Middle Aged Beauty Queen

My Favorite L’Oreal ~ Polish of the Month

Posted on: August 18, 2013

Some months ago, my friend Meredith showed this manicure on Twitter. I instantly told her I was copying this mani but it has taken me all these months to figure out how to do it. Here is Meredith’ gorgeous manicure

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My attempt at this look. I used Royalty Re-Invented from L’Oreal and I Will from L’Oreal for this look.

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What do you think? Close enough, but no cigar? I actually think they turned out pretty darn good. Pretty, pretty, pretty good.

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This is how I did this look: I did 2 coats of I Will, let them dry completely, like overnight dry. Then I used a fine point pen to mark where I wanted the purple to go, or to NOT GO would be more accurate. I then carefully and slowly painted the purple. I used only 1 coat of the purple because I knew if they got too thick with too many coats of polish I would start picking at them. I’m a picker like that. I did use a quick dry top coat, I believe it was the one from butter London.
The formula of the L’Oreal polish is consistently good which is important for a look like this. You don’t want to be half way through and then have the top color have a terrible formula, it would never work. I like the L’Oreal nail polish line, they are affordable, have some great stand by colors but also some unique colors as well. They are an all around nail polish line. When you get a L’Oreal nail polish you know what you’re getting, not like **cough essie** cough cough, pardon me!
I Will from L’Oreal is the perfect polish to wear if you are showing off a new engagement ring, especially with a tan. I Will is one of those neutrals that flatter most skin types. I’ve seen a few images from Google search and it really does look great for most skin types. Not to mention this is the polish my own daughter wore to show off her new engagement ring!
L’Oreal is The Polish of the Month August 2013, for this little blog because I very much like the line. I have about 20 bottles of L’Oreal nail polish in my collection of 400 plus. So that is a small percent, yet L’Oreal did finish Number 5 from my Comparison Study of Nail Polish by Brand I did last summer. I’d say that gives this polish a right for a second look if you’ve passed by this brand because of some political issues.
Royalty Re-Invented although a lavender/purple is unique color in that from my collection, which is extensive I do not have any that are close to this one. I have some darker, a few lighter, but none that are the same.
It was fun trying to re-create this look, I should have taken pics of all the fails as there were many. But now I know how to do it I’m sure ill come up with some different combinations. Thanks to my friend Meredith for letting me use her picture and copy her gorgeous manicure. But then everything about Meredith is gorgeous!

💅 As always, thanks for stopping by!

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

That is nice! If my monitor is to be trusted, I would say Royalty re-invented compliments your skintone.

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Thanks! I think it does too! Hope you have a great day!

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