Spring 2011 Mashup: Caitlin, Kisses and Bises, Broken Hearted

Zoya Caitlin w/ Kisses and Bises
Zoya Caitlin w/ Kisses and Bises

Here’s a combination of three different Spring 2011 collections: Zoya’s Caitlin, Essie’s Kisses and Bises and China Glaze’s Broken Hearted.  Caitlin is my favorite from Zoya’s Intimate Collection , and it’s a subtle color that is still office appropriate (see my reviews here: Zoya Intimate Part 1, Zoya Intimate Part 2).  So I started there.

Caitlin is a purple-gray color with a lot of blue in it as well, lighter than Zoya’s Kelly but a little bit similar.

Then, I added two coats of Essie’s Kisses and Bises, a pearly sheer with red shimmer.  The shimmer can look a little gold in certain lights in the bottle, but on my nails I just see the shimmer as pinkish red.  It’s so pretty, it makes Caitlin flashier and more feminine.  I think it would look nice on almost any of the spring colors–since it’s subtle and the slight milkiness tones down the base color a bit, it won’t clash with anything.  It looks romantic.

Zoya Caitlin w/ Kisses and Bises
Zoya Caitlin w/ Kisses and Bises

 

Zoya Caitlin w/ Kisses and Bises
Zoya Caitlin w/ Kisses and Bises

Then, the next day I added a coat of China Glaze’s Broken Hearted, from the Crackle Collection.  It’s a bright, slightly purple-ish medium pink.  I used a fairly thin coat and was happy with the crackling I got.   I like the amount of contrast between the base and Broken Hearted–it’s not the maximum contrast, so it’s a little more tonal and texture-y instead.  I think that adding Kisses and Bises on top of Caitlin also reduced the contrast effect with Broken Hearted, since it makes Caitlin softer and shimmery and tones down the purple/blue.

Caitlin, Kisses and Bises, Broken Hearted
Caitlin, Kisses and Bises, Broken Hearted

It seems kind of flowery and springy to me.  It’s so different than the looks with Black Shatter, right?

Zoya Caitlin, Kisses and Bises, Broken Hearted
Zoya Caitlin, Kisses and Bises, Broken Hearted
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