Manicure March | Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure in Barracuda

Happy Tuesday! It is the first day of Manicure March, and I couldn’t be more excited. Just in case you missed my announcement in the last installment of Upcoming Adventures, Manicure March is a special feature I’m doing this month where I bring you a nail polish review for each and every day this month! I’m kicking things off with a polish from one of my all-time favorite brands, Sally Hansen. I purchased Barracuda at CVS some time ago after hearing about it on EleventhGorgeous’s YouTube channel. I wore it back in 2013, but honestly don’t know if it’s been on my nails since then. Let’s take a closer look at Barracuda!

Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure in Barracuda Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure in BarracudaBarracuda is a pastel blue creme polish, and I think my only polish from the Complete Salon Manicure line. I’m not a huge fan of pastel blues at this point, and I was even more disappointed with the formula! It was very watery and patchy, and I applied three coats before achieving opacity. I think this polish couldn’t stand the test of time, because my earlier review states I had no issues with the formula. Nonetheless, I won’t be keeping this around. If I’m not loving the color or the formula, this polish has got to go!

All in all, I’m quite surprised to find that this more expensive line from Sally Hansen is a bit of a flop for me. I’d love to know if you own polishes from the Complete Salon Manicure line, and how you like the formula. The price tag on this polish reads $8.99, but I know I purchased this on sale and with a coupon. That being said, I think I’ll stick with Sally Hansen’s other nail polish collections for now. Bye bye, Barracuda!

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  1. linda a. says:

    I have one Salon Manicure in the color, Red My Lips. I like it but the last time I used it I had problems with application because of the wide, flat brush. I kept getting the polish on my fingers. The wider brush in this line is nice but it takes some adjusting to. The colors in this line are beautiful but I find that the more inexpensive, Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear line has the same colors for about half the price! Smaller bottle though. Anyway I agree Barracuda is a strange color. I’m not liking it too much either.

    • Adventures in Polishland says:

      I totally agree about the flat brush! I love it now that I’ve gotten used to it. The Xtreme Wear line is what I would call my all-time favorite. While there are some duds, the formulas are usually amazing!

  2. Katie says:

    I haven’t ventured very far into this line, but I do have ‘Gilty Party’ from the Complete Salon Manicure line, which is hands down the best silvery metallic/glitter polish I’ve ever used. Maybe it was just this particular polish?

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