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Nails of the Day: Atomic Purple

Sorry beauty bees – this post was meant to go up on Sunday, but we were experiencing some technical difficulties here in the hive hood! It gave me some time to take a better picture for you anyway, so it worked out well! But without further ado, today in the nails of the day series I present to you another L’Oreal Colour Riche Le Vernis nail polish – shade no. 829 Atomic Purple!

It’s an amazing colour! But… with great regret I have to inform you that it is a really difficult shade to work with 🙁 I’ve found that with all of my Colour Riche Le Vernis nail shades, you need two coats -the first coat goes on sheer but I think it acts like a ‘base’ for the gel like polish, so when you apply the second coat, the colour is opaque and beautifully glossy. I always do two coats of nail polish anyways, so this doesn’t fuss me. It also make the polish last – and I’ve found the L’Oreal Colour Riche Le Vernis nail polishes last really well (7 days without chipping!). When I do a second coat using this purple, it remains quite sheer. And because the first coat also goes on a little unevenly (which doesn’t matter in the case of the other shades I have tried) the colour looks a little uneven with subsequent coats.



I think deeper purples are generally hard to get right (especially in eyeshadow formulas – must be a pigment issue or something!). In the photo above, I am wearing four coats (yes, four!). I could have gotten away with three coats, but the unevenness of the colour was driving me crazy. Also, without a regular top coat, the texture this nail polish leaves behind is super strange. At first, it almost looks like vinyl (purple vinyl!) and I think this is because it’s not a super glossy formula (not this colour anyway) but it does feel and look super smooth – so almost matte in finish! Matte nail polishes just don’t look right to me but with a regular top coat the colour looks like a regular glossy colour. The photo above is without a top coat.

This colour didn’t woe me like it’s counterparts Green Couture (an emerald green) and You Are Worth It (a mid toned grey) but I’m not giving up on this nail formula (I’ve LOVED the other colours) and a bottle only costs $6.95, so it’s not a huge loss. If it’s a colour you LOVE then you can make it work – it just takes time and patience and to be honest, I’m just not that keen to do my nails for THAT long. I bought mine from Priceline 🙂 I’m going to review two orange shade for you next, so stay tuned 😉

And happy April beauty bees! Let’s make this coming month even more beautiful together!


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Beauty Bee~

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