Bear with me, peeps-
I need to get this review uploaded now that it's still hot outside; it wouldn't be appropriate to showcase such summery nail colours during cold weather, would it?
As soon as I got my hands on one of the new mini nail polishes by L'Oreal, I knew I would shortly be marching over at Hondos to get me some more! So here it is, my small Color Riche
haul-slash-review. I hope you enjoy it!
These are the two colours I picked out the last couple of months...
A few words about the Color Riche range:
Admittedly, one has to give credit to L'Oreal for FINALLY having grasped the demand for affordable nail polishes in up-to-date shades, with new ones brought out every season. One look at the full range and you'll be convinced: every sought-after nail trend is there! I've spotted a greige, a mushroomy Particulière dupe, some fun pastels, you name it. The only colour family that the Color Riche range is lacking is the metallics, let us hope this will be fixed in the future ;)
I should add at this point that while I was at Hondos trying to end up with a couple of colours, three (!) girls came in and particularly asked for a pearly pink grandma-ish shade. Now, how about that???
Colours aside, the quality of these nail polishes is amazing. You get perfectly opaque, shiny colour that lasts pretty well on the nails with 2 thin coats. The fat, flattened brush is another selling point, as it reaches every corner of the nail with little effort. And let us not forget that L'Oreal has added names along with the mandatory shade numbers!
Here's a few of them: Cafe Saint Germain, Purple Disturbia, Rouge Pin-Up, Macaron Noisette, Rose Marie Antoinette... Pretty luring, don't you think?
616-Innocent Green: a dark, "dirty" turquoise to petrol shade
Now, here's a few cons that you sould consider as well:
- these may be affordable alright, but they're only 5ml each
- air bubbles tend to form if you apply thick coats
- since there's no room for error, you have to be extra careful when you screw the brush part to the bottle...
But overall, I think these are worth looking into. Quality-wise, they stand apart from the rest of the most popular "drugstore" nail polishes. You can try one to test out the formula, and if you feel content with its size, go and explore the rest of the range!
So, what do you think of the new Color Riche Vernis: yay or nay?
Would you favour mini nail polishes over regular-sized ones?