I picked this up ages ago, but just now got around to using it. I’m not a huge fan of pinks, but this looked like a nice Springy pink. Plus, I had read in several places this was a dupe of Essie Carousel Coral, so I decided to pick it up.
Dreamy Poppy is a peachy pink creme. It definitely doesn’t look peach, but it’s obvious that it has some peach undertones. I actually quite like this color. It’s a light pink without being too light so it’s less sweet.
Application was….interesting. I had some problems with it streaking. The brush seemed to leave behind some dark streaks (you can sort of see what I’m talking about on my ring finger). After 3 coats I got rid of most of the streaks though.
I did not use a top coat with this polish. It dried quickly without one, but the wear wasn’t great. Next time I’m going to try using a top coat to extend the wear.