Monday, June 26, 2017

Lyn B Designs: Cool Beans Collection

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Good morning, dear readers, and happy Monday! I hope your weekend was wonderful and the week is off to a great start! My husband left town this weekend and won't be back until later this week, so I'm solo parenting for the time being. I have a lot to get done, so I'm going to just jump right in on today's post.

Lyn B Designs has a new collection of polishes launching this Friday, and I had the pleasure of swatching them for you! Named the Cool Beans Collection, the nine-piece collection consists of vibrantly-hued shimmers and holographic shades to decorate your fingertips this summer. Let's dive in and check them out!

Psychic Beans
Two coats plus top coat

Medium cool toned green base with red to orange to yellow shimmer and golden flecks

Psychic Beans is arguably my favorite polish from this collection. I just love the base shade so much, and the additional shimmers and flecks play so perfectly against it! The formula is a little on the thicker side but it still went on my nails with a fantastically smooth application.

Retail: $10

Extraterrestrial Beans
Three coats plus top coat

Murky lime green cruelly base with lime galaxy holo and shimmer that shifts from green to pink to silver

This celery green shade is a little unusual, but if you like colours that are different, this one may win you over. I was a little unsure of it at first, but it's quite a fun colour! It applied a little unevenly with the first two coats but the third helped even it out for me.

Retail: $10

Celestial Beans
Three coats plus top coat

Deep blue jelly base with blue to purple flecks and micro holo flecks

This polish definitely makes me think of outer space and I love it! The formula was really easy to work with and applied nicely to my nails. Those who paint with thicker coats or have shorter nails may find they only need two coats for opacity.

Retail: $10

Human Beans
Three coats plus top coat

Orangey red jelly base with golden shimmer and flecks

These photos just do not do Human Beans justice- I'm so sorry about this! It's such a great colour for the summer and the formula was perfection!

Retail: $8

Inner Beans
Three coats plus top coat

Medium grey cruelly base with linear holo shimmer and purple to blue shimmer

I tend to prefer vibrant shades and wouldn't normally have a grey be a top shade, but Inner Beans is just so delicate and ethereal that it certainly makes it a contender for favorite shade. With such a beautiful colour and a formula that applies like a dream, it is sure to win a lot of hearts!

Retail: $10

Sentient Beans
Two coats plus top coat

Warm toned purple with holo flakes, holo shimmer, and red to gold shimmer

I'm not a huge purple fan, but when I wear purple, I definitely prefer them to be warmer toned like Sentient Beans. This polish will make you feel like royalty and the formula is top notch.

Retail: $10

Divine Beans
Two coats plus top coat

Deep purple base with holo shimmer and shifting shimmer that changes from green to blue to pinky purple

Divine Beans is a great option for those that prefer much more blue based purples. While I tend to like warmer purples, I actually really like this one- it makes your nails glow! I have no issues to report regarding the application of this beauty.

Retail: $10

Supreme Beans
Two coats plus top coat

Medium pink crelly base with holo micro flakes and shifting shimmer that changes from green to gold to pink

Long gone are my pink-hating days, and I am so glad about that! The colour of Supreme Beans is gorgeous, and it is another favorite of mine from this collection. The formula is a little on the thicker side, but in spite of that, it still applied easily for me.

Retail: $10

Living Beans
Three coats plus top coat

Taupe cruelly base with holo shimmer and shifting shimmer from orange to yellow to red

If you prefer your nails more subdued, Living Beans is for you! It has a great natural look but is far from boring! The formula is fabulous, but it is a little more sheer than the rest of the collection. I had no trouble reaching opacity with three coats, but I doubt it would be a two coater for anyone. Living Beans is another one of my favorites from this collection.

Retail: $10


The Cool Beans Collection will be launching on the Lyn B Designs website June 30th at 7pm EST. While they are already very affordable, Lyn B Designs is offering a 50% discount off your entire order through July 7th with code INDIE. It's a great way to pick up a bunch of pretty polishes as well as supporting an indie polish maker! My personal favorites from the collection are Psychic Beans, Inner Beans, Supreme Beans, and Living Beans, but all these polishes offer something specular for your nails!

Are there any shades in particular catching your attention? I'd love to hear about your top picks!

Until next time, dear readers, have a wonderful day!
XO!


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17 comments:

  1. I love this collection! All of the shades are beautiful! I may have to pick some up! :)

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  2. Divine Beans and Living Beans are my favorites from this collection. They're so pretty!

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  3. I'm dying over Psychic Beans and Living Beans! <3 <3

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  4. The names of these polishes made me giggle. They are very clever, and the colors are beautiful.

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  5. Usually I am drawn to purples, but in this collection I am loving Celestial Beans (blue). So pretty!

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  6. The shimmer in Psychic Beans looks fantastic!

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  7. omg these are so so pretty! Great swatches

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  8. You lost me at psychic beans. SO PRETTY.

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  9. Living was my favorite, but Inner really surprised me. Such a fun collection!

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  10. Psychic beans is so pretty! Love the shine on these polishes

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  11. I love this shimmer in Psychic Beans!

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  12. LOL ok guess I get the "beans" theme now. Some of these are really pretty.

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  13. Gorgeous swatches. I'm loving these shimmers!

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  14. I see at least two of those that I need.

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  15. What a great collection! The colors are all so beautiful! I'm especially loving Celestial Beans.

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