I was all squee when I stopped by the store yesterday and discovered that they had Alessandro’s new LE spring collection — The It Girl. This is a collection of ten beautiful pastels and neutrals with some surprises in the traditional Alessandro mini-bottle.
I love those square stocky bottles; I have an army.
The It Girl is quite difficult to find information about online, this promo pic is the best I could do.
I must admit, I saw the promos a while back and I wasn’t all that interested. However, seeing them live changed my mind as per usual. 😉 The colours really are a refreshing change for the vampy winter shades of recent.
Seven of the ten are cremes. The exceptions are Lollipop and Dancing Queen which contain sort of “hidden” shimmer a la Essie Sew Psyched, etc. The one truly different polish from the rest of the collection is Catwalk. This is a sheer white glassfleck shimmer. Similar to China Glaze’s White Cap, minus the gold. Actually, I’m pretty certain this is an exact dupe for GOSH’s Vanilla Ice. Which is why I didn’t pick it up. I think it’s probably meant as an “effect” top coat for the cremes.
When I got home, there was literally about five minutes of natural light left so these skittles are extremely rushed and applied over my previous mani. 😛 My bad.
On Tour, Dancing Queen, Pretty Ballerina, Milk Shake
I love them! the formula is great and they’re super glossy. On Tour is my favourite. It walks the fine line between lilac and blue and pastel and bright.
Dancing Queen I had to have for the name alone. *sings* Actually, this is pretty awesome too. A terribly trendy purple-taupe but with shimmer! Yup. Pretty awesome.
What can I say about Pretty Ballerina and Milkshake? A girly baby pink and a light pastel pink creme. Spring must be on my mind to have picked those up.