Thursday, January 24, 2013

Estee Lauder Heavy Petals Nail Lacquer Collecion: Lilac Leather & Absinth (Part 1)

A few weeks ago, while trying very hard, but failing miserably at concentrating on my econ homework, I stumbled across a press release of a gorgeous collection of polish. It caught my wandering attention span, and brought me straight back to memories I had forgotten. This collection is described as a being reminiscent of the pastoral colors of Paris, France and I couldn't agree more! Today I would like to share with you the first two polishes of Estée Lauder's Heavy Petals collection: Absinthe and Lilac Leather

Absinthe, the mysterious and rumoured dangerous elixir is what this polish is named after, but what it reminds me of, is the first time I had ever tried a French macaron. I was wandering around the area around the Sacre Coeur in Paris, when I found myself in a tiny cafe. The glass cases in the front were filled with these little burger shapes sweets, colored in pastel shades. I ordered a bright green one flavored "Pistache" and took my first bite, and that's when I instantly fell in love with Paris.

Absinthe is a beautiful yellow green, definitely one of my new favorite colors! It's one of the oddest greens I've come across in a polish, but it's ridiculously flattering! You can see that it's both bold and soft,  and it reminds me of a color an impressionist painter would love. Consistency was on the thin side, but wasn't streaky or difficult to work with. This is two, careful coats to make full opacity.

Here's another, really beautiful color! Lilac leather is a very warm purple, almost leaning pink in some light. This is now my go-to purple! Sounds weird, but it is so flattering on my skin tone that if I could only choose one polish to wear for the rest of my life, it would be this one! Sooo pretty! When I see this polish, I think of the gorgeous colors in the movie Marie Antoinette, which is one of my favorites!

This is two coats for full opacity. This polish unfortunately gave me some trouble, as it was a bit streaky and took a while to dry.

And there you have it! The first half of the prettiest collection I own! I hope you love it just as much as I do!

Bonne journée mes chers, et j'espere que vos rêves sont belle. 
(Pardon my broken French! Haha)


  1. WOW your blog is a nail polish goldmine! I'm currently in the process of going through all of your old blog posts, and I have to say your pictures are just stunning! I love the Lavender color, and may just have to put it on my wish list (even though my wallet's begging me not to!). xx

    1. Thank you Amelia! It means a lot to me to hear that! I love the lavender color as well, I can see it being very flattering on a lot of skin tones. Again, thank you for the generous complements!

  2. This polish is soooooo Gorgeous!!! Your nails are beautiful too!! Was debating wether to purchase Lilac Leather. You have talked me into it! Also, I would normally turn my nose up to that color of green polish. But I think I will give it a go. These polishes look very Lovely on you :-) :-) Thank You for this post!!!|

    1. I'm so glad you like It, and thank you! I definitely recommend trying out Absinthe, it's one of those colors you don't see very often, and it was very flattering. Let me know what you think if you decide to get either of them!