The April Showers Bring May Flowers collection is not your typical "Spring" collection. In Ontario, where these polishes are made, March through April is still full of snow, rain & storms. It is with that inspiration that this collection was born.
I was so intrigued when I heard about this collection, because during this time of the year I am not really feeling the bright, classic Spring colours. This collection totally reminds me of the weather outside right now and it was so fun to try them all out on my nails. There were some clear winners for me in this collection, and some colours that weren't really for me. Overall, the quality of these polishes are comparable to brand name polishes, and I would recommend them and purchase more in the future.
Endless Sky"A shimmery blue with a delicate violet undertone and a splash of scattered holo, 2-3 coats recommended. What would an ending winter be without a beautiful blue cloud free sky? This polish helps us to embrace the days to come where the sky is pure and endless."
This is my favourite of the collection. This sky blue literally glows on my nails. It is so eye catching and I received many compliments while wearing it. I dint find that the holo is very prevalent, but I think that it is what makes this polish look like it has so much depth and life. I used two coats for full opacity. I can see myself using this polish a lot this Spring.
Grasshoppa"A light and airy green jelly filled with micro flakes, shimmer, pink & white glitter of various shapes and sizes. This is semi-sheer but can be layered, or worn over a base in a similar colour. Topcoat recommended to achieve a smooth finish. The inspiration behind this polish is itty bitty baby grasshoppers that start showing up in the fresh baby grass."
Although I really like the look of this polish in pictures, I really don't like how it looks on my nails. I have no problems with the formula or the colour combination, the shade of green just doesn't look good with my skin tone. 2 coats gave almost full opacity. I cant see myself grabbing for this one very often.
Perfect Storm"A shimmery olive toned polish with a splash of scattered holo as well. 2-3 coats recommended. Spring is not spring without storms, and as the saying goes April Showers, Bring May Flowers. This polish represents the calmness and serenity that even a storm can bring."
This polish shifts from olive, to a champagne colour depending on the light. It applied the best of all the polishes, and was opaque in 2 coats. I found that this green looked better with my skin tone. I'm going to try some stamping with this polish in the future. The only downside I found with this polish is that it was difficult to remove.
Sidewalk Strider"A funky cement looking polish. 2-3 coats recommended. This grey based polish is jam packed with black, white, pink & glitter and scattered with tiny blue sparkles. A delicate amount of holographic particles make this a unique and fun polish to wear. The inspiration behind this polish is going for walks in the early days of spring, where bits and pieces of winter ‘junk’ can be seen hiding in the melting snow."
This is my second favourite polish in this collection. It is just so fun to look at, both in the bottle and on the nails. I don't know how much it reminds me of cement, to me I always think of cookies and cream chocolate bars when I look at it. 2 coats is not fully opaque, next time I will use three coats. Removal is a bit difficult due to all the glitter, however, it's totally worth it.
Raspberry Mud Pie"A cocoa coloured polish filled within beautiful raspberry shimmer, that truly glows from within. 2-3 coats recommended. Lets face it spring is muddy. However with soil and dirt come plants & flowers. There is always good to be found if you look hard enough!"
This polish was so frustrating to photograph! The holo glitter made my camera freak out! This polish does glow, and the glitter adds great depth, but I'm not in love with the base colour. I've never been a fan of brown polishes, and I think it looks weird on my nails. It's not an ugly colour, just not for me. 2 coats gave me full opacity.
Which polish from this collection is your favourite?
Disclaimer: These polishes were sent to me for review purposes. All opinions are 100% honest and my own.