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Monday, January 30, 2012

Anise: Pleasure Collection Spring 2012 (Picture Heavyyy)

Good morning, everyone! :)

Today I have the 2012 Spring Collection from Anise. This collection offers 12 bottles inspired by the beautiful colors Spring. For those of you who are new to Anise, here is a little background information:

"We are passionate about beautiful nails. It’s our only business… providing the highest professional quality and most fashionable & beautiful nail colors to women worldwide. All our products are madeinusa using the finest (and most expensive) color pigments available in the cosmetic industry. Based on each season’s color trend forecasts, every nail lacquer shade is customized for intensity, shimmer, flecks, etc. Here’s a colorful fact: in the past nine years, ANISE has produced more than 1000 shades of nail lacquer- and no two colors are alike."

Get Linked & Shining Armor

Flirtini, Pink Pong, Sugar High, and Exotic Choice

Slinky Cardigan, Wrapped in Clouds, and Grape Escape

Smokestone, Blue Collar, and Urban Jungle

Nail Treatments
This stuff is amazing! ;)

Shining Armor
A beautiful champagne, gold infused with gold and copper shimmers.This was 2 coats. A very work appropriate color- chic and sophisticated.

Get Linked
A golden, olive with gold and copper shimmers. This one has a slight duochrome effect which is more apparent in person. Another work appropriate/neutral color and one of my must haves from this collection. This was 2 coats.

A bright, neon pink with silver shimmers that dries to a matte finish. This is beautiful alone, but it's true beauty is magnified with a glossy top coat. Bubble gum! :)

Pink Pong
An intensely pigmented hot pink that only requires 1 coat for opacity. Application was a dream and another must have to your collection of pinks.

Sugar High
A magenta with silver lining infused throughout  the bottle. I've said it in the past that frost/shimmer/glitter pink nail polishes are probably one of my least favorite colors. Unfortunately, this was my least favorite. :/ Nonetheless, this color is definitely appropriate for this collection. If you are a pink lover, you just might love this. This was 2 coats.

Exotic Choice
A lovely fuchsia that dries to a satin finish. I love the name and this color will definitely make any outfit ,"pop"! This was 2 generous coats.

Slinky Cardigan
LOL! Believe it or not, but I actually own a cardigan similar to this hue! :) A genius, dusty lavender that leans towards a light grey. Application was flawless with 2 coats. Another must have from this collection!

Wrapped in Clouds
A dusty, lavender leaning towards a light grey. It is very similar to Slinky Cardigan in the bottle, but on the nail, it's a totally different ball park. This was 2 coats.

Grape Escape
Isn't that the cutest lil name ever?! ;) A beautiful grey toned purple that requires 1 generous coat for full opacity. Applied the a dream!

The perfect name for this color, IMO. A dusty powder blue meets grey. This was 2 coats of perfection and another must have in my book!

Blue Collar
A deep cornflower blue that sets itself apart from the other blues in this collection. This was 2 coats and dried to an ultra glossy finish. 

Urban Jungle
An intensely pigmented, dark slate grey that leans toward teal. This was 2 coats and applied like buttah! Another must have for me!

Overall, this collection definitely puts me in the mood for Spring! Whether you want a pop of color(pinks), a vampy color(urban Jungle), or want to keep things neutral(golds), this collection offers 12 great shades to help you transition into Spring! Application on these were a breeze and had the perfect brush for effortless application. 

Get Linked, Slinky Cardigan, Smokestone, and Urban Jungle.

The collection launches February 1, 2012.

Anise nail polishes are sold in many salons especially in the Florida area, but are readily available at DSW shoe stores all around the country. 

Anise nail polishes retail for $6.00 each, but if your purchase them at DSW, there is always an ongoing promotion of Buy 1 get 1 50% off. Two for the price of one, SCORE! ;)

 I love what they stand by:
"We do not mass sell our collections and every color every season “sells out” completely---we do not warehouse our colors. We feel that it is important to always deliver the freshest + latest nail lacquers to our loyal shoppers..once “sold out”…gone."

"We never have and never will use such chemicals. To us, the word “toxic” means only one thing. It is bad for a woman’s health."

As always, hope this helps & happy shopping!

Which are your must have colors? Thoughts?! I'd love to know down below!

A sample of these products were kindly sent to me for review purposes. I am not being compensated in anyway, shape, or form. The reviews on Deuce Beauties my are honest opinions, based on my experience/knowledge with each product mentioned.


  1. great colours :) i like especially Slinky Cardigan and Shining Armor

  2. Such a great collection!!
    all the shades are really nice!

  3. Ohh I love the purple and blue colors! They are beautiful.

  4. I love smokestone, very unique colour! But I love them all really :D

  5. I love these colors, I'll have to look for them. :D

  6. First time that I hear of this brand. But I must say that even though they are beautiful no one calls my name...

  7. Wow! All those pink shades look amazing! I love flirtini
    And what about your new header, i really like it :)
    Thanks for swatching!

  8. Oh, wow! This is one amazing collection! I like all of them! This is a new brand for me, and when I see your swatches I'm really sad I'm not able to get them=/ Get Linked, Flirtini, Exotic Choice, Grape Escape and Urban Jungle are the ones I like the most!

  9. I love all of them. But te blues and purples are something special.

  10. I really like all of them but my favourites are Shining Armor and Get Linked :)

  11. I feel super stupid that I've never heard of this brand before. I totally love the last 3 shades!!!

  12. I've never heard of this brand, looks like a trip to dsw is in order.

  13. Those are lovely !! My favorite is the Slinky Cardigan !! It is right up my alley !

  14. Ooooo Slinky Cardigan -- I've not seen these before but OKAY! :)

  15. I 've never heard about this brand before, but I kinda like it

    are they hard to find?? I don't know if they are sold online

  16. They look nice and springy! Too bad they also look very dupe-able and not too unique :(

  17. Hi! I love this new Anise's collection *____* My favourite is the Smokestone *_____*

  18. Blue Collar looks so pretty! :'D

  19. Wrapped in Clouds and Shining Armor are really beautiful

  20. I'm in love with all of these colors. To bad I don't live somewhere that has a DSW store. Maybe I can find them else where or on the Internet. I really love the blues & greens. Thx for sharing.
    Much love


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