gold shimmer. I usually cannot wear polishes that contain any gold or yellow, but this one worked. I guess it was a cool mother-of-pearl color.

hopflower

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Re: old Sally Hansen Sheer White Tea polish
« Reply #10 on: January 22, 2011, 11:53:13 AM »
If unopened, I think it would be fine. I had some once that had been unopened, and found it to be as fresh as a new bottle. I don't wear polish often, but I did use that one. We can hope, anyway. :)

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Re: old Sally Hansen Sheer White Tea polish
« Reply #11 on: January 22, 2011, 11:54:33 AM »
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Isn't she a sweetie?  I can't believe she found this for me.

Thank you. I am glad to have been of help, and to be appreciated. Thank you again; and I hope you enjoy your new polish.  :)

I found something else, as well:

 Nail Polish When to toss: Opened bottles, after about two years. Unopened, they can last indefinitely, says Annette Soboleski, a nail technician for polish maker OPI Products Inc. Once a bottle is opened, however, some ingredients will evaporate, causing the polish to thicken and separate. To thin the polish and make it last longer, add a few drops of nail-lacquer thinner.

SusieQ

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Re: old Sally Hansen Sheer White Tea polish
« Reply #12 on: January 23, 2011, 10:24:19 PM »
I've added this to my list. I've stopped wearing nail polish during the winter  months  but would love sheer colors for the comng months.
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makinalist

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Re: old Sally Hansen Sheer White Tea polish
« Reply #13 on: January 23, 2011, 11:34:50 PM »
I have two on the way to me.  I am encouraged by the info that hopflower found, too.  I was a little afraid that they might be too old, but it sounds like I should be okay.  If I like it as much as I used to, I will try to get a couple more.

I will save you one, SusieQ! :-*
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Re: old Sally Hansen Sheer White Tea polish
« Reply #14 on: January 24, 2011, 11:14:39 AM »
I have two on the way to me.  I am encouraged by the info that hopflower found, too.  I was a little afraid that they might be too old, but it sounds like I should be okay.  If I like it as much as I used to, I will try to get a couple more.

I will save you one, SusieQ! :-*
:grin: Awww, you're so sweet!  :-* But, I'm sure that if they run out, I can find a dup. Hunting for a dup is always fun.
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Re: old Sally Hansen Sheer White Tea polish
« Reply #15 on: January 24, 2011, 01:13:16 PM »
That is true!  And Essie seems to have a lot of pale, sheer colors.
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Re: old Sally Hansen Sheer White Tea polish
« Reply #16 on: January 24, 2011, 08:06:17 PM »
essie wrote the book on pale sheers, but I have never been able to make one work.

I either wear mid-toned berries/mauves or clear or nothing.

I really wish I could wear the cult favorite Ballet Slipper.

makinalist

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Re: old Sally Hansen Sheer White Tea polish
« Reply #17 on: January 24, 2011, 08:23:26 PM »
Ballet Slipper reminds me of OPI Bubble Bath, which I already own.
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Re: old Sally Hansen Sheer White Tea polish
« Reply #18 on: January 24, 2011, 08:24:42 PM »
What does White Tea look like? Is it a creamy beige. It sounds like it would be warm.

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Re: old Sally Hansen Sheer White Tea polish
« Reply #19 on: January 25, 2011, 11:16:44 AM »
essie wrote the book on pale sheers, but I have never been able to make one work.

I either wear mid-toned berries/mauves or clear or nothing.

I really wish I could wear the cult favorite Ballet Slipper.
I've been hearing about Ballet Slipper and would purchase it because of the name.   :grin:
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Re: old Sally Hansen Sheer White Tea polish
« Reply #20 on: January 25, 2011, 01:06:53 PM »
Ballet Slipper gives me lobster claws.

If I wanted to wear that, I would need to become a lady of leisure and use my hands only to lift a delicate porcelain teacup to my lips.

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Re: old Sally Hansen Sheer White Tea polish
« Reply #21 on: January 25, 2011, 02:51:09 PM »
Ballet Slipper reminds me of OPI Bubble Bath, which I already own.
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Re: old Sally Hansen Sheer White Tea polish
« Reply #22 on: January 25, 2011, 11:42:46 PM »
What does White Tea look like? Is it a creamy beige. It sounds like it would be warm.
White Tea is not creamy, but it depends on how many coats you apply.  One coat is practically clear.  Two coats look like MNBB.  Three coats and I might have had a French manicure done.

