Wednesday, 4 July 2012

NOTD Bourjois So Laque Ultra Shine Nail Enamel - Abricot Ouate

This is a bit out of date now as I had meant to post it last week but better late than never (I hope!). I treated myself to 3 Bourjois polishes last week on the 3 for 2 offer in Superdrug (£5.99 each or well, 3 for 2). Some are available online though not sure this colour is one of them.

Anyhow, here's some photos about 5 days into me wearing the Abricot Ouate. Overall it's a pretty colour and not unlike Barry M 318 Peach Melba which I already own. I felt that I needed almost three full coats to get a got solid opaqueness. I found the consistency very thick which I later put down to the vinyl effect and perhaps if I'd have been more conscious of this I would have got a better finish. I topped it with Seche Vite and while it sealed OK, I was a bit disappointed that it marked a bit more easily than I'd be used to. There's also a bit of chipping and wearing to the edges but I suppose it's a few days in. In hindsight I think the thickness didn't helped and I should have been more mindful.  It does give quite a cool vinyl plastic effect which is nice on the summer shades. It is pretty shiny too but as I add Seche Vite now, it gives a good shine anyway but it would be good shinewise (new word?) if you don't bother with a top coat.

I don't think I'd repurchase this shade again at full price as for me the Barry M is a good cheaper alternative but on a 3 for 2 I'm pretty happy with it. Perhaps it's my own fault for buying one so similar to something I already have...

I'll do a post in the next few weeks showing the other two shades (you might have seen them already if you follow me on Twitter) which I hope will be goodies for the summer. What Bourjois So Laque shades would you recommend?

LoubouLush x