Celebrate Spring with Face of Australia’s Limited Edition Pastels

Face of Australia Pastels Nail Enamels

Face of Australia recently launched a limited edition set of nail polishes called Pastels. When I first saw pictures of these nail polishes, I was gobsmacked at how pretty they were. Next to neon, pastels are incredibly trendy this season, especially in spring.

When these babies landed on my desk for review, it took me only a couple of hours before I tried each colour on every finger. By the way, if you saw my multi-coloured nails at the Problogger Event a couple of weeks ago, yep, they’re from Face of Australia 🙂

Pictures below are taken indoors, 2 coats of nail polish without top coat.

Face of Australia Pastels: Boys 'N' Berries

Boys ‘N’ Berries: Lavender creme

Face of Australia Pastels: Easy Peasy Lemon Squeezy

Easy Peasy Lemon Squeezy: Lemon creme. Kinda like the stuff you see in lemon tarts. Mmm … lemon tarts

Face of Australia Pastels: Castle on a Cloud

Castle On A Cloud: Lilac grey creme with a hint of silver shimmer.

Face of Australia Pastels: Would You Like Some Orange Sherbet?

Would You Like Some Orange Sherbet?: Pale orange creme

Face of Australia Pastels: Once in a Blue Moon

Once In A Blue Moon: Baby blue creme

Face of Australia Pastels: I'll Take You To The Candy Shop

I’ll Take You To The Candy Shop: Baby pink creme

Face of Australia Pastels: After Dinner Mint

After Dinner Mint: Mint creme

Face of Australia Pastels: Have Your Cupcake & Eat It Too

Have Your Cupcake & Eat It Too: Pink creme

I’ll be honest. Most of these nail polishes aren’t very easy to work with. They are quite watery and some of them tend to drag. If you apply too much, tiny bubbles tend to appear. You’ll have to be careful not to pile on too much nail polish per coat.

Face of Australia Pastels: How They Look Like Outdoors

What they look like outdoors

Still, they are very lovely colours to wear especially in the spring time so the shortcomings are easily forgiven. If you do manage to get the whole set, try wearing each colour on each finger. They’ll look like pretty lil’ pastel minties on your hands 🙂

Face of Australia Pastel Nail Enamels retail at $4.95 each for 13ml and are available at Priceline, Kmart, Big W and selected pharmacies nationwide. All Face of Australia nail polishes are Toleune-free, Formaldehyde-free and Dibutyl Phthalate-free.

My favourite’s the After Dinner Mint. What’s yours? 😉

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22 comments… add one
  1. Stephanie Gillespie

    I’m hoping for these for Christmas =) xo
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    1. Tine

      Hahaha and what a great pressie it will be 😉

  2. Celeste@Becoming Beautiful

    How odd. I didn’t experience any of the issues you mentioned! Mine went on like a dream, I did them in the dark while watching a movie and they still turned out beautiful. 😮
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    1. Tine

      Celeste: Looks like I may be the only one who experienced the issues. Could also be because each coat wasn’t thin enough. I’ll have to try again and do it real thin this time >.<

  3. Kaye

    Beautiful colours! I picked up a few, and my unexpected favourite was Boys N Berries. Such a nice shade. After dinner mint was also a favourite, but that’s just my favourite colour of all time so that goes without saying 🙂
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    1. Tine

      The Boys ‘N” Berries is a gorgeous shade. Didn’t really expect to love it that much 😛

  4. Tram

    After Dinner Mint is the favourite of many, but I’m not surprised that it’s your favourite!! I remember that you really like blue/green nail polishes, yes? 😛

    I really want to try out these nail polishes, but on a ban. Meep! I really like the last collage photo Tine! You should pin it on Pinterest! and loving the fancy new fonts haha! 😛 So cute!

    Sad to hear the formula isn’t as good as FOA’s past collections.. but seems to be the case with many pastel colours! My favourite is the Orange Sherbet one! So cute, springy and summery!
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    1. Tine

      Tram: Haha you remembered I like blue/green nail polishes! 😀 The Orange Sherbet one is beautiful as well. Like orange creme biccies. Yummm.

      PS: *ahem* I made that collage so that it was pinnable. And I pinned it! *ahem* 😛

  5. Charlotte

    Love all of them! Pastels are such happy colors 😀

    1. Tine

      Charlotte: Oh they are, aren’t they? Sweet and happy colours 🙂

  6. gio

    Oh, these pastels are so cute, especially the mint one!
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    1. Tine

      Gio: Yay great minds think alike 😉

  7. faye lu

    i’ve seen these in priceline and think the colours are super pretty – very spring. luckily they look great on the nails too – thanks for sharing pics and swatches … that (pink) cupcake one is calling my name =)
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    1. Tine

      Faye: It was my pleasure. The pink cupcake’s a good choice 😉

  8. Issa

    Love the shades! My favorite would be Boys N Berries and After Dinner Mint!

    1. Tine

      Me too! 😀

  9. giddy tigress

    Such gorgeous colors! I was just about to say my favorite is After Dinner Mint too! 🙂
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    1. Tine

      Yay great minds think alike! Mint is such a gorgeous colour. The clothes don’t go very well on me, but I can definitely wear the colour on my nails 😉

  10. Kimberley

    These are so pretty! I picked up half the collection but they are all amazing!
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    1. Tine

      Kimberley: Wait till there’s a sale in Priceline, Kmart or Big W and sweep up the rest 😉

  11. Swati

    love all the pastels 🙂
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    1. Tine

      They are gorgeous, aren’t they? 🙂

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