Middle Aged Beauty Queen

On Trend for Spring 2014 ~ Pastels

Posted on: March 6, 2014

There are 3 clear cut nail polish trends for this Spring 2014, nudes, bright colors and pastels. Look for the nude and bright colors to carry forward into the Fall 2014. I’m not so sure about the pastels.
Of course, we all wear whatever polish color we want, when we want, but I think it’s nice to know what is trending. I hope you do as well! 😘

These are 5, 4 really, I picked from my collection. I say 4 because I’m not so sure that Wet Cement from Sally Hansen Xtreme is a pastel. It looked lighter in the bottle.

Starting on the left I used:
Sally Hansen Xtreme in Wet Cement
Sally Hansen Xtreme in Breezy Blue
Essence My Ice Cream Collection in Ice, Ice Baby
Cover Girl Lav-ender
Zoya Neely

This is 2 coats, no top coat. Neely and Wet Cement are the only ones that don’t need a 3rd coat. I can see VNL on the others. The Breezy Blue on my pointer finger was the thinnest formula wise. There was pooling and a bald spot after the 1st coat. That was the only one that I had problems with.
These are all drug store brands, and readily available, except maybe the Essence. Essence brand is not sold anywhere in my town. I have seen it at Ulta in Spokane, about 100 miles away. Ice, Ice Baby was sent to me by my friend Carla, who lives in Germany.
In preparation for this post and another one I’m working on, I did some research on the brand.
Essence brand nail polish is sold all through Europe but not so much here. Which is a shame because it is a nice polish. It is cheap very affordable. I like the smaller bottles. Ice, Ice Baby was made in Germany. All the other Essence I own are made in France. They come out with several “collections” throughout the year and they look like fun. If you have Essence brand available to you, you are lucky, IMO.
This is the last of my Spring Trends 2014 I’ll be doing. However, I do have some great new polish to show you from Deborah Lippmann, Sally Hansen, Nubar, CHANEL and more!

💅. As always, thanks for stopping by!

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2 Responses to "On Trend for Spring 2014 ~ Pastels"

Thanks for the info on the Spring trends Judi.I agree about Essence polishes and was surprised that they are made in France.I can get them at my local drugstore.Linda xo


You are a lucky girl! More and more I’m liking the little bottles of polish. And they are so affordable it’s no big deal if you get one you don’t quite like.
Hope all is well with you and Chris. I’ve been thinking about you.
Your friend


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