Claire Beaudreault
June 21, 2017 2:24 pm

Get your nails ready, because Sally Hansen and Crayola have joined creative, color-loving forces for a back-to-school-inspired collection that reminds us of a simpler time.

Nail polish and crayons have a lot in common. There are countless of colors to choose from, and certain brands give a unique and evocative name. Crayola is particularly good at the shade naming thing (Fuzzy Wuzzy, anyone?) Both mediums spark creativity and joy. Enter the Sally Hansen + Crayola Insta-Dri Collection.

The collab features 12 cheery bright shades of the best-selling quick dry polish. Insta-Dri is a pretty incredible product. It dries in literally a minute, and the 3-in-1 formula means no basecoat or topcoat needed. It’s opaque in just one coat — it’s easier than coloring with crayons.

TFW you open a new box of crayons…or a new bottle of nail polish.

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Adult coloring books not your speed? Perhaps these fun colors will tickle your creative fancy. The colors are: Wild Strawberry, Sunset Orange, Razzmatazz, Scarlet, Cerulean, Vivid Violet, Denim, Carnation Pink, Granny Smith Apple, Purple Heart, Dandelion (RIP, it was discontinued from the crayon box), and White.

Let’s take a look, shall we?

Wild Strawberry

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So juicy!


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We DO give a damn.

Sunset Orange

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It’s like a grown and sexy traffic cone.


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Oh Dandelion, you were too good for this world.

Granny Smith Apple

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Not to be confused with Essie’s iconic Mint Candy Apple.


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Did anyone else learn the word “cerulean” from a Crayola box?


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Goes with everything.

Purple Heart

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This is cool but we hope Purple Mountain’s Majesty is in the next collection.

Vivid Violet

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A little bit warmer.


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Add some pizzazz to your jazz hands!

Carnation Pink

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What incarnation?!


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The color of paper. Lay down a white base coat and let your imagination go wild.

Buy the Sally Hansen + Crayola Insta-Dri Collection when it drops this July!