|Sally Hansen CSM Pink Pong|
|Sally Hansen Pink Pong and Zoya Mia|
This got me to thinking about Sally Hansen and the Complete Salon Manicure line. I've always thought of Sally Hansen as a discount polish, mostly because I tend to buy it only when there's a Target exclusive color or it's marked down at Walgreens or Rite Aid, and I think most of the ones I have I actually got for $2 or less at Job Lot. Target generally sells it for around $6-$6.50, so I was surprised to see that it sells for $7.99 at Ulta — only a penny less than the Zoya, which I've always considered to be a superior brand. Then I was shocked to see that the CSM line sells for more than that at CVS! To tell you the truth, it would have to be a unique and exclusive shade to get me to pay $8.50 for a bottle of Sally Hansen when I can get a Zoya or OPI for the same price or less. I've always been pleased with the polish when I was able to pick up a bottle for $5 or under, but I expect a lot more from it if I'm paying $8 and up. I especially don't want to have to reshape the brush!
What are your thoughts on it? What do you expect from a polish at different price points? $2 polishes like SinfulColors have great colors, formulas, and brushes so what sets the CSM line apart from them if you're buying them both at Walgreens, Rite Aid, or CVS? What are you willing to put up with at $2–$5 that you won't at $8+?