First I tried Tart-y For The Party, because it's lilac and my favorite of the group. Loved this color! The formula? Not so much. It was very thin and watery and really flooded the cuticle and some nails required a third coat to cover the bald spots. But the color is to die for. One of my favorites!
|Tart-y For The Party|
Next I tried the other creme, Fade Into Hue, a clean periwinkle blue. Of the three, this one had the best formula, needing only two coats for coverage, no application issues, and one of my all-time favorite colors. Gor-geous.
|Fade Into Hue|
Finally, here's one of the shimmers, Pink-ie Promise (cute name!) As you can see in the photo, this one also flooded the cuticle, although it was not quite as watery as Tart-y For The Party and only needed two coats to cover. The shimmer was quite noticeable in the bottle but you really have to look for it on the nails and in the right light for it to show up. This one dried to a semi-gloss, satiny finish so that may have had something to do with the shimmers being so elusive.
Pros: the colors are really lovely and, while not terribly unique, they are not exactly like any of the many other pastels in my collection. I particularly liked the pink shimmer in the pink polish and I'm going to try it with different top coats to see if I can draw the shimmer out a bit more.
Cons: the watery formula. I recommend trying it on one nail first so you can gauge how much polish to put on the brush to avoid flooding. Better to try for really thin coats and spend less time cleaning up.
Overall: a nice collection, with a good selection of brights and pastels, cremes and shimmers. The formula on some is iffy, but not unmanageable, and the colors are absolutely lovely.
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**These polishes were provided by the manufacturer for an unbiased review**