This is the Spring Créme á la Mode box featuring four creme polishes from four super fabulous indie brands – Indigo Bananas, Literary Lacquers, Octopus Party Nail Lacquer and Digital Nails. All the names have a fun water related names and they are great!
The box will be available for preorder at the Créme á la Mode shop starting Sunday March 27 until Sunday April 3 and retails for $26 plus shipping. What a steal!!!!
Now let's get to the swatches shall we?!
I'll start off with this beautiful pastel blue leaning periwinkle creme, this is Digital Nails Water You Wading For? This beauty went on great in two coats, formula was a dream. Just a note, this photographed a bit darker blue than it actually is so I did color correct, which I don't do ever, so I just wanted to let you know if my skin looks a little off that is why. :)
Next this gorgeously bright mint green is Octopus Party Nail Lacquer The Algae-atic Sea. This also went on in two easy coats, was a smidge thinner than Digital Nails, but not difficult to work with at all! I wore this the day before St. Patty's so it was part of my green for the holiday! :)
The neutral in this box is the lovely Indigo Bananas Smoke on the Otter and this is a gorgeous light grey creme. This polish went on well in two coats, was a bit more watery than the last two, but still reached opacity with no issues at all. This polish plays great as a base for nail art, but is also lovely on its own.
And last but certainly not least we have Literary Lacquers Salmon Chanted Evening. This, my friends, is my spirit color. I am a sucker for pinky corals and this is bright and totally fits the bill. When I think of happy, I think of this color! This also went on quite easy in two coats!
These colors not only are great for spring, but I think they all pair nicely together as wells so I thought I'd use them all in a nail art look to show you some ideas of how to tie them all together.
I started this look out on all the nails using Smoke on the Otter as the base. On the pinky and thumb I used the dry brush method to create random brush strokes of all the colors – turned out rather 80s I think. Then on the ring an pointer fingers I sponged on a gradient of Salmon Chanted Evening, Water You Wading For and Algae-atic Sea over Smoke on the Otter – they made such a pretty gradient! Then to showcase how they stamp, I used one of my new Bundle Monster Festival plates and stamped using Algae-atic Sea, Water You Wading For and Salmon Chanted Evening – I think that nail ended up looking a bit like an Easter Egg.
Algae-atic Sea didn't show up to too well over the grey, but I bet it would stamp well over either a darker color or even white. They all stamped really well actually! And I think they all tie together perfectly and you could create any number of looks. I actually hear they water marble well too, but you know me, I cannot for the life of me do that well at all!
So yes, you all need this box. At $26 plus shipping it is a steal for these great spring colors. Once again the box is available for preorder starting Sunday March 27 until Sunday April 3 at the Créme á la Mode shop.
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