I had high hopes when I spotted the new Fuzzy Coat by Sally Hansen at my local CVS. I’d gone there searching for their new textured Sugar Coat I’d read about on a nail blog and was happy to find it and this other Fuzzy Coat. The image on the display made the nails look like a fuzzy felted sweater, almost Muppet like. I grabbed my intended target and a bottle of Sally Hansen Fuzzy Coat in Peach Fuzz, an orange and yellow production.
Man, was I disappointed.
Before using it on my nails, I painted one of my nail swatches and wasn’t too happy with the results. The little slivers are in a thick clear polish, so it took nearly 5 coats on the fake nail to get it looking less like just a standard glitter-type polish & more like the picture, though it never did look like the display I hoped that it was just because of the fake plastic nail with no base coat, and hoped I’d get the desired fuzzy effect when I actually put it to use on my natural nails.
Nope, no such luck. After 3 gooey coats, it still didn’t look like the fuzzy display and I was reluctant to put more coats on, anticipating that it might be a chore to remove (understatement of the week). It never did really look overly textured, though I could certainly feel the texture.
To its credit, it did last a long time before chipping, even with no top coat. Since the base is all clear polish I never bothered with one. It finally started to chip after about a week, and my nail striping tape and dotting tools arrived, so I undertook the task of removal. 20 minutes later, after using this nail polish removal method I found on Pinterest and having to bust out the Pure Acetone and scraping some off with a nail stick, I had my nails back.
Maybe other colors give a better effect. Maybe if I’d put a base coat on of a similar orange or yellow I’d have been happier with the result after 2 coats. One thing is for sure – I don’t plan on testing those theories any time soon.
Have you tried Sally Hansen’s Fuzzy Coat? What did you think?