Good morning! Today I have a cool geometric design to share with you guys. I have just been loving geometric patterns lately! I decided to translate that love to my nails.
This triangle design was made using L'Oreal Colour Riche polishes. I've actually not used L'Oreal polishes before this but found myself pleasantly surprised!
The base color is L'Oreal Eiffel for You. It's a nice neutral, kind of like a mushroomy warm grey. I used two coats for full opacity and the formula was really great. Very smooth and just the right consistency!
The triangles were freehanded on with L'Oreal Check Me Out, a hot pink with a slight shimmer. Unfortunately the shimmer didn't really translate to the nail as well as I'd have hoped, but it's still quite a nice color. It wasn't completely opaque for nail art, I had to go over the pattern one extra time for full opacity... That is definitely pretty standard though when doing nail art with polish instead of acrylic paint, so no big deal.
I'll tell you what, this design took a lifetime and a half to finish! It was slow going because I was trying to make sure that my triangles looked as clean as possible. I used the same medium length striper brush I almost always use for nail art (I'm gonna try to do a "tools of the trade" post soon). I'm really happy with the results though, despite the time!
My original design idea for these polishes was to do a checkerboard print. Right when I was about to start painting, I thought, "Why not triangles, instead?" So I changed the design on the fly and think this turned out nicely. It's like a checkerboard print but with one less side, right? Three instead of four?
I was definitely pleased with my first time trying the Colour Riche line. I've got a couple more colors to share with you guys soon, so stay on the lookout for those.
L'Oreal Paris Colour Riche polishes retail for $5.99, and are available at www.lorealparis.com, as well as a number of other chain drug, food and mass market retailers.
The products in this post were sent to me by the manufacturer or their PR for review.