Lancome BB Sands Nail Polish NOTD

Posted by Lipglossiping On July - 25 - 2010

It’s glittery, gritty and a whole load of bling.

I just dunno…

Applied over the top of a bog standard dark base, 1 coat… this stuff is pretty dense.  One thing that annoys me about glitters is their often uneven application.  Yano, 2 pieces of glitter at the nail tip 43843243290 at the base.  The good thing about this polish is that it gives you long enough to ‘push’ the pieces around and ‘place’ them before it dries.  The bad thing?  Well, that also means that it taes a little while longer than I’d like to dry.  I know, contrary right?

This mixture of gold and silver glitter a.k.a BB Sands comes from the Lancome Spring 2010 collection though it kinda screams Christmas to me.  I’d love to layer this over a cream/nude base to see if I get a different look from it… but removal was such a pain in the backside that I’m honestly not sure I can be arsed.


19 Responses to “Lancome BB Sands Nail Polish NOTD”

  1. I bet it would look great over red though!

  2. Jenni says:

    I’d try it over nude. Then it would be more in the spirit of sand.

  3. Grace London says:

    I don’t think I like it. I think it looks like glittery nail dandruff.

  4. ZebyK says:

    Mmm….not sure I like it, lancome is “high end” and it kinda screams cheap!

  5. baby in a corner says:

    have you tried flakies yet charlotte like gosh rainbow?

  6. Meeta says:

    I have this and agree that it is gritty and a pina to remove, but nevertheless it is one of my favourite glitters. I prefer this over nude polishes (my favourite combo is with Nails Inc Basil Street), which almost makes the glitter look a bit more silvery and the effect less Christmas tinsel glitz and more sophisticated sparkle.
    I put Seche Vite topcoat over this to stop it feeling gritty as well

  7. Rae says:

    Hmm. I’m feeling “no.” But maybe if it was over a more champagne sort of base?

  8. Nicola says:

    if you dont want it, i’ll willingly take it off your hands……… 😉

  9. veflexra says:

    wow, this is awesome glitter. I think it look great!

  10. kristie says:

    That’s some serious glitter right there. Thanks for the swatches. I think it would look good over a black base.

  11. Riddhi says:

    When I saw the thumbnail on facebook I thought it was really pretty and then when I click on the link…yeah. Not so much.

    Your nails are too pretty to waste on mediocre polish!

  12. Oh please try it over a nude, and post a pic – I think it has potential to look fabulous like that.

  13. redtiger21 says:

    Hmm, not what i’d expect from a company like Lancome. Still, I’d like to see it over a more nude colour.

  14. Rebecca says:

    Did you use the tinfoil method to remove? That makes such a difference for glitters.
    This one’s not for me I’m afraid.

  15. gio says:

    I don’t really like it that much to be honest. Maybe it’s look better over a nude color?

  16. Oceane says:

    The removal process puts me off applying glitter polishes. I love them but..

  17. Nicole says:

    hm i think this could have looked really beautiful, but i’m not really feeling it.

  18. liloo says:

    How could lancome could come up with that shade? It looks a bit tacky to be honest. not my cup of tea xx

Leave a Reply

RANDOM

Brand Loyalty?

How much loyalty do you show brands when you shop? I tend to be more loyal to my skincare brands than I do my cosmetic …

CEW Beauty Insiders Choice Winners Box (and a little NARS incentive)

If you’ve been umm-ing and ahh-ing over the influx of ‘beauty boxes’ to the market, I’m just about to make your life a little more …

Staying Perfect with Boots No7

Whenever I buy from Boots No7, I feel like I’m taking a bit of a gamble.  Each purchase I make tends to polarise my opinion …

The Lipstick League – week of 9.9.13

Question of the Week – Name your three favorite nail color shades for Fall 2013. Answer: – Leighton Denny Mutual Attraction, OPI Muir Muir On …

Red Lip Series: Kevyn Aucoin The Expert Lip Tint in Dantique

It’s been a while huh?  I’m thinking that the temperature has dropped enough now to kick-start the red lip series again… I’m easing myself back …

Hooping!

I took delivery of my new hula hoop yesterday – it’s very pretty, which I’m sure isn’t supposed to be the thing that I’m most …

W7 Metallic Saturn Nail Polish NOTD

I’m back with another W7 cheapie for you! Today’s is Metallic Saturn, one of those green/gold combos that come out all mossy/gold and beautifully patina’ed …

Advent Giveaway – Day 8

Collection 2000 Eyeshadow (woo!) BarryM Lip Gloss Leave a comment to enter. Giveaway closes at 23:59GMT on 8th December.  Comments made after this time will …

Guest Review - bareMinerals SPF 30 Natural Sunscreen

I received this at a press day in the Medium shade which was too dark for me, but a willing guest reviewer came to my …

Olay Big British Beauty Poll - The Results Are In!

Back in October, I posted about the return of the Olay Big British Beauty Poll which sampled an impressive 4,400 women via the brand’s facebook …

POPULAR

CLOSED: Competition Time: Givenchy Very Irresistible L'eau en Rose Perfume!

Want to really spoil Mum this Mother’s Day?  Or perhaps you just want to spoil yourself?  It’s ok… I won’t judge… there are plenty of …

CLOSED - Win it! The Body Shop Expert Brush Collection

I don’t know about you, but I woke up this morning with a distinct “Hello Monday morning, I’ve been expecting you…” kinda feeling.  Maybe it’s …

Win a gorgeous "glow" trio with prizes from Urban Decay, New CID, & Arbonne!

COMPETITION NOW CLOSED! WINNER IS: “IZABELLA” (COMMENT #96045) – WINNER HAS BEEN EMAILED!   It’s still January, the MET office have just issued yet another …

Hello? Is this thing on?

Phew, that was a little unexpected. For those of you who haven’t had the misfortune of reading my hand-wringing tweets and woe-ridden facebook updates, let …

Avoid the brush off with Oral-B Pro-Expert

There’s a new toothpaste in town. It’s lean, mean and err not very minty as it happens.  Featuring the revolutionary bacteria-busting ingredient Stabilised Stannous Flouride, …

Big savings on French Pharmacy brands, win my Escentual.com top picks!

I’m of the firm opinion that for the money, French pharmacy brands offer some of the best solutions for diffcult skin-types. Escentual.com have long been …

Win it! 3 EcoTools Bamboo Bronzer Brushes to win!

I’ve written about these before, you know I love them, I want you to love them too! So why not have a go at winning …

FOTD Busting out of the comfort zone!

You may recall my bitter moans last week about how when presented with a rare opportunity to spend an indecent amount of time playing with …

Dear Obesity...

We have been together for over 20 years, our lives so entwined that I’ve never been sure how to live without you.  I would like …

Urban Decay The Black Palette - Photos & Swatches

The soon-to-be-released Black Palette from US eyeshadow maestro’s Urban Decay is an altogether darker affair than the recent Naked set… The Black Palette includes 6, …

  • Categories

  • Archives

  • Admin

  • Ads