China Glaze Shell-o Swatches & Review

China Glaze Shell-o Swatches & ReviewThis coral-pink jelly had me at ‘Shell-o”! 😉 (I just couldn’t resist making that pun.)

China Glaze Shell-o is from the Sunsational Collection that’s divided into 2 halves: Cremes and Jellies.

It seems that I bust out coral more when the weather heats up. It’s just one of those shades that makes me think of throwing frisbees, racing against the sun to finish a melting Popsicle, and having fun picnics.

Even though this looks nothing like a watermelon, for some strange reason, this is the colour I have in my head every single time I eat any candy that’s watermelon-flavoured.

China Glaze Shell-o Pictures

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China Glaze Shell-o Swatches

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  • Coral-pink jelly (Yes)

Key Notes

China Glaze Shell-o Review


Shell-o by China Glaze is a coral that leans on the pinkish orange side. It’s definitely a neon because it really pops! Wow, I can see this one looking stunning on so many different skin tones!

It really wakes up your fingertips for some Bam Pow action that packs more punch than a campy 1960s film.


This has a jelly finish, but it’s not nearly as shiny as a lot of jelly nail polishes I’ve tried before. That being said, it’s nothing that a shiny top coat can’t fix.

Application & Formula

Shell-o by China Glaze went on streaky, and with 3 coats, I was able to get it to a point where I was comfortable with the opacity. It wasn’t 100% opaque, but it was okay. Definitely by adding a top coat, it also helped to smooth everything out and make it look more even.


  • Orange-pink coral

  • Streaky (but with 3 coats and a top coat, it had decent coverage)

Final Verdict: 8.5/10

Out of all the China Glaze Sunsational Collection Jellies, the colour of Shell-o is the one that I really loved. It wasn’t as streaky as a couple other Jellies, and it had decent coverage for this finish.

Which is your favourite Sunsational jelly so far? Do you wear coral more in the summer?


6 thoughts on “China Glaze Shell-o Swatches & Review

    1. Mary S. Post author

      Hey Olivia!

      There were a couple of misses, but overall, the China Glaze Sunsational Collection is really amazing! The summer isn’t complete without bright nail polish.

  1. Frosso

    Is Shell-o anything like Flip Flop Fantasy? It looks like it could be in a FFF Family (say that 5 times fast 😛 ) I don’t have any from the Sunsational Collection since Sally’s isn’t carrying them so I haven’t had the opportunity to actual find them relatively close to me. My wallet is happy so I’m not complaining much 🙂
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    1. Mary S. Post author

      Hey Frosso!

      That’s a good question. I just took out both from my Helmer to compare. It looks like Flip Flop Fantasy is much lighter. Shell-o is in the same colour family, but it’s significantly darker. You could justify owning both.

      (Hehe, I love tongue twisters, so I actually tried saying Flip Flop Fantasy family! :D)

      Oh, I thought that some Sally Beauty Supply stores were carrying the China Glaze Sunsational Collection!


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