Wednesday, August 22, 2012

L'Oreal "Tea and Crumpets"

The British invasion has officially happened, pandas. Brit inspired cosmetics are everywhere and I, for one, am loving every second of it.
Take L'Oreal's new nail polish collection inspired by the colors hot in London right now.
I picked up two shades, this particular one is called "Tea and Crumpets" which was around $5 and a pretty cool-toned nude that almost has a gray cast to it.
Nude nails are going to be big for fall. They always look classic, but most of the fall nail collections feature some type of nude (O.P.I has 'Don't Pretzel My Buttons' for example).
I do like that there is enough of a contrast on my pale skin so I do not totally look like I have manikin hands. But I kind of find that on pale skin (like mine) it looks a little bit eerie. Like...dead-ish.
I think it is because of the gray tinge. But I happen to like the look. It is just 'off' enough to be cool, you know? And Halloween is my favorite holiday anyway, so I love all things creepy. The formula on this is great, flows well and covers in two coats. Dry time is shorter than average.
Final Thoughts: An interesting take on a nude with a fun name.
Price: 9/10
Staying Power: 10/10
Packaging: 9/10
Color/Wearability: 8/10
Quality/Branding: 10/10 
Total: 46/50 = A- = Happy Panda
I like this color, but it may look too much like putty on some tones. What do you guys think?
xoxo PrettyPanda


  1. I'm undecided about the color. I think it looks uber cool on you, but I'm not sure that I can pull it off. Plus I rarely wear nudes. But the name, the name is AWESOME.

    1. The name is amazing, I am not going to lie...I bought this mostly for that name! But thanks, and I know--nudes can be boring sometimes with all the other fun colors on the market.

  2. When I tried it, it didn't cover in 2 coats. Love the color, though.


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