Manicure Monday: China Glaze "Avant Garden Pastel Petals"

This is the China Glaze "Avant Garden Pastel Petals" collection.  It consists of 6 soft pastel colors, perfect for Spring.  I used 2 coats on all of these, with no topcoat.  Here are each of the colors:

"Pink-ie Promise" is a light baby pink, with just a little shimmer.

"Life is Rosy" is a gorgeous rose-pink creme.  This is my new favorite dark pink polish.

"Tart-y for the Party" is the prettiest lilac creme.  I love purples and this soft shade is perfect!  This is the one I chose to wear for the week and it's my favorite from this collection.

"Fade into Hue" is a pretty periwinkle creme.  I really like the color periwinkle...I have another polish in this color, but I can't remember it off the top of my head.  I'll have to go check when I get home and see if they are close to the same shade.

"Keep Calm Paint On" is a slightly shimmery seafoam green color.  I love the color, but I think I would prefer this one without the shimmer...which is weird, because I am obsessed with sparkle. 

"Dandy Lyin' Around" is a white shimmer.  This was my least favorite in the collection, simply because it wasn't very opaque.  I used two coats, but it definitely needed a third.  The color itself is great though!

The "Avant Garden Pastel Petals" collection can be found beginning in March and will retail for $7 each.  You can purchase them at salons and beauty stores nationwide, as well as Ulta.com.

Which color is your favorite?

(Product sent for review.  However, all opinions are 100% my own)


  1. Love pastel colours on nail polishes!


  2. Ohhhh I am in love with those colors. I can't wait til they are out so I can pick me up some. =]

  3. Those colours are really pretty! I'm in love with the pinks x

  4. I love the seafoam green, it ties in nicely with the mint obsession I'm having lately!


  5. Oh I love these!!! I am more of an OPI girl but I've bought I've been meaning to branch out more. I am planning a trip to Ulta for some nice Spring colors and these look amazing! Thanks for sharing.


  6. I love the periwinkle and I like the white as well, but could totally see you'd need more coats. I am looking for a spring/summer color like that one, and I've seen a few on pinterest. But the periwinkle is my fave!! I'll definitely keep an eye out for these!

    The Journey...

  7. you are such a pro at painting nails. i can manage doing me left, but man... my right hand is always atrocious!

  8. Beautiful colors!! How do you get such a nice and flawless finish??I always wonder how people achieve that "just got back from the nail salon" look at home.