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Harry Styles's New Pleasing Collection Is Here – and I Tried It
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I get a text every time Harry Styles breathes. Ok, I'm exaggerating a bit, but I have several friends who update me whenever he shows up to an event or concert in another vintage-inspired Gucci outfit, paints his nails a new color, or releases a music video. While I appreciate them leaning into my Harry Styles standom, the joke is on them because I've already seen and dissected the outfit, manicure, or music video in question.

So, while having a beauty brand is pretty much a requirement if you're a celebrity in 2022, I was legitimately excited when Styles revealed his nail polish and skincare brand, Pleasing, late last year.

The brand's initial launch with pearl-inspired polishes and skincare products quickly sold out, we finally have Pleasing's second micro-collection: Shroom Bloom.

Just in time for spring, the collection is inspired by the feeling of laying in the park on a warm, sunny afternoon with "heightened senses." Rather than leaning into a literal nature theme, the packaging is vibrant and '60s psychedelic-inspired with swirls of colors, mushrooms, and flowers.

Micro Bloom includes a set of four new nail polishes, a hydrating hand and cuticle cream, and a brightening overnight serum. There's also matching merch and a campaign starring the legendary musician Mick Fleetwood, co-founder of Fleetwood Mac.

Shroom Bloom is available now exclusively at pleasing.com, with prices ranging from $20 for a single polish to $65 for the entire set.

Before adding any of the products to your cart, let's get into the second micro-collection from Pleasing and find out what's worth buying, shall we?

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The Shroom Bloom Polish Set

Pleasing Shroom Bloom Nail Polish
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Pleasing's nail polish is the lead single of the collection. Unless you haven't been on the internet in months, you've probably seen the brand's Instagram famous decanter-inspired bottles with round marble tops. And the Shroom Bloom polishes will be all over your feeds, too.

The Whole Dewniverse (a holographic bio-glitter topcoat that can be layered or worn alone) and Sprouting (a pale mint green) can be purchased solo for $20 apiece or as part of the Shroom Bloom Polish Set ($65), which also includes Tender Bud (a mushroom-inspired taupe) and Vine Red (a bold cherry red).

These polishes are thick, but the wide flat brush makes application easy. I'm able to get an opaque, streak-free finish in two coats. I also appreciate the quick-dry formula because who has time to sit still for hours in the name of a smudge-free manicure? My color combo of choice was Sprouting with The Whole Dewniverse on top, and it's still chip-free and glossy four days post-manicure.

To shop: $65; pleasing.com

Hand + Nail Balm

Pleasing Hand + Nail Balm
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I'm extremely picky when it comes to hand cream: I want a super thick formula that instantly smooths my dry skin and makes my cuticles look less mangled — without any greasy, slimy residue.

Pleasing's Hand + Nail Balm does all of the above and comes in a blue and red aluminum tube with illustrations of cute little mushrooms and flower dudes on it. The formula is a blend of tried-and-true moisturizer shea butter, along with apricot and snow mushroom extract. It has the subtlest clean scent that doesn't overpower or linger.

To shop: $25; pleasing.com

Acid Drops Lucid Overnight Serum

Pleasing Acid Drops Lucid Overnight Serum
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Aside from the bottle's unique shape, this brightening serum stands out as it doesn't irritate or cause any tingling, despite containing AHA and BHA acids. The formula uses naturally-derived ethically-harvested acids to remove dead skin cells to help reveal a more radiant and clear complexion. It's designed to be used once or twice a week at night.

While I love how the texture sinks into my skin quickly and leaves a nice glow, it is a little tacky so it's hard to layer skincare products over it without pilling. I'd say this is a great starter serum for anyone who's new chemical exfoliants.

To shop: $35; pleasing.com