Middle Aged Beauty Queen

My Favorite L’Oreal ~ Polish of the Month

Posted on: August 5, 2013

This month I chose L’Oreal as the Polish of the Month. Although this post is titled My Favorite Loreal’s, this particular polish is one I have not worn before but I think it will be a favorite after all.

Violet Vixen 500 from L’Oreal is a bright color. I don’t know if I would call this violet? It’s bright, but not neon by any stretch of the imagination, there is a bit of purple in the color but on me it looks more red, then violet. It’s a different color, and you know me, different is good. I did like the formula, I used 2 thin coats with a quick dry top coat. I had no issues with formula, brush or anything else. I’ve always got good wear time with L’Oreal polishes and I expect Violet Vixen to be the same, as far as wear time. If it is different I will definitely let you know.

Violet Vixen is a great color on my shorter nails and I think it will be pretty when my nails get longer. In my area L’Oreal retails for $5.99-7.99. I usually try to buy L’Oreal nail polish at Walgreen’s because the cosmetic counter always seem to have a coupon, so I’ve got some great deals on L’Oreal nail polish this way. I don’t believe I’ve ever paid full price for a L’Oreal nail polish.
L’Oreal finished number 5 in my Comparison by Brand “study” I did all of last summer. If you remember I used 5 items of criteria to ‘score’ each brand. When I was finished with all those brands there was a clear winner Wet n Wild Mega Last. But I think coming in the top 5 of that study is saying a lot. I think L’Oreal </em. Is a great nail polish and I'm happy with the few I have in my collection. I give Violet Vixen from L’Oreal easily 5/5 stars 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟
Violet Vixen came out early this spring but I’ve see it at the 5 drug stores in my little town, so I’m sure it is readily available. Let me know if you pick it up, and what you think of it.

πŸ’… As always, thanks for stopping by!

UPDATED: Violet Vixen is stunning in the bright August sun. Here is a photo in the noon day sun:

I think this is a pretty polish for the summer, or any time of year. What do you think?

4 Responses to "My Favorite L’Oreal ~ Polish of the Month"

Hi Judi,I need to wear this one soon.It’s quite bright so I’ve been reluctant to try it.I said to myself that when Judi wears hers,I will too.I picked mine up in the clearance area of my drugstore with a bunch of others for only $3.It might have been there by mistake,because they seemed to be new stock including some quite new Essies.I agree with you about Essie,you can not rely on them to have a consistent formula.Most of the L’oreals are very good,though.Linda xo


Hi Judi: Speaking of your comparison study from last summer, have you ever tried or reviewed any Cover Girl polishes (I can’t remember). Today is Monday; I have been wearing this brand since Friday – no chips and a one-coater. You might want to check them out. Take care, Judy


I have tried Cover Girl, lav-ender is my favorite so far. I have one called Midnight magic that is sparkle-y and then I have a couple of mini CG polish. At the time I did my comparison, Cover Girl polish was not out yet. I’ll have to do another one because even though I tried over 40 brands there are still some brands I’d like to try. As I get some of these brands I will do another “study”. Part of living in a small town, no access to some of these great polishes and it seems like every time I buy off the Internet it isn’t what I thought so I send them back more often than not. Thank Judy, for the suggestion and any other brands you would like reviewed, just let me know! Xoxo

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Yes, you need to wear this one. I like it even more today. It looks great in the bright sun. I’m going to try to add a picture of it in the sun, it’s gorgeous! Xoxo Sent from my iPad


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