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Author Topic: old Sally Hansen Sheer White Tea polish  (Read 8103 times)

makinalist

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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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Kelly

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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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Kelly

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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.

SusieQ

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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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Kelly

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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.

makeupmaven

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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.
:ditto:
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makinalist

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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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Kelly

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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?

Swest

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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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Poppyfields

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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.

makinalist

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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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Kelly

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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. :)

Poppyfields

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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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