I’ve always been a bit boring when it comes to colour cosmetics. Unless you’re talking to me about nail polish or lipstick. Recently I was sent the entire L’Oreal Paris nail polish collection (lucky me – there are 31 of them in total) which I was already enamoured with. Why am I such a fan of them? Firstly because they are only $6.95 each (I loathe paying $20 for a bottle of nail polish), the brush is amazing, there are such a good range of colours and they have pretty good wear. Need I say more?
With so many amazing colours to choose from, a friend and I thought it would be so much fun to paint our nails in colour gradients. She did yellow > orange > red while I kept it safe with a red/pink > red > burgundy. She refused to let me photograph her for this blog post, so instead I got to strike a silly pose and show off my nails.
The colours we chose were: Burgundy Diva (406), Scarlet Vamp (404), Femme Fatale (403), Rouge Pin Up (401), Opulent Pink (211). And since we’re not always so fancy with our nails, I thought I’d throw in my other favourite colour from the range, a lovely pearly blue grey, Luxembourg Garden (608).
Best thing about gradient nails? I don’t need to master a fancy trick or see a nail artist to get on to the nail art bandwagon. I call it Nail Polish Fun 101.
Disclosure: We were sent the L’Oreal Paris nail polish for editorial consideration but we love the polishes enough that when we run out we definitely be paying to restock.