Deborah Lippmann Glitter in The Air & L'Oreal French Riviera
Glitter In The Air was released a while back but I never got round to using it until recently. As much as I adore Deborah Lippmann nail polishes, I was a little underwhelmed by its sheerness after reading various posts on this particular colour, and I had been waiting until I could find the perfect base colour to capture exactly how Glitter In The Air looks in the bottle.
This is where French Riviera (601) comes in. It is a pretty baby blue with darker blue micro-shimmer, and reminds me of a Chanel nail polish (Riva) released a few years ago. In the bottle, the shimmer gives off this reflective blue sheen but it doesn't really translate to the nails, and unfortunately my camera isn't good enough to be able to capture the delicate micro-shimmers that is there.
I had to use 3 generous coats to get an opaque coverage but I wasn't patient enough inbetween which explains why it looks a little patchy on certain fingers. French Riviera is from L'Oreal's new Color Riche Nails range, and I have to say I am very impressed with all the shades I have picked up so far. The only downside is how small they are (5ml) I ended up using about 1/8th of the bottle for this one manicure.
This is with two additional coats of Glitter In The Air. It's not exactly how it looks in the bottle (a little too dark) but I am really happy with the combination.
Deborah Lippmann Luxurious Nail Colours are available in store and online at House of Fraser for £14-16.
L'Oreal Colour Riche Nails can be found in stores and online at Boots and Superdrug, as well as some leading supermarkets for £4.99.