Good morning and happy Sunday!! If you're on my LLPT facebook page, you might have seen or responded to yesterday afternoon's little query for advice on what to wear next/show you all on la blog. The answer, amongst three choices, was pretty overwhelmingly L'Oreal Diamond In The Rough, and the scales tipped (in my mind) in large part due to my little sister's comment that I should imagine Jafar, Disney villain extraordinaire, saying the name to me. That is half the reason I picked this particular color up-- Jafar's been my favorite Disney villain since I saw Aladdin the first time. I can't explain why. His voice? One liners? Overall appearance? Not sure. I only wish I could locate the little plastic Jafar figurine my mom gave me for Christmas one year. It's stashed safely away somewhere; it would have made a most excellent prop to this polish. :)
L'Oreal's joined the textured polish bandwagon and done so in a beautiful and easy to wear manner. The Gold Dust collection, their holiday lineup of six colors, are dusty, muted, and sparkly, in timeless shades, with the exception of one that looks to be an OPI Tiffany Case copy, surprisingly unique to the trend. Diamond In The Rough is a warm silvery taupe texture with larger, monochromatic hexes that flash a little lavender-pink.
This is as perfect as textured polish gets. The formula is easy to control, the taper and fan of the L'Oreal brush fits the nail curvature to a t, the color is lush and saturated in two coats, and it all dries in remarkably quick time.
I'm a fan of L'Oreal polishes and I always look forward to their seasonal offerings. This lineup does not disappoint, and if you've not yet tried on a textured polish, this is a great, accessible place to give the trend a go. These polishes retail for $6.99 each, $1 more than the brand's smooth finish polishes. I picked mine up at Fred Meyer.
Thank you for reading and enjoy your Sunday! ♥