Sally Hansen Diamond Strength Tyin’ The Knot! is another nail polish I received from the goody bag I won a while ago.  Tyin’ The Knot! is a gunmetal grey colour which is confusing as I associate the words “Tyin’ The Knot” to a wedding and I am thinking of soft off-white wedding colours.  And because of this inappropriate name, I was convinced that I would not like the nail polish itself and I became reserved about painting my nails with it.  (Yes, a nail polish can evoke these emotions from me!)  After my initial reservations, did I end up liking it after I tried it?  Read on to find out.


The Sally Hansen Diamond Strength bottle has a rhinestone embossed into it – which I guess is supposed to emulate a diamond.   It’s a bit gimmicky and if I saw it on the shelf of a drugstore, I’d be more tempted to roll my eyes and think “Tacky!”  (Yet, if it was a REAL diamond, I’d be lusting after it LOL!)

The brush design was too thin and flimsy compared to the winning Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure wide flat brush.  There was excess formula which kept flowing to the brush when I was painting my nails and it annoyed me.

Okay, so little Ms Fussypants (that’s me!) didn’t like the name, the tacky fake diamond and the brush design so Sally Hansen Diamond Strength Tyin’ The Knot! really didn’t stand a chance at winning me over…until BAM!  On my nails, the metallic grey shade is a stunner!  Look at how beautiful it looks with my skin tone…

The Sally Hansen Diamond Strength collection claims to be “no chip” – but let’s be honest here – all nail polishes chip eventually, but some take longer than others.  Besides, I think this gunmetal colour looks great with some chipping as it provides a rock and edgy touch to it.  (At my age, that is as ROCK as I’ll get!)

I was prepared to hate Sally Hansen Diamond Strength Tyin’ The Knot! all the way…but then it softened my icy cold heart with it’s jaw-dropping colour.  Okay, I know that this colour is not unique – Hello Chanel Black Pearl! – but there was a metallic steel hole in my nail collection and this filled in the space perfectly.

What do you think?  Like or dislike?

5 Comments on Sally Hansen Diamond Strength Tyin’ The Knot!

  1. emmabovary
    16/08/2011 at 2:11 pm (6 years ago)

    I adore that colour on you! It’s a nice dark gunmetal too, which is a winner for me. I’ve never thought of chips as being rock chick, you’ve made me feel better about it all now!

    • Ling Tung
      16/08/2011 at 3:27 pm (6 years ago)

      @emmabovary, Thanks love! And yay for chipped nail polish 😀

  2. swatchgirl
    18/08/2011 at 10:37 am (6 years ago)

    shdfhskldfhskjdhsk I don’t need another gunmetal grey polish I don’t need another gunmetal grey polish I don’t need another gunmetal grey polish…

    • Ling Tung
      18/08/2011 at 5:15 pm (6 years ago)

      @swatchgirl, yes you do, yes you do, yes you do… 😛

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