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After wearing and loving Cameo so much, I was really looking forward to trying the polish I bought along with it. Illamasqua Noble is a vibrant robin’s egg blue creme:
Picture taken in sunlight. The formula was smooth and applied well in two coats, plus some touchups. Just like Cameo, this color was very bold; it has a great, strong presence on the nail. But while Cameo was a soothing, calming type of color, this shade is incredibly bright and vibrant. I’m used to seeing robin’s egg blue in lighter or pastel forms, so it’s nice to see something a bit different. This was so bold that I was almost inclined to call it a teal! Whichever way this shade is defined, it’s absolutely stunning. Though it can probably work year-round, I’m glad I tried it at this point in the summer. It makes me think of both water and the sky. I paired this with Chanel Riviera on my toes.
Now that it’s April, I have lots of soft, light springy shades lined up. First up is a color I absolutely adore and haven’t worn in a while. American Apparel The Valley (Fall 2011) is a vibrant robin egg blue creme:
Picture taken in sunlight. This was very pigmented, enough to be a one-coater, but it was a little streaky so I ended up needing two coats to even everything out. It did apply well, with a slightly runny formula like most other American Apparel polishes. I like how the shade is light yet bright and vibrant at the same time. When I look at it, sometimes it looks more green-toned and other times more blue-toned. I’m not sure why, but I keep thinking “retro” when I look at it. It’s so pretty! I pretty much say that about any robin’s egg blue; it’s one of the loveliest kinds of turquoise. I paired this with OPI Done out in Deco on my toes.
Out of all the polishes I picked to wear this month, I think I was most looking forward to trying this. Chanel Nouvelle Vague (Les Pop-Up De Chanel, Summer 2010) is a pale robin egg blue with a subtle, pearly shimmer:
Picture taken in sunlight. This applied fine; I thought I might need three coats but I made it work in two. The formula was slightly thick, so I waited a few minutes in between coats/topcoat to avoid cuticle drag. I said I was really looking forward to wearing this, and it didn’t disappoint! The color’s not so unique; there are a few Tiffany blue-like polishes out there. But the slight sheen in the finish sets it apart. This is a gorgeous, gorgeous polish! Plus I’m totally in love with the name. 😉 I paired this with Essie Red Nouveau on my toes.
Oh, I love Tiffany blue! Any polish that remids me of the color is a winner in my book. China Glaze For Audrey is a robin egg blue creme:
Picture taken in sunlight. The formula was a bit thick and the first coat was streaky, but it was opaque and even by the second. Damn, this color is gorgeous. I paired it with Essie Funny Face on my toes. 😉
It’s not an exact match (the Tiffany blue is a touch lighter and brighter), but close:
Speaking of Tiffany, ahhhh, I covet this:
Tiffany Keys fleur de lis diamond and platinum necklace. Love!