Last week I featured the red polishes that I have in my collection. This week I move on to the oranges. Some of these shades were really hard to place, whether they would be more red or orange, but you can clearly see where they fell.
I will begin with my favorite orange. It is Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Crushed. It has a reflective, pearly kind of sheen to it, and can almost shine with a bit of a coral/pink hue. I really like to use this one for water marbeling. It adds a nice touch every single time.
No particular order from here on out. Just the rest of my orange shades.
Sally Girl Crazy is a bright neon that is opaque in two coats. It is cute for summer time or for accents.
Next up is a polish that I use a lot in the fall, but can be a deep summer color as well. It is Ciate Beach Hut. It is an orange base that has a golden metallic shine to it. There are also some red tones that flash in the light here and there. It takes quite a few coats to get it to be opaque on its own, but can be a beautiful sheer topper to other polishes.
Orly Melt Your Popsicle is another neon orange. It is brighter than the Sally Girl, but takes three or four coats to seem solid enough, but still can be seen through. I only use it for an accent nail for that reason. I have never painted all of my fingers or toes with this.
Another mini polish I like is a Covergirl Glosstini. It is called Flamed Out and I believe it was part of the Hunger Games set from the second movie. Flamed out is the perfect name for this. It is a shimmery orange with yellow. It goes on nicely and I think it is a real eye catcher.
Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Sun Kissed is a more mellow orange. It isn’t necessarily pastel, but isn’t your basic orange either. It kind of reminds me of mac’n’cheese. I like this one for water marbeling, and for spring and summer nails.
Zoya Pixie Dust Dhara reminds me a lot of the Glosstini above. It has the orange and yellow glow that I really like. It dries to a more textured finish and goes on opaque in one coat. (Who doesn’t love that?!)
The next one I found on sale and thought it looked great in the bottle. It is China Glaze Flying South. It has coppery glitter in it, and autumnal colored little straight pieces. (I’m not sure what the technical name is for them.) It looks really feathery in the bottle, and I thought it would make for a cute set of nails. I was not the biggest fan when I painted it on. It is difficult to make even and just didn’t have the same soft look as it did in the bottle. I didn’t get rid of it, but I am not sure how to use it in the future. Any thoughts?
I’ll put another China Glaze in next. It is Pool Party. When it is in the summer sun, it has that almost pink, hot orange look to it. I really do like the color of this polish, but it takes about four coats to get opaque and in all those coats it gets hard to keep it from getting streaky.
I’ll tone it down with this next one. It is a Sally Hansen Triple Shine in Vitamin D-light. This is a very, very sheer orange that I have mainly used for watercolor looks. It doesn’t seem thick enough to be a jelly polish, but isn’t thin enough to be normal, so it can get a little tricky to work with at times.
My last orange is a true orange, just like it was out of the crayon box. Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Poppin’ Paprika. When I do things with basic colors, this one usually makes the cut. It goes on opaque in a coat and dries to a nice shine, even without a top coat.
That wraps up my oranges. Do you have a favorite? Is it one I have, or one I should try?
Thanks for reading!