ever since I saw first swatches on US blogs I have been hoping that the Sally Hansen Beach Paradise collection would find its way to Germany, too. A few weeks later the whole collection arrived at my doorstep. Thanks to Sally Hansen Germany for that! So without further ado, let us have a look at these pretties!
A little information at the very beginning: all swatches were done with Essie Nourish Me base and Underground Nails Quickie top coat. The photos were taken outside in natural sunlight. The collection will be available throughout July in select German drugstores and retails for 8,99€ per bottle.
Beach Redy (832) is a pretty coral creme polish. It was a bit patchy and I had to do three thin coats to obtain an opaque and even finish. This reminds me of Carnivale from their recent Designer collection. Carnivale is a bit lighter and more orange and has a crelly finish. Beach Redy is not part of the US version of this collection, which features a barbie pink creme instead.
Searsucker (834) is a pretty turquoise color with a purple duochrome effect. However this one is pretty sheer and the duochrome effect does not translate onto the nail. This was four coats. Anyone else thinking of China Glaze Blue Iguana?
Summerlime (835) is one of the polishes that made me crave this collection. This does not necessarily scream lime green to me, because it is not yellow enough in my book. It is more of a mid-tone green with a pretty silver sparkle. These are three thin coats. I loved this one so much, I wore it for 5 days straight with only minor tipwear and no cracks at all. So the formula is perfect, too.
Leis-y Days (836) is the raspberry pink sister of Summerlime. This one has the same silver shimmer and good formula. When I first saw swatches online I did not really care for this shade, but once I had this painted onto my nails I couldn't stop staring at it. This is two coats.
Blue Crush (835) is a vibrant cobalt blue with a shimmer finish. I love this shade, but we have seen this various times before. Sally Hansen even released the exact same shade in their last Designer collection, where it was called Batbano Blue. The only difference is pigmentation. While Batbano Blue is sheer and watery, Blue Crush is slightly thicker and more pigmented. I did two coats for the swatch.
Lastly, we have Coppertone (836). This copper foil nail polish does not look flattering against my pale skin tone. I think it might look better with a tan or on darker skin. For a foil, this one was surprisingly sheer. What you see here are three coats.
With the exception of Coppertone, I really love this collection! The formula of most of these was good and easy to work with. My only complaint would be that Sally Hansen keeps throwing very similar colors at us in their limited editions.
Will you get anything from this Summer collection?
Thanks for reading, until next time.