Anyway, today, I have for you part 1 of Duri's Spring/Summer 2012 collection. When Duri sent out this collection, both in press releases and in samples, they broke it in to groups, Spring and Summer. These polishes are from the "Spring" grouping and tomorrow, I will show you the "Summer" group...
Far and Away Adventures - hot, rose pink shimmer. When I first swatched this one, I thought I wouldn't like it. I honestly thought it was going to be a frosty mess. However, it surprised me. What I thought was going to be frost was actually a slight purple flash. I really love the color, too. I'm not sure, if I could wear it for a full manicure, but I think this would look fantastic as a summer pedicure. The formula was fine, though I still had thin spots at 2 coats, so I applied three. Also, while it's not a frost polish, it is apt to show brush strokes, so it's wise to go slow with this one and watch where you place your strokes.
Necessary Luxury - light, putty grey creme. This polish would fit nicely in the "greige" family, and is a great work-safe polish. There is a slight lavender tone to it in the bottle, but that didn't really translate on to my nails. Formula was fine with no issues. 3 coats.
Off the Beaten Path - light, lilac creme. This one is so light and airy and I think it's a perfect spring polish, though it would look just as lovely in the summer. It's a beautiful purple with a hint of blue. 3 coats.
Set the Mood - Milky white sheer. The color on this one is very pretty, but I really didn't like the formula. I can handle sheers on occasion, provided they aren't streaky (which a non-streaky sheer polish is a rare find). This one wasn't as streaky as some I've seen, so you may be able to tame it with a sticky base coat. I still had thin spots at 3 coats, so I'm not sure if you can reach opacity with this one. That said, I think this would work well as a french manicure polish, provided you could control the streaks. 3 coats.
Stay in Splendor - creamy orange creme. This one was the color of orange creamsicles. I think this one would look fabulous with a tan. Formula was a little thin for me. 3 coats.
Trust Your Instincts - light pink-lavender. This one is the baby sister to Off the Beaten Path. It's a super light polish, but I was able to reach opacity rather quickly. I found the formula to be thick, yet a little runny, but it was easy to control. 2 coats.
I thought this was a really nice offering for spring. My favorites are Off the Beaten Path, and oddly enough, Far and Away Adventures. Be sure to check tomorrow for the second part of this collection.
Duri polishes are available at Duri.com, as well as other online retailers and brick and mortar supply stores. Polishes retail for $5 a bottle.
Duri Keep Your Options Open collection was sent to me for review. The above link links to this collection on Duri's website and is not an affiliate link.