Price: $7.50 * Buy At: Beauty Brands * Size: 0.5 fl oz
China Glaze All Spruced Up is a dark teal creme, exclusive to Beauty Brands for the holidays. All Spruced Up has a thin, but opaque formula. You probably could get away with one coat, but I used two thin coats for my swatches. I like colors like this for the cooler months, and the formula was great!
Price: $2.49 * Buy At: Target * Size: 0.4 fl oz
The Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Nail Color in Big Teal is a semi-bright aqua with no shimmer or glitter. The color is quite similar to Essie In The Cab-ana, which is one of my favorite polishes. As I have experienced with other polishes from the Xtreme Wear line, Big Teal has a very opaque formula that covers the nail evenly. On my nails is two coats of Big Teal.
Price: $8.50 * Buy At: Target * Size: 0.46 fl oz / 13.5 ml
The Essie Nail Lacquer in Beach Bum Blu is a metallic teal blue. Beach Bum Blu has a pretty thin formula, but it isn't patchy. It had a pretty quick dry time and I didn't find the brush strokes to be too apparent, as they often are with metallic polishes. I used 2 coats of Beach Bum Blu in the photos.
Price: $9 * Buy At: Ulta * Size: 0.5 fl oz
Zoya Yuna described as a warm grey with copper and gold shimmer. It's a tough color to describe; the base is on the neutral side, but it definitely has a blue green tone as well. Yuna is a part of the Ignite collection for Fall 2014. Yuna has a thin and easy to apply formula and the glitter was easy to spread all over the nails. I used two coats of Yuna in the swatch photos.
Price: $8 * Buy At: * Size: 0.46 fl oz / 13.5 ml
Essie Naughty Nautical is a green teal with shimmer. The shimmer isn't super noticeable on the nails, however. It's formula is not too thick or too thin and applies very evenly to the nails. One coat wasn't quite opaque, so I used two for the swatch pictures.
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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