I may have finally found a glitter nail varnish that doesn't make me look, or feel like a child. Hurrah!
The L'Oreal Color Riche in Gold Leaf was a guilty little purchase made out on a recent trip with Leanne, and it's been adorning my nails ever since. It's glitter, but in a more sophisticated way, with shards of gold leaf catching the light in a pretty mosaic-effect.
I've worn this nail varnish as a stand-out shade against a black background, although this is my current favourite; teaming it with Barry M's Matte Nail Paint in Vanilla to create a more muted pairing.
This polish dries in a decent time and is fairly easy to use. For the most part you get a pretty even coating, although on occasion I had to splodge more flecks in certain spots of my nail to get better coverage. It can feel slightly rough, so a top coat is a must!
"What about the dreaded removal?" I hear you ask. Well, any glitter nail varnish is a bitch to get rid of, but this is marginally less of a bitch. It doesn't seem as gritty as traditional glitters so does, in my opinion, come off the nail slightly easier.
At £4.99, the Color Riche topcoat range is an absolute bargain. Have you given any of the shades a whirl yet?