Yves Rocher Gel Effect Nail Polish Review
After recovering from my very long flight plus layovers from Asia to Nice, I decided to treat myself to some bright coral nail polish.
So I landed at the Nice Etoile shopping mall near my rental flat and found myself inside an Yves Rocher store.
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I discovered this brand through my cousin who gifted me with my very first coral colored lipstick from Yves Rocher. Before visiting her, I’d never been a lipstick person.
But then one day at six o’clock in the morning, she dragged me out to the countryside in Central Vietnam to wait in line for a fortune teller. There were at least twenty people in front of us in line, so we waited and ordered some noodles from the vendor next door.
While we waited, she reached into her makeup bag and gave me the lipstick as my rite of passage into true womanhood. At least that’s how it felt.
From then on, I had ventured into other products within the Yves Rocher brand, and have loved most of the things I bought from them.
On this particular day at Nice Etoile, I chose the Bright Pink (Rose Vif) Gel Effect Nail Polish and the Gel Effect Top Coat.
These polishes are marketed as having gel-like texture without requiring a harmful UV light to cure the gel.
One of the things that stood out about this polish is the large brush size. It is marketed as being able to cover your nail with a single stroke, and it can.
This is one of the things I love most about the gel effect nail polishes I’ve found here in Europe—the large brush sizes tend to really lend themselves to
Definitely a plus over brands such as OPI and Essie from the USA. I loved the colors of these brands, but their small brush sizes made it more difficult to achieve an even stroke of color.
+1 for Yves Rocher Gel Effect Nail Polish
The consistency of the polish is a bit thin for a gel color. It’s definitely not a goopy consistency like other gel effect nail polish brands that I’ve tried in the past.
It’s also easy to drip the color onto the table if you pick up too much polish with the brush, so that is something to keep in mind.
The good thing about this consistency is that you probably won’t need a thinner for a long time—if ever. The polish is unlikely to clump together anytime soon.
Despite the thinner consistency, the polish was quite pigmented. You could get away with doing just one coat of color if you want a quick manicure or pedicure.
Both my pedicure and manicure were one coat of color plus a top coat. Both dried relatively quickly and there were no smudges.
Although the name of the polish is Bright Pink, it’s actually more of a Coral Pink. A beautiful mixture of just the right amount of pink and orange together.
Now onto the fun part…
How to Wear Coral Nail Polish
If you’re new to wearing coral nail polish, you might be wondering: What colors do I wear coral nail polish with?
Here are some combinations to help you
Coral + Neutrals such as Nudes, Taupes, Beiges
Coral + White Base Color + Accent Colors in Magenta and Green
Coral + Mint Green (or substitute with Aqua Blue) + White
Coral + White + Light Pinks and Oranges
Coral + Yellow + White + Rose Gold or Tan
What do you think? What are some fun ways you’d wear coral?
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