Hey dolls! When I heard Sally Hansen was coming out with jelly nail polish I was ecstatic! The Palm Beach Jellies Collection (about $4.50 each) has 6 jelly polishes. I was sent most of them but I needed 1 more shade. After hunting around I found them (on a special display of course) in CVS. They should be rolling out in stores soon if you haven’t found them.
*all swatches have 4 coats on the index finger, 3 on the middle, 2 on the ring and 1 on the pinky*
Water Melon is pretty much an in-between of Vitamin D-Light and Jell-Ous. Please ignore the speck of glitter in the middle finger swatch, it was left over from a previous swatch. There’s no glitter in these polishes.
Sea Through (I love that name), is pretty much a true sea green. It’s very sheer, you’ll need quite a few coats to wear this alone.
Ice Tint is one of my favorites simply because it’s blue. I absolutely love blue nails on all skin tones. Like Sea Through, Ice Tint is very sheer. You’ll need plenty of coats.
Vitamin D-Light looks like an orange-red in the bottle but it applies like a pinkish-red.
Are you Jell-Ous? *flips hurrrr* Jell-Ous is a berry red.
Grape Jelly is a true grape.
Shades over white base and used together
L-R: Used together, grape jelly, jell-ous?, vitamin d-light, ice tint, sea through, water melon
When I applied them over a white base they were really streaky, it’s best to just put down a drop of them and spread it around or dab it on and create your design. My nail wheel swatches are a bit messy but I really do like them over a white base and I used way less polish.
Grape Jelly, Ice Tint and Sea Through are pretty sheer while Water Melon, Vitamin D-Light and Jell-Ous are more opaque. If you want to wear these alone then you definitely more than 4 coats. After the third coat they got thick and tacky so if you want to build it up let them dry between layers. With that said, they were all pretty easy to apply. I like them because you can mix them over a white base for a unique mani or put a coat or two on a base color.
A few months ago OPI (SH sister company) released some jellies called Sheer Tints. Those were super hard to find, I still haven’t seen them in stores. So I was crazy excited to find out Sally Hansen was coming out with this collection. I did order the OPI Sheer Tints minis from Amazon. If you’re wondering how these compare, Sheer tints on come in 4 colors. The formula is more opaque and thicker. I can honestly justify having both collections though.