Tuesday, 2 April 2013

Estee Lauder Heavy Petals

 Estee Lauder Nail Lacquers in (L-R) Dilettante*, Narcissist* & Absinthe*

You know me, I'm a huge fan of pastels and therefore when it comes to Spring fashion and makeup trends, I get pretty excited at all the new launches. When I first laid eyes on the Estee Lauder Heavy Petals collection way back at a Christmas event last year, I immediately fell in love. The collection features five seriously stunning pastel hues, including a gorgeous coral, a beautiful baby pink, and a refreshing apple green. I was lucky enough to be sent three of the shades on offer; Dilettante, Narcissist and Absinthe. 

The first thing I have to gush about these beauties is the packaging; Estee Lauder is most definitely on the money with the gorgeous, thick glass casing and classic gold detail - the polishes look amazing sitting on my dressing table. But how do the products fare? Well, in short, they're the best polishes I think I've ever tried. Each one is ridiculously opaque, a dream to apply and lasts days without chipping. When on the nails, these shades scream 'I've had an expensive manicure' - they're so glossy and lustrous. The colours are so beautiful and unlike any colours I've tried before, making them unique as well as fabulous quality. Dilettante is a baby blue/turquoise, Narcissist a candy pink, and Absinthe a mossy apple green. Of the three, Narcissist is definitely my favourite (typical girly girl) but Dilettante is a close second. I do love Absinthe but it lets itself down compared to the others as the application for it is a little wishy-washy. A few coats however, and it looks just as stunning as the other shades. 

Overall I'm seriously impressed with the Heavy Petals collection and I already have my eye on the coral shade. I think the shades are so pretty and typically Spring-like - they definitely make me think of Easter, sunshine, flowers and candy and when I see them adorning my finger nails! They retail at £14.50 which I don't think is too bad going for such a quality product. Have you tried any of Estee Lauder's polishes before? To think they've only started selling nail lacquers recently, the quality really is astonishing. 


  1. Wow completely in love with these!

  2. These are ever so pretty I have not seen colours as nice as this really like the pink and blue such a cute colour scheme :) love it x


  3. wow these are such beautiful colours



  4. I absolutely love Narcissist :) So pretty! xxx

  5. I love Estee Lauder nail polishes so much but it's just the price that puts me off :( these colours are seriously gorgeous though, may have to bite the bullet!


  6. Ahh these are gorgeous! LOVE the pink! xXx

  7. Dilettante and Narcissist are absolutely beautiful. But I have to admitt I'm not so keen on Absinthe. I just don't know how I'd make it work with anything else.

    Love Em @ Whatemloves.blogspot.co.uk xx

  8. omg haha what a title :P ....knowing me id mess up my words and say "Estee Lauder Heavy Petting" hahahahha


  9. These look so gorgeous even just in the bottles! Absinthe is such an unusual colour, but not sure I could wear it without looking a bit ill! x


  10. I love the look of the Absinthe green there all so pretty! :)

  11. Not a fan of the green at all, but I do like the other colours. And of course the packaging.


  12. I really like the pink and the blue, however the green is a colour a wouldn't go for. The packaging as always is beautiful :) x


  13. ohh, the colours are soo beautiful!

  14. Adorable colours!

    Emma x

  15. I love Lauder nail polish, they are a dream to wear - like you said, 'an expensive manicure' most definitely. Plus, as these are in a collection, I'd buy the ones you love as they don't stick around for long. I wanted two things from that brand over the Christmas period and they were discontinued from being in a collection. Don't be disappointed! I'm definitely grabbing one or two, the colours are so girly. Great review, thank you for sharing gorgeous.

    Lots of love.

  16. Gorgeous colours, I love the pink and blue, but I'm not sure about the forest green one, but the more I look at it the more I like it...



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