Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Pink Wednesday: L'Oreal Pink Shells

It's Wednesday, so we wear pink!
Okay, so this is from the new summer display. I spied out an orange, yellow, and a Charla dupe in the same display. This seemed to have the same finish as Charla, and it was hot pink - so I snagged it. WHY DO I HATE THIS ON ME SO MUCH?? *cough* I really frigging despise this on me.
The name, what's up with that? I rarely question names, but this doesn't seem apt at all.
And, this is sheer. This is three coats, and I still had VNL (visible nail line). VNL is okay on a jelly, or a glitter even - in my book, anyway! But on something with this sort of foil finish? Nahhh, pass. It took me over a year to get over my VNL phobia. In some finishes, it's still not acceptable.
Plus, it bubbles. I thought the first time I tried it, I had applied it too fast. No, I waited until each layer was dry and STILL bubbling.
Well, the pictures make it look good, though. So I'll give it some credit for that. But you can still see the bubbling. To be fair, I gave you guys several shots of this to look at, including a direct sunlight and a macro.






Sneaky she devil, this. Looks fantastic in photos, right? Anyone else picked this up yet?

18 comments:

  1. I like it on you! I never wear Loreal polish since the mid 90's they bubble like mad on me and never dry.

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  2. Ahhh I've looked at this a few times - I might need it...

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  3. Personally I am in LOVE with this color and I think it looks fine on you!

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  4. @Evil Angel Thanks lovely! You know, they're hit and miss for me.

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  5. @KBJ It's pretty if you love pinks, it might suit for you!

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  6. @Nail Designs xox Aww, thanks! Haha, it's just me. I'm not over the moon about pinks in general!

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  7. It is pretty on you but if the formula is such a pain, then it isn't worth it.

    I don't mind VNL all that much with some polishes. But if a polish is supposed to be opaque, I expect it to be. :)

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  8. @Ice Queen Definitely not! I'm disappointed. Also, I expect jellies and glitters like, China Glaze Atlantis to have some VNL, but this at three coats? No. Too many troubles!

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  9. I saw this at Ulta and almost picked it up for the sake of Pink Wednesday, but considering your experience with it, I'm glad I didn't. It does look really pretty in the pics though :) I have a couple of sneaky little polishes that like to pull optical illusions like that too, haha.

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  10. It looks so pretty on you! ..I notice bubbling on the yellow one but I just shook it up more and it seem to help. Goshh, I love your nails -they are so long and beautiful (:

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  11. oh wow! what a gorgeous color!!

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  12. @colourcoated.com I just bought FOUR MORE PINKS just for Pink Wednesday posts! LMAO. I'm still not in love with it!

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  13. @FOREVER '92 That yellow looks SO pretty in the bottle! I hadn't decided whether I need it yet though. Thank you so much, you're so sweet!

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  14. @kelliegonzo Kellie, maybe? I don't have it, but this is more of the foily type and not glass fleck. It does seem similar though! Isn't 108 Degrees sheer, too?

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