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Wednesday, May 27, 2015

L'Oreal- After Hours


     I hope everyone had a great weekend. I took full advantage of the long weekend and pretended to be on vacation. I even avoided the internet and tv for the most part and just enjoyed the company of friends and family.I know most of you had to get back to reality yesterday but I had an extra day off and now it's time to get back to the everyday and back to blogging for me. Today I'm showing  you a polish I picked up on the clearance rack a long time ago. L'Oreal After Hours is one of the first polishes I came across from a mainstream brand that was trying to mimic an indie. This midnight blue jelly is so dark I thought fir sure it was black and that's why its taken so long to make an appearance on the blog. 

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     From the first few strokes I was really impressed with the formula on this one, I tend to apply my polish with a heavier coat than most people, so you may have different results but this was almost a 1 coat polish for me. Have you ever heard of a jelly polish being a 1 coater? I was seriously blown away! Shown here is 2 coats plus top coat. After Hours on it's own dries to a semi matte, rubbery looking finish. 



     A word to the wise, make sure to use a GOOD base coat! As you might notice I have a little staining around my cuticles that just wouldn't go away no matter how much clean up I did. Well guess what, my nails were slightly stained as well, and I did use a bast coat, just not a good one. I should have known better. 


     Isnt that a beautiful deep blue polish! Sadly I think it is no longer available in stores but if you really want it there are a few bottle available from Amazon and Ebay. Well thats all I have for you today, I need to try and get to bed early since the weekend threw my entire schedule off. Thanks for stopping by and Happy Polishing!




39 comments :

  1. That is a gorgeous jelly polish! I love that mainstream brands are taking cues from indies.

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  2. Gorgeous color! Definitely looks like a stainer

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  3. Naked Without PolishMay 27, 2015 at 12:00 PM

    Squishy squishy jelly! Boo to staining!

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  4. AH! There's nothing worse than staining!

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  5. Totally worth it so beautiful!

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  6. Michelle ChouinardMay 27, 2015 at 6:18 PM

    Definitely a squooshy jelly. :)

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  7. What a beautiful blue, and I had no idea it was so richly pigmented! I love this!

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  8. Gorgeous! I love deep blues like this one.

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  9. That is an awesome looking polish! It's a shame that it stained though.

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  10. Cosmetic SanctuaryMay 27, 2015 at 11:01 PM

    That is amazing! Ugh, I'll still look to see if it's available - or I'll look online!

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  11. Color Me So CrazyMay 28, 2015 at 8:23 AM

    I love this! It IS so jelly and squishy. Such a gorgeous color!

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  12. Too bad it stained, because it looks like such a lovely squishy polish!

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  13. Oh my gosh I love a god jelly. I cannot believe it's only one coat. The color is so dark and vampy too!

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  14. I adore this one! Vampy jellies are my bag.

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  15. So pretty! I love that shade of vampy deep blue!

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  16. Me too! And they did this one right!

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  17. It was so pretty on my nails, thankfully the staining was minimal and came right off when I scrubbed my nails.

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  18. I agree, but the stain was really light and came right off.

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  19. haha yes! But it wasnt too bad and came right off when I scrubbed my nails so I will probably wear this again.

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  20. So squishy! I want to try it with a pond mani but I have a feeling it will be too opaque.

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  21. It's very pigmented which you don't her too often about a jelly.

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  22. It is, but the staining was minimal and came right off after I scrubbed my nails.

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  23. That was a bummer for me, but the staining was minimal and came right off so Im not too bummed.

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  24. I used 2 coats for my photos but could have easily gotten away with 1 thicker coat.

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  25. haha I love your comment! I havent heard that phrase in a long time. =)

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  26. Me too! And to think all this time I thought it was black. lol

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  27. Such a squishy blue! I love this kind of shades and finish!

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  28. That is one inky dark blue jelly polish. I quite like it.

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  29. The Polished MommyMay 29, 2015 at 4:15 PM

    Love how squishy and deep this looks!

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  30. What a gorgeous blue!! I love deep, dark shades like this but hate how they get into every part of my cuticles!!!

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  31. Thanks Lisa. I think it's a fun polish to have in my collection and so different from anything else I have.

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  32. Thanks. Its unique for my collection.

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  33. I agree! I shy'd away from Masked Affair because of the mixed reviews on formula but they got it right with this one.

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  34. That's the worst isn't it! I've gotten pretty good at staying away from my cuticles but it still happens from time to time and can be so annoying.

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