Bourjois So Laque Glossy Nail Enamel in Amande défilé, swatch

Bourjois — Amande défilé (So Laque Glossy Nail Enamel)

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! ☘️

Here’s the trailer to my new favorite Irish movie, Sing Street, which I mini-reviewed last month:


Brand: Bourjois

I tried Bourjois’ So Laque Nail Enamel many years ago, having picked one up on a trip to England. They’ve changed the product name slightly, but it’s still under the “So Laque” line and comes in the same bottle. Finally, last year, I got a new So Laque from Shoppers Drug Mart.

Amande défilé (04)—which translates to the lovely idea of an “almond parade”, and not anything to do with defiling!—is a beautiful pistachio green cream, very soft and the perfect kind of pastel to me—that is, with a base that isn’t too chalky white.

Bourjois So Laque Glossy Nail Enamel in Amande défilé
Bourjois So Laque Glossy Nail Enamel in Amande défilé

For a pastel cream, this applies quite nicely. However, it is on the thinner side, and I did need three coats for full and even coverage. The end result is very nice and not streaky at all, though, so I’m just about willing to put up with three coats for a nice-looking pastel.

Bourjois So Laque Glossy Nail Enamel in Amande défilé, swatch
Bourjois So Laque Glossy Nail Enamel in Amande défilé, swatch

I tried leaving on my swatched polish to wear it as my mani for today, but it got sheet marks on it in the morning. Seriously, it had over an hour to dry before I went to bed! I guess it must have been the three coats. So, I’d recommend a quick-dry top coat for this polish.

I salvaged the polish by slapping on some China Glaze Holo At Ya Girl! (and then some SinfulColors SinfulShine Top Coat). The swatch below is, as always, shown with no top coat:

China Glaze Nail Lacquer in Holo At Ya Girl! over Bourjois So Laque Glossy Nail Enamel in Amande défilé, swatch
China Glaze Nail Lacquer in Holo At Ya Girl! over Bourjois So Laque Glossy Nail Enamel in Amande défilé, swatch

Have a great St. Patrick’s Day! ☘️

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Bourjois So Laque Glossy Nail Enamel, 0.3 fl. oz. / 10 mL. MSRP ~GBP£5.99 / CA$9.99. They are made in the France and are free of formaldehyde, toluene and dibutyl phthalate (DBP).

Bourjois was founded in 1863 by French actor Joseph-Albert Ponsin. For nearly 100 years, Bourjois was also owned by the Wertheimer family, owners of Chanel. In 2015, French-founded and now US-based Coty Inc. acquired Bourjois.

🇫🇷Made in France
🇫🇷Company based in France
🇺🇸Parent Company based in USA
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4 thoughts on “Bourjois — Amande défilé (So Laque Glossy Nail Enamel)

  1. Oh man, sheet marks are the pits. That’s why I can’t live without my Poshe top coat! But good save with the glitter topper! 😉
    Happy St Patty’s Day! ☘️

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