Monday, March 12, 2012


I love pastels. They're fun, happy, and remind me of spring, flowers, the light scent of rain. *sigh* Summer is almost here. I cannot wait to bask in the sun, splash in the pool, draw all over the sidewalk with chalk (er, with my daughter..of course) and get a wicked SAFE! tan :)

Here is my attempt at a pastel mani. I'm thinking I should've used Sally Hansen's Lacey Lilac on my thumb instead of Essie's Play Date, and maybe involved Zoya LuLu in this mani well:

Thumb: Essie Play Date
Pointer: Essie Absolutely Shore (the nail polish color that started my interest!)
Middle: Essie A-Crewed Interest
Ring: Sally Hansen Barracuda
Pinky: Sinful Colors Unicorn

Pastels win my heart over every time. The only downside to a pastel is it can be streaky and difficult to apply. I didn't have too many issues with any of these colors except for A-crewed Interest. That one needs to be applied in very thin coats. Sinful Colors Unicorn is 4 coats, the rest are 3 coats. Absolutely Shore is a smidge darker in person.

Barracuda is easily my favorite. :)

If you haven't heard yet, there is a new ZOYA promo happening: use the code SPRING3 - buy any 3 zoya polishes and get 3 free!Click here for the details. Unfortunately, I'm cash strapped so I cannot buy any right now but I have them in my cart, just in case my will is weak LOL. Loredana and Tobey.


Sandra said...

Lovely mani. :)

Sun-Dried Lacquer said...

Thank you :D

Sweet Surcee said...

Barracuda is so pretty! As is the mani ;)

Sun-Dried Lacquer said...

Barracuda is amazing. I think everyone needs it! It's even prettier and more candy like in person.

Kaki @ GlitterObsession said...

Totally fun colors! And I got Loredana during a previous promo at Zoya - love!

Sun-Dried Lacquer said...

GAH. Loredana. I am just learning to appreciate mattes and I have my eye out on that one. Someone might've found me Zoya Harlow <3

amiablerain said...

I love it.Its a pastel skittles mani reminding me of easter colors.

Sun-Dried Lacquer said...

Thank you! Spring always has such happy, playful colors :)