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I may be out of neons to wear, but I still have plenty of summery polishes to try this month. I’ll start with Nails Inc. Kensington Palace Gardens (Spring/Summer Trend, 2013) a sweet, pastel peach-pink creme:

Kensington Palace Gardens

Picture taken in sunlight. This was streaky, but due to its thickness and high pigmentation, I was able to get away with two coats, with some touchups in between, instead of having to do three full coats. This color is so, so pretty! I love the look of pastel peaches, and this one even more so because it’s pink-toned. It’s not very, very stark, like some pastels can be, but the high pigmentation does give it a great, strong presence on the nail. It’s a lovely pop of color, and definitely not pale. Maybe it’s because there’s a little ice cream sundae sticker on the cap, but I definitely get a sweet vibe from this.I paired this with Essie Bikini So Teeny on my toes.

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After so many glitter polishes in a row, I gave myself a little break from the tough removals with a creme. I also wanted to make my last mani with my talons a creme; for some reason I prefer a creme finish (no matter what the color, light, bright, vampy) on long nails. American Apparel Palm Springs is a peachy nude creme:

Palm Springs

Picture taken in natural light. It’s a light color, so it was a little streaky, but the formula actually applied smoothly. It was also very pigmented, so I only needed two coats for full coverage. It gives the polish a really nice, solid appearance on the nail. I was unsure of how to describe this color; it does have peachy tones, but it’s not a typical peach pastel. It’s not exactly a warm beige because it’s orange-toned instead of yellow-toned. When I look at this on my own nails, it does look more like a peach-toned nude than a faded peach. I paired this with OPI Sand in My Suit on my toes.

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Of course I couldn’t get through April without wearing at least one pastel.  Illamasqua Purity (Toxic Nature, Spring 2011)  is a pastel peach creme:

Picture taken in sunlight. This applied well; the formula was nicely thick and pigmented. It looked okay at two coats, but I was bothered by some streakiness so I added a third for total evenness. Not that I’ve tried many of them, but I find this to be the perfect pastel peach! Great formula aside, the color is lovely. It’s just the right shade that peach should be, falling in between orange and pink without obviously leaning either way. It’s also stark without looking chalky-white. (Stark pastels look great against a tan!) It’s another one of those soft-yet-bright type of colors. It’s so delicate and pretty but the starkness really gives it an impact. I paired this with OPI What’s With the Cattitude? on my toes.

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Continuing with the dusty shades for the beginning of March, I’m trying a color that I don’t usually go for. OPI Gouda Gouda Two Shoes (Holland, Spring 2012) is a dusty rose with subtle peach shimmer:

Picture taken in sunlight. (This is a little pinker in real life; the photo makes it look peachier than it really is.) This applied well; it looked decent at two coats but it’s not super -pigmented so I added a third. I didn’t want to get this at first because it seemed like a “grandma-looking” polish, but based on swatches I’d seen, I was still intrigued by it. Now that I’m wearing it, I’m pleasantly surprised! This one definitely looks better on the nail than in the bottle. It’s a hard color for me to describe; I don’t have many like it in
my collection. I also found it hard to photograph, as it looks different in different lights. Sometimes it looks definitely pinky rose, other times it looks more terracotta-peachy. When I look at it in the sun, it really reminds me of the color of the erasers on the ends of pencils. The shimmer in this is gorgeous. It’s dense in the sense that I can see it all over the nail, but it’s subtle in the sense that I can only really see it in bright light. I wish it was more apparent but I guess the subtlety is just a characteristic of this type of shimmer-in-a-creamy-base formula. I paired this with OPI Barefoot in Barcelona on my toes.

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I was in the mood for something truly stark, so I put on American Apparel Summer Peach (Summer 2010), a pale pastel peach creme:

Picture taken in natural light.  The formula was nicely thick and pigmented, a little runny but still manageable.  I used three coats, but the third was only needed to cover up some minor, minor streaking I still had at two.  After everything was smoothed out with topcoat, the result was a very opaque, stark finish.  It stands out so much; I love it!  The color is so whited-out that it borders on neutral, but it’s clearly peach.  (I wish I had sun for the picture; I’m sure the light would have brought out the peachy tones.)  It’s like a peach version of buttercup.  I paired this with Essie Tart Deco on my toes.

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I’m a sucker for scented polishes.  I also love gourmand scents so I was really excited to get this polish on my nails.  Revlon Peach Smoothie (Scents of Summer, Summer 2010) is a pale peach with peach shimmer:

Picture taken in sunlight.  This actually applied pretty well; the formula was fairly easy to manage, but topcoat really did help smooth it all out.  Since it’s on the sheer side, I needed three coats for opacity.  The color and finish are so pretty; this airy peach has a subtle sparkly sheen that just lights up in the sun.  Not only does it look pretty, it smells pretty, too!  The scent is like a very sweet, artificial peaches and cream type of flavor.  I can only really smell it when I have my hands near my face, but I’m glad it’s not an overpowering scent, so it wouldn’t clash with any perfume.  But the scent is strong enough to come through even a thick, quick-dry topcoat like Poshe.  I paired this with Revlon Lilac Pastelle on my toes.

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And now for my last pastel mani of the month!  China Glaze Peachy Keen (Up & Away, Spring 2010) is a pastel peach creme:

Picture taken in sunlight. After trying all the other pastels in this collection, I’m totally used to the formula.  The first time I worked with it, I had a bit of trouble controlling the thick but runny formula, but now I find it much easier to deal with.  For this I used three coats to cover up bald spots.  I love the color!  I think it’s just the right shade of peach; not too pink nor too orange.  Although it’s not super pale, it’s still quite stark.  Very fresh and pretty.  I paired this with Maybelline Sweet Clementine (Express Finish) on my toes.  This mani/pedi combo is giving me a fruit craving…

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After wearing more cool-toned pinkish shades for the past few days, I opted for something warmer this time.  Essie Tart Deco (Art of Spring, Spring 2010) is a melon-orange creme:

Picture taken in sunlight.  The formula was a bit streaky; it was almost okay in two coats but I needed three to cover up bald spots.  But the formula had decent flow so doing three coats wasn’t too much of a bother.  My issue with the polish is that topcoat completely changes the color!  I experienced this with Van D’Go as well.  There’s a very obvious difference between pre-topcoat (and bottle color) and post-topcoat.  It was disappointing because when I was applying it, the color had a nice pinkish tone, but the dry mani looks straight-up orange (in my picture it looks peach, but in real life it looks more orange).  I paired this with Sephora by OPI Lost Without My GPS on my toes. 

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New month, new theme!  For April I’m wearing lots of pastels, soft shades and the like.  Essie Van D’Go (Art of Spring, Spring 2010) is a soft, pinkish peach creme:

Picture taken in sunlight.  Being pastel, I was expecting the formula to be thick and streaky, and it was.  I needed three coats for full opacity; self-leveling topcoat made it even.  Despite the application issues, I’m very happy with the end result.  I love stark shades.  However, when it dries down, the color takes on a more orangey tint!  It’s still pretty, but noticeably different from the bottle color and from what it looks like when you first put it on.  I paired this with Color Club Blue Light on my toes.

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