So, I’ve been completely smitten by Yves Rocher’s new line of Botanical Colour Nail Polish and I’ve taken advantage of their many sales and ordered even more colors. I mean, they end up coming in at around CA$3 a pop. What’s not to love?
Today, I’m reviewing Berry Pink / Baie rose (21), an office-friendly shade for the start of the week!
At first I was a little confused by the French name, as I know baie as the English “bay” (geography). My French is basically non-existent, but I know that the department store Hudson’s Bay—previously styled “The Bay”—is known in French as La Baie. In Yves Rocher’s polish name, baie rose means “pink berry”, and is also the French term for the pink peppercorn. [/frenchlesson]
Anyway, Berry Pink is a sheer, soft pink shimmer with a really subtle puce undertone (sort of a mauve-ish brown). I find it a little unusual, but that may just be because I don’t have too many colors in the light pink range! The shimmer is silver and reminds me a little of some Essie shimmers, in which the shimmer is in the form of very small flakes.
Because the formula is sheer, it takes about four coats to get full opacity. I did three, and I feel like there’s still a hint of VNL. Application is very smooth, so if you want a sheerer look, one or two coats will do you just fine.
While I can appreciate the color and the shimmer, Berry Pink just isn’t my bag! It’s a nice polish, nevertheless.
A word about the brush: it is a wide paddle shape with a rounded end, and it makes application so, so easy, particularly if your nails are not teeny like mine are—but it still works well for me.
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.