The Spring 2009 nail polish collections are remindng us of bright and sunny days ahead. One of the stand out colors for the season is blue. Because blue is one of my favorite colors and I think the shade is universally flattering (though perhaps a bit risqué) I believe everyone can find the right shade for them this spring. Below are a few of the season's standout hues.
Essie’s, Mesmerize (above) is the true stunner in their spring collection. Normally Essie plays it safe with variations on beiges, pinks, and reds. This beautiful medium blue crème polish is a pleasant surprise. The application, as with most Essie polishes was very smooth, no streakiness, and I only needed two coats. I hope Essie turns out more offbeat colors like this one. This one ranks close to perfect, with a 4 bottle rating.
Zoya’s spring collection called “Twist” included Jo (above), which is a combination of cornflower, robin’s egg blue, and silver shimmer . Zoya is known for having a wide range of long wearing colors. Their “Color-Lock System” includes a base coat, top coat, and drying drops that keeps chips at bay for at least three full days. Talk about miracles since the average polish on most of us starts looking “worn” after 24 hours. This polish gets a "perfect" 5.
China Glaze came out with a two-part spring collection called “Romantique”. It features six cool colors and six warm colors. “Adore” is a beautiful metallic turquoise from the cool collection. In general, metallic polishes are notorious for leaving streaks, however “Adore” has a smooth and buttery application and only requires two coats to achieve an opaque finish. This shade is an excellent choice for fair skin tones since it’s super “cool”.
by Kelly Keeton, VampyVarnish.com