Ohh L'Oreal, how I love thee, let me count the ways!! Haha, although it is true... I've said a few times that L'Oreal has to be my favorite drugstore polish brand. The brushes are my ideal kind of brush, rounded to fit perfectly in the curve near the cuticle with little effort (squared off brushes always lead to either messy spots on my cuticle or extra concentration to make sure I don't touch the sides), the formulas of the cremes I have are lovely one or two coaters, and I am a big fan of the bottles themselves. They're pretty and easy to store neatly, and I especially love the labels on the new Collection Privée! Gosh, when did I get to be such a packaging junkie?!
|Indoors, daylight bulb|
Despite my usual scorn for "celebrity endorsements," I like the glamourous feel of this collection. In high school speech class, we learned about advertising ploys and that was one of the biggest, of course. "Buy this product and you too will be rich, famous, and look like said larger-than-life persona!" Personally, it just rubs me the wrong way, for some reason. BUT that said, I am really digging all of Les Nudes polishes and even the looks of the lipsticks! Check out L'Oreal's site for some lovely, drool-worthy photos. :)
|Outdoors, full sun|
Here we have two coats of Eva's Nude with Alcatraz...Rocks! as an accent and a heart. :) You can probably tell I initially used a berry red polish (Julep Joan) but decided I wasn't feelin' it and went with this instead - right over the top. I like!!! For the heart, I took Scotch tape, made it almost unsticky by putting it on & pulling it off my palm several times, folding it so two thirds of the strip overlapped (leaving a tail so I could more easily pull it apart), then took a cosmetic scissors and cut out a tiny heart like I used to do as a kid to make paper hearts. :)
|Outdoors, shade (aka the sun is behind a cloud!)|
Technically, Eva's nude is not the polish I should've chosen as I am not Hispanic and have decidedly white skin!, but I think I'm in love. I'd been eyeing butter LONDON'S Tea & Toast, fancying a caramel-toned brown/tan/cream polish, and this has satisfied my craving! It seems significantly lighter than T&T, but I like it - especially with that beautiful rosy copper shimmer that is so evident in the first photo. :D I think Julianne is actually the correct shade for me and I would buy it too (not to mention I like the actress whose name it bears) but I think my ChG Below Deck is quite similar. Maybe I'll bring Below Deck on a rare field trip with me the next time I go to Wal-Mart and do a bottle comparison! ;) hehe
P.S. just kidding about satisfying my craving - completely, that is. I just now found Tea & Toast for $7 on 6pm.com! Talk about coincidence... or fate!!