pastels

Deborah Lippmann- Spring Reveries 2014

Deborah Lippmann- Spring Reveries 2014 0

Although Debroah Lippmann initially introduced 6 beautiful limited edition pastel shades for her Spring 2014 collection- Spring Reveries; due to immense popular demand, 2 of those shades have become permanent staples in her regular collection.

Blue Orchid: a baby blue creme.  I know most of you out there think this is a dead on dupe for Essie's highly popular "Bikini so Teeny," but this shade blows that out of the park.  I know this is a baby blue, but its brighter and more vivid than "Bikini so Teeny".  I have personally worn this shade on both my hands and my toes, and I can't tell you how many people complement me! 

La Vie En Rose: a very very light pastel pink shimmer.  There is an irridesence to this polish that is primarily visible upon close inspection.  This color is a gorgeous neutral that belongs in every polish collection, and has become particularly popular when Academy Award Winning actress Lupita Nyong'o wore this shade to the Oscars.

All swatches shown here are 2 coats and a top coat.

I am not choosing favorites.  Both of these colors are fantastic and exceptional.  I highly recommend you add both of them to your polish arsenal.

For more information on Deborah Lippmann, or to purchase, check out her site: http://www.deborahlippmann.com/ 

 

Zoya- Spring 2014 “Awaken”

Zoya- Spring 2014 “Awaken” 0

For Spring 2014 Zoya came out with a beautiful slightly pastel shimmery collection entitled “Awaken”. There are 6 shades in total, and they are the perfect transitional shades to the coming warm summer months.

The “Awaken” collection includes:

Dot: a pretty pale pink. Was initially released for fashion designer Zang Toi’s SS 2014 collection.

Brooklyn: a metallic sun kissed yellow gold. As with most metallic polishes, I found the formula to be a little streaky, so I would recommend using a ridge filler as a base coat.

Cole: a creamy peach. Was initially released during New York Fashion Week for Peter Som’s SS14 collection.

Dillon: a shimmering light sea foam minty green.

Rebel: a shimmering azure blue.

Hudson: a shimmering orchid purple.

Each coat shown here was 2 coats for full opactiy.

Each shade retails for $9

For more information on Zoya, or to purchase: http://www.zoya.com/