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Trying New Spring Color: Sally Hansens Xtreme Wear in “Mint Sorbet”

I don’t follow trends for the most part cause I’m lazy, but I decided to try out what is apparently a hot subtle nail color for spring 2011. Pale, milky pastel colors are in and since I have grown to adore the understated look so much, I decided to try a version of the light, creamy green color that is touted as the new neutral hue for spring. I linked an article frpm  hellobeautiful a few weeks ago that had a gave some examples, and I used that as my guide. I decided on a shade from Sally Hansens Xtreme Wear Collection called “Mint Sorbet”.

At first glance, I was like um, no. Definitely not for me. Too pale. Too bland. Too much like dipping my  nails into a bottle of Mylanta. I skeptically painted one nail, and was not feeling it. I pressed on though, and applied the polish to all of my nails.

Dare I say I like it? Cause I do. I really do. What do yall think? Is it a color that you would rock, or not?

Quick Link- “Green Is The New Neutral For Spring”

Hellobeautiful had a post yesterday with that title. The colors they showed were a minty, pale green. Not sure if that is for me. Check out the post here.

Essie Spring Collection

My favorite artistic period is Impressionism. Books admiring the works of artist such as Degas, Monet, Manet kept me occupied for hours at the library when I was younger. The soft impressions of the brush strokes against the canvas made me appreciate and take a different perspective of the everyday beauty around us.

From left to right: French Affair, Coat Azure, Sand Tropez, and Nice is Nice

The new Essie Spring Collection has left a similar impression on me. Not only are they reminiscent of that period in art, these pastel polishes subtlety say “spring.” I see buds emerging on the trees, flowers blooming, and smell the soft scent of morning dew as I look at these colors.

 I have to admit that I have never tried Essie nail polish. To me, they have always looked pale. Does that make sense? Besides,  I like my polish to have a little more spark. This collection could change my mind though. You can check out the whole collection here.

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