Monday, July 20, 2020

Easter in July with Sally Hansen Insta-Dri

One of the last big in-store in-person nail polish purchases I made before the pandemic hit the US was the Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Jelly Belly 2020 collection. I never even saw a proper display for it, just one where the tray of polishes had been put out without the backing card, but that did not stop me from scooping up all the non-core shades in that tray. There were eight of them: two glitters (top row)—Tutti Frutti and Birthday Cake, and six cremes and shimmers (bottom row)—Island Punch, Green Apple, Piña Colada, Jewel Bubble Gum, Cotton Candy, and Jewel Very Cherry. Three of these are re-releases of colors in the 2019 Jelly Belly collection, though they were given new shade numbers: Island Punch (shade 629 in 2019, 674 in 2020), Green Apple (632 and 667), and Tutti Fruitti (628 and 673).

Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Jelly Belly 2020 collection

Two of these I got in a duo pack with rabbit cutouts on the box.

Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Jelly Belly duo set

I've been on a green kick with Nail Wheel Wednesday, so I started with Green Apple, a medium green creme. It was a one-coater.

Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Jelly Belly Green Apple

I put Cotton Candy, a warm pink creme, on my index finger and decided I wasn't interested in doing a full hand of that so adorned my other digits with Birthday Cake, a white crelly with "funfetti" glitter pieces in two sizes in blue, peach, and golden yellow. Each of these was two coats.

Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Jelly Belly Cotton Candy and Birthday Cake

Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Jelly Belly Cotton Candy and Birthday Cake

Jewel Bubble Gum is a light pink pearl (more the color of cotton candy than Cotton Candy was). I struggled a bit with application on this one; it might have been good at one coat but I was trying to get the brushstrokes straight so did two.

Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Jelly Belly Jewel Bubble Gum

Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Jelly Belly Jewel Bubble Gum

Jewel Very Cherry is the other shimmer; this is a fuchsia with a purple flash. The formula was thinner than Jewel Bubble Gum and easier for me to work with. I ended up doing three coats to make sure my nail line was hidden.

Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Jelly Belly Jewel Very Cherry

Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Jelly Belly Jewel Very Cherry

The purple flash shows up best in direct light:

Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Jelly Belly Jewel Very Cherry

I combined an index accent nail of Island Punch, a slightly dusty orchid creme, with Tutti Fruitti, a pink crelly with multi-colored and multi-sized metallic glitter (I see copper and green and blue and silver and gold and red and pink in there). I used two coats of Island Punch and three of Tutti Fruitti (its base is less opaque than that of Birthday Cake).

Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Jelly Belly Island Punch and Tutti Fruitti

Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Jelly Belly Island Punch and Tutti Fruitti

With Tutti Fruitti being a bit more sheer than I expected, I wanted to try layering it, so I put on Skittles of Jewel Bubble Gum, Island Punch, Jewel Very Cherry, and Green Apple, topped with one coast of Tutti Fruitti. The milky base of Tutti Fruitti worked best over the lighter hues but it wasn't awful over the darker. I'd wear any of these combinations.

Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Jelly Belly Tutti Fruitti

Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Jelly Belly Tutti Fruitti

Piña Colada is a light yellow creme. My swatch is two careful coats; as with many yellows, I found I needed to pay close attention to get this one to apply nicely.

Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Jelly Belly Pina Colada

To add some fun, I dotted Piña Colada with Island Punch, Green Apple, Cotton Candy, and Jewel Very Cherry, then added top coat (which smeared a few of the dots due to my impatience).

Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Jelly Belly Pina Colada dotticure

Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Jelly Belly Pina Colada dotticure

After I swatched these colors but before I managed to write a post about them, I discovered one more polish in the collection on the Ulta website. Of course I had to order it along with skin care necessities I'd gone on the site to get in the first place. French Vanilla is a white with small black glitter. I used two coats.

Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Jelly Belly French Vanilla

Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Jelly Belly French Vanilla

These are fun colors, and I'm glad I got them. I never swatched the 2019 Jelly Belly collection; maybe I'll get around to that this year since I'm not spending any time traveling like I did last year.

8 comments:

  1. Karen these look amazing :-D I really wish I could pick them up, at least the creamy glittery ones. :-D

    Shops have opened so hauling has started again for me. Going onto my 8th Helmer.

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    1. Ananka, I'm glad you're able to get out and shop again ... technically I could right now but the area where all the good stores are also has a higher COVID-19 infection rate than where I live, so I'm staying put for a while longer.

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    2. Things are okay over in Scotland, good to see most people sticking to the rules and wearing mask too!

      Bank balance ain't happy though ;-)

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    3. That is good. Too many folks around here who are anti-mask and won't keep their distance. :(

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  2. This is a really cool set, even for Easter in July :D

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    1. Rainbowify Me, yeah, they are fun ... I'm really glad they included a variety of finishes.

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  3. Birthday Cake and Tutti Frutti look sooo pretty! These are the kind of polish that's missing from my collection. I wish my area carried cool collabs like this before the pandemic hit ): Looking forward to your 2019 Jelly Belly swatch!

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    1. :) I will have to see if I can round up the 2019 colors soon, then!

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