I have my swatches and review of the Ulta3 Pretty Pastels collection for spring and summer 2012 to share with you! :) I LOVE pastels so I am super excited about this! If you read my blog regularly you'll know that I am a huge fan of Ulta3 polishes! They have an awesome formula and at $2, how can you NOT love Ulta3?!
"Impulse cosmetics brand ulta3 delivers on trend nail collections each season. Inspired by the
runways of Paris and New York ulta3 brings you 6 new shades in the Spring/Summer 2012
Pretty Pastels collection.
Pastel hues, from sweet pale pinks to sky blues, make nails look feminine, clean and fun, and
they perfectly complement a glowing spring tan.
Update your nail wardrobe with the prettiest of pastels! The versatile new nail shades are the
ultimate fashion accessory this spring and summer."
Corsican Rose* is a gorgeous mint green with a very subtle silver shimmer. You have to look hard to see the shimmer in the bottle and it's not super noticeable on the nails either, so if you're not a fan of shimmers, I'd say this is still "creme" enough for you to enjoy! This one needed 3 coats for opacity and because there was a little bit of streaky-ness. The formula was a little thick but not hard to work with. It was a good kind of thick. :) I own a lot of mint greens but this one seems unique to my collection.
Lilac Bloom* is a gorgeous lilac creme. This one doesn't have the subtle shimmer like some of the others in the collection do. Pastel lilacs are definitely one of my favourite polish colours! I have a lot, and this one is definitely my favourite of them all! The brush on my bottle was a little weird with a bristle sticking out but it was easy to fix. Lilac Bloom* was also on the thicker side but it was still really nice to apply. This one needed 2 coats for opacity but I did 3 to cover some bald spots.
Orange Blossom* is a sheer jelly formula orange! I love jelly formula polishes! They dry super shiny and have this squishy-ness to them that I love. This was lovely to work with and just the perfect thickness. Jelly formula polishes can tend to be runny but this was nice. I used 3 coats but if you wanted to completely cover any VNL (visible nail line) you'd want to use 4. Orange Blossom* would be a great one to use for jelly sandwich manicures which are popular right now. This is where you paint 1-2 coats of your jelly formula polish, then a coat of a glitter polish, and then top that with another coat of your jelly polish! I'll definitely be trying a jelly sandwich with this polish soon!
Pale Dahlia* is a really pretty pastel pink. Pink is a colour I own a lot of, but this one is another unique one to my collection! This one also has the subtle silver shimmer that Corsican Rose* has. It's less subtle in this polish though, as you can see in my photos! :) It's very pretty! I used 3 coats for opacity, but I unfortunately had a couple of bald spots still. I think that may have been my fault though, not waiting long enough between coats. :P The formula on this one was again, thick but easy to work with!
Pink Peony* is a gorgeous hot pink! Not really "pastel", but I still love it. I actually don't own many hot pink polishes because they're all so similar. I don't need like 20 hot pink polishes in my collection. But this one is quite unique compared to the ones I already own! :) AGAIN, this one was thick but easy to work with. I used 2 coats, but I probably could've gone through with a third to even everything out a bit more. Pink Peony* is gorgeous and I definitely see myself wearing it loads this spring/summer. :)
Soft Hydrangea is totally gorgeous. A bright baby blue, that's also pastel at the same time! Very hard to explain but I absolutely love it. This one also has the super subtle silver shimmer in the bottle but I don't see it on the nails. This was the most opaque of the whole collection! I needed 2 coats for opacity and it had no bald spots or streaking. :) And once again, it was on the thicker side but super easy to apply. Definitely one of my faves!
Overall I absolutely LOVE the Ulta3 Pretty Pastels collection! I am a big fan of pastels and these do not disappoint! :) The formula on all of them was great and I will be sporting these on my nails a lot this spring and summer! My number one favourite from the whole collection is probably Soft Hydrangea, but I love them all so much! I DEFINITELY recommend all of these shades! They'll be a great addition to your polish collection!
The Pretty Pastels collection also comes with a gift with purchase! When you spend $10 or more on the collection you get a cute, colourful, FREE tote bag which was designed exclusively by Neryl Walker for Ulta3!
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