How fast can I get this photo of my amazing manicure up and running? How about this fast?
Briefly, allow me to say that I don’t do “nail art.” As a matter of fact, the very concept of a pattern on my nails kind of freaks me out. I’m a solid color kind of girl…or so I thought until celebrity manicurist and runway trendsetter extraordinaire Jin Soon Choi got her hands on me yesterday for a little session with her new spring polish collection.
The collection, brand new for Spring 2013, is called A La Mode, and is inspired by the gorgeous hues of the flowers in botanical gardens. Also true to her runway roots, each polish was named for a current catwalk stunner and their favorite flower from said botanical gardens. From l-r in the photo, here are names and the hues:
Named by: Saskia de Brauw
Color: a vivid electric blue
Named by: Meghan Collison
Color: a really pretty light plum/lavender hue
Named by: Vanessa Axente
Color: one of the best coral pinks I’ve seen in a long time. Vivid but not acid bright and sooo pretty.
Named by: Tati Cotilar
Color: a feminine sky blue
Named by: Fei Fei Sun
Color: a beautiful feminine coral pink, a perfect replacement for ballet slipper colors this season.
The mani above is a mixture of Blue Iris over two coats of Poppy Blue. The collection is available via Space NK now, so when a girl’s thoughts turn to all things spring (and with this horrible weather, MINE ARE), get your mani-pedi strategy in order. Check out these polishes. They’re high-gloss, beautifully pigmented and they last and last.
Jin Soon Nail Lacquer, available via Space NK.