Something Milky, Something Blue and Maybe Something For You
Even though I’ve owned just about every kind of nail polish variant out there, I do have a liking for classic tastes that may seem old-fashioned or even passé to many polish enthusiasts.
Red nails? Check.
Pink polish? Check.
Nude/office conservative polish? Check.
Pastels in spring? Oh yes…oh yes.
Thanks to Julie of Blue-Eyed Girl Lacquer, I am in hog heaven thanks to her April Showers collection. April Showers has an array of pastels with varied finishes; Julie’s vision of spring flowers sparkling after a light shower.
Cherry Blossom (three coats) is a baby pink crème with a very fine blue-to-pink color-shifting shimmer. Unfortunately, the shimmer is more apparent in the bottle than on the nail.
Dogwood (three coats) has glass flecks and sparse iridescent shards in a white jelly base. The shards don’t apply well with the polish and may result in a slightly lumpy finish. Other than the shards, Dogwood is a win for me with the fairly opaque jelly formula.
Hydrangea (three coats) has blue and pink glass flecks in a pale blue jelly base. I’m a sucker for milky jellies…this one is no exception.
Lady Slipper (three coats) has blue-to-purple color shifting glass flecks in a pastel turquoise jelly base. This is my absolute favorite of the set…this color reminds me of a slightly bluer hue of Fire King jadeite.
Random fact about me: I love milk glass. I’ve been collecting pieces whenever I find them at the thrift store…but I’ve never seen any jadeite. ..yet.
Peruvian Lily (three coats) is peach crème with pink-to-gold color shifting glass flecks. As I’ve said previously, I’m usually apprehensive when it comes to peach tones, but this one actually works with my skin tone!
Purple Phlox (three coats) has sparse glowing blue glitter in a lavender jelly base. I do wish the glitter was a bit more apparent; it’s so gorgeous!
All the polishes took three coats for opacity. While the formula was a bit thick, they did not have finicky application issues.
The April Showers collection releases was released April 2014, just in time for the end (or perhaps the beginning for some) of spring. I will definitely wear these all year long…there’s something about a milky jelly manicure that keeps me calm. Do you have any old-fashioned hobbies or tastes, too?