26 June 2013

CrowsToes Spring THIS! Pt. I

Lauri recently sent me some polishes from the CrowsToes Spring THIS! Collection, as well as a few of her past hits, and OMG, the enormity of my happy dance, complete with giddy, giggling accompaniment... I am officially fangirling CrowsToes as hard as ever. She may have made her brand's name with incredible glitter concoctions, but Lauri has also proved in recent collections that her talent reaches well into other finishes and formulas. I am so happy to be able to share some of those with you, starting with today's two, Tequila Sunrise and Toxic Buttercup.

CrowsToes Tequila Sunrise swatch

This is CrowsToes Tequila Sunrise, from the recent Spring THIS! Collection (it will layer up on its own in a few coats, but I'm wearing two here over Wet n' Wild How I Met Your Magenta). Can we just talk about this shimmer?! Amazing. And beyond the golden-yellow I could catch with the camera, Tequila Sunrise's juicy pink base is fairly bursting with this colour-shifting shimmer that flashes from lemon yellow to lime green.

CrowsToes Tequila Sunrise swatch

Even if the green was a little camera-shy, you can hopefully see why I was just gobsmacked by this beauty. The light pigmentation of the pink base means it needs several coats to layer by itself, but it's genius too--not only should it blend beautifully over any medium or rich pink you'd care to layer it with, but it lets this fantastic shimmer really catch the light beautifully.

CrowsToes Tequila Sunrise swatch macro


The second polish I have today, also from Spring THIS!, is Toxic Buttercup, a cheerful yellow with the most amazing purple shimmer. It's a tricky one to catch on camera, but it's so, so pretty--in lower light, the dusting of lavender-purple is nice and bold, but in brighter light it likes to blend a bit, adding its shimmer to the buttery effect of this beautiful shade.

CrowsToes Toxic Buttercup swatch

I barely layered Toxic Buttercup. I loved the golden-buttery yellow and didn't want to overpower that by using too stark--or too dark--a yellow underneath, so this is three coats over just one of OPI Don't Pretzel My Buttons (a neutral, near-nude beige that's just there to knock out some VNL and give Buttercup something solid to sit on).

CrowsToes Toxic Buttercup swatch

How pretty is that yellow?! And augh, I wish so badly that I could have captured more of the shimmer, but it really is camera-shy. The best I could do was blow it out with some harsher, more angled light that didn't make for the greatest overall swatch but helps make the point in macro...



Thanks so incredibly much to Lauri for letting me share these polishes!  There's more CrowsToes to come over the next week, including more from the Spring THIS! Collection. It and other CrowsToes polishes are available at several places online, including Llarowe and Overall Beauty.

9 comments:

  1. They are so beautiful both of them - but Tequila Sunrise, gaaah I wan't it Elizabeth, and you do not really like it, right ;)
    (just kidding of course...)

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  2. Tequila sunrise left me speechless... It's magnificent!

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  3. I am looking so forward to getting some Crows Toes!

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  4. Oooh they are sooo gorgeous! The shimmers in both are just amazing! :)

    ~ Yun

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  5. both polishes are stunning, but Tequila Sunrise is really freaking gorgeous!

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  6. Wow these are beautiful! So in love with the shimmer!

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  7. I love love love Tequila Sunrise! It is absolutely amazing!

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  8. Ughhhhhhhhhh, these swatches are BEAUTIFUL. That piiiiiiiiiiink! Love!

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