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I feel like I’ve really breezed through this collection! I’m wrapping it up with NARS Amchoor (Thakoon for NARS, Summer 2012) is a bright lemon yellow creme:

Picture taken in sunlight. As expected from a yellow, the formula was streaky and I needed three coats for full coverage, even with its high pigmentation. Although it was thick it applied pretty smoothly. Normally I wouldn’t feel the need to buy more yellow polish, since no matter what the brand or how smooth the formulation is, they will need three coats. But I couldn’t resist this one, not just because I like seeing the complete set, but also because it’s super-pigmented. It just looks amazingly yellow, and I like this summery shade much better than the Dijon-colored sour mango powder this is named after. It doesn’t really remind me of fresh mangoes either, more like dried green mangoes (which are delicious :)). I paired this with Color Club Gimme a Grape Big Kiss on my toes.

I really loved trying this collection! Every single one of the polishes had a good formula and high pigmentation. They’re “just” cremes but the colors are simply beautiful. Although this was inspired by Indian spice markets, when I look at all the bottles lined up it makes me think of the colored powder thrown at Holi festivals!

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There are two blues in this collection, not that I’m complaining. I just wore the other one one mani ago but I don’t feel as if I’m being repetitive. Blues just look amazing and different across the full spectrum of shades. NARS Koliary (Thakoon for NARS, Summer 2012) is a vibrant azure creme:

Picture taken in natural light. (Normally I wait for good sunlight but I couldn’t this time.) This applied well; the formula was smooth, nicely thick, and pigmented. I ended up using three coats out of habit, but adding the third was not totally necessary. I probably have a couple of other similar blues, but I find this color gorgeous every single time! Since this one is so pigmented and saturated, it looks so bold and bright. It’s like looking up at a clear, cloudless sky; it’s the type of blue that has a hint of cyan to it. I don’t get what this is referencing, since I didn’t see any Indian spices/herbs with the name, but I just love the color. 🙂 I paired this with Color Club Raspberry Rush on my toes.

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This polish might seem out of place in a collection full of bold, punchy colors, but light colors can be really bright, too! NARS Kutki (Thakoon for NARS, Summer 2012) is a light sky blue pastel creme:

Picture taken in weak sunlight. This applied very well, especially for a lighter shade. It was a little streaky as expected, yet the formula flowed smoothly. I used three coats for total evenness, though I just barely needed the third. I tend to associate pastels with Easter and I typically wear a lot of them in April, but I’m seeing how well they work in the summer too, since the starkness looks great against a tan. I love this shade; it looks so airy and light, but the stark quality gives it a well-defined, bright look at the same time. It’s not that whited-out, so it still looks very much blue (with a hint of turquoise). I don’t associate the color with its namesake, which it looks nothing like, but I just adore sky blues, especially when they look just like this. I paired it with Color Club Yum Gum on my toes.

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This is definitely the polish I was most drawn to when I first came across this collection, and got the ball rolling that eventually led me to getting them all. NARS Anardana (Thakoon for NARS, Summer 2012) is a bright amaranth creme:

Picture taken in sunlight. This applied very well; I used three coats to get that really solid, even look, but the formula was still smooth and pigmented. This color is amazing! I had to look up names of shades of pink because I couldn’t find a way to define it, and “bright amaranth” seemed like the best fit. It is bright, in a rich, vibrant, very color-saturated way. I love pinkish-toned reds like OPI Dutch Tulips, so naturally I love reddish-toned pinks as well. It’s so refreshing to see a shade like this, since a lot of bright pinks tend to be fuchsia or cooler-toned, and the ones that are warm-toned don’t really approach being red. This one is so red-toned that it actually looks red in low lighting. It’s not the color of pomegranate seeds (its namesake) or even fresh pomegranate fruit, but I prefer this shade much, much more. 😀 I paired this with Color Club Wicked Sweet on my toes.

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When I first saw the display of these polishes, this didn’t immediately strike me as one I really “needed,” since it’s a color I don’t typically get excited over. But after falling in love with the concept of the collection and the visual of all the bottles lined up, I went back to get it anyway. NARS Ratin Jot (Thakoon for NARS, Summer 2012) is a bright orchid creme:

Picture taken in sunlight. The formula was smooth and pigmented; it looked fine at two coats but I did three anyway. After hearing this labeled “orchid,” I can’t describe it in any other way; it truly does remind me of orchid flowers! It’s a lovely blend of pink and purple that just leans slightly towards the latter. The boldness and color saturation are great. While the color doesn’t match its namesake (in the pictures I saw of the alkanet root, it’s a vampy purple shade), I like the creative license since this shade is wonderfully bright and summery. It may be the power of suggestion but I think it totally fits in with the Indian theme. I paired this with Color Club Get Your Lem-on on my toes.

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While I was happy to cross all those metallic polishes off my untrieds list, I’ve really missed bright colors over the past couple of weeks. I thought the perfect way to get back into it would be to start with NARS’ Indian spice market-inspired collection. NARS Lal Mirchi (Thakoon for NARS, Summer 2012) is a bold red-orange creme:

Picture taken in natural light. (This looks brighter and more obviously red-orange in real life; with the lack of sunlight it’s looking a little too orange here.) This applied very well; the formula was smooth and pigmented. Despite this, though, I still found myself needing three coats for that fully even look. While I wished this were a two-coater, I didn’t mind doing the extra coat since the formula was so nice. This is a great, fiery (it really does remind me of its spicy namesake) shade of red-orange, and I love how bold and saturated it looks. I had already gotten the other five polishes from this collection at Sephora, but once I heard about this one, I just had to go down to NARS’ Bleecker St. location to get it and truly complete the set. I paired this with Color Club I Always Get My Man-darin on my toes.

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