Wednesday, 18 July 2012

L'Oreal French Riviera

I wore this polish in my latest YouTube video and got a lot of questions about it, so I thought I'd show it to you in a little more detail...
It's L'Oreal Paris' French Riviera, a pale sky blue with a hint of iridescent blue shimmer in it (although sadly, it doesn't really show up on the nails, it look beautiful in the bottle)

I'm not normally one for these blue pastel shades, but I'm loving this at the moment. In these pictures I've layered Zoya's Chloe over the top to make it a touch more lilac, and add some gemstone shimmer to it. 
The application is fairly sheer, so you'll need three coats for full opacity. It's the first time I've used one of these new(ish!) L'Oreal Colour Riche polishes, and I have to say I like how dainty the bottles are (although hold a mere 5ml of polish compared to the usual 10-15ml!) 

The wide brush makes it easy to apply. The wear time is pretty good. I took this off after 4 days with no chips at all. They are meant to be gel-based polishes. to be honest I didn't notice any difference to a normal polish in terms of colour, finish or wear (except that it was sheer... not usually a bonus!)
You can get these in Boots and Superdrug now. They are £4.99 or currently on offer in Superdrug at 2 for £6.99

On a complete side note... This is the first day in a long time that I've been able to take my pictures outside. When I started blogging I used to do this for almost every post, and I miss it (damn you UK summer!) I managed to get a great shot of Woofy, who loves helping (but actually hindering - she has been known to steal a product or two!) So here's a daily dose of cuteness for you!
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  1. Aww woofy look adorable! Your nails are gorgeous as well! I must pick this up next time I'm shopping :)

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  2. Such a pretty combo. Would never think to put those two together, but they work.



    Jules x

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  3. The thought of you chasing Woof round your garden for a beauty product she has stolen makes my day :)

    x

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  4. love the pastel colour! very beautiful!

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  5. Aww so woof is adorable, she sounds as mischievous as my dog! I've actually never tried a l'oreal nail polish before, might check them out if they're still on offer x

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  6. I love the mixed color!!!! <3

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  7. Awh wow I love this!
    Please check out my giveaway! www.rosereviews1.blogspot.com :)

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  9. I noticed the colour in your video! :) Really pretty!
    I don't know if I want to buy it though because I believe these cost around $7 here in Aus and they're only 5ml. :( So pretty though and I love Zoya Chloe!

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  10. I actually only just spotted the Loreal polishes in store today. Totally with you there on loving the bottles. They'd have to be the prettiest mini's I've ever seen. While we're on the subject of pretty things - WOOFY! She's a darling. Her little face just melts your heart!

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  11. Great colour, I really want and ice blue for my nails! xxx
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  12. I love this coclour!

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  13. Such a pretty shade! Woofy looks really cute too :) xxx

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  14. Woof looks so adooorrrable, i love that nail polish too xxxx

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  15. I love the combo, I deffo need to pick theese up! thanks fleur :) x

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  16. Lovely nails!!! and oh my goodness!! WOOFY!!! that photo of her is just soo gorgeous!! are you about to throw her ball because it looks like she is desperate for it!! hehe

    Jen xxx
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  17. Looks like Barry M Blue Moon (£2.99 for 8ml :)) I love that you've layered it with Chloe, not something I'd have thought of but it looks gorgeous! xx

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  18. That combination is so pretty.

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  19. Love the nails, such a lovely combo.
    Woofy is adorable :)

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  20. Ohh, Woof is so adorable.

    Love the blue color, but not shure if I'll be bothered with three coats.

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  21. Aaaaaw Woof! I'm missed Woof, we haven't seen her in ages!

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  22. I love the color combination!! ♥

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  23. OMG... Woof is so beautiful... She looks like my dog :)

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  24. Woof is such a gorgeous dog :)

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  25. The nail polish is a very pretty colour. I have been using these Loreal nail polishes for a while now. I love the fact that the bottle is smaller, as for me it is a more realistic amount of product to use. Dawn :0)

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  26. I love your blog and pictures !
    I'm sorry about the weather it's been horrible in Belgium too :(
    Could you please visit my blog ? http://cottoncandychronicles.blogspot.be/
    Thank you :)

    Love
    Vicky

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  27. Love the finished colour!

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  28. The zoya polish is stunning! x

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  29. Love this!
    xx
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  30. Woofy is so cute! I love these colours together they look great.
    Daniella x

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  31. Those are gorgeous! Can't beat a bit of glitter:)x

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  32. I neeeed to try out some of these colour riche polishes! :)

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  33. Such a pretty colour. I love that you have layered it with the zoya polish as well! Woof is cute :) xx
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  34. where did you get the zoya polish? i didnt know they were sold in the uk. woof is too cuute!
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    xx

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    1. I bought it in the states - you can get them here though, check online :)

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  35. Such a beautiful shade! What breed of dog is Woof? I have an English Springer Spaniel, and I was wondering if Woof was one as well or a different type of Spaniel. :)
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    1. She's a cross between spaniels! 3/4 Springer 1/4 cocker (so she basically looks just like a springer but a bit smaller!) :)

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  36. Woof is so cute!

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  37. Both your nails and the dog are gorgeous! :) xx

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  38. Woof yaaaaay! haha but those those are lovely colors. the combination reminds me Cinderella. Very pretty :)

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  39. I love the Zoya color! And Woolfy looks so cute!

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  40. I love both colours! look great. I might try when I go to the French Riviera next month. ahah
    xx-B
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  41. Love that color. It kind of reminds me of Revlon - Cloud. You should try that one, you only need 2 coats :)

    Xo

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  42. love the colours. what a great combo! Its always amazing how layering polishes creates new and fresh looks!

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  43. Looks fab kinda like mermaid scales!
    xo,
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  44. I like this but would you say it's worth it compared to a general pastel sky blue shade? Using three coats to get opacity AND there being a tiny amount in the bottle, I'm just wondering? :-) xx

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  45. Woof is so so adorable, words can't even describe!!

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  46. I love the polish combinations! Do you find the Zoya one difficult to take off? I'm just curious because it looks like it's mostly glitter and I find glitter to be a pain. Oh and Woofy is too cute!

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  47. i might copy that look :D its lovely

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  48. The Zoya nail polish looks amazing :) very pretty xx

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  49. woof is so cute, have missed her! my lab is 6 months next week, grow up so fast!!
    congrats to you and mike by the way :) xx
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  50. I love both of those colors! they are so pretty!
    And Woofy is adorable :P

    Andrea
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  51. Love Woofy :) and the nail varnishes look good :) xxx

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  52. Awww woof looks so cute! Dogs make such good models don't they :) This is a gorgeous combination, I think I'll pick up the Zoya top coat
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  53. oh Woof is such a beautiful dog! :D

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  54. thats such a good combo i never would have thought of that!1 woofie is so so so cute by the way!!! <3 <3 <3

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  55. woof is too cute! :) http://insertsillyblognamehere.blogspot.co.uk/

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  56. Love the idea of layering the polishes-it looks great! Woof is too cute! :) x
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  57. I did a similar nail look like that but on my toes!
    check it out :

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  58. Woofs the cutest! Love the Zoya polish aswell :) Laura x

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