This or That: Dior Nail Glow Vs. Sally Hansen Palm Beach Jellies

First off, did you check out yesterday's post on my Makeup Collection? I didn't share my nail polishes--that's a post in itself. Speaking of polishes, a year ago I picked up the Dior Nail Glow. It's a pricey, but light polish that adds a beautiful shine to nails. And then a few months ago I saw the Sally Hansen Palm Beach Jellies, I bought three different shades wondering if they could be an inexpensive alternative to the Dior.

3 coats
Dior Nail Glow
  • A nail enhancer that gives your natural nails a shiny, healthy glow.
  • $25 for .33 oz
  • Pinks of the nails become pinker and the whites become whiter for a shining finish and healthy-glow effect
  • Available online and in stores, like Sephora
2 coats
Sally Hansen Triple Shine Palm Beach Jellies

  • Shiny, jelly polish
  • $5
  • Limited edition
  • 3 buildable shades similar to Dior (there are 6 shades, with 3 being pink/red)
  • Hard to find online, but easy to find in stores at this writing
This or That:
  • After months of testing, I do not see these as similar products, but I like them both. The Dior gives more of a shine and lasts longer, but if pigmentation is what you're after, then choose Sally Hansen. Dior will give a natural glow to nails while the Sally Hansen delivers a fun, buildable watercolor. Sally Hansen gives more product and is much cheaper. In the end, it comes down to personal preference and the result that you desire. Note: I didn't swatch these on my actual nails because only the jellies showed in pictures. The Dior looks like a clear top on my nails .

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  1. I will have to try the Sally Hansen polish!

  2. great post! i want to try the Dior polish! xo jillian - cornflake dreams

  3. After testing out the Dior one on my thumb at Nordstrom the other morning and spending the rest of the day admiring how pretty it was, I just happened to find the Pink Armor nail polish at Walgreens and have been using it for the past couple of weeks. I really like it, and it gave me a gorgeous, shiny manicure for a solid week! I want to compare it to the Dior one, though, so I might have to go to Nordstrom or Sephora again with a "naked nail" next to a Pink Amor - painted one and do a comparison. :)

  4. Good review. As with most things, there are pros and cons, including cost. I was wondering about these myself.

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  6. Oh i must try the Sally Hansen - it sounds like a fab budget alternative xx

    Gemma // Miss Makeup Magpie

  7. Thanks for the product introductions! I would definitely be interested in trying out both for myself to compare the pigmentation and shine too!

    little luxury list formerly Chic 'n Cheap Living

  8. Good to know! I want to try that triple shine one!! Happy Wednesday!


  9. I keep seeing these jelly nail colors on Pinterest and want to try them but I feel like most of the really cute ones are with nail art and I'm so not good at that!

    <3, Pamela

  10. so going to have to find the Sally Hansen polish

  11. I bet your nail polish collection rivals that of a drug-store or Sephora lol. The ones featured here are gorgeous. Loving the shade of that Dior. =)

    Happy Hump Day, Elle!!

  12. The dior nail glow sounds great - I think it does exactly what it claims to do which is great as does the sally hansen one!!

  13. Oooo, that Dior sounds really interesting. I'll be checking it out when I hit Sephora this Saturday!

  14. Good to know, I think I would go for the Dior one after reading this :)

  15. Yes I heard about the see through or less pigmented trend in polishes, not sure if this a trend I will be in too really. If I just want gloss/shine I think I will probably just stick to clear. But actually have not seen it on anyone so maybe I will like it? That DIOR polish sounds divine.

    Allie of ALLIE NYC

  16. I'd definitely like to try the Sally Hansen one..can't beat 5 bucks!

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  17. The Dior sounds perfect for a more natural look! I like that it just enhances the color of your nails.

  18. Obsessed with that Dior shade, so bright and pretty! Thanks for your opinion on my last post...hope your week is going well.

  19. I have not tried neither of these and I would love to see how they actually look on your nails? I can not imagine the color but it reminds me on a Barbie nail polish I used to have as a kid that smelled like strawberry- lol!!! Thanks for sharing. XOXO, Sissi www.beauty4free2u.com

  20. i haven't heard of these but want to try it out now!!

    Sandy a la Mode

  21. Those both look nice! I like the packaging to the sallyhanson one better :)

  22. Great post. I love sally Hansen polishes!
    The Dior looks amazing tho!

  23. eek $25.00 for nail polish is a little much for me. I'd have to go with the Sally Hansen!

  24. These posts are the best feature of your blog. Love to see comparisons and it really helps in deciding which one to buy :-)

  25. They sound wonderful! The swatches look so delicate and pretty! x

  26. I haven't tried either of these but I really should! They both sound wonderful for different reasons! The color of the Sally Hansen one looks awesome!


  27. Haven't done my nails in awhile....eeeek! That Sally Hansen will probably be the one I'd try first just because of the price :D

  28. Great comparison the Dior one looks really nice.

  29. The Sally Hansen looks amazing, I really liked its color! =)



  30. I didn't even know Sally Hansen had that!! I've been looking for a color like that! Thanks for sharing!!

  31. I got the "Grape Jelly" SH one and hated it. I knew it would be sheer but I had no idea JUST HOW SHEER it would be. It basically looked like I was suffering from hypothermia! haha

  32. I definitely need to try the Sally Hansen! Thank you for sharing this.

  33. Dior nails grow is very much interesting to buy now:)..

    Have a good day!


  34. The Sally Hansen polishes sound so cute for summer. We're definitely going to have to pick some up. Thanks for the review!!

    xx 365hangers

  35. Just got the Sally Hansen one and I love it! Thanks for the review:)


  36. Oh interesting I will have to check out the sally Hansen ones because sometimes I like to wear just a clear coat on my nails and I think this would be great to add just a bit of color when I want to have a natural nail!


  37. Thanks for the great compare. I prefer an opaque nail so I'll probably be skipping both of these.


  38. I really like the opacity of the Dior one.


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