Before I left, I had started swatching my polish collection for y'all, grouped into color families. So today we are continuing that trend with the orange family. (Just a heads up that this will be another picture-heavy post.) I thought it might also show off the color variations to see them all together. Also, you will no doubt notice in the pictures that I cut my nails way down. They were starting to curl they were so long, LOL. So I cut them fairly short and also re-shaped them from almond to squoval.
So let's jump into it. All pictures shown today will have a base and top coat. The first color I have for you is Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear #405 'Coral Reef'. I used 2 coats for full opacity and a level, even finish. This polish is a lovely creme coral with a glossy finish.
Polish number 2 is Sinful Colors #1197 'Anchor's Away'. This is an odd shade for me because when I try to put it with yellows it seems too orange and if I put it with oranges, it looks more yellow, LOL. Here it is pictured with 2 coats. I have to admit, I prefer this polish more when I use it for water marbling since it has a great, thin formula that lets it spread well in the water. But for painting application, that thinness made it streaky and uneven. The topcoat did go a long way to smoothing it all out though.
Up next is #150 'Sunkissed' from Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear. This is a gorgeous tangerine creme polish with a good formula. It does tend to separate in the bottle if it has been sitting around for a while so may need a good shake-up about 30 minutes before you plan on applying it. The pictures here are with 2 coats, and again a base and top coat as well.
Polish #4 of my orange series is #1214 from Sinful Colors, 'Feel the Vibe'. This is another great creme polish. It is similar to the 'Sunkissed' but a bit brighter and bolder. I used 2 coats with base and top coat for these pictures. This was a good formula and if applied with care, wasn't patchy.
Next up is Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear #170 'Hot Tamale'. Not too much to say about this one. It applied well, has a great formula, and is a lovely creme with a glossy finish. This makes a good Halloween color :-) The pictures are 2 coats and like all the others have a base and top coat.
Last but not least is Sally Hansen Hard as Nails # 430 'Die-Hard Fan'. This is the only one of my oranges that has a shimmer and that makes it my favorite (not because I love shimmer, LOL. I actually prefer cremes, but the shimmer makes it unique among my oranges and that's why it is my fave). This is 2 coats again. And I do love the formula on this polish as well. It seems like you might need more coats when you put that first one on, but it layers so well that 2 coats brings it to full opacity. This is another good polish for the Fall/Halloween seasons.
So, which polish was your favorite? Let me know in the comments. On Friday we will look at my brown polishes. And I'm still deciding if I should show my blacks? I have four of them because I do not think all black polishes are created equally, but that is more about finish and application then what they look like on the nail. Do you want to see them? Let me know!! See you on Friday :-)