Thursday, November 29, 2012

L'Oreal Butterfly Kisses Nail Color Swatch

It's finally sunny out today! Yesterday was so grey and dreary, so I couldn't swatch this beauty. Butterfly Kisses is yet another shade out from L'Oreal, one of many from their new Nail Color line. It's a lovely lilac-pink with microshimmer. Very feminine and perfect for spring without being too much of an "Easter egg" or Barbie-ish shade, lol. Something I love about Butterfly Kisses is that it's quite opaque, which is hard (okay, almost impossible) to find in lavenders and lilacs. I used three coats for the swatch below, although most people can probably use only two (I have insane VNL/ visible nail line). This shade is just so pretty and fresh! And it seems to be very similar to Chanel's Lilac Sky, but unfortunately I have gone through the entire bottle I owned of Lilac Sky, so I can't compare them right now:

Thursday, November 22, 2012

L'Oreal Walk on the Beach Nail Color Swatch

Ooh, I love colors like this! Opaque, pale/ off-white cremes. L'Oreal's Walk on the Beach is a pale sand/ stone creme. I thought it would look just like Barielle's Beaches and Dreams polish, but that is much peachier. This shade was a little streaky on the first coat (when aren't pale cremes?), but everything looked just perfect on the second coat. This is a lovely work-appropriate neutral, but it is a trickier shade to wear, as it's less universally flattering than something like Beaches and Dreams. I do think this looks better on tanned/ darker skintones than paler ones (a couple of pale friends of mine commented that it made their hands and nails looks "yucky" or "dirtier"), but you never know how it will look on you until you try it. It's also a bit brighter on darker tones, while it's a soft, pale "greige" on lighter skintones. I do love this shade, but I like Barielle's B&D much more:

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

L'Oreal Tangerine Crush Nail Color Swatch

Today's swatch is Tangerine Crush from L'Oreal's new Nail Color line. Tangerine Crush is a beautiful coral-orange creme. It is smooth, super glossy, and looks fabulous with a tan (real or faux). I was just saying the other day in a post that I was tired of all the "Sunkist oranges" every spring and summer, but Tangerine Crush has renewed my love for them. Two coats were applied for this picture: