Awhile back I showed you 2 of the Sally Hansen HD polishes that I got (DVD and Byte). Well, I also purchased Laser and Spectrum and today I'm going to show you those.
Laser is a dark blue duochrome that has a subtle pink flash, which is much easier to see in the bottle than on the nail. Like the other HD polishes, it's sheer and required 3 coats for opacity.
This is 3 coats to show you the actual color. Photo taken in sunlight.
This is 1 coat of strengthening base coat, 2 coats of Sinful Colors Black on Black, 2 coats of Laser, and 1 coat of quick dry top coat. I'm not totally in love with the results. It's neat looking but I think the blue might be too dark. Plus, there are way too many layers of polish on my nails. The jury is still out on this one.
Photos taken in indirect light.
Next, I want to show you Spectrum, a teal colored duochrome with a subtle pink flash, which is barely noticeable. This is 3 coats to show you the actual color. Photo taken in direct sunlight.
I decided to layer this one over OPI Whats [sic] With the Cattitude? (light blue) since it's a little sheer and I wanted it to be completely opaque. This is 1 coat of strengthening base coat, 2 coats of WWTC, 3 coats of Spectrum, and 1 coat of quick dry top coat. I really love the color and was pleasantly surprised at how it looked on the nail. In the bottle it looked like a gritty, chunky mess, but it's gorgeous on the nail. This is definitely my favorite out of the 4 HDs that I purchased. These photos don't do it justice either, it's so bright and richly colored, and the contrast against my skin tone is much more noticeable in person.
One quick note, if you want to layer it, you might want to choose a base color that is opaque in 1 coat since I ended up with 7 coats total and that's really excessive. My nails are bulky with that much polish and I managed to smudge several of them before they were dry. Also, the polish didn't completely harden for an entire day. Can you say dent city?
How many coats of polish do you usually wear? Do you think 7 coats is excessive? :)
Thanks for looking! :)