Bourjois Lavande Esquisse

Good morning my dear polish lovers. I have some bad news: my hands and nails are a wreck so I don’t know when I will be able to post nail polish again. I cut my nails all the way down a few days ago and today I started fiddling with my cuticles while I was watching a movie and all of a sudden I had blood on my fingers. I know…I know. This was a terrible habit that I had when I was a kid and I used to do it out of boredom. I would either pick or chew on my cuticles until my fingers got bloody. It’s disgusting, I know, and I promise I won’t do it again.

I was looking through my computer files and I came upon a folder with some old swatch pictures that I hadn’t uploaded. At first, I wondered why I had forgotten about these pictures but then I saw the horrid nail art I had attempted so it all came rushing back to me. There was nothing wrong with the polish–just my half-assed attempts to try to be “creative” with loose glitter. Maybe I will post a pic of the monstrosity at the end of my post.

Bourjois is a French brand that I really like but that is not easily obtained states-side so I usually just drool over pretty swatches. Julie, of my most favorite French bloggers in the entire galaxy, hunted down Bourjois Grenadine Tonic for me and she surprised me with this extra lovely bottle of Bourjois Lavande Esquisse. The 1 Seconde line (One Second–duh!) is supposed to be a line of polishes that should take “1 second” per nail to polish as they claim that you will only need one coat. Well, I guess I could have gotten away with one coat if I had been more careful, but I wasn’t so I had to apply two. Here we go with the swatches:

Bourjois Lavande Esquisse Swatch          Bourjois Lavande Esquisse Swatch

I don’t know if maybe I didn’t wait long enough for the second coat or what, but I got some very slight bubbling. Then when I applied Seche Vite, it all went to pot. I guess now I know that this particular polish does not mesh well with SV. I found the brush a little strange but easy to get used to after a few tries. Despite those little bumps in the road, I adore this color. It’s so bright yet so delicate.

Since you know I am not afraid to post my disasticures, here is what I was talking about earlier:

Bourjois Lavande Esquisse With Hex Loose Glitter

While I was doing this, I knew the hexes were way too big, but I didn’t want to stop. So I kept going, and I was more and more horrified. Look, someone just showed Justin a picture of my nails:

I stopped midway and added a coat of SV which caused more bubbles and then it shrunk around my cuticle area. Isn’t that the weirdest thing ever? Oh well. Can’t fight city hall. When in Rome.

Maybe I’m a little delirious since it’s 2 am already. Let me know what you think. Talk to you all later.



12 thoughts on “Bourjois Lavande Esquisse

  1. Good lord those hexes are huge and they make your nails look tiny! Regardless, this is such a pretty color, it reminds me of OPI Do You Lilac It.

    Ps. I like your new layout. It doesn’t go all wonky in my mobile browser either.
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    1. I know! It looks so dumb. I can’t believe I kept putting them on even though I realized they were way too big after applying ONE of them. Oh well. lol I have to figure out a way to use them now.

      I’ve been playing with new layouts a lot and it’s hard to find one that doesn’t make my whole blog go funky. Glad it doesn’t go all crazy on your phone. 🙂

  2. Veronica Corningstone: Oh, well, when in Rome.
    Ron Burgundy: Yes? Please, go on.
    Veronica Corningstone: Uh, do as the Romans do?
    [after Ron’s blank look]
    Veronica Corningstone: It’s an old expression.
    Ron Burgundy: Oh! I’ve never heard of it. It’s wonderful, though.
    I agree with you that the color is bright, yet delicate. And those are definitely some hexes. The inference that the mani led to the Biebs’ gastrointestinal distress made me laugh.

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