Friday, September 16, 2011

Sally Hansen Pumpkin Spice (and a possible dupe?!)

This polish has been stirring up a lot of ooh la la in the polish community. For those of you who are not sold on this polish and quite frankly do not understand the hoo ha, I am going to TRY to explain it to you.  I was actually one of you. I wasn't into the polish that everyone is comparing this to, China Glaze Fortune Teller. I owned it and tried it one time and got rid of it. Unfortunately at that time I was not in a patient point in my life so I only tried two layers of it before giving up. At only two layers it felt chunky and looked streaky so I gave up and thought it was :: deep breath :: ugly... yes, ugly. Now I know better and when it comes to these odd ball polishes you HAVE to give it a chance and try as many coats as it takes for it to look good. Once you give it a chance you might change your mind. Throw a high shine top coat on it or a matte top coat. The matte top coats really change these kind of polishes up incredibly! 
The thing with these polishes is that they ARE odd ball polishes. They are dark and glittery and completely Halloween.  I really feel like you have to like celebrating Halloween to truly appreciate them. But it doesn't mean you shouldn't at least give them a try if you aren't into Halloween.

Now onto this Sally Hansen Pumpkin Spice and an interesting Pumpkin polish that really gives Pumpkin Spice a run for it's money! I took a trip to Meijer and was lucky enough to find 2 of the polishes that I was craving and also stumbled upon some AWESOME Halloween polishes. These pumpkin polishes don't have a real name. They are just pumpkin polishes. 
I have decided to call them the "Pumpkin Patch Polishes". 

This is the two polishes next to each other.

I put Sally Hansen Pumpkin Spice on my left hand and the PPP on my right hand. The Pumpkin Spice took 5 layers to look like this. I was actually a little worried when I first put it on because it was incredibly sheer! But I kept layering and eventually got the effect that I wanted and one that I really love. The Pumpkin Spice polish also feels pretty smooth without a top coat on. 
But the PPP is really chunky and definitely needs a top coat to smooth it out.
The PPP only took 2 layers for the desired effect. 

Both polishes are black with orange glitter. The Pumpkin Spice is a sheer black jelly polish with lots of small orange glitter where as the PPP is a black creme that looked more like a blackened orange when I put it on. It has a lot of small orange glitter pieces as well as lots of orange flakies.
I really like both polishes. 

Sally Hansen Pumpkin Spice

Pumpkin Patch Polish (PPP)

What do you think? Do you like one more than the other?

After a full day of wear The Sally Hansen polish still looks great! I did not put a top coat on either of these and the SH Pumpkin Spice has no chips or cracks whatsoever. The PPP has some chips at the tip of my nails along with a bit of wear. But they are both still awesome and I got a few compliments on my nails today. I had to point out to people that it was two different polishes though!


  1. Nice! I want the pumpkin shaped one just because it's cute :)

  2. I haven't seen that particular pumpkin yet--will have to keep an eye out!

  3. I like the Pumpkin Spice, but they are super close!

  4. It's so nice, perfect for the fall.