As I’m getting older, I’m moving away from wearing bright nail colours (does anyone remember the ‘Spectacular’ brand?!), and preferring to pop a slick of nude/natural colours on my talons instead.Why? Well, mostly, it’s smarter for a professional environment – but it also goes with nearly every outfit and makeup look too.
Firstly there’s the gorgeous colour, think a less brown version of the grey/brown Chanel’s Particuliere (the one everyone went a bit crazy for a couple years back). It’s also pretty much an exact dupe for Essie’s Chinchilly too…
The grey hue in this is much ‘bluer’. Basically, chinchilla fur I suppose.
That standard pretty high quality you’d expect from L’oreal. Glides on fairly easily, and I usually only need 1 coat. It also has a nice shine to it. Not in the ‘Gel’ nails sense, but a lot more subtle and pretty.
The shine normally lasts a day or two, a welcome change from the matte polishes which only seemed to give a couple hours of matte. I’ve also found it’s not massively prone to chipping, which is great for low maintenance gals like myself.
Well, yes I am addicted. I am pretty sure my next polish purchase will be another from the not too purse popping L’oreal range. Cheap, easy to wear and ridiculously pretty. I’m all in.
Now, I picked mine up on eBay, and the only place I can track it down is on the L’oreal UK website.
Aussie girls might want to either splurge a little on the Essie version, or check out L’oreals Metropolitain, a much more standard grey but with a built in top coat.