ncLA Spring 2013 Nail Lacquer collection, Life is a Beach launches tomorrow with a range of pastels that strike the perfect balance in my eyes. No sickly sweetness or chalkiness, just classy, pretty tones that I think will be very wearable with most skintones including previous pastel dodgers!
Say hello to Don’t call me Peachy! & As If!
The other two shades in the Life is a Beach collection are AM: Beauty Sleep, PM: Shopping Spree - a light mint crème and Tennis Anyone? - one of the most gorgeous pale yellow pastel crèmes I’ve seen.
Don’t Call me Peachy! is a soft apricot toned peach crème. Like neons, pastels are infuriatingly streaky on the first coat. I applied 4 here, but really 3 would have done the job. My main tip is don’t hide from the streaks or be tempted to lay it on thick… stick to thin layers for a seamless finish.
As If! is a delicate lavender crème which I love way more than I expected to. Some lavenders can be grey, ghostly or overtly sugary; this one is cool and sophisticated. It applies beautifully, finer in texture than the peach and only took 2 coats to look immaculate.
Will you be heading to the beach in one of these?