Hello lovelies & HAPPY EASTER! I hope the Easter bunny found you okay, & that you’re getting to enjoy some family time on this lovely Sunday. Today, I’m keeping the Easter vibes going with a nail polish I have been searching for, ever since I saw the swatches of it: The Peeps x Sally Hansen InstaDri collaboration for 2023.
If you didn’t know — Sally Hansen has once again teamed up with everyone’s favourite Easter candy for some fun nail polish vibes. & even more fun; they’re textured. I’ve been on the hunt for these polishes for weeks, but they kept seeming to allude me. I finally tracked down a display at my local Shoppers Drug Mart, but sadly it was very picked over so I was limited in my choices. I decided finally on a classic Peeps look: 717 PEEPS Classic Chick.
4 coats, no top coat.
These brand new Peeps polishes are textured, so the formula is very, very thin. Normally I would say no to any polish that requires FOUR coats of polish, but because of the thin form, it dries down very quickly, leaving you with a fun textured finish that is designed to mimic your classic Peeps marshmallow. The yellow, too, is spot on to the yellow of those Peeps chicks & bunnies, which made me super happy. The finish is also kind of semi-matte, which adds to the Peeps effect.
I was very impressed, too, by how quickly these dried. Obviously, I’m used to applying a quick dry top coat to my polish before wearing it, but where I wanted to let the textured finish show, I needed to let it dry on its own. But I had no issues with sheet marks, or smudging, even though I did these about an hour before I went to bed.
A close up of the textured finish. This is giving me 2012 textured polish vibes, & I’m not mad about it. In fact, it’s reminding me of a LA Girl Sand Blast polish I used to be obsessed with (Green Sand) & it kind of makes me wish this nail polish trend could make a resurgence.
I’m not usually a yellow kind of girl, but I actually really enjoyed wearing this polish. I don’t know if I’ve mentioned this, but I started working in a candy store before Christmas, & so with Easter we’ve been selling a ton of Peeps! So it was fun comparing my nails to those classic yellow Peeps.
I think I might be a yellow girl now. At the very least, this will not be the last time I rock this yellow polish in the coming weeks.
& for fun, my nails & the freeze dried birthday cake Peep I enjoyed while at work.
Have you seen these Sally Hansen Peeps x InstaDri shades in store? Were there any you were desperate to get your hands on. I’m still kind of bummed my store was out of the pink, blue & purple shades but they did have Cotton Candy so I might have to go back & grab that one too just because I forgot how much I love textured shades!
Happy Easter loves ♥︎ I hope you have the most beautiful Sunday.
3 Replies to “SWATCH SUNDAY — Sally Hansen Peeps x InstaDri 717 PEEPS Classic Chick 🐥”
I alllmmmooosssttt bought one of these two weeks ago but since I’d just purchased two speckled ILNP for spring, I had to do the responsible thing and tell myself no. ☺️ The yellow was an awesome choice- it looks GREAT on you and it totally looks like a perfect match for a Peep chick! (How was that Birthday Cake one, btw? I’ve not been brave enough to try any of their non-classic varieties, as the classic is good enough for me! Peeps are a must once in awhile!).
Thank you! I totally feel you on the being responsible thing. That’s why I only picked one of the colours there!
Also it’s tasty — it’s freeze dried so it tastes kind of like a giant lucky charms marshmallow! I’ve had the classic flavour bunnies too freeze dried. Really fun to eat! But I love all peeps haha.
Happy Easter 🐰
I’m a peeps fan too – I don’t understand how people can not like them! I’d love to try one freeze dried – lucky charm marshmallows were the BEST as a kid! How fun. Have a blessed Easter!