L’Oreal Liya’s Nude

loreal collection privee number 630 polish swatch

I’m all about neutral and nude nail polishes these days. “Liya’s Nude” is a part of  L’Oreal’s Collection Privee. The collection includes six different nail polishes and each color is a “signature” shade of one of L’Oreal’s spokes models. “Liya’s Nude” is Liya Kebede’s pick, and it’s absolutely gorgeous.

Iloreal liya's nude nail polish

“Liya’s Nude” is one of those shades that changes hues depending on the light source. I took the above swatch standing right in front of the window (natural light source) and the shade looks to be a neutral, nude brown.

l'oreal liya's nude nail polish

Here, on the other hand (literally ;) ) I used flash while taking the picture and it looks more like a dark, nude shade with purple undertones. Most of the time when I’m painting my nails I’m torn between light, nude shades and dark ones, such as Essie’s Carry On or Skirting the Issue . I think that “Liya’s Nude” is a perfect mix between the two.

The formula of this polish is also quite nice, two coats is all you need. I always use a top coat, so my nails can last as long as a week without any chipping. I hope that my love affair with nudes and neutrals won’t last too long. The weather is getting nicer every day, so pretty soon it’ll be time for colorful pastels and bright neons :D I can’t wait!

Paula xx


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    April 2, 2014 at 3:54 am

    Oooo, that is a beautiful shade! Very sophisticated, yet fun!



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      April 2, 2014 at 5:41 pm

      It is, isn’t it ;)

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    April 2, 2014 at 11:59 am

    It looks like such a gorgeous colour! Reminds me of Barry M dusky mauve! It’s surprisingly hard to take a picture of nails that are thee of colour, I’ve found- but you’ve done a great job! Your nails look fab!

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      April 2, 2014 at 5:42 pm

      Oh yes, it’s a pain to take pictures of nail swatches, especially if you’re doing it yourself ;) Thanks hun!

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    April 2, 2014 at 10:52 pm

    I love this color.Your nails look really great!

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      April 10, 2014 at 10:51 am

      Thank you!

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    Sophie Sierra
    April 3, 2014 at 7:26 pm

    Must admit I’m definitely a bold/pastel polish person but this gorgeous shade could persuade me otherwise! :D Very classy and makes a lovely impact!

    Sophie xo

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      April 3, 2014 at 8:28 pm

      Oh yes, I also have love for pastel and bold polishes :D

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