Good morning! I wasn't planning on posting today, but I got some exciting nail mail and just had to squeeze in a post... I've got the two new Spring/Summer releases for La Couleur Couture! :)
LaCC is one of my favourite brands for their consistently flawless creme formulas in universally flattering shades. On top of that, LaCC polishes are 5-free, cruelty-free, vegan, breathable, gluten-free, paraben-free, and UV inhibiting. What's not to love?
Onto the new shades! 1997 is a complex creme; depending on the lighting it can read as a dusty mauve, lilac, grey, or periwinkle. So beautiful!
I applied two effortless coats, sandwiched between LaCC 2012 base coat and 2013 top coat, which keeps any mani chip-free for days on end. I'm so in love with this shade; it feels very rainy-spring-day to me, which is a lovely bit of nostalgia for me as I grew up in Vancouver where it's rainy 80% of the time. It also happens to be where LaCC is based! ;) I've already done some nail art over this beauty, so look out for that post in a week or so.
1996 is an interesting green creme, it borders between a pastel green (like 1968) and an army green. This one also looks different depending on the lighting, so I can do a comparison with some other greens if that's something you're interested in seeing. Let me know!
Once again, two perfect coats for opacity. No top coat on this swatch, just to show you how shiny these polishes are by themselves! They also dry incredibly quickly. This one feels like a lovely floral green, and is a very flattering shade that I'm sure would look amazing on a lot of different skin tones! I'm already bursting with ideas for nail art with this one, it'll be great for floral looks!
You can see my reviews of previous LaCC collections here: Spring/Summer 2013 & Fall/Winter 2013. LaCC polishes are available online through the LaCC website, a list of other online retailers can be found here. Also, as of very recently, LaCC polishes are available at 750+ Shopper's Drug Mart locations across Canada!!
I'm head-over-heels for these two new shades, and I really can't wait to get to working them into some fun nail art looks! I'd love to hear your thoughts as well! :)