Spring is in the air and pastels are on my nails! This collection is two years old, and I bought it as it came out. I did swatch them all back then but I thought I’d reswatch them properly because they are definitely worth it, and I didn’t really do them justice last time. You might also notice that I’ve changed my opinion about some of these polishes since then too, which is a result of being more experienced in nail polish and what to expect from polishes.
In all these photos I’m wearing three coats and no topcoat, and even though these polishes are two years old (and used a few times each) the formula is still absolutely perfect. When I first bought these I was a bit disappointed that the description and press photos said they are cremes, but they all have a slight shimmer to them. Now I don’t mind it that much, but I do still prefer my pastels being cremes.
Lemon Creme is a pastel yellow shimmer polish, and goes on a bit milky the first two coats, but the third definitely clears that up. For some reason I really love wearing pale yellows, probably because they make my skin tone look less yellow. It’s also absolutely perfect for Easter!
Candy Floss is a warm pastel pink shimmer polish, and such a sweet shade it is! I find this shade of pink is rather a good alternative to a nude polish, and as such it’s office friendly. I do think, however, that it’s a bit too girly for my taste, but that’s just my personal preference.
Blue Mint is a baby blue shimmer polish that I remember not liking very much back when I bought it since it’s pale blue and a bit frosty – it reminded me of cold winter mornings and I must say it still does. I would have preferred this polish without the shimmer, but it’s not so bad as I might make it sound. I mean, imagine doing a gradient with this polish, a pale yellow and pale green – it would look like a summer sunrise!
Fresh Melon has grown to be my favourite out of the bunch because I just love peachy colours. It might be a tad too orange for my skin tone when I’m a bit tanned (when I took these photos I had just returned from a week in the Canary Islands, and I tan quickly), but I don’t really care. I think the shimmer works in this polish, it gives it a bit more depth than it would have had on its own.
Pistachio is a lovely warm tinted pastel green polish with the same hint of shimmer as its sisters. I used to love green polishes for so long that I now feel a bit greened out. That aside, this is a stunning pastel green and I love it still.
Frozen Berry is a warm pastel purple shimmer polish and probably the most opaque of the bunch. I could have gotten away with just two coats with this one, but I do prefer my coats thin so I added a third just to be on the safe side. I think this shade is rather office friendly as well, which is great for us who like wearing purple. The shimmer softens it further, leaving it a bit too girly for me, but not less pretty.