Blue, Blurple, China Glaze, Coral, Creme, Green, Lavender, Pink, Purple, Red, Shimmery, Spring 2013, White
BB Couture Pastel Bunnies for spring 2013 is a new collection that features six new pastel creme lacquers.
Actually they are pastel cremes, but some of them have very subtle hidden shimmer. These aren’t the chalky kind of pastel, they’re more milky and sheer. They are buildable though, and most are three coats for complete coverage. A couple are a bit patchy so working slowly and letting each coat dry is key to avoid some of the dreaded patchiness.
Hard Candy has released 45 new nail lacquers exclusively at Walmart and I’ve got a plethora of swatches coming your way!
First up is the Hard Candy Candy Sprinkles Collection. Candy Sprinkles is comprised of eight new shades, mostly sweet looking pastels filled with glitter.
On the Hard Candy press release this collection is described as clear polish with colored glitter suspended inside, to be used as a top coat. That’s definitely incorrect. These polishes are not clear, they each have a nicely pigmented base (all just two coats) and are filled with different colors of small hex and round glitter.
Zoya PixieDust is the latest collection from the brand for spring, and it’s not like anything we have seen from Zoya before – it’s textured!
Indeed, I think we are going to be seeing a whole ‘lotta textured polish in the near future, and I for one am on board!
PixieDust features six new shades in the pebbled, sand-like finish. It’s a rather fine texture, so no worries about your nails looking like they have large chunks of sand stuck to them! It’s finer and not as gritty as say the OPI Liquid Sand ones.
No base or top coat required, and you get a matte yet still sparkly finish. I used three coats on the first three shades, and then two coats on the last three (the darker shades).
China Glaze Avant Garden is the new collection for spring 2013 and features twelve shades.
This collection is obviously inspired by all the soft and bright shades of all the blooming flowers this time of year. Ok well technically it’s not “this time of year” because it’s still winter! Close enough. 😉
There are some really interesting unique shades here, and some maybe we’ve seen before. The formula in general for these was good. Some were just two coats, some three.