Friday, October 12, 2012

Pastel ~ 42 ~ with glitter and stripes

Pastel ~ 42  
Deep shimmery magenta

Pastel is a brand that I got to know through sweet Aylin from Posh Nail Art. She was so sweet to send me this in a swap, and I love it. It is a deep, shimmery purplish magenta. The formula is great, the pigmentation is fine, and it covers in two easy layers.

Two layers and no top coat look like this:

And from another angle:

I love this. The colour is right up my alley, and shimmer is always a win in my book. I needed to add a little bling though.

I used a glitter from Ruby Kisses called “Crazy Night out”. The base is clear and the glitter is both magenta and silver and in a variety of sizes. I put glitter on the thumbnail and the pinky nail, and on half the ring finger and index finger.

And then I used a striper from Amuse called “Metal Pink”, and made stripes on the other halves of the ring finger and index finger, and stripes all across the middle finger.

One coat of Poshé top coat and the mani is done:

That’s it! I’m very pleased with this myself. I hope you like it too!

And here are the involved polishes:

Pastel is definitely a brand you should check out if you ever get the chance!

Opacity: 9/10
Colour, prettiness: 9/10
Durability: 9/10
Value for money: 9/10
Overall: 9/10
Buy again: Yes


  1. woow! pretty polishes, ideal in the composition :)

    1. Thank you so much, I must say I really like this myself :)

  2. I like it better with the glitter! Just Pastel 42 is nice, but not something special but with the glitter it kind of pops out of it shell!

    1. I almost never wear polishes plain. It's a thing, I guess :)

  3. What a nice, yet subtle manicure. Very classy

    1. Thank you :) I'll probably do this again with other colours, so it's good to know that people like it.

  4. This is subtle-but you know I like that sometimes!

  5. What a pretty color! And I love the glitters you added on top :-)

    ~ Yun

    1. Thank you! I am so impressed with that glitter :)

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    1. Thank you so much, I love the fact that you like it :)