FOA Pastels Nail Polish Collection, Face Of Australia pastel nails swatches, pastel nails
FACE OF AUSTRALIA, possibly my favourite Australian drugstore brand, have come up with another gorgeous, limited edition nail polish collection of pretty Pastels.  { previous collections include Luxe, Molten Metallics and Barbados } Pastel shades are PERFECT to welcome in the Spring / Summer seasons in the Southern Hemisphere.  I have been dying to swatch them to show you all the 8 stunning shades so here I go.  Get your bibs out and get ready to drool!

Instead of doing individual swatches of each colour, I thought I would make it more interesting by splitting the collection into half and swatching one shade on each finger and then finish it off with some Pastel Nail Art.  You get to see how all the colours mesh well with each other.

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In the first half, we have these 4 FOA Pastels Shades (awesome names btw!) :-

1.  Once In A Blue Moon – eggshell blue pastel
2.  After Dinner Mint – mint green pastel
3.  Would You Like Some Orange Sherbet? – soft orange-peach pastel
4.  Easy Peasy Lemon Squeezy – pastel yellow

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I told you they were to die for!!!  (P.S.  In the photo, I am holding the bottle of I’ll Take You To The Candy Shop which is coming up next!)

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In the second half, we have the other 4 FOA Pastel Shades :-

5.  Castle On A Cloud – lilac-grey pastel
6.  I’ll Take You To The Candy Shop – baby pink pastel
7.  Have Your Cupcake & Eat It Too – lilac-pink pastel
8.  Boys ‘n’ Berries – blue lavender pastel

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More OMG-ness, right?

And then I got crafty with my dotting tools (best buy ever from ebay!) and did some Pastel Nail Art.

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All colours in my Pastel Nail Art are from the FOA Pastels range except the white which is OPI Alpine Snow.

So…when can you get your hands and nails on the FACE OF AUSTRALIA Pastels Collection?  They will be released from October (check Priceline, Big W & KMart) and I predict they will be flying off the shelves as they are cheap as chips at $4.95 each for such outstanding quality.

Which is your favourite pastel colour?  I think I love them ALL!  *swoon*

36 Comments on FACE OF AUSTRALIA Pastels Collection – Photos, Swatches & Nail Art

  1. Jasmine
    27/09/2012 at 9:51 am (5 years ago)

    LOVE pastel nails! “After dinner mint” is calling my name! How many coats did these take?

    • Ling
      27/09/2012 at 9:12 pm (5 years ago)

      @Jasmine, I used THREE coats for these swatches but that’s because I applied really THIN coats to layer it up. My colleague painted her nails with an assortment of colours and she only used ONE coat and it remained chip-free on her nails for days!

  2. Madam M
    27/09/2012 at 10:10 am (5 years ago)

    love your swatches lovely, they are some great colours. Now i feel like eating ice-cream. My favs are the candy shop & cupcake.

    • Ling
      27/09/2012 at 9:11 pm (5 years ago)

      @Madam M, OOOh, ICE CREAM!!!!!! I love the cute names!!!

  3. Oreo
    27/09/2012 at 10:26 am (5 years ago)

    wow theyre all soo pretty!! and i love how you mixed em in the end with the nail art! so cute!!

    • Ling
      27/09/2012 at 9:11 pm (5 years ago)

      @Oreo, Awww thanks hun!!! I am glad you liked the nail art too! I wasn’t sure if it would go down well but glad it did 🙂

  4. Ishah
    27/09/2012 at 12:40 pm (5 years ago)

    These are all so gorgeous! honestly, I want every single one. Too bad it’s so hard to send polish to/from Australia, otherwise I’d get my sister to pick these up for me 🙁

    • Ling
      27/09/2012 at 9:19 pm (5 years ago)

      @Ishah, They are gorgeous!!!! You would totally rock them!

      Ah yes, it is sadly very difficult 🙁 Silly Australian laws!

  5. Chloe
    27/09/2012 at 1:15 pm (5 years ago)

    after dinner mint and once in a blue moon are so stunning. love all the colors combined, i’m so excited for the warmer weather!!

    • Ling
      27/09/2012 at 9:10 pm (5 years ago)

      @Chloe, Yay! Those are real stand-out colours. I also love Boys ‘n’ Berries too!

  6. Ivy
    27/09/2012 at 2:01 pm (5 years ago)

    They look delicious! 4.95 say whaaaaaaaaat. Do they hold up well over time? Also, what Jasmine said! How many coats please :D?

    • Ling
      27/09/2012 at 9:10 pm (5 years ago)

      @Ivy, Yes they definitely hold up well. This is because my colleague tried it too and she says that all nail polishes usually chip on her but after 3-4 days, the colour was still chip-free. She also only used ONE coat.

