This beautiful new Autumn look expresses a desire to get back to basics, a desire for a luminous matteness that is both natural and sophisticated, with effects that can be tailored to a personalized look. Khaki, black, gold, red, the classics of the contemporary Rive Gauche woman who has a daring approach to color and a free spirit combined with true Parisian chic.
Yves Saint Laurent introduces the new line of La Laque Couture. Its vibrant collection make every woman couture to the fingertips. New formula offers extreme shine and care for nails.
- Nº 31 Khaki Arty
- Nº 32 Rouge Expressionniste
There are only two colors in this collection and if I’m honest they’re not different from any other polishes I’ve seen before so I don’t think I’ll be buying these.
But who knows they may be stunning in person and these product mock ups don’t do them any justice.
Today I kind of have a little mixed media project on my nails because I’ve used several things to get to this flashy end result.
I started it all off by using a nice base coat and covered that with a silver polish by Barry M as a color base. I used a silver polish as a base because I intend to use a silver nailart foil. And the foil doesn’t always stick to the glue right you might get some bald spots. So this is just to make sure you cover your nails completely.
After that had dried I applied special foil glue and added a layer of silver foil that I’ve ordered from Dollarnailart ages ago.
Nailfoils are nothing like the nail stickers that Sally Hanson or all the other brands currently are selling. Foils are sold in a long rolled up strip that you can cut sections off of. You then rub those sections onto your nail after putting on a special glue. This glue dries clear and tacky and it helps the foil adhere to the nail. Once you’re certain the foil has attached to the glue you very gently pull it off. So what is left on your nail is a very very thin layer of color that has come off the actual foil that is now clear. The layer is so thin that it will get scraped off easily, this and the glue react strongly to certain topcoats so you need to be careful with that as well.
Just so the foil doesn’t crinkle I coated the silver nails royally with a waterbased topcoat by Piggy Polish, and by royally I mean at least three layers. After that had dried I stamped it with my black Konad stamping polish and Konad plate m57 topping it off with a regular topcoat.
Here’s the end result:
They are a bit hard to photograph because of how reflective they are, but they are so much fun to wear that I just had to give it a shot and take a picture for you all.
Have you ladies tried foils before? If yes, did you like it? If no, would you in the future?
While I am all still enjoying the color blocking trend with bright colors that is currently going on in the fashion world, luxury cosmetics and high fashion brand Yves Saint Laurent has already caught my attention. How did they do it? By releasing the product pictures of a gorgeous new Autumn/winter collection called “the Midnight Garden” created by top designer Lloyd Simmons.
Aren’t they stunning? The top deep blue color is called Moonlight Blue and the lighter, almost teal color below that is called Wintergreen. Both have a light shimmer effect and I’m sure everyone knows that it will look amazing on your nails.
With its beautiful deep, dark colors – that have clearly been inspired by hot house gardens, tropical flowers and exotic birds – it gives an overall fantasy winter garden effect. It is quite the contrast with the current corals, bright yellows and other neon colors we have seen on the fashion runways for this season and I love it!
Along with the polishes, YSL will release six new ‘Rouge Volupte Perle’ colors for the lips, the stunning ‘Ombres 5 Le Lumieres’ eyeshadow palette and six ‘le Blush Radiance’ blushes. These will all hit a store near you (depending on where you live) this July and will cost about €35.
What do you think of these polishes? Are you thinking about getting these or will you admire them from afar?