When I was asked to review Lime Crime's Les Desserts d'Antoinette Nail Polish Collection I was hesitant as they are all pastels. I thought, oh great, seven chalky difficult to apply polishes here I come!
The first thing I notice with these polishes were the names. I loved them all.
Is it surprising I chose to wear this one first? I love sheer whites so this was the next best thing. It ended up flawless in two coats! It leans slightly beige pink.
Even the first coat was pretty amazing. Quickly, I began to realize these were not your average pastels.
Standard bright lavender lilac pastel.
'Once In A Blue Mousse'
Oh man, I really loved this one. It reminded me very much of those Tiffany's like colors. See here.
This pink is not quite as bright/neon in real life. Also, do you see the bubbling on my ring finger? That is an application issue; more on that later...
'Pastelchio' <---tee heee!
Woah MAMA! You like green? You like it LOUD!? Well this is your kind of green pastel then. This picture is in the shade too!
I was definitely self conscious wearing this bad boy.
'Peaches <3 Cream'
Seriously, that's the name. Someone asked what I was wearing. I had to pause and think of what to say...
"Peaches heart symbol Cream?!"
Somehow that doesn't quite have a ring to it. I substituted "and" for <3
This might be my first orange... I can't complain.
'Crema De Lemon'
As my sister says, if you want to wear yellow on your nails, why don't you just not wear basecoat for a while? How true. But when you can't wait for those dark colors to do their magic on your nail beds, this one will do the trick!
Actually, last time I wore yellow I was scared/scared so I left this guy for the very end because I thought I wouldn't like it. I was dead wrong.
What a nice yellow! It ended up being one of my favorites.
I thought this collection would come with your run of the mill pastel formula; I am happy to say this was not the case. The formula on all of these was a dense creme. If you are not careful, the
two coats it would normally take to make it opaque will give you
bubbles (at least that is what happened to me). Therefore, I opted for 3
super thin coats most of the time. My only other caution with these is, wear two coats of basecoat or you nails may stain, at least mine did.
These were sent for review.
They are 9 ml/0.3 oz
$5.99 each or $39.00 for all 7
On a superfluous note: The packaging is really cute and their site is so wonderfully whimsical!