L’Oreal – The Reign of Studs

So I also picked up a couple of the L’Oreal Gold Dust Collection that I left behind on the shelf in NYC.  I’d been kicking myself about some of these once I had seen all the swatches, as most of them are just STUNNING!  This one is no exception and I am so in love with it…..

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You know the drill – no top coat with these textured shades.  They dry super quick and to a glitter matte finish.  This one is the most perfect Easter lilac colour, it just screams springtime!  I love the fact that all the texture pieces are in the exact same shade, makes for a great amount of interest on the nail.

This is the fifth one I have, you can see the others buy clicking the Gold Dust Collection tag below.

I wore this was three days solid and hardly a chip.  Gotta love a textured shade for that – plus removal was not a huge pain in the backside.  Another plus! I just wish these were available in the UK, they are the GOLD standard for textured polishes and I think I love these even more than Zoya Pixie Dusts.  In terms of texture and finish, they are similar to the ANNY Textured Shades (limited edition however but Europe based) as they larger pieces of glitter in them.  Unlike the P2 shades with are smoother and have grains all of one size, like the Maybelline Crystallize polishes.

Anyway, would love to hear what you think in the comments and thanks for popping by!


L’Oreal – Pop the Bubbles

I think most days, especially in the last few weeks, every colour that has grace my nail tips has been textured.  I think I am slightly obsessed!  And I really don’t feel this is something that I am going to get over anytime soon.  One of my favourite ranges, apart from the European based P2 sand style polishes, has been the US only release by L’Oreal of the Gold Dust range.  This is nine gorgeous shades with lots of glitter and sparkle to make your heart sing.  I’ve been stalking them just a *little* bit on eBay….

This is the last one I have to share with you, that a lovely friend picke dup for me in the state, knowing the extent of my obsession.  I give you Pop The Bubbles

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As you can see, this is just the most spring like shade of aqua.  It is just lovely.  The glitter is of several different sizes but all in the same shade.  It really lends itself to being in the sunshine because when they sun does hit, this baby shines!  Formula was excellent, a good consistency allowing placement close to the cuticle without flooding.

What you see above is two coats over a base of G&G Stuck on Blu! OOOohhhh I do love a nice bright texture.  I’ve worm this twice since I received it into my grabby hands.

What are your favourite textured brands? Let me know in the comments

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L’Oreal – Too Dimensional?

I just can’t help myself – I am suckered completely into this textured trend.  And texture and glitter – its a given winner!  I have a polish brought to me from a friend who was in the US, this is from the Revlon Gold dust collection, a range of 9 glitter textured polishes of which we have already seen I Like It Chunky and Hidden Gems, plus can see all shades on this post at Nouveau Cheap.

This one is Too Dimensional? A purple and silver combo.  Lets look at some pictures!

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Gosh, isn’t this pretty?  Such a great shade of purple, almost lilac, with hints of silver and a smattering of gold.  Formula was good, what you see above is two average coats.  Drying time was longer than average, you do need to leave time between coats so that you don’t ding them and take chunks out of the polish. But you only have to prep your base – here is G&G Stuck on Blu, my trusty base.  I find a textured polish is easy to touch up however, if you do crack a bit off or catch it before its perfectly dry.

At the moment, I can’t see any plans for L’Oreal to release these into the UK market – huge shame as the whole range is full of stunners!  Your best bet for these is currently eBay where you can score some or hope they pop up on blog sales.

Let me know what you think in the comments – what is YOUR favourite texture colour at the moment?

L’Oreal – I Like It Chunky

We are slowly coming to the end of all those lovelies I bought in the US, I’m not quite sure what to get onto swatch wise after that, but I am sure I will find lots of great things to share with you.  This is another of the textured L’Oreal polishes and it has the most ridiculous name!!

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This is one coat of I like it Chunky over a base of G&G Stuck on Blu! Just the one coat, its a great shade.  Orange but not neon.  Orange but not bland.  The added glitter really help make the shade pop on the nail just a little bit.  it is quite subtle.  I wore this for 5 straight days in NYC but here it started to chip after I spent all morning on my PC at work.  Thankfully, these are easy to patch up!

I think my preference is for textured polishes to have glitter in them, the cremes look a bit off to my eye.  That is probably why I love my P2 Sands and why I have my eye on the forthcoming Catrice shades (all of them, how could I pick a favourite??)

Anyway, let me know what textured polishes you love in the comments!

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L’Oreal – Hidden Gems

Still with the polishes I bought in the US, bear with me and next week I’ll try and mix it up a bit.  This one is from the Gold Dust Texture Collection by L’Oreal.  I do prefer the US bottles, they are larger and their bigger square base means that they don’t fall over.  You can see the whole collection here on Nouveau Cheap.

Anyway, lets hit up the pictures.

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As you can see, in the bottle there is a duochrome which isn’t so obvious on the nail.  It dries well and quickly, like most textured polishes.  Its a lovely deep green with silver accents and does look great on the nail.  I would imagine its very similar to Rimmel Space Dust, as it also has that black/green combination.

What do you think?  Let me know in the comments 🙂