Saturday, April 20, 2013

Ain't That a Beach: Summer 2013

I have more swatches of my new trio to share with you today!

This new collection is called Ain't That a Beach, and the shades names are Surf, Sand, and Sky. The collection will launch on Llarowe today at 2 pm and 8 pm (CST), and next Friday they will be on the list of shades available for mini bottle orders via this blog. 

Surf (green-leaning blue with bright green shimmer and blue/green microglitter)

The microglitter didn't show up well in these pictures but it's apparent in real life. The effect I was going for was blue base = deeper water, green shimmer = shallow water, blue/green microglitter = wave peaks. :)

These swatches show two coats Surf and one coat Seche Vite.

I anticipated questions about how Surf compares to Aruba, so I swatched them side by side. (I also included Bright Night for comparison, though you can see that it is much darker than the other two.) Aruba is greener and dustier, and Surf is brighter/more vibrant.

Surf is on index and ring fingers, Aruba is on middle finger, and Bright Night is on pinky.

Sand (dirty tan with gold shimmer and brown microglitter)

The brown microglitter adds some depth to the background and the metallic gold shimmer overlays it all with sparkly goodness. The shimmer is super strong; you can see it in all light but it especially goes crazy in the sun. (Unfortunately my camera couldn't catch the actual level of bling.)   

These swatches show two coats Sand and one coat Seche Vite.

I also anticipated questions as to how this compares with Hayride. Hayride's base is more of a camel color and its shimmer has more of a copper sheen. Hayride also has varied sizes of brown microglitter, while Sand only has the smallest size available.

Sand is on index and ring and Hayride is on middle and pinky.

Sky (sky blue with gold shimmer and blue microglitter)

You might be able to tell that I was going for a clear sunny sky with this one. :)

The blue microglitter is very close to the base color, so rather than contrasting with it like usual, it only adds a bit of depth to the base. Like in Sand, the gold shimmer is very apparent in this polish... and also like in Sand, my camera had trouble capturing the actual shimmer. So please imagine it more sparkly than this!

These swatches show two coats Sky and one coat Seche Vite.

Please see sidebar for details on how to place an order, and please let me know if you have any questions or comments.

Thanks so much for visiting my blog!


  1. I love the colors. By the way, your labels on your bottles are really professional looking and pretty

    1. Aw, thank you! I spent a lot of time deciding on the right packaging, so I really appreciate your saying that. :)

  2. Hi Carrie,

    I received your polish today and it is amazing!! The colors are beautiful and I can hardly wait to try them!! I am a nail polishaholic and I can't help myself. I change colors 1 or 2 times a week. :-)