Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure in Tropic Thunder (Canada exclusive), swatch

Sally Hansen — Tropic Thunder (Complete Salon Manicure) Swatch & Review

Brand: Sally Hansen 2016, Complete Salon Manicure Canada Exclusives

Sally Hansen’s website shows a number of new colors in their Complete Salon Manicure line that are Canada exclusives. Today’s shade is Tropic Thunder (574), one of these exclusives.

Complete Salon Manicure in Tropic Thunder (Canada exclusive)
Image: sallyhansen.com

It’s a deep, slightly dusty navy blue cream.

Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure in Tropic Thunder (Canada exclusive)
Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure in Tropic Thunder (Canada exclusive).

No idea why they chose to, apparently, name the color after a Ben Stiller comedy (that isn’t even about the navy):

Tropic Thunder with Ben Stiller, Jack Black, Robert Downey Jr
Tropic Thunder (2008) with Ben Stiller, Jack Black & Robert Downey Jr.

I’m not a fan of the huge brush on this line of polishes, but nevertheless, Tropic Thunder applied quite smoothly and evenly. It is fully opaque with two coats. It doesn’t dry to quite as nice a shine as I’d like, but I generally use a glossy top coat on all my manicures, so this is not a huge drawback.

The blue is really quite neutral and easy to wear. The color does look a hair deeper on the nail than how it looks in the bottle. It’s one of the best vampy blues in the drugstore!

Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure in Tropic Thunder (Canada exclusive), swatch
Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure in Tropic Thunder (Canada exclusive).

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Sally Hansen Color Therapy contains 0.5 US fl oz / 14.7 mL and retails for around US$7.99 / CA$9.95. The formula is free from toluene, formaldehyde, formaldehyde resin, camphor, and dibutyl phthalate (DBP).

Sally Hansen’s website states that Sally Hansen and her husband developed a Hard as Nails nail treatment in the late 1950s. (This begs to differ! How odd. There isn’t even a Wikipedia page on the woman or the brand!) Anyway, Sally Hansen, the company, was purchased by Coty Inc. in 1997 when the cosmetics giant acquired Del Laboratories, which owned brands like Sally Hansen, La Cross, and NYC (New York Color). Coty itself was founded in Paris, France in 1904, and is owned by a German holding company and headquartered in New York, NY, USA.

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4 thoughts on “Sally Hansen — Tropic Thunder (Complete Salon Manicure) Swatch & Review

  1. LMAO Tropic Thunder is such comedy gold! Every character has such amazing stories – of course, RDJ was the best.
    I’m passing on this whole line, thanks to you! Getting L’Oreal instead.

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