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: $3.99 * Buy At: Rite Aid * Size: 0.35 fl oz / 10 ml
The Julie G Nail Color in 9 to 5 is a neon peach with a matte finish. The matte finish allows the polish to dry quickly, which is always a plus. Other than drying fast, there wasn't anything good about the formula. I used four coats of 9 to 5 in the swatches, and I still don't think it looks all that great. I also found that the color really highlighted all the issues with my nails, especially on my index and middle fingernail. I left 9 to 5 with its matte finish on my middle and pinky nail, and applied a top coat on the index and ring finger.
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.
Maybelline Bleached in Peach Color Show Nail Lacquer - LE Bleached Neons Collection | Review & Swatches
Price: $3.99 * Buy At: Walgreens * Size: 0.23 fl oz / 7 ml
The Maybelline Color Show Nail Lacquer in Bleached in Peach is a neon peachy melon from the Bleached Neons Summer 2014 collection. Bleached in Peach is a true neon and practically glows on the nails. The color in the swatch photos is pretty spot on, but it is slightly pinker in real life.
This polish did not work well with thin coats, I found that using medium to thick coats worked best. I used three coats of Bleached in Peach in the swatch photos.
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
The Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Nail Color in Sun Kissed is a yellow orange cream. Sun Kissed goes on a little patchier than other polishes from the Xtreme Wear line, but evened out in three coats. I think Sun Kissed is a nice staple for any collection, even if orange is not your color (it definitely isn't mine). An orange like this will work great on the toes in summer, make beautiful ombre nails and will work great for pumpkin nails in October.
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!
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