First off, I want to apologize for making a boo-boo on my previous Yves Rocher review of their new Gel Effect Lacquer. I mistakenly put down the pricing information for today’s polish, instead of for the Gel Effect Lacquer. The mistake has been fixed in the original review!
Today I am reviewing the first of two polishes I bought from Yves Rocher’s updated nail polish line, Botanical Colour Nail Polish (this is still under the Couleurs Nature line, like the older product, but it’s not stated on the product label, so I’m omitting it from the name of the product).
The company’s product blurb:
Vibrant colors, inspired by the infinite richness of the botanical world… The Botanical Colour Nail Polishes are formulated with Elemi resin for an optimum shine, coverage and lasting in one single stroke!
For those who are unfamiliar with Elemi resin, as I was myself, it is apparently resin from the elemi tree, native to the Philippines. The resin is used for making lacquers and inks.
Eucalyptus (72) is an intense pine green cream. Its subtle teal undertones make it a little more unique than your typical green creams.
The polish applies amazingly! I almost drooled on myself while applying this color. I actually think it’s better than the much more expensive Gel Effect Lacquer that Yves Rocher released at the same time. The brush is also a wide, rounded paddle, similar to Dior’s, and I love this shape. I usually hate a wide brush, but the rounded end really does it for me. It’s brilliant. The only difficulty I have is using it to paint my pinkie nails, which are quite small. I have to tilt the brush and use a tiny bit of the brush edge for them.
Two coats was perfect. Love. The polish also dries to a smooth, glossy sheen.
Just a word of warning, however: the pigmentation on this particular shade is very high, and it stains the nails fairly easily.
For the price (because you know Yves Rocher is always running those 50% off or 2-for-1 sales!), it’s a no-brainer, even at the smaller 5 mL bottle size. I have already ordered a few additional colors (Aqua Blue, Iridescent Anthracite, and Pink Sherbet), and I’m already dying to get more! I mean, seriously, I paid CA$3.50 for Eucalyptus! That’s not even 50% off and I’m so happy with it.
My review of Violet Blue, the other polish I ordered, will be up tomorrow!
Ingredients (label is from Violet Blue):
Yves Rocher Botanical Colour Nail Polish is 0.16 fl oz / 5 mL and retails for US$6 / CA$6 / UK£2.95 / EU€2.95. It is free of toluene, formaldehyde, and dibutyl phthalate (DBP), and it is made in France.
Yves Rocher was founded in 1959. The company is based in La Gacilly, France.