L’Oréal has been at it again and is bringing very exciting Color Riche nail polishes to grace our talons for Spring/Summer 2014: Les Blancs and Topcoats. Now, that is something to really look forward to.
The Les Blancs collection is a very pretty line of four pastel shades: the deliciously green Pistachio Drage, girly peachy-pink Peach Neglige, powdery lilac Nouvelle Vague and citrussy yellow Lemon Meringue. They are very delicate and almost white – with just a drop of colour; in fact similar base colours from last year’s SS collection, Neon Pop, but diluted to almost white (or, the other way round, dropped into white!)
All shades are super wearable, work extremely well together and perfectly hit the spot for the coming season. I just couldn’t wait and have been giving winter an early goodbye by sporting them all in my fingers!
They apply well, one coat streaks a bit, but you get a perfect, solid coverage with two coats of any of the colours. They are also very glossy and last well. And I absolutely love the Color Riche rounded brush!
The Topcoats are glitzy: Disco Ball is a mix of different sizes silver holographic glitter, Gold Leaf has asymmetrical bits of gold foil, feisty Jackie O has little strands of pastel blue, pink and yellow and classy Coco Chanel, black and white strands. The last two produce an effect similar to the “feather manicure” and they are all suspended in clear polish.
The launch event was in my favourite London hotel, the Sanderson. I just love the Long Bar, the lips sofa, the cosmic lift – making the launch even more special.
Had a fun evening having my nail done – I couldn’t choose, so I got a nail each new Les Blancs colour with Gold Leaf topcoat tips – loved it! Thank you to the lovely L’Oréal PR ladies, Hannah and Hayley for the invitation! It was lovely seeing you – and Laura too!
Topcoats will be available at the end of this month (Feb 14) and Les Blancs in March. They sell for £4.99 a bottle.