WARNING: This post is pic heavy. Enjoy!
Soooo.... spring is coming soon, yes? Because I am DONE with winter (as are most North Americans I would imagine). This winter has been miserable - cold and snowy and windy and blech. As a Canadian (and proud prairie girl) you'd think I'd be used to winter. But, nope, I'm a spring and autumn fan which is why I'm excited to see all the new spring collections being released. Today I'm extra excited to be able to share the April Showers, Bring May Flowers collection from Eat. Sleep. Polish. which will be released on Saturday, March 15th!
This collection consists of five different polishes and what makes this collection unique is that it really represents the typical Canadian spring. We don't get the bright skies and tulips and pastel colours (well, the West Coast does) that are usually associated with spring. We get dirt and gravel and mud and more snow, but there's always the promise of new life and flower buds poking up through the soil.
I also must admit that I have a soft spot for this collection because I helped to name one of the colours. Caterina sent me a sample to test out and I loved it so much she asked if I wanted to name it. Ummm, yes, please! I had a couple of ideas swirling around so, once I found out the name and inspiration for the collection, I polled some of my best polish friends and submitted the winner to Cat. Thankfully she liked it and Raspberry Mud Pie was born. :) Let's start with that one, shall we?
**All polish descriptions come directly from Caterina.**
I used one coat of CND Stickey base coat, two coats of polish (thicker coats in the case of Grasshoppa), and one coat of Glisten & Glow HK Girl for all five. All five flowed well and I had no trouble working with them. The glitter distribution for Grasshoppa and Sidewalk Strider was even and consistent with no pooling or pulling. This was an all around great collection!
Raspberry Mud Pie
A cocoa coloured polish filled within beautiful raspberry shimmer, that truly glows from within. 2-3 coats recommended. This polish was actually named by the wonderful blogger Courtney over at http://www.
swatcherpolishranger.com/ . The name is perfect as this is exactly how I envision this polish! Lets face it spring is muddy. However with soil and dirt come plants & flowers. There is always good to be found if you look hard enough ;)
A shimmery olive toned polish with a splash of scattered holo as well. 2-3 coats recommended. Spring is not spring without storms, and as the saying goes April Showers, Bring May Flowers ;) This polish represents the calmness and serenity that even a storm can bring.
A shimmery blue with a delicate violet undertone and a splash of scattered holo, 2-3 coats recommended. What would an ending winter be without a beautiful blue cloud free sky? This polish helps us to embrace the days to come where the sky is pure and endless.
A light and airy green jelly filled with micro flakes, shimmer, pink & white glitter of various shapes and sizes. This is semi-sheer but can be layered, or worn over a base in a similar colour. Topcoat recommended to achieve a smooth finish. The inspiration behind this polish is itty bitty baby grasshoppers that start showing up in the fresh baby grass.
A funky cement looking polish. 2-3 coats recommended. This grey based polish is jam packed with black, white, pink & glitter and scattered with tiny blue sparkles. A delicate amount of holographic particles make this a unique and fun polish to wear. The inspiration behind this polish is going for walks in the early days of spring, where bits and pieces of winter 'junk' can be seen hiding in the melting snow.
** Wear time note: I have had Sidewalk Strider on for 4 days now, and aside from a bit of tip wear, there are no chips. I only used one coat of HK Girl and it's fairly smooth but if you want a glassy finish, 2 coats would serve you well.
So, are you looking forward to spring? Is there one polish from this collection that you HAVE TO HAVE? How about all of them? ;) I love Raspberry Mud Pie, of course, and Endless Sky is a stunning blue. A surprise favourite for me was Sidewalk Strider - it's just so unique and has the perfect putty base colour. The April Showers, Bring May Flowers collection will be available on March 15th at Eat. Sleep. Polish.
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