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 Agave Green / Vert agave (73), a dusty light-midtone olive green cream.
Yves Rocher seems to have missed a beat with naming this one: it’s not as spring green as some of the agaves I’ve seen online, and the dustier varieties seem to have a bluish tinge that is missing in the polish.
There are over 200 species of agave, a succulent plant native to the southwestern US through Central America and tropical South America. The plant is used both ornamentally and as food: in particular, it gives us agave syrup and tequila!
I’ll just say right off the bat that olive greens look quite hideous on me, so this is definitely not one of my favorite polishes!
The formula on this is OK: two thin coats is nearly opaque, but I preferred three coats for my swatch. It’s a nice polish overall, but I’d only recommend it if muted army greens are really your bag. I think it looks like pea soup that’s been sitting in the fridge since last week!
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.