Swatches: Flower by Drew Barrymore Nail Polish "I Lavendare You!"12:59 PM
Spring is so close, I can feel it. In honor of my desperate need to get past the winter blues, I grabbed a bottle I had been holding onto for warmer weather - Flower by Drew Barrymore in "I Lavendare You". The new line by Drew is a complete collection, including BB Creams, blushes, nail colors, lip sticks and butters, eyeliners and mascaras...you name it. Most range from $4.98 (as the nailpolish is) $13.98 for the foundations. Really a nice price for a new cosmetics line.
I picked up the Nail'd It Nail Lacquer in I Lavendare You (below) and a Lip Butter in Haute Honeysuckle. I will swatch the butter later.
I Lavendare You is a gorgeous, extremely pale lavender shade with just the slightest (and I mean slightest) hint of an iridescent blue shimmer. It was so slight, it was difficult to capture, but I think you might get the idea in the second picture. There are a variety of shades, from rich wines to pale nudes, and a couple extravagant colors like a turquoise and orange as well. The bottles squat square bottles, but easy to hold. The brush was nice, thin, and applied an even coat. The actual consistency of I Lavendare You was much thinner, more jelly like than I anticipated. I guess by looking at it in the bottle, I was expecting an opaque creme, but it did not apply as such. With that said, I was very pleasantly surprised with the outcome.
This closeup (above) gives you a feel for the shimmer in this color. Not over the top at all - in fact, I can't say it actually translated onto the nail. When I look close up, I do not see any shimmer at all. Just a pleasant little surprise in the bottle.
Below, my swatches. See how gorgeous this color is? I mean, it screams spring. Just a light, beautiful pastel. I actually thought of those conversation hearts for Valentine's Day when I saw it on. This could easily have used one more coat to get full opacity (I did two here), but I am very happy with the color and slight transparency of this. With one coat, it is streaky, so I would suggest two. Application was a breeze - runny enough to get a nice thin even coat, but thick enough to hold on when you are getting close to the cuticles. Dried quickly and didn't shrink with a top coat, which is another added bonus.
Final verdict? I will certainly be picking up another color or two in this collection. I really love this shade, and hopefully the wear will live up to the hype of everything else I have experienced with the color. I would definite suggest picking this shade, I Lavendare You, if you are needing a little spring pick-me-up. You won't regret it!