I'm very late with this post because of my holiday so finally I present you Lime Crime Les Desserts d' Antoinette nail polish collection!
Firstly I'd like to say that I am aware of the past drama around this brand but I'm choosing to base my opinions on these new products only. I've never tried anything from Lime Crime before so I didn't know what to expect from the polishes. Please don't comment off topic, I'd like this to stay a friendly and enjoyable blog. Thank you.
And now back to the collection... as far as I know it's the first nail polish collection by Lime Crime. It consists of seven pastel shades covering yellow, pink, green, blue and more. Polishes are 3-Free and haven't been tested on animals.
Lime Crime says: "...inspired by confectionary delights from Marie Antoinette's table. Recklessly pigmented crème formula is rich, smooth and opaque in just two coats. Each bottle comes equipped with a flat, wide brush for superb control and flawless application."
I will spend some time on packaging because this is a totally new product for all of us. Each polish comes in its own little box. I personally appreciate boxes for nail polishes, it adds that extra touch.
Nail polish bottles are very cute and from matte glass. Each bottle contains 9ml/0.3 oz of product. So far I've seen matte bottles only for matte polishes so I thought that maybe this collection will dry matte too. nope it doesn't :)
I've had a problem with holding the bottle in the pictures but if you don't care about that you'll be fine :) The brush was also good, easy to work with. So far so good, eh?
Crema de Limon - pastel yellow creme
Lavendairy - pastel lavender creme
Milky Ways - off-white french tip creme
Once in a Blue Mousse - robin's egg blue creme
Parfait Day - pastel pink creme
Pastelchio - pistachio pastel green creme
Peaches ♥ Cream - pastel orange creme
I usually write a small paragraph to each shade but all of them have the same formula so there's no point.
All shades in this collection are opaque in two coats, some of them have really good coverage in one coat as well (Peaches ♥ Cream, Lavendairy, Parfait Day, Pastelchio). Most of them dry shiny but some of them a bit satin. Since most of us use topcoat or mattifying topcoat, finish doesn't matter so much.
They all applied very easily and have a good formula. I was a bit surprised. I didn't expect such a good standard as these are the first ever nail polishes from Lime Crime.
Overall I'm very pleased with the whole collection and I plan to do few more manicures with it!
The Lime Crime Les Desserts d' Antoinette nail polish collection can be purchased at their official site (US only) or at Coctail Cosmetics e-shop (UK & rest of the world).
...and what you can do with these? I've showed you previously these Pastel Union Jack nails :)
*These were sent to me for a review