“I am different when my nails are done. I am more dynamic. I gesticulate more, I am better at scaring my staff. I can indicate impatience by drumming on tabletops and I can wrap up a meeting with a few choice clatters.”
― Marian Keyes
As it was my birthday on Saturday, I became the happy owner of several new products (thanks hubby!) Now, I have never really been an avid fan of nail varnishes or really clued up on what’s hot and what’s not – mainly because i rarely have time to pee never mind paint my nails and wait for them to dry. But recently, I made a conscious decision to attempt to have, and enjoy, some “me time” and let me tell you, it’s bloody amazing!
In amongst my bag of goodies was a L’oreal Colour Riche Nail in the colour 204 – Boudoir Rose. I’m loving really pinky and beige nudes on nails at the moment, and this colour is just beautiful.
The Colour Riche Nail is L’Oreal‘s first long lasting mini nail collection which boasts 41 gel-based colours. It also includes the “Liquigel technology” which offers lasting shine and an even coverage on the nails.
On first seeing the packaging, it did slightly remind me of the free nail varnishes that used to be given out in the old “teeny bopper” magazines, but i think this is mainly because of the size of it.
This nail varnish is the most easy-to-apply varnish that I have ever used! This is completely down to the “patented brush technology”. The paddle brush shape is very precise, holds formula well and covers the nail in only a couple of strokes. One thing i did notice is that the formula seemed to become quite stringy and drag on the nail if there wasn’t enough formula on the brush but this is easily rectified and I don’t see it as an overall problem.
The varnish dries with an absolutely gorgeous sheen and gloss and wears really well. After spending the day running after my two boys, my nails still managed to look amazing and chip free.
The colours available in this range are fantastic and there really is something for everyone. Would definitely recommend to anyone looking out for something new for their nails!