Nubar Purple Aster

    Good morning, Dear Reader!

    I just finished my back-to-the-office manicure, and I went with Nubar Purple Aster from this season's The Spring Garden Collection.  The collection was sent to me for review before it came out, and I discovered that getting a decent picture of a washed-out pastel on super pale hands is quite a feat.  I actually swatched the whole thing twice and took pictures of all eight with and without the glitter top coat (Dew Drop), but the sunlight pictures made the polishes all look off-white and my hands look really red, even though it didn't look that way in real life.  It was frustrating (especially since I didn't have the good sense to import and check the first picture on the second round of swatching - what a dummy!), but I finally got a good picture of Purple Aster, so all is well.

    Purple Aster is a pale lavender with a very delicate white shimmer.  I like it - I think it's a nice twist on the usual pastels, being much paler and a shimmer, and I really love pastels in Spring.  I know pastels in Spring are considered by some to be predictable and boring, but I love them, and I think the fact that they evidently sell well enough to continue to produce them for Spring indicates that I am not alone.  Purple Aster is extremely pigmented, and one coat would be plenty for a base for layering (I prefer the shine of two coats using it alone).  Here it is finished with a coat of Diamont under artificial light.

    Nubar Purple Aster
    Nubar Purple Aster Nail Polish, Two Coats
    You can see how stubby my poor pinky nail is here, but we'll just have to ignore that for now.

    I think Purple Aster manages to be understated,  feminine, and Springy without being little-girl.  I'm pleased with it.

    That's just about all there is to tell you about today, Dear Reader.  Until next time, love and nail polish to you!

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