Summer seems to be going by so fast, but you can hold onto it a little longer with the watery pastel shades of Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Sea Bloom Collection, which I was able to try out five of the eight polishes from. In addition to Pearl Up*, Kelp Yourself*, You’re Crabby*, Teeny Bikini* and Water Orchid* there is a pretty blue, and orange and a pink polish. Xtreme Wear is probably my favourite polish line from Sally Hansen because the bottles are a great shape (as is the brush), it’s super affordable (usually $3 or less) and there are some really great shades including one of my most favourite polishes, Pacific Blue.
Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Sea Bloom Pearl Up is a creamy but sheer off-white shade. Although it does build up to near opacity with three coats, as shown, there’s something definitely still watery and translucent about the polish. It is a lovely polish but it’s also a bit boring for me, however the end result is something very glossy and almost opalescent.
Especially in summer, I love my mints, and year-round I love my bad puns so Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Sea Bloom Kelp Yourself was a perfect match. The formula also lives up to all my hopes and dreams, although one coat is streaky and sheer, two coats are creamy and opaque and super glossy. Overall, if you are looking for a great bright green-mint polish, definitely grab this one!
Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Sea Bloom Collection You’re Crabby kind of reminds me of Pepto-Bismol but in a good way, it’s a great bright pink with a creamy formula and very glossy finish. I do think you get the best results with slightly thicker coats. Maybe it’s just that I love cream polishes, but despite feeling like every pink ever has already been made, I am happy to have this one in my collection.
I was definitely dreading trying out the yellow of the collection, Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Sea Bloom Collection Teeny Bikini. However despite some (expected) yellow formula issues, the end result is not bad. It was sheer and streaky with one coat, and I went for two but the end result is not totally opaque. The formula itself was a bit gloopy, but it’s a nice light summery yellow that really makes me think of Easter.
You probably have caught on by now but I always seem to save the purples for last, and Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Sea Bloom Collection Water Orchid is no exception. This is a gorgeous creamy pastel lavender with a flawless formula and just the right amount of brightness to it. The only complaint I have about this polish is that sadly my bottle leaked in transit and is already halfway done but I probably can’t justify buying a backup. If you don’t own it already though, such a pretty shade and definitely worth grabbing!
Out of the five shades I tried from the Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Sea Bloom Collection, Kelp Yourself and Water Orchid were definitely my favourites, but at such affordable prices if you are looking for pastels might as well grab all eight… They are limited edition though so don’t wait too long. Which shade is your favourite?