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 Peony / Pivoine (33), a deep, vampy plum cream.
When I think of peonies, I usually imagine something like this:
Yet, Yves Rocher are clearly thinking of peonies like this:
I didn’t even know peonies came in such gorgeous, rich colors!
Like most of the other Botanical Colour Nail Polishes I’ve tried, application is very smooth and even. I find that the polish needs three coats for a perfectly opaque look. I think you could get away with two; I just preferred three. This is not a deal-breaker, though, as the polish is just so easy to apply.
It’s a less common vampy shade, well-balanced between plum and red, and without any brown in it. Also, it’s not so dark that it looks black, even in dim light. The polish looks simply luscious on the nail and I highly recommend it for the upcoming fall and winter seasons!
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, camphor, and dibutyl phthalate (DBP), and it is made in France.
Yves Rocher was founded in 1959. The company is based in La Gacilly, France.