Price: $5.49 * Buy At: CVS * Size: 0.31 fl oz / 9.17 mL
The Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Nail Color in Peachy Breeze is a bright coral pink with no shimmer or glitter. The formula of Peachy Breeze is a bit thick, but I still managed to evenly apply it. Peachy Breeze is pretty opaque, so I used two coats for the swatch pictures.
Price: $4.09 * Buy At: Target * Size: 0.31 fl oz / 9.17 mL
The Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Fast Dry Nail Color in Snappy Sorbet is a bright orange coral with a creme finish. The Insta-Dri polishes have a wide brush which I don't find makes application easier, but it doesn't make it more difficult either. Snappy Sorbet did live up to its name and had a fairly fast dry time. Snappy Sorbet has a very nice, thin formula and is opaque in two coats.
Price: $2.49 * Buy At: Walgreens * Size: 0.4 fl oz / 11.8 ml
The Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Nail Color in Floaties is a pastel yellow based pink with a creme finish. Floaties is a part of the Xtreme Wear limited edition Electric Summer collection. Floaties had pretty nice coverage for a pastel polish, you could get away with two coats, but I used three coats of Floaties in the swatch pictures.
Price: $4.99 * Buy At: CVS * Size: 0.45 fl oz / 13.2 ml
The Milani Nail Lacquer in Colorful Coral is an orange coral with a creme finish. Colorful Coral is quite opaque, but a little streaky, so I used three coats in the photos. It also dried ridiculously fast, which is always something I look for in a polish.
Price: $7.50 * Buy At: Ulta * Size: 15 mL / 0.5 fl oz
Flip Flop Fantasy is a neon coral with no shimmer or glitter. Flip Flop Fantasy came out in the China Glaze summer collection two years ago, but it is still a very popular color from China Glaze. It was a little streaky due to its fairly thin formula, but it evened out nicely with three coats. Flip Flop Fantasy doesn't quite dry to a matte finish, but the shine is dull.
Price: $2.99 * Buy At: Target * Size: 0.23 fl oz / 7 ml
The Maybelline Color Show Nail Lacquer in Pretty in Peach is a bright peach color with no shimmer or glitter. Pretty in Peach does not dry to a matte finish, but it has a dull shine. Pretty in Peach applied pretty evenly, but it had a semi-sheer formula and needed 3 coats to be opaque. I absolutely love this color and have been looking for a peach color like this for a while, this is a definite must have color for spring!
Price: $2.49 * Buy At: Target * Size: 0.4 fl oz
Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear is one of my favorite brands of nail polishes because they are cheap, apply smoothly and are opaque with one or two coats. I have previously done a swatch spam post with my blues & purples from the line, which you can see HERE. The next four SHXM polishes in my collection are Mint Sorbet, Mellow Yellow, Coral Reef & Fuchsia Power. I used two coats of each polish and three coats of Mellow Yellow.
Mint Sorbet is my favorite mint polish because it is so opaque without being too thick, I could have gotten away with just one coat. Mellow Yellow is a great choice for a classic yellow cream because you can get the intensity without a white base. This one was a bit thinner and streakier than the others, but looks just the same after three coats. Coral Reef was a little less full coverage, but opaque with two coats. Fuchsia Power performs much like Mint Sorbet.
Price: £3.99 * Buy At: Boots (UK) * Size: 0.35 fl oz / 10 mL
The Barry M Gelly Hi Shine Nail Paint in Papaya is a soft orange with a creme finish. (The Gelly line is made to look like Gel nail polishes, not have a jelly finish)
Papaya is glossier than most nail polishes, but I don't really think it gave off a gel manicure look. However, I did have people asking me if I got a gel manicure when I was wearing this polish, so good job Barry M!
NEW Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Summer 2013 Polishes: Peach Beach, Pinch of Punch, Berry Juicy, Kiwi Bikini & Perfect Pear-ing
Price: $2.49 * Buy At: Target * Size: 0.4 fl oz / 11.8 mL
Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear has been my favorite nail polish brand for a really long time! When I saw that they had a new line at Target, I got so excited that the people around me probably thought I was a freak. Anyway, Sally Hansen has come out with a new line of 10 colors for Summer 2013 and I picked up 5.
The ones I didn't pick up were Lemon Zest (a shimmery mustard yellow), Blueberry Blast (a shimmery dark blue), Razz-berry (a mid tone pink creme), Ice Pop (a silver glitter top coat) & Pink-Grape Fruit (a purple and pink glitter top coat).
Peach Beach is a medium peachy coral pink creme. I found that Peach Beach was the most streaky on me out of the 5 I bought. It was also a little more sheer and required 3 coats on some nails, unlike the others. If you are wondering about how it compares to the permanent shade Coral Reef, Coral Reef is darker than Peach Beach and a little more red.
Pinch of Punch
Pinch of Punch is a pink-leaning purple creme. This kind of purple (and pastel purples) are the only kinds I will wear, so I'm glad Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear now has one! Pinch of Punch was pretty opaque and only needed 2 coats. I found that Pinch of Punch was really glossy looking, the most glossy out of the 5 for some reason (I didn't use a top coat).
Berry Juicy is a clean, bright pastel pink creme. This one is my favorite from the collection & I couldn't stop looking at my nails when it was on! Unlike a lot of pale pink polishes, this one was very opaque and bright and only required 2 coats to even the color out.
Kiwi Bikini is a darker green teal creme. The formula of Kiwi Bikini was the thinnest to me, but it was still pretty opaque with 2 coats.
Perfect Pear-ing is a light green creme that isn't mint and isn't lime. This polish was quite sheer when applied in thin coats, but was really opaque (and looked brighter) when applied with thick coats. The closest color I have to Perfect Pear-ing is Essie's First Timer, which is more blue.
Berry Juicy & Perfect Pear-ing were my favorites from the 5 that I picked up, but these 5 are my favorite of the Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Summer 2013 line. All of these polishes lasted a few days before chipping without a top coat.
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