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On me, Pool Party is a bright fluorescent orange. My first thought when applying it was of a safety vest. It's a fun color, but I was hoping for a bright red as some bloggers have reported. I used 2 coats, but 3 would be better, as it's a bit sheer. Next time, I might try it with a pink or red base coat to avoid VNL and to see if I can make it look more coral.
Pool Party is a neon pink/coral. It is very bright and very summery. I think this one will show up more red on some skin tones, I am not sure but this one seems to depend on the person. On myself, I am a NW20 and it shows very coral/pink. More coral than pink. It needs 3 coats to be opaque and its a typical neon formula that dries matte. Only neons I like are China Glaze, they are always super bright and in your face. This one literally glows at sunset. Such a gorgeous polish.
When you look up pictures of Pool Party, you'll probably find photos of really bright pink (maybe coral-pink) nails. I found that it was, in fact, really bright, but on my nails it's more of a reddish orange. I still like it, but it was a little disappointing. This is a great color for summer, and it's brightness is no joke. I have gotten asked several times what color I have on my nails. The formula applies alright and seems to be on par with other China Glaze cremes, which isn't necessarily my favorite formula. It's opaque in 2-3 coats, and it dries to a satin or matte finish. You will need a top coat to make it glossy. It does chip quickly, but I was able to get about 4 days of wear without major chipping using base and top coat.
I purchased this polish and two others even after a failed attempt with another color. My mind is now completely made up that this polish is overrated and sucks. My Wet and Wild polish is more valuable than this overpriced crap. Each coat of polish came out streaky and dried looking cheap, even after 3 coats I was not impressed. At this price point, I will stick to my Essie and OPI polish that only requires 2 coats and looks fabulous!
I recently purchased this polish and brought it with me for a pedicure. Yes I like to take my own polish in case a chip occurs. This color looks neon pink in the bottle but dries to a pinky-orange color. Bright and fun color for a summer pedicure. I would repurchase.