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This is a word I use… A LOT. It is also the name of the first “grown up” perfume I had – I now wear a different perfume by SJP but there we go. Over the festive season I started thinking about spring and how really my stash was lacking many of the staple hues associated with this season – fresh brights and soft pastels. I started a hunt for the perfect pastel pink… which is tricky as someone who doesn’t love pink and struggles with pale colours against pale skin. Having looked at HUNDREDS of OPI, Zoya, Essie, Nails Inc etc swatches I knew I would want something a little bit dusty (I already have Steady as She Rose which is gorgeous but not pink enough) and I also wanted it to have a little bit of holo in it.
I am very lucky to have Kelly, creator of UK Indie Iconic Effect as a friend. Iconic Effect is becoming well known for its holo top coats and beautiful gelly/glitter combos. I dropped Kelly a question about one of her current polishes Aurora which was a bit brighter than I wanted; she obliged me by lightening it up to the shade I wanted and thus my Iconic Effect custom Lovely was created. Kelly really does give fantastic service – making out of stock polishes when she can and ensuring her customers are 100% happy with the polishes they receive.
Photos show 3 thin coats with Color Club TC. I did find I had to leave slightly more drying time between layers that I would for a creme polish but aside from that application was pretty easy. I was worried about this polish being sheer but we were pretty opaque after coat 2.
I love the subtley of the holo which adds depth and fizz without over powering or distracting from the colour of the polish which I think is a lovely dusty blue toned baby pink – perfect for spring. What do you think?