**press sample**I have to say - I'm amazed with the new Sally Hansen Electric Summer polishes - for pastels some of them have amazing formulas! Can you imagine pastel one-coaters? Well, you can now - a few of these polishes most certainly are! But which? Find out which (and my thoughts) after the cut!
ONE-COAT PASTELS. I wouldn't believe if I hadn't tried them myself. See for yourself below. That's one coat of Floaties, a creamsicle peach color. Now all polishes in this collection are one coaters like this. Some do have spotty, patchy traditional pastel formulas. However, None of the formulas were so bad that they can't look good! Read on for my thoughts :)
I've taken a lot of pictures of this collection. You'll notice four photos for each color - sunlight, shade, indoors with natural light and indoors with flash (in that order, as if you are reading a book). I've done this for several reasons. I want to provide a wide variety of lighting options for you to see how the polish looks.
My favorite of the collection is definitely Kelp Yourself, a fun dusty minty green! This isn't one of the one-coaters... tho I suppose it probably could be - if applied thick enough. I used two thin coats for what's pictured.
Funny story about Wet Suit. I swatched this one and started taking photos. After I got the sunlight photos done, my husband brought our puppy outside to run around, and I started taking photos of him... and promptly forgot about the rest of my photos of this polish. When did I realize this? For days - and one broken nail - later! So the first photo below is the original time - and the subsequent three are with a newly filed down and reshaped nail. I had some issues with that nail, as well, with it's new shape. I had to use three coats on that nail to get it even. It really stands out :/ This polish has the same formula as Kelp Yourself and is definitely a favorite :)
I've found that Pearl Up is the perfect base color. It's a two-coater jelly! I've always said that I wasn't good at layering jelly-based glitter polishes that needed tons of coats to be opaque. Well, this polish changed all that! I only need one coat of this under any glitter-packed jelly, and I can get the job done! It's got the perfect formula. No goopiness or anything like that. Pictured is two coats.
I've always worried that yellow make me look sallow, but I still like yellows like Teeny Bikini :) This creamy yellow reminds me of butter, and the formula is just that! It slid on the nail so easily. No problems at all!
Here's one of the one-coaters - Water Orchid! The formula on this one was on the thick side, but it wasn't anything so bad that it detracted from application. It's a creamy airy light purple that is truly gorgeous.
And here's the one-coat wonder of Floaties. This creamsicle orange is just perfect. I adore the color and the formula. It's truly amazing how such a pastel polish could have such a great formula :)
I had a bit of trouble with You're Crabby, a purple toned pink that reminds me of Laffy Taffy. The formula was a bit on the crabby side, you might say, and was kinda hard to maneuver. You can kind of tell where the polish slid down my middle finger, causing a "pile up." It's a nice color, tho.
Last in this collection is Peach Babe, which is really more pink than peach. This is another one-coater!
I think this collection is cute! Pastels are always good palette cleansers, and despite the issues I had with some of these polishes, I believe it's a good solid collection. I have seen displays at several CVS stores, and you never know when CVS will have sales on Sally Hansen!
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