First Spring – Lilac pastel nail polish by Lumene

Hello :) As much as I’ve loved bright nail colors lately, this morning I felt it was time for something a bit softer and lighter. Here’s my choice for today – a lilac nail polish by Lumene #38:

Lumene First Spring swatch

Since Lumene is a Finnish brand, the color’s original name will be Ensi kevät, and in English the polish is called First Spring.

First Spring 38 Lumene polish

First Spring is a very tender lilac nail polish, created apparently for spring but suitable for summer as well.  It’s opaque enough after 2 generous coats, and it has a nice & shiny cream finish. I find the application to be a bit thick, but that’s made up for by the wonderful pastel color. Here it is a bit closer (all pictures were taken in daylight with no flash):

Lumene Ensi kevät

I love that even though Lumene bottles are smaller than usual (e.g. OPI and Orly), the brush is still relatively wide and easy to use. First Spring‘s bottle and label:

Lumene lilac polish swatch

When I first saw the polish, I thought it would be a good addition to my collection of lilac colors. In the pic below you can see First Spring together with OPI Done Out In Deco (ring finger):

Lumene vs OPI

It’s not a manicure, just a comparison of two lilac shades. Now I think I need to find 3 more suitable lilac colors to make proper ombre nails :D ..but it’s for some other day, because today I’m wearing the polish plain and simple.

Lumene 38 First Spring swatch

That’s it for today :) Thank you for reading!  xxx

Lumene First Spring – Nail Designs and Comparisons:

Fishtail Nail Design
Fishtail Accent in Nail Design

Pastel Ruffians
Pastel Ruffians Nail Art

6 Comment

  1. It’s so delicate and light, 5 mL is little but for someone who has a big collection it’s just enough :)

    1. Mari says: Reply

      yep, it’s 3 times less than OPI’s standard 15 ml, and since I need to apply 2-3 coats each time, it’s really not much.. but the price was ok, I bought this one for about 1,60€

  2. Oh First Spring is a very delicious lilac, love it, thanks for sharing!

    1. Mari says: Reply

      thank you, Maria! I hope this lovely lilac color will be a great base for nail art :)

  3. Beautiful color!

    1. Mari says: Reply

      Thank you, Sophia! Lumene releases really nice nail polishes now and then :)

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