Floral Nails with Spring Reveries Collection

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Hi!

A relative recently gave me the Deborah Lippmann Spring Reveries collection! (I know, my relatives are the best!) Over the next few weeks I'll try to feature them in some nice pastel spring-y nail art, despite it being in the 20s outside... (that's in Fahrenheit -- I wish it was 20 degrees Celsius!)

This design is featuring Build Me Up Buttercup (soft pastel yellow) and Blue Orchid (vibrant yet pastel blue).

Polishes used:
Bases, index-pinky | Deborah Lippmann Build Me Up Buttercup & Blue Orchid
Flowers | Deborah Lippmann Blue Orchid (bases) & Spring Buds (leaves), Revlon Spirit (detailing)
Stripes | Revlon Spirit (white stripes)

On my index and middle I did a floral print. First I added blobs of Blue Orchid, then I diluted a white polish with some acetone and lightly swirled that inside the blobs. Then I added leaves with another polish from this collection, Spring Buds. Spring Buds wasn't very opaque, so I'm not sure you can tell it's there...

On my ring and pinky I started with a white base, then put down some striping tape and painted Blue Orchid on top. I had a couple issues with my pinky, but the ring finger came out fine! Yay, maybe I'm finally getting the hang of striping tape!


Build Me Up Buttercup is an OK shade for me. The soft yellow color is pleasant and very refreshing. The formula isn't streaky, but it's a little thin so it took me four coats to get opacity. While it's a nice polish, I'm not entirely sure it's worth $18.

I did really like Blue Orchid. Shown is three coats, but it was opaque in two; it self-levels really nicely. The color is pastel and blue, but it's kind of vibrant at the same time. It's hard to describe, but I really liked wearing this polish! There are a lot of pastel blues out there, but I feel that this one is unique.


I'm looking forward to using the rest of the collection in my nail art, and I'm also looking forward to spring! (although we have had a bunch of delayed openings/early dismissals from school because of winter weather!)

Thanks for reading!
Lucy xx

P.S. For more swatches, check out All Lacquered Up's swatches & review!

28 comments:

  1. Such a lovely combination, baby blue and yellow flatter each other so well!

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    1. Thanks! Yep, I think Deborah Lippmann did a great job with these shades :)

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  2. Gorgeous manicure, I love pastel yellow and blue together its so soft and feminine! :) Also what lovely relatives to buy you Deborah Lippmann! I love the flowers, beautiful! xx

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    1. Thanks! Yay, pastels! They are amazing -- they understand my polish addiction :D

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  3. These are such lovely colours! I think your design works great with these, it looks very pretty! :)

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  4. This combination is gorgeous! You are so lucky your relative gave you these polishes!

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  5. I love this model. Looks amazing :)

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  6. this is so beautiful! i love the mix of patterns but the colors tie them together.

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  7. Such gorgeous polishes :) I love wearing pastel in Spring and these seem perfect. And the flowers you made are absolutely gorgeous :)

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    1. Thanks! It is a great collection! That means a lot coming from you -- I'm always in awe of your florals :)

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  8. I love those spring colors! I want pastels right now hehe. Beautiful design too ^^

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    1. Thanks! Yes, they're such a nice cleanser after all the dark shimmery winter colors :)

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  9. Lovely colors and manicure! :)
    We have minus 20 degrees Celsius in Ukraine these days :D

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    1. Thanks! Wow, I feel like a wimp now -- that's a lot colder than it is here!

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    1. They're such a nice break after all the fall/winter shades :) Thanks for stopping by!

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  11. Wow, All these light pastel colors are soo beautiful!
    I like this mani ;)
    The combination of all these different colors looks also just perfect ;)

    Xx Julia

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  12. What a lovely combo! It feels so fresh and unique!

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  13. This is so pretty. I like these two colors together a lot.

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    1. Thanks! You really can't go wrong with this collection, most of the colors look great together :)

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