Happy Monday everyone! I hope you guys all had a great weekend.
Today I've got a great new Spring/Summer collection of gel polishes to share from the folks at Cuccio.
"In 1981 Roby and Tony Cuccio set up shop selling nail polish on the world famous Venice Beach boardwalk. On that day their dream of building an international beauty brand that embodied the essence and magic of the California lifestyle began!
Inspired by the boardwalk's boundless energy and inspiration, the VENICE BEACH '81 collection is a celebration of color honoring the spirit of this dream and the mecca for style, fashion and creativity that Venice Beach has become," according to the press release.
The Venice Beach '81 Collection of Cuccio Colour Veneer includes:
A Star is Born: various sized pink and baby blue matte hexagonal glitters, along with tinnier matte navy glue glitters, all in a clear base.
Soul Surfer: a light dusty lilac purple creme.
Mimes & Musicians: a mix of pale yellow, pink, and magenta matte hexagonal glitters, all in a clear base.
Roller Skate: an aqua teal blue shimmer.
Good Vibrations: a pastel buttery yellow creme.
Pink Cadillac: a bright magenta pink creme.
Muscle Beach: a bold deep teal creme with slight green undertones.
California Dreamin': a vivid orange coral creme.
(all swatches shown here are 2 coats, cured each for 30 seconds in an LED light, and are taken outdoors in natural sunlight).
Overall I think this is a great collection from Cuccio. The color palette is really pretty and a very good representation of the colorful eclecticism Venice Beach embodies. Growing up in Los Angeles myself I have frequented the beaches and boardwalks of Venice since childhood, and have many fond memories. All that aside, I won't let my childhood interfere with providing a non-biased review.
The formulas on all of the shades was really great, and applied smoothly and evenly in two coats. None of the shades required a third coat, which I was very pleased with.
My personal favorites from the collection include: California Dreamin;, Soul Surfer, and Roller Skate.
The Venice Beach '81 Collection of Cuccio Colour Veneer is available now.
Check out Cuccio online here for more information: http://cuccio.com/index.php