14 March 2013

Instead of a Beauty Box # 3

A Picture of L'Oreal Topcoat Confetti

Picking a product for my March Instead of a Beauty Box post was a lot harder than I thought it would be. Having indulged in the high-street new releases in January and February which had caught my eye, I was at a loss as to what product would make the perfect addition to my Instead of a Beauty Box posts. And then it hit me... There was one product I was lusting after that I was yet to pick up.

So during a recent shopping day in Nottingham, I went to every Boots and Superdrug I could to find the new L'Oreal Paris Confetti top coat. It is the newest in a line of four, with the other shades being Sapphire Lurex, Gold Lurex and Diamond Lurex. I don't own any of the other shades, but this one caught my eye as it's very similar to shades newly released by Illamasqua in their I'mperfection collection, which contains as well as other makeup pieces, five beautiful speckled polishes. But the Illamasqua polishes are £14.50 each, and whereas this L'Oreal top coat is just a top coat and not a shade with confetti in it, it's still a quarter of the price at just £4.99.

I have to be honest, I wasn't expecting to be wowed by this top coat, but I actually love it! It's a really beautiful top coat, with large pieces of matte black and white confetti, and a touch of very, very subtle irridescent glitter which is almost hard to see. It works really well as a top coat, keeping my nail polish chip free. And I think the finished effect when used on top of my Lime Crime polish in Once in a Blue Mousse, isn't too far off of those of the Illamasqua shades!

What product would you suggest for my April Instead of a Beauty Box post? You can find the L'Oreal Confetti Top Coat on the Boots website here!

A picture of a Illamasqua Speckled Polish Dupe


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33 comments

  1. Urgh I REALLY like this but vowed never to buy L'Oreal. So I'll just lust from a distance. It seems similar to Nails Inc Brick Lane Graffiti but without the bar glitter.. I'll be good though, I like animals more than I like nail varnish. Xx

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    1. That's a shame! But under the new Law, isn't L'Oreal by Law not allowed to test any products on animals sold within Europe? xo

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  2. I love this one, but I can't find it anywhere where I love. I hope they'll start selling it soon!

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    1. I hope you find it soon! It took me some searching as it was sold out everywhere xo

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  3. oooh its so pretty, i love it over that mint nail varnish :)
    Rosie xo
    A Pocketful of Rosie

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    1. It's a blue polish :) Thank you xo

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  4. Oohh I think I'm going to have to get this!

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    1. You should, it's a lovely top coat! xo

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  5. Ive wanted this polish for ages, I love it. Love the base colour you've picked too xx

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    1. Thanks Charissa, I think they go really well together xo

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  6. This is beautiful, it looks so nice with the mint green shade! xo

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    1. It's a blue! :) Thank you, I love it xo

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  7. I love this top coat. It looks gorgeous over the lime crime polish. x

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    1. They're like a match made in heaven! :) xo

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  8. It looks great, I may have to buy this for myself. As a "you got an interview at least" present xD

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    1. Well done on getting an interview Kate! :) Good luck! And definitely treat yourself xo

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  9. This looks amazing, especially over that colour it's gorgeous! I definitely need to pick a few of these up, I can't believe how cheap they are.

    Laura xx
    laurajadeblog.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Super cheap! The bottles aren't massive, but still more than enough considering it's almost impossible to finish polishes! :) xo

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  10. I'm still so desperate to get my hands on some of the L'Oreal top coat! :(
    x

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    1. I may try some of the other ones available now that I have tried this! Certainly worth picking up :) xo

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  11. This looks so awesome! Do you know if any other brands are doing a similar thing? Like Barry M? x

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    1. I think lots of high-street brands do topcoats with glitter in, but I am not sure if they do matte glitter like this one! xo

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  12. I've heard great things about this, and when you posted the photo of your nails in Instagram (or it might of been in Twitter) i've been won over. It looks fab!

    Amy x cocktailsinteacups.com

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    1. I think it was on Instagram then posted over to Twitter ;) I love it :) You should pick it up! xo

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  13. What a great idea! I cancelled my beauty box, and may have to spend my money on a special product!

    Love the varnish too!

    http://adenisewhitey.wordpress.com

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    1. I think it's much better to get a product you know you will use and something you really want! xo

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  14. I really must buy this. It looks amazing especially over that orange nail polish (the picture on instagram) and it's so cheap too :) xo

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    1. I loved it over Peaches and Cream too :) xo

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