Wednesday, August 20, 2014

L'oreal Acid Watermelon & Flashing Lilac (limited edition)

Hi everyone, happy Hump Day!  *Chants*...half way through the work week, half way through the work week.  Yesterday was a much more normal day compared to the weird string of events that occurred on Monday.  I mentioned last week that a huge bomb got dropped at work, cut our deadlines in half or fire half of everyone that works here.  Needless to say that's still the talk of the office.  No one really knows what is going on.  Some people are worried they are going to lose their jobs, others are trying to come up with solutions.  To be fair, the head of the section said the leaders would ask for our opinions but they've been ignoring us.  Right now I'm content with wasting my time chatting with my friends at work about it.  Oh well, another day, another dollar.  Honestly I have some news I've been holding in that's bigger than what's going on at work, not really directly relating to me (so don't guess that I'm pregnant because that's not it ;), but I can't share it just yet.  I'm the most impatient person in the world so it's eating me up to have to keep it a secret, but soon....

Last night I took a break from pulling garage sale items for this weekend and spent the majority of the time browsing Fall outfit ideas on Pinterest.  Yep, I'm a weirdo.  I realized I still have some Summer polishes to show you guys so I better hop to it.  Today I have two polishes from a limited edition collection released by L'oreal.  It's a collection of six polishes, a yellow, orange, red, pink, purple, and blue and they are all supposed to be neons.  I found mine at Walgreens a few weeks ago.

First up is Acid Watermelon.  I first saw this polish when it was mentioned by Nicole of YoungWildandPolished on YouTube.  If you don't watch her videos, you should!  She is hilarious!  This polish is a bright pink kind of cream crelly mix of a polish.  I wouldn't call it neon but it's bright.  It also happens to be a dupe for a polish that had been on my lemming list, Essie Boom Boom Room.

The formula was decent on this one, although I did use three thin coats to create a fully opaque finish on the nail.  It did dry semi-matte so I used topcoat to give it that nice glossy finish.  Overall I was really pleased with the color and it isn't like any pink that I own.

The second polish I ended up picking up is Flashing Lilac.  Right off the bat I have to get something off my chest....this polish is everything I wanted OPI Push & Pur-pull to be from the neons collection.  There, I said it.  If you recall, the OPI was bright in the bottle but dried so dark on the nail and ended up being a jelly polish, this one however, was very different.  The color in the bottle was what you got on the nail.

Flashing Lilac is a bright and vibrant warm purple crelly and it had a really good formula.  The first coat applied slightly streaky but the second coat evened everything out.  With the first polish, it did dry matte, but that was fixed with topcoat.  Like I said before, the best part about this polish was that it dried the same color as it appeared in the bottle :)

Overall I was really impressed with both of these polishes.  Normally I make a weekly trip to Walgreens just to see what's new (bad Erin), but I haven't been in at least a month.  My point being, I would definitely check out the rest of the collection because I loved both of these polishes!  Let me know what you think of these two.


  1. Whoa. Flashing Lilac just jumped to the top of my wish list.

  2. Both are very pretty! I like Flashing Lilac a lot.

  3. Acid Watermelon is amazing! I love that shade of pink.

  4. I'm in love with flashing lilac! *-*