A year on Lipglossiping – Lookback (April 2009)

Posted by Lipglossiping On April - 13 - 2010

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…

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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:

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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!

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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!.


13 Responses to “A year on Lipglossiping – Lookback (April 2009)”

  1. I love how glossy that polish is.

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  2. Dani says:

    happy anniversary!

    -dani
    http://onemustbe.blogspot.com/

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  3. Annette says:

    i love that shade… it reminds me of OPI’s kreme de la kremlin (sp?) i don’t think it’s grannyish… it’s pretty!!!

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  4. Lillian says:

    Happy bloggiversary! :)

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  5. KT says:

    Congrats on the year! So tell us the secret, how did you turn those short nails into the ones you have today? I’m going to keep pestering till I get a full tutorial from you!

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  6. Lucy says:

    Hi!
    I bought one of these polishes for about £1.50 from fragrancedirect.com, it was a pale coral colour but unlike the one you used here..its so sheer it needs about 3 coats and still doesnt bring the colour out! I was personally quite disappointed but the one you have used here is nicer!

    x

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  7. liloo says:

    cute as a button those nails, I could mistake them for sweets and eat them. I am shocked to hear that your blog is only 1 year old. It has so much identity and so much going for it. So one year ago, you had 2 babies: Leila and the blog. I’ve read your about section before but I am curious to know about your blogging adventures started. Lots of makeup gurus on youtube were inspired by a previous make up artist before them. Was is the same for you? Was there something in particular one day which made you think ‘yes, I think i might have a go at this’. I tend to take things for granted, I am used to coming here and see lots of people appreciating and commenting on the post. When do you feel that ‘ooo this is actually taking off and I might continue’? Were there times when you thought ‘why should I bother, i am not sure people are interested’ and wanted to give up? What would you say your proudest moment of your blogging history is?
    Ok, that’s enough questions for today :) Congratulations for your upcoming bloggahniversary *having visions of a chocolate cake with a lipstick shaped candle*

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  8. liloo says:

    *sorry me again* while we are on talking about looking over the year which has gone and stuff, what is the best way to keep track of the answers you write, other than remembering which posts had good questions on, and manually coming back to check, subscribing to the rss feed thingy? email susbcriptions?
    xx

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  9. shifa says:

    wow such a cute shade that is! I will be checking these out for sure :)

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  10. @KT – I promise I will do a post for you soon…. my nail routine is hugely unexciting though, but I will sort something out x

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  11. @Lucy – hate it when formulas are so variable across the same line x

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  12. LOL Liloo…. wanna know why I started blogging?

    I was FAT (well, I still am) but I was 8 months pregnant FAT and could barely move. It was something to do…. that’s it. No back story… just boredom really.

    Nowadays I feel compelled to blog, like I’ve got so much crap that I wanna say about makeup so it’s not really about ‘why bother’. I think I might pop if I didn’t have somewhere to write all this down.

    Mr. L is getting me a cake. How sad am I?

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  13. Oh…. I don’t know about how you can follow up replies…. I really need to sort out a redesign with all those sorts of features. All the cool kids are doing it ;)

    I’m mega lazy though and I suggested it to Mr L and he pretended he couldn’t hear me…. I’m working on him though! x

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