(Full Size) Price: $8 * Buy At: Ulta * Size: 0.6 fl oz
The Orly Nail Lacquer in Glowstick is a neon safety yellow color with a semi matte finish. This color is intensely bright and I am in love with it! Glowstick has a nice formula that is easy to apply, but, it's not very opaque and took four coats over bare nails and three coats over a white base (which I did on my middle fingernail). I don't mind having to use four coats because the polish dries quite quickly and isn't thick on the nails.
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: $3.97 * Buy At: Walmart * Size: 0.5 fl oz / 14.7 ml
The Revlon Nail Enamel in Sunshine Sparkle is a shimmery pale yellow. I am just going to come out right away and say that the formula of Sunshine Sparkle is awful. I have tried to swatch and photograph this color four times and it kept looking terrible. I'll admit that it still doesn't look great, but I was ready to be done messing with Sunshine Sparkle. Its formula is on the thinner side and is quite streaky and no matter how clean my nails were, this polish just made them look gross. The color is still not completely opaque, but I used four thicker coats of Sunshine Sparkle in the pictures. I am disappointed because the color is gorgeous, but the formula is just bad.
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.
Buy At: Target
Size: 0.39 fl oz / 11.7 mL
L'Oreal nail polish in Creme Puffs is a pale, neutral yellow creme. I would describe this color as banana cream pie. I picked this one up because it looks similar to Zoya Jacqueline from their Spring 2013 collection.
I liked the formula of this polish and might get another L'Oreal polish some time in the future. It was easy to apply thin coats, making it easy to build up the opacity of the color without it taking hours to dry.
Sadly, I found that this polish did chip fairly easily at the tips. I find this with every nail polish, so maybe I just need a good top coat!
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