I was a bit slow to warm up to pastel colors last summer so imagine my enthusiasm when I discovered that I got a second chance with these lovely hues this time around! Yep - you heard me, pastels are back this Spring and Summer of 2014 and already started to make their way in the stores. I've seen some lovely lace shirts in H&M and a cute maxi dress in Zara that I am stalking like prey :-P Us girls are a very unique bunch aren't we?
This being said, I did rock some pastel blue/green on my nails last summer and decided my nail polish collection had its fill of vampy reds and dark blues. I wanted to get something completely out of my comfort zone - something fresh, girly, romantic and chic. Something that would remind me of Spring, of heat, of Paris ..and of course something pastel! :D And so I ended up with color 350 Pink a Card from the Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure line.
Well actually, I can't take all the credit..I was looking at some Essie polishes when my boyfriend suggested this one. So..Thank you Bruno!!! :) Virgos are so observant aren't they. I couldn't have found this myself it was hidden on a lower rack and hey..I don't bend that way. :-P So yeah, this polish surprised me because it is quite opaque so if you're really talented you can get a great finish with one go. If you're like me, 3 coats will do. But you have to wait until each coat is COMPLETELY dry before you apply the next one because this polish can be a bit streaky and uneven. If that makes any sense. But it dries out perfectly uniform and just gorgeous. Now I have to admit...at first I absolutely HATED the result. To me it looked as if I just applied white-out on my nails. And it can still look a bit off-putting under certain lights...I guess it's because I have olive skin so the contrast of color is really in your face. On the other hand, in natural lighting this polish looks so beautiful! I can't help but smile every time I take a peek at my nails. Overall, I am super content with this product. I am currently testing it out to see how long it will last without chipping. Day 2 and it's still going strong. :)
Will you be rockin' any pastel colors this Spring or Summer? Would you wear it lound and proud on your nails or in your wardrobe? I would really love to know!Thank you for reading - Don't forget to follow me if you like what you see! xox