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: $8 * Buy At: Zoya's Website * Size: 0.5 fl oz
Zoya Bevin is a muted blue-green with a creme finish from the True collection for Spring 2012. I just bought this off the Zoya website, so it is still available although it is from an old collection. Bevin applied smoothly like other Zoya polishes, but the formula was thinner and almost felt watery. Even with a watery looking first coat, Bevin was almost opaque with two coats and completely opaque with the three coats shown in the swatch photos. Bevin has a little bit of shine, but I find the color to be a bit more flat than other creme finish polishes.
Price: $1.50 * Buy At: Walmart * Size: 0.27 fl oz / 8 ml
The Rimmel 60 Seconds Nail Polish in Sage All The Rage is a muted sage green polish with a creme finish. The Rimmel 60 Seconds Nail Polish line has a wide brush, similar to the Sally Hansen Insta-Dri line, but a little less wide. This line of polishes are all mini, which I don't mind since it's not like I will ever use up a full sized bottle anyway. Application of Sage All The Rage was very even and smooth. It wasn't very patchy and the color evened out with two easy coats. As for the 60 seconds claim, I didn't find it to dry that quickly, but dry time was not bad.
Price: $4.99 * Buy At: Target * Size: 0.5 fl oz
The Limited Edition Revlon Nail Polish in Elusive is a sheer black base loaded with large and small blue-green glitter. In the swatches I left all the nails with the matte finish, and applied a glossy top coat to my ring finger. As I mentioned, the black base is sheer, which allows more of the gorgeous glitter to show through. The base evened out and was opaque with two coats and quickly dried to the matte finish, I prefer this polish with the matte finish, but you can always add a top coat if matte isn't your thing.
I found these polishes at Sally's Beauty Supply on sale, so I am not sure the current price for these polishes and I thought I would post swatches in case you come across these in a sale bin and are interested!
The China Glaze Texture Nail Lacquer in Unrefined is a bright, cool toned pink with a gritty finish. The application was pretty easy, as the formula isn't too bumpy when it is wet. Unrefined dried pretty quickly and the gritty finish is nice and even on the nails.
The China Glaze Texture Nail Lacquer in In The Rough is a bright yellow green with a gritty finish. The formula was consistent with Unrefined. I really like this color and I feel that this kind of bright chartreuse is hard to find, so if you like or don't mind the textured finish, then I would hunt down this color!
Price: $8 * Buy At: Ulta * Size: 15 mL / 0.5 fl oz
Giovanna is a shimmery kelly green polish from Zoya's Fall 2013 Satin collection. (I have reviewed 5 other polishes from Zoya's Fall collection earlier, this one came in my Ipsy bag) It has just the right amount of a blue tint while still keeping it a pretty true green. Just like all of my other Zoya polishes, Giovanna had a great formula that was super easy to work with. You can get it to be opaque in one thicker coat, or two thin coats. Swatches in the photos are shown with 2 coats.
Price: $5 * Buy At: Sephora * Size: 0.16 oz
The Sephora Color Hit Nail Polish in Walk on the Wild Side is a gorgeous blue green foil. These colors always remind me of mermaids for some reason. Despite being a shimmery foil polish, the brush streaks barely show up and the polish dries to a very smooth finish. Application was a dream and the polish dried quite quickly. Two coats were used in the swatches.
Price: $8 * Size: 15 mL / 0.5 oz * Buy At: Zoya's Website
Zoya Gemma is an olive green with a lilac duochrome from Zoya's Intimate collection. I'm not sure if you can still find this one at Ulta, but you can still buy it directly from Zoya. I don't really notice the lilac duochrome on my nails, but it is present in the bottle. Gemma wasn't as opaque as the other colors I have from Zoya, but it is ranked 4 out of a 1 to 5 scale of opacity on Zoya's website. It took me 3 coats to get the opacity in the photos, and it probably could even have used another coat.
Price: $8 * Buy At: Ulta * Size: 0.5 fl oz / 15 mL
Zoya Hunter is a deep forest green creme from Zoya's Fall 2013 Cashmere collection. Hunter was a thinner polish, but it still managed to be easily opaque in one coat. (I used 2 in the swatches just to make sure it was super opaque) The formula was really easy to work with and didn't leave uneven patches on the nails.
Sephora by OPI's Is It Payday Yet? is described as an opaque key lime pie. I'd say it's a light spring green or chartreuse, but key lime pie is actually a pretty accurate description.
Is It Payday Yet? is a pretty opaque color, but, I suggest 2 medium-thin coats to make it opaque, versus 1 thick coat. I found that this way also made this polish dry quickly.
If you are interested in Is It Payday Yet? or any polishes from the Sephora by OPI line, I suggest getting them as soon as you can. Based on the fact that they were all on sale for $4.50 (regularly $9.50) and now are 3 for $10, I believe that Sephora will be discontinuing this line.
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