Next week marks my one year ‘blogiversary”. Wahoo!
Here’s a lookback through the archives, some of my favourite posts from each month… starting with April 2009. These could be embarrassing!
Bourjois So Laque! Nail Polish Review – Monday, April 27th, 2009
I was browsing the shelves of my local Boots looking for something to spend my latest ‘£2 off’ till spit on, when I spotted Bourjois’ So Laque! Nail Polish claiming to last up to 7 days thanks to the extra vinyl – woohoo!
I plumped for the Beige Glamour colourway, thinking I should go for something a little more conservative than the teal I was sporting that day…
So Laque! is currently on offer in Boots down to £3.37 from £5.37, so now is a great time to try out some new shades and if you’re organised enough not to have dumped the ‘£2 off’ till spit from last month, you can pick one of these varnishes up for a super purse friendly £1.37!
There weren’t that many shades available in my local store, but the Boots website claims to have 11 shades on offer:
I’m really liking Bleu Mysterieux and Rouge Diva in particular for my pale pink-toned skin (although those weren’t available in my little Boots).
Consistency of Beige Glamour is very thick but smooth and not at all gloopy, there’s no sheerness about this polish and you could easily get enough coverage from a single coat to achieve a nice opaque finish.
The downside is that it’s pretty unforgiving to any mistakes that you may make with applying. I actually preferred the colour I achieved from one coat as the 2nd turned the beige finish a deeper brown but my application skills demanded a second coat to achieve the glass-like finish I was after. Definitely not one to apply whilst making the morning commute by train!
Drying time was perfectly acceptable and there’s not a hint of streakiness, super matt perfection!
I’m not sure I’d pay the RRP of £5.37 for Bourjois So Laque!, not when there’s so many other great brands out there vying for my attention – this polish hasn’t wowed me, but if it lives up to it’s 7 day wear promise then I’ll definitely be picking up some more shades while they’re still available at £3.37 each.
Check out those teeny tiny nails! I kinda like ‘em! And that polish is pretty glossy looking… bit of a granny shade, but I might dig it out next week for a second outing!.