Sally Hansen Hard as Nails Ingredients. Butyl Acetate, Ethyl Acetate, Isopropyl Alcohol, Nitrocellulose, Adipic Acid/Neopentyl Glycol/Trimellitic Anhydride Copolymer, N-Butyl Alcohol, Trimethyl Pentanyl Diisobutyrate, Camphor, Benzophenone-1, D&C Violet No. 2 (CI 60725). Nitrocellulose Lacquer composition A lacquer composition consisting of one half to one pound nitrocellulose and one half to one pound of varnish gum dissolved in one gallon of a solvent mixture comprising 10% . diacetone alcohol, 10% hexahydrophenol, 30% ethyl acetate, 25%, benzol, and 25% toluol.