Thursday, March 19, 2015
Pretty & Polished - Spring 2015 (partial)
Today I have two colors from Pretty & Polished new Spring collection! I received Insert Eggceptionally Bad Pun Here and Living In The Pastel to swatch and review. These colors will be available tomorrow at 10 AM over at www.shopprettyandpolished.com. Included in this release will also be the "Humble Beginnings" collections which is a re-release of 6 old shades from when the brand first started out (but with a much better formula now). I have 3 of those to show you as well in my next post.
A little note about colors. As most of you know by now, I've been struggling to have natural, color accurate swatches. I've spent the past two days playing with a new light set up, camera's white balance, and my PC monitor settings. In the end, the collage above shows that for whatever reason, my skintone changes with the color of the polish I'm wearing. So, since my goal is to provide you with the most color accurate polish colors I'm gonna have to say "screw you skin color!" It's only going to get worse in the summer when I'll get more tanned. On to the swatches!
Insert Eggceptionally Bad Pun Here
From the press release - A yellow crelly with turquoise and orange glitter.
I'm aware that this is the type of color some people might find off-putting. But I got to tell you guys, that once I put it on, I was in love. It actually looks really nice and the formula is excellent. Insert Eggceptionally Bad Pun Here is a yellow crelly so it does take 3 coats to reach opacity. The formula is really smooth and self-leveling, plus it dries really fast which is great when you have to do several coats. It dries to a smooth shiny finish, I added topcoat to make it even more shiny. I wore this one for several hours and I kept starring at my nails, it's a really fun polish to wear. It's the type of glitter crelly perfection I've come to expect from Pretty & Polished.
Living In The Pastel
From the press release - a creamy pink with pastel blue and yellow glitters.
I would describe Living In The Pastel as a pale lavender more than pink. I can see how in different lighting situations/skin colors it might look more pink, but at least on me, it was more purple-y. For example, on the first swatch, it looks more purple, on the second swatch, with my hand in a different angle, it looks more pink. The macro is the most color accurate shot. As you can see in that one, the yellow glitter is really pale, almost white. Living In The Pastel also has a sheer crelly formula. Swatches are 3 coats with shiny topcoat. In order to get the best amount of glitter, I put on my 1st coat like normal nail polish, I dabbed on my second coat for more glitter coverage, then I brushed on the last coat to seal in the glitter. It's a jelly sandwich in a bottle! This one also dries pretty fast. Because it's so sheer, you will have some slight visible nail line, especially if you have longer nails. You can always layer one coat of color as a base before putting on two coats of Living In The Pastel.
The Pretty and Polished Spring 2015 collection also includes 5 more colors. I can't wait to get my hands on a few of them. I was sent these two for review but they will be available for purchase tomorrow at 10 AM at www.shopprettyandpolished.com, $8.50 for a full size 15 ml bottle. I also have 3 of the Humble Beginnings shades that are also re-releasing tomorrow so be on the lookout for those really soon!
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