Bourjois So Laque Glossy Nail Enamel in Amande défilé, swatch

Bourjois — Amande défilé (So Laque Glossy Nail Enamel) Swatch & Review

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

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New Release: SinfulColors — Luck of the Stylish (Spring 2017)

Collection: SinfulColors 2017 Spring, Luck of the Stylish

SinfulColors’ St. Patrick’s Day collection is delightfully named Luck of the Stylish.

It consists of 4 new shades and 4 repromotes in the regular Nail Color line:

  • Works Like a Charm (mint green glitter)
  • Queen of Green (shimmering emerald)
  • I’m Clover It (topper clover-loaded with holographic shamrock-shaped glitters)
  • Gilded Goddess (glittering gold metallic)
  • San Francisco (Repromote, forest green metallic)
  • Rise & Shine (Repromote; touch of teal)
  • Mint Apple (Repromote; shimmers of gold in a minty jade)
  • Green Ocean (Repromote; magical green glitter flakes)

Works Like a Charm, Queen of Green, I’m Clover It

Gilded Goddess, San Francisco (repromote), Rise & Shine (repromote)

Mint Apple (repromote), Green Ocean (repromote)

Happy shopping!

[Images: sinfulcolors.com]

Zoya Professional Lacquer in Midori, swatch

Throwback Thursday! Zoya — Midori (Professional Lacquer) Swatch & Review

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

Collection: Zoya 2009 Summer, Ooh La La

I have two polishes from this particular Zoya collection, Midori and Tallulah, and they are among my very favorite green and blue polishes!

Midori (ZP482) is described by Zoya as “a glowing medium apple green with yellow undertones and strong gold shimmer”, which really tells you all you need to know. It’s adorable and chock full of beautiful microglitter. I love it!

Zoya Professional Lacquer in Midori

This shade is named for the Japanese muskmelon liqueur, Midori, which was launched in 1978. The word means green in Japanese. I’ve never tried it and am a little curious, now! It does, however, give me a little pause that Kim Kardashian was one of their spokespeople (despite claiming to be not much of a drinker)—she was replaced by Candice Accola in 2013.

Kim Kardashian for Midori liqueur
Because the world needs more pics of Kim Kardashian.
My apologies. The nail polish does match the liqueur, though.
Image: alcademics.com

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Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Zoya — Tilda (Professional Lacquer) Swatch & Review

Collection: Zoya 2014 Summer, Tickled

Yesterday I posted a green by China Glaze that I described as a “praying mantis green”. Turns out my polish for today is actually described by Zoya as a “mantis green”, as well!

Tilda differs quite a lot from China Glaze Shore Enuff, however. I suppose there are many varying shades of mantis! Some are even kind of brown, which this polish most certainly isn’t. Where Shore Enuff has more of a minty blue tone to it, Tilda isn’t really pastel-ish and has a lusher, grassy yellow tone.

Now, this polish isn’t really what I think of when I see the name Tilda. (I think of Tilda Swinton and cold, white and grey shades. Or, perhaps, orange. Swinton is fantastic in Snowpiercer, by the way.) I don’t really think of this:

Zoya Professional Lacquer in Tilda

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China Glaze — Shore Enuff (Nail Lacquer) Swatch & Review

Collection: China Glaze 2014 Summer, Off Shore

In anticipation of St. Patrick’s Day tomorrow, March 17, here is a very fun springy green from China Glaze!

China Glaze Nail Lacquer in Shore Enuff

Shore Enuff is a fabulous praying mantis green (don’t click if you’re not into bugs!!). It’s a pastel-ish cream, and unfortunately that tends to mean that it can be tricky to apply. I did three coats for the swatch, but ideally I’d use four to really get all the minor patchiness out. Par for the course with light pastels, in my experience.

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