07 April, 2013

Face of Australia: Once In A Blue Moon

I'm clearly under the influence of the Northern Spring at the moment because I'm flirting with pastels again!

Late last year I posted quite a few shades from Face of Australia's Pastels collection (here, here, here, and here just to remind you) and although I quietly bought a few more(!) I stashed them away and got distracted by other newer collections - as you do when nail and beauty brands flood you with wave after wave of them! Okay, getting to the point here's one of those pretty pastels I've been hiding away - Once In A Blue Moon.

Once In A Blue Moon (not to be confused with Lime Crime's eggshell blue Once In A Blue Mousse also swatched on this blog) is a soft powder blue or baby blue with a cream finish.  As with the other FOA pastels, application was a smooth easy two coats for an opaque coverage, topped with a single layer of top coat for extra shine.  Although I didn't think too much of this soft colour in the bottle I really liked how it translated on my nails...

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What's your favourite pastel colour?

18 comments:

  1. So pretty Vita! I love these pastel shades you show!

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    1. Thanks Tracy! I keep thinking of you guys just heading into spring :)

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  2. Looks lovely Vita ..I remember your pastels from last time .. my favorite shade would be peach or yellow probably ..though I haven't tried them on me yet ..

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    1. I think both of those shades would be lovely on you :)

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  3. I have a few FOA pastels but not this one however I love the formula of these!

    Sarah
    morethanadored.blogspot.com

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    1. The formula is really easy to work with - pastels can be fiddly and streaky but I've had no problems with these :)

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  4. Oh this looks gorgeous! I've been looking for a nice baby blue!

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    1. Hopefully you've just found it! :)

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  5. Oh, this is a lovely shade, Vita :-)

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    1. Thanks Lily! It was prettier on my nails than I expected :)

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  6. Super pretty! I adore these kinds of pale, pastel blues, though I never seem to find one that I really love. It's good to hear this is just 2 coats of the polish itself - I find lighter colours tend to be patchy and require minimally 3 coats for opaque, even coverage.

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    1. Yes the formula is just the right opacity and smoothness to make it really easy to work with. FOA was onto a winner with this collection :)

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  7. Oh, what a dreamy little blue! I have a few similar shades but they always appear very stark against my skin tone. This looks lovely on you.

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    1. Why thank you! I love eggshell and slate blues on you xo

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  8. FOA make some really great pastels, I agree that this isn't too exciting in the bottle but it really is beautiful once it is on the nail.

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    1. Yes, this polish was a pleasant surprise! I love it when a polish surprises you like that - too many times my expectations are very high and the polish doesn't quite live up to them :s

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  9. I'm currently wearing Mode's Cool As - a pastel green. It actually looks really funky and I'm happy with it. I was a bit cautious of pastels after a streaky experience with Natio's lemon - usually love Natio polish too but that was a dud!

    Your nails look great. Now I have nail envy ;)

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    1. Aww, thank you! Disappointed to hear about the bad experience you had with Natio because the formula is usually right up there - in any case the FOA pastels all apply like a dream!

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