You all know I love winter. I hate to see spring coming. Our spring lasts approximately 47 minutes, and then it's summer for the next 10 months. Sigh. I do like spring polish collections though...not as much as I do winter ones (i.e. vampy), but they are usually pretty, eye-pleasing colors. Today I have 2 picks from the City Flourish collection by China Glaze, a floral-inspired (and named) group of pastels.
The first one was hand-picked by my number one polish shopping buddy, my dear hubby. And he picked it because he loved the name...What a Pansy.
What a Pansy is a periwinkle creme that is more purple than blue. It also looks a touch dustier in real life than the pics. This polish had a strange formula...the first coat went on very patchy and thin, so I applied the second coat a bit heavier, and it just sort of sat there and didn't level on its own. But I will say my top coat did level out the unevenness of the polish. What a Pansy is pretty shiny too, and I like the color a lot...very feminine, yet a bit edgy. :)
My other pick from City Flourish is Strike a Rose. "What?" you ask..."an indecisive pinky-coral shade that you always find so offensive?" Uh...look! Pictures!!
I can't help myself. This is SO pretty. Strike a Rose is...yep...a dark rose pink with a lovely subtle shimmer. It really is mostly rose with just a *speck* of coral, so I guess it's really NOT that color I hate. Whew. I feel so much better. :P The formula on this one was good, and I used two coats with no issues.
|Blasted little shorties! :(|
The City Flourish collection is made up of 12 really pretty pastel shades. I have read that some people had a lot of trouble with the formulas. While What a Pansy was a little troublesome at first, it didn't behave too horribly for me. Overall, I liked both of these quite a bit and sort of wish I'd picked up the mustard-esque yellow and lime green ones. Do I need my head examined?? :)
Thanks for stopping by, and thank you for sticking with me while my nails grow long again. :P