      For the photos, I used 3 coats – because I did really thin coats to build it up slowly. But seriously, if you are skilled nail painter, you can probably do ONE coat alone.

  7. Saumya
    27/09/2012 at 3:23 pm (5 years ago)

    they looks stuuning and what a mani Ling, you are too good 🙂

    • Ling
      27/09/2012 at 9:09 pm (5 years ago)

      @Saumya, Hehehe…thanks Saumya…but I still have a long way to go before I can expertly paint my nails. I wish I had steadier hands!

  8. gio
    27/09/2012 at 3:34 pm (5 years ago)

    They all look so pretty, I wouldn’t know which one to choose! And your manicure is so dainty and adorable!

    • Ling
      27/09/2012 at 9:08 pm (5 years ago)

      @gio, Awww thanks Gio! You are so kind xx

  9. Megan
    27/09/2012 at 6:02 pm (5 years ago)

    These look so gorgeous Ling, I’ve been chasing the perfect pastel green colour forever and the one in this collection is exactly what I was looking for. Love your nail art too!

    • Ling
      27/09/2012 at 9:08 pm (5 years ago)

      @Megan, Thanks love! Oh yes! This is a lovely pastel green!!! With your skin tone, it will POP on you!

  10. All Things Shiny
    27/09/2012 at 6:53 pm (5 years ago)

    Beautiful nail art there 🙂

    I would also like to know how many coats. Also did you find them to be thick/chalky/streaky? Cause they look like they are in some of your photos.

    • Ling
      27/09/2012 at 9:07 pm (5 years ago)

      @All Things Shiny, I used 3 coats. And they weren’t exactly streaky…more like my nail painting skills need improvement 😛

  11. Steph
    28/09/2012 at 7:38 pm (5 years ago)

    Wow Ling love the nail art! Seriously been lusting after these after glimpsing them at Celeste’s! they are so cute!

    I must get them all.

    • Ling
      01/10/2012 at 12:32 pm (5 years ago)

      @Steph, Awww thanks Steph (Jeneara – I will ALWAYS call you that name! LOL) and yes, you must get them ALL!!! Missed seeing you in Sydney this year btw xx

      • Steph
        01/10/2012 at 12:41 pm (5 years ago)

        @Ling, Ahh I feel so loved! Yea couldn’t make it this year due to work 🙁 next year maybe!!!

        • Ling
          01/10/2012 at 12:47 pm (5 years ago)

          @Steph, Yes…! Or hopefully I get to gatecrash the next ABC!

          • Steph
            01/10/2012 at 12:48 pm (5 years ago)

            @Ling, OMG YES!! do it! It would be great to see you again! <3

            • Ling
              01/10/2012 at 1:50 pm (5 years ago)

              @Steph, Yes! Hope I can come!!! Love all the Adelaide girls!!!

  12. Tegan @ Teganias Thoughts
    28/09/2012 at 9:10 pm (5 years ago)

    all SO gorgeous! i am going to have to buy these when they come out, I hope I get them before they sell out!

  13. Rachel
    01/10/2012 at 1:54 pm (5 years ago)

    So many pretty pastels, not they I need more, but want is a totally appropriate reason to get them, right? 😉 haha

    • Ling
      01/10/2012 at 1:57 pm (5 years ago)

      @Rachel, Want is more than enough justification 🙂 You can’t go wrong with these pastel babies 🙂

  14. Jazzmin
    09/10/2012 at 8:19 pm (5 years ago)

    Oh gawd, these look gorgeous, I wish I can get my hands on them!

    • Ling
      09/10/2012 at 10:33 pm (5 years ago)

      @Jazzmin, They will be available end of October 🙂

  15. Molly
    21/10/2012 at 1:07 pm (5 years ago)

    I love this collection! I was browsing in Priceline here in Tasmania yesterday, and I saw a little display of these. Almost all of them were sold out! There were only three shades to choose from, and luckily, one of them was automatically my favourite! So now I have my bottle of Castle on a Cloud ^^ It’s such a pretty, subtle pastel colour <3 I hope I can get my hands on more of the collection when they re-stock!

    • Ling
      21/10/2012 at 5:43 pm (5 years ago)

      @Molly, Oooh, they are FOA Pastels are SO POPULAR! I spotted them at Target yesterday and I was tempted to buy some even though I already have them LOL

  16. Melissa
    04/04/2013 at 9:11 pm (5 years ago)

    I love this look, it can glam up any outfit! I love the pastel purple colours, my favourites.

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