Sunday, September 15th, 2013

Hare Polish Neon Palm Nail Lacquer
Hare Polish The Tropics are Calling Collection

Hare Polish The Tropics are Calling Collection features five shades inspired by, you guessed it, the tropics. I received about a week ago, and I wanted to wait until today to share them with you, because Hare will be restocking their Etsy shop at 11AM PST today. They will also be launching their fall collection, The Coin Operation (I don’t have swatches, but the brand has shared theirs). Hare Polish retails for $10.00 and each bottle contains 0.50 fl. oz. I applied each shade as recommended by Hare (one of the benefits of indie brands!), which I’ve noted by each shade.

One of the reasons that I really enjoy Hare’s polishes is that they’re not top coats (or they don’t need to be used as such) and can be worn on their own. Most of them tend to have jelly bases, so two to three coats will get you where you need to be–but it depends on how opaque/translucent you want the polish to be. I typically get a week of wear out of Hare’s formula with minor tip wear but no chipping. It is, of course, polish loaded with glitter, so removal will be more time-consuming than the average polish. The consistency of these made it easy to apply both thinner and light-medium (in thickness) coats, so three coats didn’t feel or look heavy and thick on (with the exception of Washed Ashore, which was a little thicker relative to the others, and Flight of the Flamingos was the tiniest bit thicker but less thick than Washed Ashore).

Neon Palm is described as a “dusty, muted green jelly base brimming with a mix of neon pink and copper glitter in several shapes/sizes.” It has a green-tinged gray jelly base with coppery-gold and fuchsia glitters in square and hexagon shapes in both medium, small, and micro sizes. There is a very faint dusting of copper shimmer in the background. I applied two light-medium thick coats (as recommended), and the coverage was semi-opaque with some faint translucency. The glitters dispersed somewhat evenly, but if you want a slightly more uniform look, it could use some minor adjustments from pulling some into place. I couldn’t think of anything similar to this shade in my stash.

Dancing Bird of Paradise is described as a “bright cherry red jelly base with a blend of various shapes/sizes of neon pink, satin white, gold glitter, flaky gold shimmer.” It’s a cool-toned, fuchsia-based red jelly base with larger fuchsia hexagon-shaped glitters, flecks of gold glitter in both smaller micro sizes as well as larger flakes. I applied two light-medium thick coats (as recommended) and had mostly opaque coverage with a faint translucency coming through. Each coat had a good amount of glitter, and I didn’t have to push or tug glitter into place, with the exception of one of the larger fuchsia hexagons. It has a lot of smaller-sized glitters, which spread easily across the nail. Hare Polish Leap Light Year has a similar base color (not quite as fuchsia), but the glitter composition is different–you have silver glitters as well as square-shaped glitters. Cult Nails Captivated has larger gold glitter and no large-sized glitter. Zoya Kimmy is more like a frost than a glitter, but it has a similar mix of red/gold, and the red is a bit warmer. See comparison swatches.

Mad Chill is described as a “royal blue jelly base with a mix of various shapes/sizes of neon blue, white and ice blue glitter.” It’s an icy, navy blue jelly base with brighter, almost cyan-hued, blue glitters in various hexagon (maybe square?) shapes), as well as silvery-white square-shaped glitters. The background is dusted in a fine silver-white micro-shimmer. I applied three thin coats (as recommended), which yielded semi-opaque coverage. The glitters spread evenly across the nail without having to be tugged into place. I couldn’t think of any similar shades.

Flight of the Flamingos is described as a “light grey jelly base with those striking neon pink glitters in various shapes/sizes, plus gold glitter and shimmer.” It has a cool-toned, beige jelly base with large square- and hexagon-shaped fuchsia glitters, as well as smaller fuchsia glitters, and a lot of paler gold glitter. It had mostly opaque coverage after applying two light-medium thick coats (as recommended). The larger fuchsia glitters could use some maneuvering to ensure they disperse evenly, though I did not find it necessary on all nails, but it did happen on two of the nails. I couldn’t think of any similar shades.

Washed Ashore is described as a “peachy pink jelly polish with an ethereal mix of ice blue glitter, purple/blue iridescent glitter and silver shimmer.” It’s a soft, light-medium peach with hints of pink jelly base with iridescent glitter in square and hexagon shapes (on the smaller side), along with bits of blue and silver glitters. I applied two light-medium thick coats (as recommended).   The consistency was just a bit thicker than the other shades.  Because of the glitter composition, I also wasn’t able to think of possible dupes for this shade!

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Neon Palm

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9/10

Pigmentation

10/10

Texture

9.5/10

Longevity

9/10

Application

4.5/5

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13 thoughts on “Hare Polish The Tropics are Calling Collection Reviews, Photos, Swatches

  1. Adhishree

    First and last one. seriously. OH MY GOD. so gorgeous and unique. I NEED THESE! thank you christine :)

  2. Oh wow, my mouth just dropped open when I saw these! They all look GORGEOUS! And all A ratings, I am so happy :-D

  3. Andie

    At first I was thinking “not for me,” but I liked each polish more and more as I went down the page. I guess they’re kind of beautiful.

  4. Neon Palm is really cute!

  5. Oh. My. Goodness. Finally have some time to catch up on beauty blogs and of course, the first post I read, I immediately WANT WANT WANT! Mad Chill and Washed Ashore are soooo gorgeous–very unique! I must have these! :D

  6. Avatar of liz liz

    Neon Palm is killin me! :o

  7. rachael

    Hats off to you Christine! Having to apply and remove that much glitter polish would more work than its worth. They’re cute colors though.

  8. These all look awesome. Hooray for indie brands!

  9. Anna

    I am blown away, these colors are refreshing and very cute and sexy.<3 Hare<3

  10. Moni

    By the time I saw this yesterday, most of the shades were sold out. :(

  11. Avatar of An An

    I’m loving the whole collection!!! *o*

  12. Denise

    Stunning swatches! This is a gorgeous collection! Really would love to see more indie nail polish reviews!

  13. LaDoshis

    Love the first and last! Glitter polishes are nice to drool over, bu the removal is a nightmare (even with the foil method, it just doesn’t work for me). Their fall flakies look awesome as well!