Project Runway: The Polish and the Finale
By Melanie Parker
This week is the finale of Project Runway. In celebration for the end of the sixth season of this design show, I'm featuring a fantastic limited edition Sally Hansen Salon lacquer called Project Runway. This color is believed to be exclusive to Canada. The Runway Collection of polishes are in a cute display that features a center catwalk, and so far I have yet to see any making an appearance at a drug store in the USA. I don't know what it is about these LE Sally Hansen Salon colors, but they don't seem to have a sound distribution channel. This color is reallly quite fabulous and I hope that it comes to a store near you one day.
Project Runway is a jelly green with lots of green and gold shimmer. It almost reminds me of a snakeskin in the bottle. On the nail, it is rich and shimmery. I really have to say in a sea of green nail polishes available now, this one is unique and captivating.
In other limited edition news from Sally Hansen, the Hi-Definition Nail Color in Opulent Cloud is another special snowflake. This color always seems to photograph with a lavender hue, but it is actually an interesting gray with gold flashing. There were reports that it flashed green, but I don't get that on the nail. I get a strong gold flashing, which is a complete contrast to the silvery gray base.
The closest color I could think to compare Opulent Cloud to in the silver and gold category is CHANEL Kaliedescope, but as you can see in the bottle shots, Kaleidescope is quite brassy by comparison. Opulent Cloud is a great color to wear as a pedicure with silver shoes around the holidays and New Year's Eve. The Sally Hansen Hi-Definition colors are available at select drugstores like Walgreen's and CVS thoughout the USA and retail for about $7 a bottle.
Back to the Project Runway finale... Are you watching the show since it switched over to the Lifetime channel from Bravo? It has Tim Gunn, Heidi Klum, and some great guest judges, but it still seems to be missing something. I'm not as impressed with the designers this season, but I think I miss the marathon format of Bravo the most. The Models of the Runway show that is on after it is interesting. But again, I'm not keen on the casting of any of these models, so it just seems a little lacking. If you want to get caught up on episodes before the finale on Thursday, you can watch them on http://www.mylifetime.com/on-tv/shows/project-runway.
Disclaimer: All products featured in the review were purchased.