Coral Fever is one of the polishes from the Tracy Reese for Sally Hansen Spring 2011 Collection. You saw this briefly in an earlier post, but since summer is such a fantastic time for corals, there was no I could let this languish in one of my polish drawers. Coral Fever is pink leaning coral. Or so I thought. This color is actually very hard to describe and capture-- maybe because it's basically balanced so well between orange and pink. I originally saw a review of Coral Fever over at All Lacquered Up and loved it-- it looked a little more pink and was super bright. Fast forward to breaking into my own bottle, and my version of Coral Fever looks a lot more orange. I was a little disappointed because I was expecting it be slightly more pink. However, despite my initial disappointment, it's still a great shade of coral.
My only other complaint is about the formula. Prior to this, I had only tried Sally Hansen's Gray by Gray, which had a really nice formula and I loved the wide brush, which is great for my wide nail beds. However, I felt very frustrated by the formula of Coral Fever. It seemed thick and I had trouble getting it to even out. I got away with three coats in the end and it looks ok, but I remember feeling very frustrated at the end of my manicure.
Artificial light with flash:
Natural light - shade:
Natural light - sun:
As you can see, the color changes depending on the light. Sometimes it looks more pink (or even reddish) and other times more orange.