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L'Oréal Ceramide Resist
Member Name: lamorna
L'Oréal Ceramide Resist
Date: 02/07/03, updated on 02/07/03 (252 review reads)
Advantages: Strengthens, Glossy, Durable
Disadvantages: Can't buy all the colours, Will they discontinue it?, None
What do women want? I know what I want when it comes to the cosmetic products I buy. Performance matters. I want a foundation base that helps to make my complexion flawless and healthy looking. I want a mascara that lengthens and thickens my eyelashes without making them look like a collection of stiffened dead spider’s legs. I want a lipstick that doesn’t dry my lips yet doesn’t ‘bleed’ or disappear completely after one sip of my ice cold Chardonnay. I want a loose face powder that doesn’t make it look as if I’ve been dunked upside down into the flour bin. I want a powder blusher that doesn’t make me look as if I’ve been ‘tangoed’ I want a nail polish that doesn’t gloop as I apply it, doesn’t take ages to dry and then after all the care and attention, chip within hours. I’ve just discovered my last object of desire courtesy of L’Oreal Ceramide Resist nail polish which claims it gives strength and care and will last up to five days. Now these are some claims and I was eager to test them out.
I take care of my nails and set aside a quiet period of time to give myself a home manicure. I expect my home manicure and nail polish application to last me anything up to a week. Many of the nail polishes I’ve been using recently from other cosmetic houses look disgusting after one day. They gloop, the polish chips, fades and cracks easily and nobody would believe I’d spent a full half hour on my hands and nails just the day before.
I was impressed as soon as I opened the bottle of L’Oreal Ceramide nail polish with the good to feel chunky matt aluminium stopper. The brush was long and slim indicating easy application and the polish itself was the perfect consistency so that the brush can’t overload. That’s when you get gloop, when the nail polish is too thick and the brush too stubby. Trust me. I know these things.
The instant I
applied the first coat to all my fingernails I knew this was going to be a good nail product. The glossy shine was very smart, the polish glided on evenly and one coat would possibly be sufficient for many wearers but I’m a two coat kinda girl. The first coat dried hard very quickly, as did the second, although L’Oreal Ceramide Resist isn’t one of the 60 second instant drying nail polishes. The finished look was incredible with a super gloss and certainly gave my nails a strong feeling sensation.
Even more remarkable was how soon after painting my nails I was able to do things, like return to my keyboard, without the inevitable damage that often happens when I’ve just painted my nails. Whatever a Ceramide is the end result is a really tough finish. After five days of wearing the polish not one of my was chipped or scratched. In fact they looked exactly the same as they did on the day I painted them and even the colour remained bright and fresh looking, not dull and faded as many polishes appear after that period of time. Exactly what it says on the bottle.
There was a beautiful range of colours to choose from, the palest silver through to the deepest browny-plummy-black. I originally bought Number 503, a very rich russet, coppery red from Superdrug priced at £3.99. I so loved the effect and quality of this L’Oreal polish that the next week I bought Number 302, a subdued but glossy creamy beige, from Boots for the same price. Both colours have had the same lasting qualities. I say this because sometimes the same product can behave differently due to the colour pigmentation. Ever tried changing the colour of a wall using red emulsion? If you have then you’ll know what I mean.
I have been using this product for a month now meaning five home manicures and it’s been a total success every time. It even means I can do my nails on a Thursday and know I won’t have to redo them for a Saturday nigh
t out. Rather strangely I haven’t been able to comfortably go over the five days, it’s almost as if the nail polish is on a time switch and I can’t make them last six!
It is difficult for me to judge the strengthening claims of the product because I have been using a specific nail strengthening product at the same time and my nails have been noticeably less inclined to split and flake and have grown considerably longer. This improvement could be due to the combined effects of using the two products but I would say that because of the hard, glossy, surface finish, obviously due to the Ceramide ingredient, that I sensed once my nail polish was dry this product alone would strengthen my nails.
This L’Oreal Ceramide Resist nail polish is the best nail polish I have used for a long time in that price range and I’m delighted with the product and the resulting finish.
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