It's sheer enough to see the white nail tips -- not quite white, almost beige, with a hint of pink undertone.  I would call it neutral, not warm.  It is shiny and long-lasting.  It does not streak, even with one coat, the way most sheer polishes do.

It was part of the Sally Hansen beyond Perfect protein nail color collection in the square bottles, which was completely discontinued.
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Re: old Sally Hansen Sheer White Tea polish
« Reply #23 on: January 26, 2011, 09:03:23 AM »
What a shame. It sounds like it would be perfectly bridal, as well. Great for work, too.

Have you received yours yet?

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Re: old Sally Hansen Sheer White Tea polish
« Reply #24 on: January 27, 2011, 12:35:03 PM »
http://www.discountcosmeticoutlet.com/Sally-Hansen-BEYOND-PERFECT-Protein-Nail-Color-Polish-08-SHEER-WHITE-TEA_p_13203.html

But I would get on it....they only have four left!

2 Left now! That looks like the perfect work everyday shade when you just do not want bare nails. I wonder if there are any good dupes of that shade around?
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Re: old Sally Hansen Sheer White Tea polish
« Reply #25 on: January 27, 2011, 12:42:23 PM »
 :nail: I love the Sally Hansen Hard as Nails pink tinted polish.  Made a lovely natural flush on my nails.  I would use it if I broke a couple of nails and needed to chop them all off so they'd match.  Sometimes I'd use it as a base coat.  I've probably had a bottle of it around for 40 years.    :blush:

Sheer White Tea sounds lovely too.
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Re: old Sally Hansen Sheer White Tea polish
« Reply #26 on: January 27, 2011, 01:01:25 PM »
Essie makes a gorgeous pink-tinted polish called Pink Glove Service. It's so pretty in the bottle, but you'd need a lot of coats to get it to look like that, as it goes down mostly clear.

I wear that one a lot, but I don't know if it is still made.

*pretend I just did an Internet search*

Yes, it is, but you can't shop from their web site until Feb 1. You can add colors to a wish list, though.

http://www.essie.com/shop/

essie's A Lot of Shekels might be a dupe for the White Tea, but since I am not looking at both of them right now (or either of them!), I can't say for sure.

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Re: old Sally Hansen Sheer White Tea polish
« Reply #27 on: January 27, 2011, 01:24:21 PM »
A Lot of Shekels (!) looks a little too dark in the bottle.

Sheer White Tea really is the perfect work shade for me.  It practically matches my skin.  I can lay down even just one coat - no top coat - and it goes all week.  It stays shiny, too.  I just never worried about it after Sunday night.

I did get my first two bottles.  I didn't remember that the formula was so thin and wondered if it had been watered down at first.  I am wearing it now and it looks good and is lasting the way I remember, so maybe I just forgot about the formula.

It's really nothing fancy.  It just suited me better than anything else I've tried -- especially about not streaking.
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Re: old Sally Hansen Sheer White Tea polish
« Reply #28 on: January 27, 2011, 02:25:28 PM »
It's nice to have such a goes-with-everything color that makes you look and feel more, um, polished. <groan>

I also find that the lighter shades are more forgiving in that if they feather at the edges or chip, it's hard to see.

I don't currently own any Sally Hansen, but I do remember that it lasted a long time. I guess I got bit by the OPI bug, and also Chanel. I wish I still had that Chanel color that is my version of your White Tea.

I am glad it's the way you remember. :)

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Re: old Sally Hansen Sheer White Tea polish
« Reply #29 on: January 27, 2011, 02:40:33 PM »
I am wearing it now and it looks good and is lasting the way I remember,

It's really nothing fancy.  It just suited me better than anything else I've tried --

 :clap:  Yay   :clap:  How wonderful you got your HG.  How can it not be fancy if its Perfect?!
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Re: old Sally Hansen Sheer White Tea polish
« Reply #30 on: January 27, 2011, 04:37:38 PM »
Right, sometimes anti-fancy is best.