Hello, I am back! Sorry about that - I was going to rock some Shitty Nail Art Monday but I've been so busy with weddings and I didn't have any photos in my queue. But alas! Here I am today, just in time for Cheap Polish Tuesday. Today I've got one of the polishes I was coveting so hard this year - Sally Hansen Fuzzy Coat Fuzz-Sea. I got this one on sale at Shoppers Drug Mart last week for $4.99 - I believe the regular price is around $7. Anyway, sale price sneaks this polish into my Cheap Polish Tuesday!
Sally Hansen Fuzzy Coat Fuzz-Sea is a fair dense mix of lime green and teal micro bar glitters that are almost fiber-like in a clear suspension base. Formula wise it applied OK, but the glitter distribution was a little finicky. Like most textured polishes, secondary coats always stick closer to the first coat's texture foundations. So in other words, if the fiber glitters were favouring mostly one side, the secondary coat would favour that side as well. In order to get full coverage, quite a few coats are needed. I used between three to four. According to Sally Hansen's website, this polish is supposed to finish with a "3D textured, woven fiber effect" (source). I honestly don't like the "3D effect" - I don't think it's an effect at all, it just sounds like a marketing phrase blanketing the fact that that's what the glitters will do when it dries.
Here's Sally Hansen Fuzzy Coat Fuzz-Sea with one coat:
Here's Sally Hansen Fuzzy Coat Fuzz-Sea with two coats:
Here's Sally Hansen Fuzzy Coat in three to four coats on the nail without any top coat:
So the "3D effect" isn't much of an effect at all as you can see - I do like the "3D aspect" in that you can see all the layers of the fiber glitters over top one another in their own layers, but that maintains itself even with a nice top coat. Here it is with Seche Vite, as you can see - there's no noticeable different with the overall look:
Anyway I hope it doesn't sound like I am tearing Fuzz-Sea a new asshole; I honestly thought this polish was pretty cool, and I don't have anything exactly like it in my collection. The closest I have to it would be Daily Lacquer's circus collection. The only thing I didn't like was my own application - I couldn't quite get the sides. Next time I will have to apply on those sides directly, or I will try wearing a base colour underneath, maybe something similar to OPI Fly to match the teal fiber glitters.
I recommend picking this one up if you spot it on sale and if you're looking for something kind of bizarre. Have you tried any of Sally Hansen's Fuzzy Coats? Do you think that this was actually intended to be a "texture" polish, or do you think it's a marketing phrase?