"This season, make an electrifying and vibrant statement with Artistic Nail Design's 2015 Spring Collection Femme Florale. Inspired by an overload of fierce floral prints and exaggerated, oversized silhouettes storming the runway by high-fashion designers, the 4 brand new shades in the collection exude the essence of femininity and power."
"For this collection, I wanted to build a color palette that was stunning, bright and playful," says Artistic Nail Design VP & Creative Director, Alisha Botero. "Each new shade is fresh and bursting with personality to complement any spring style," according to the press release.
The four colors that comprise the Femme Florale Collection include:
Budding Fixation: a bold medium blue creme. The press release calls it a rich cornflower blue, but in my opinion its not nearly dusty enough to consider it cornflower.
Killer Stems: a bright grassy green creme. Reminds me of a color I'd see in a video game from my youth, think Super Mario Bros.
Takes Tulips to Tango: a bright fiery coral creme.
Petal to the Metal: a vivid magenta creme. The press release calls it lavender- pink orchid.
(each swatch shown here is two coats, cured each for 30 seconds in an LED. All swatch pics are taken outside to depict accurate color.)
Overall I think this is a great collection. I like that it's a small, only four colors, as opposed to other brands who make an unnecessary 12 colors per season; it gets way too redundant.
I find all of the colors to be very pretty, and highly pigmented. I thought for sure I was going to have to use a white base in order to make Killer Stems pop, but it wasn't necessary in the slightest.
As far as the formula is concerned, I had zero issues: no brush strokes, pooling, or bleeding. I personally Love the shades Takes Tulips to Tango & Killer Stems- I find them both beautiful and unique in the gel polish world.
The Femme Florale Collection is out and available now. I highly recommend you go out and pick it up for yourselves.
For more information on Artistic Nail Design, check out their website: http://www.artisticnaildesign.com/