1 Coat Beauty Secrets Ridge Filler
5 Coats NYC Mimosa Bouquet
1 Coat Color Club Clear Coat
1 Coat Seche Vite
Shimmery pastels seem to be a thing this Spring. I can't say that I mind! It's a fun way to liven up pastels, and tends to cut down on the chalkiness and streaking that pastel polishes are prone to.
Amanda from Pretty Girl Science posted about this shade the other day, and I knew I had to find it! So, while I was polish-binging at K-Mart, I picked up a bottle. I'm not sure if it's just my K-Mart, or if it's the whole beauty clearance they have going on, but this display was precariously balancing on a high, sloping shelf. I was a little afraid that the whole thing was going to come toppling down on me, because me and coordination do not the greatest coupling make. I'm not sure I understand my local K-Mart's display system at all... Maybe they don't have a nail polish enthusiast working there? Or maybe they do, and that's why all the new and good stuff is always hiding or in strange locations? I couldn't tell you... Now where was I going with that?
Oh, right! Pretty Girl Science is quickly becoming one of my favorite nail blogs. Nichole and Amanda post regularly, and I like that they cover brands that I know and recognize! I also like that they post straight swatches, because some days that feels like a dying breed in blogland. They also post gorgeous nail art, looks of the day, cosmetic reviews, etc. (Excuse me while I fangirl a little bit over here, okay? 'Kay.)
So, Mimosa Bouquet is a pretty pastel yellow with a very fine silvery shimmer running through it. Sinful Colors has been adding shimmer like this to a lot of their pastels this season. (I'd like a pastel lavender with gold shimmer when anyone gets the chance... kaythanks!) The shimmer does help cut down on the chalky appearance and streaking that pastels can have, but not completely. Mimosa Bouquet isn't a streaky mess or anything, but I do notice small streaks on some of my nails that I would prefer weren't there. Oh, and the nail on my middle finger was totally my fault. I tried to fix a smudge without starting all over, and it totally didn't work!
What do you think of Mimosa Bouquet?
* all photos shot in natural light