Collection Cosmetics pastel polishes

Monday, May 25th 2015 Nails

Collection Cosmetics recently sent me a massive box of products from their range, and I was overwhelmed with how many great items they included. The first thing I ever tried from Collection was a nail polish when they launched last year, and I really liked it. So, I was stoked to see that they had sent me 5 polishes that are new to their Work The Colour collection. These are mostly pastel shades, which I looove because I love pastel nails. It might be winter but my nails are light and cheery! In this post I’ll be reviewing them, and showing how they look on my nails.

collection cosmetics pastel nail polish

The shades are, from left to right in the photo above:

  • 14 – Deep Blue Sea
  • 23 – Baby Blue
  • 22  – Lilac Daze
  • 8 – Babydoll Pink
  • 16 – Fool’s Gold

I wanted to try all of the polishes, and so I put them all on at once! I think these look nice together, although the darkness of the Deep Blue Sea polish doesn’t quite fit in with the pastel theme

Collection cosmetics nail polish

Applying the polishes was easy, all of the brushes were a good size – you know you’re really into nail polish when you have brush preferences, but it does make a difference. Most of the polishes were opaque with two coats, but I had a bit of trouble with #8 – Babydoll Pink. It needed three coats and I had to be strategic in my application so that it wasn’t streaky, but I got there in the end.

Collection says that these dry in 60 seconds – I wouldn’t say that it was quite that quick, but it was fast, I didn’t even bother using my usual Orly Flash Dry drops. I paired them with Orly Bonder base coat, and China Glaze No-Chip top coat.

Collection Cosmetics fools gold nail polishCollection Cosmetics Work The Colour nail polishes are $6.39 for 8ml. I like the bottle size, as well as the cheap price, since it means I can justify buying several of them for the same price as one would be from other brands. Besides, does anyone ever finish a nail polish? I certainly never have. Collection is sold exclusively at Countdown supermarkets so you can pop some polishes in your trolley. To find a local Collection stockist visit their website. For readers outside NZ, it seems that the UK is the only other country where Collection is sold, and there it is available at Boots, Superdrug and other similar shops.

I’ll definitely be writing about the rest of the goodies from Collection, but in the mean time here’s a review I wrote about another of their polishes when they launched last year – Collection Cosmetics Purplicious Nail Polish



Products provided for review.




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