Category Archives: L’Oreal

L’Oreal Jet Set To Paris

I did a bad thing. I bought (another) polish based solely on the name! Granted I had really been wanting to try L’Oreal’s new line of Colour Riche nail polishes so it’s ok, right?

Jet Set To Paris is a true blue creme. The color is very standard and is almost a dead on dupe of Essie Mesmerize. Application wasn’t bad…but I did need three coats to even out the color.

My one complaint about this polish is the wear. I didn’t even make it 24 hours before I had a significant chip. Although, chip isn’t really the right word…the nail polish kind of peeled off my nails. It was very odd. Hopefully it was just a one time thing, though I haven’t had a chance to wear this polish again and test it out.

This line of polish is priced about average for drugstore nail polish at $5.99 a bottle.

I’m  not totally in love with this polish, but I am glad to have it because of the name. Who doesn’t want to jet set to Paris….often? And this blue is the perfect French flag blue….

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Katie’s Top 10 of 2011

It feels like I just posted my Top 10 of 2010. Top 10 of 2011, just isn’t as catchy, should I have done my top 11?  I felt like every time a new collection came out this year – it didn’t wow me – but going over the last year of posts there are plenty of stand out polishes and it’s been difficult narrowing it down to just 10…

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L’Oreal – Owl’s Night

Owl’s Night is a part of  L’Oreal’s Project Runway Fall collection: Color’s Take Flight and is a clear standout amongst the nail polishes in the line. Walgreen’s had BOGO 1/2 off for the collection so I picked it up along with another eyeshadow quad (I have Charming Cockatoo’s Gaze and Watchful Owl’s Gaze).

It’s insanely gorgeous. It’s a blackened brown/olive green base absolutely packed with gold glitter. I don’t have anything like it. Absolutely stunning.

The interesting thing is, I almost always pass on L’Oreal’s nail polish – but I’m never disappointed (see: High Tide) – maybe it’s time I started paying more attention to L’Oreal!

Have you tried any of the other polishes from Colors Take Flight? I’d love to hear what you think!

Happy Monday!

L’Oreal – High Tide with Hidden Treasure

L'oreal- High Tide & HT Of the three new L’oreal’s I knew I had to have High Tide. It’s a greyed out light blue with just the subtlest of shimmer in it. It’s gorgeous. To make it even better I added 1 coat of Sally Hansen’s Hidden Treasure. The picture isn’t all that great because I took it 1. in my car and 2. without sunlight but I think you get the idea – it’s really pretty and elegant. I dig it.

Both of these polishes are what I would consider must haves. A little nail polish confession…. When I went to Walgreens a few weeks ago my favorite cosmetics lady had the new SH display but nothing in it, so we went through all the boxes so I could find Hidden Treasure. Totally worth it and at the time they were buy one get one half off – I also picked up Ring my Shell.

I apologise for the hiatus in posting, it’s been dreary here for days and days –  had to give in and show you this though.

Happy polishing!

-Katie

L’Oreal Waters Edge

L'Oreal Waters EdgeI finally found L’Oreal’s summer 2010 Passport to Paradise collection at one (but not both!) of my local Ultas. This polish retails for $4.49.

Waters Edge is a green leaning teal creme. It’s the bluer cousin of Essie Turquoise & Caicos. I didn’t really have any application issues. I saw alot of complaining about this collection so I was prepared for the worst. But this applied easily in three coats.

This is my first L’Oreal nail polish, believe it or not. And I’m obviously impressed. I love the square bottle shape and the flat brush.

I must say, I received a TON of compliments when I wore this polish. Especially from men (so random). It’s a great color from Spring/Summer.

Alli