Saturday, August 19, 2017

Sally Hansen + Crayola Insta-Dri Collection: Review and Swatches

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Sally Hansen + Crayola Collection: Review and Swatches
For Fall 2017, Sally Hansen is gearing up for the back-to-school season with a very special collaboration with Crayola. Inspired by the classic Crayola crayon colors, the Sally Hansen + Crayola Insta-Dri Collection ($5.59 CAD) features 12 fun and colorful shades. To see some swatches and read my review of each, click......

501 Wild Strawberry:
A bright red with a hint of pink, this shade is deliciously pigmented and creamy. I used two coats for the swatches below.
Sally Hansen + Crayola Collection | 501 Wild Strawberry: Review and Swatches
Sally Hansen + Crayola | 501 Wild Strawberry | Two Coats with No Top Coat
510 Scarlet:
This is a bright red with a slight orange tint. The formulation felt really smooth and pigmented but judging from the swatches, there seems to be a bit of patchiness even with two coats.
Sally Hansen + Crayola Collection | 510 Scarlet: Review and Swatches
Sally Hansen + Crayola | 510 Scarlet | Two Coats with No Top Coat
502 Sunset Orange:
A bright sunny orange, this shade is sheerer than expected. However, with two coats, the finish is pretty nice and even.
Sally Hansen + Crayola Collection | 502 Sunset Orange: Review and Swatches
Sally Hansen + Crayola | 502 Sunset Orange | Two Coats with No Top Coat
505 Dandelion:
Yellow nail polishes are notoriously difficult to apply but Dandelion is actually pretty smooth and pigmented. The formulation is not superb by any means but I was able to get an even coverage with just two coats.
Sally Hansen + Crayola Collection | 505 Dandelion: Review and Swatches
Sally Hansen + Crayola | 505 Dandelion | Two Coats with No Top Coat
506 Granny Smith Apple:
One of my favorites from this line, Granny Smith Apple is a beautiful grass green with a rich and pigmented formulation. I used two coats for the swatches below.
Sally Hansen + Crayola Collection | 506 Granny Smith Apple: Review and Swatches
Sally Hansen + Crayola | 506 Granny Smith Apple | Two Coats with No Top Coat
507 Cerulean:
Another favorite of mine, this is a gorgeous medium blue. Again, the formulation is buttery smooth and very pigmented!
Sally Hansen + Crayola Collection | 507 Cerulean: Review and Swatches
Sally Hansen + Crayola | 507 Cerulean | Two Coats with No Top Coat
512 Denim:
This is a bright royal blue. The color is pigmented and very smooth. I used two coats for the swatches below.
Sally Hansen + Crayola Collection | 512 Denim: Review and Swatches
Sally Hansen + Crayola | 512 Denim | Two Coats with No Top Coat
513 Purple Heart:
A cool-tone purple, Purple Heart is also a rich and pigmented shade. I used two coats for the swatches below.
Sally Hansen + Crayola Collection | 513 Purple Heart: Review and Swatches
Sally Hansen + Crayola | 513 Purple Heart | Two Coats with No Top Coat
508 Vivid Violet:
A deep eggplant purple, Vivid Violet is another nice and pigmented color. I personally feel that this and Purple Heart are a bit too similar and we could have used another green or a black in this collection instead.
Sally Hansen + Crayola Collection | 508 Vivid Violet: Review and Swatches
Sally Hansen + Crayola | 508 Vivid Purple | Two Coats with No Top Coat
511 Razzmatazz:
Another favorite of mine, this is a bright warm pink. The formulation is very pigmented and creamy; I used two coats for the swatches below.
Sally Hansen + Crayola Collection | 511 Razzmatazz: Review and Swatches
Sally Hansen + Crayola | 511 Razzmatazz | Two Coats with No Top Coat
504 Carnation Pink:
This is an eye-catching barbie pink. The formulation is rich and pigmented; I used two coats for the swatches below.
Sally Hansen + Crayola Collection | 504 Carnation Pink: Review and Swatches
Sally Hansen + Crayola | 504 Carnation Pink | Two Coats with No Top Coat
509 White:
Similar to yellow polishes, whites are also notoriously difficult to formulate. This one is quite pigmented but unfortunately thick. I used two coats and although the coverage is opaque, the finish is a bit streaky and uneven. With that said, whites are rarely worn on their own so this one works perfectly fine for nail art and stamping purposes.
Sally Hansen + Crayola Collection | 509 White: Review and Swatches
Sally Hansen + Crayola | 509 White | Two Coats with No Top Coat
Sally Hansen + Crayola | Back to School Crayon Nail Art
Because the colors in this collection are so fun and bright, I couldn't help but attempt a little nail art by replicating the signature wavy Crayloa stripe. Because the collection doesn't have a black polish, I used one from my regular stash but the rest of the colors are all from this collection. From thumb to pinky, I used Vivid Violet, Wild Strawberry, Granny Smith Apple, and Dandelion. This took a lot longer than expected because drawing neat stripes are crazy difficult with nail polish but I'm super happy with how it came out!
Sally Hansen + Crayola | Back to School Crayon Nail Art
So, what are your thoughts on this collaboration? Will you be adding any of the shades to your everyday collection or nail art stash? Share with me in the comments below!

Availability:
Sally Hansen is available nationwide online and in stores at various drugstores. For more information, visit ca.sallyhansen.com.
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