Sunday, December 29, 2013

A Very Popular Post of 2013, Version 2.0: L'Oreal Color Riche Gold Dust

Hey everybody!  I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas.  I had a lovely time with my family, and now I'm back to the blogosphere as 2013 winds down.  I contemplated doing a year end "best of" post like a lot of other bloggers are doing, but I decided against that because 1) I didn't start blogging until April, and 2) I don't get press samples and don't have nearly the choices that others do.  So what I am doing is a big ol' continuation of one of my most popular posts of 2013, L'Oreal Too Dimensional? from the textured Gold Dust collection.  I loved Too Dimensional? so much that I purchased 4 more Gold Dust polishes.  And now seems to be the perfect time to show them off.  So, without further ado...my swan song of 2013! :D

I will keep my introductions to each of these succinct and say up front that all 4 had terrific formulas, zero cleanup, and a major glitter wow factor.  I used two coats of each for the photos.  The texture of the L'Oreal Gold Dust collection is just like Julie G Gumdrops textures, which I love as well. 

First off is the lovely lavender called The Reign of Studs.  I confess, I have no idea what that name means.  It sounds like some weird play on Game of Thrones.  Or The King of Queens.  I don't know.  It looks a bit similar to Too Dimensional?, but it's more of a true purple hue with silver glitter instead of gold.




Next is a *really* elegant gold texture...I mean, this is one pretty color.  It's not an out there, in your face gold...it's muted and delicate and ohhhh so pretty, the appropriately named The Statement Piece.




Did you catch that reference to being "appropriately named"?  There's a reason for that.  Next up is possibly the worst named polish of 2013...and frankly, I thought nothing could top Wharf! Wharf! Wharf!  And it's a shame too, because I Like It Chunky (???) is one of the most gorgeous textured numbers ever invented.  The pink glitter in the coppery base creates an overall look of rose gold.  I guess it likes its glitter chunky.  I hope so anyway...I Like It Chunky looks really, really rotten on me, but I don't care.  It's soooo pretty.




And you all know me by now...I'm gonna save the vamptastic shade for last!  Feast your eyes on Sexy in Sequins, a blackish-purple with lots of pink, lavender and gold glitter.  This one has it all.  I was worried that its dark base would made it troublesome to work with, but nope...another winner. :)




I have resisted (thus far) the temptation to just go ahead and finish purchasing this collection.  But who knows what tomorrow may bring?? :D  There is something about the L'Oreal Gold Dust polishes that really connected with people.  They are all exceptionally pretty, long-wearing, and inexpensive...and something tells me that when this limited edition sells out, the polishes will be the sought-after prizes of tomorrow.  I got all of mine at Rite Aid.

For those of you curious about my Top 5 Popular Posts of 2013, here they are:

1)  Comparison:  butter LONDON The Black Knight vs. Hard Candy Bite of Black
2)  How Bloggers Influence Me:  Sinful Shine Yours Truly
3)  Sally Hansen Sugar Coat Comparison:  Bubble Plum and Red Velvet
4)  Maybelline Color Show Brocades:  Gilded Rose
5)  L'Oreal Does Texture:  Color Riche Gold Dust Too Dimensional? 

Notice anything in particular about all these?  Girls love drugstore brands. :)

Thanks for stopping by, and have a lovely day! <3

14 comments:

  1. I did buy all of them, just because L'Oreal LE polishes are usually hard to find by me. LOVE! Love them all.

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    1. I kinda want to finish up the collection. Then I kinda want some spares...you know, for a rainy day...or Ebay in a couple of years. :P Thanks for stopping by! :)

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  2. These are so sparkly! Love it :)

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    1. They are terribly sparkly, and sparkly makes the world a better place!! <3

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  3. Whoa, these truly are gorgeous! But you are certainly right about the orangey-copper one; there is NOTHING gorgeous about that name. Uh, WOOF! :P Seriously, who ever came up with that and how did it not get vetoed on its way through the prototyping and marketing processes?! Oy.
    We must have the same love of vamp, because that last one certainly gets my heart going too! It actually reminds me a lot of my dearly beloved Alcatraz...Rocks! from the same collex as - dare I say it? - Wharf! Wharf! Wharf! The main difference I see is that the L'Oreal has the actual hexes. I would certainly scoop this one up, again, if they ever appear in a store near me! Thank you for showing us 4 more lovelies with such skill and elegance!! :D

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    1. Wow! You didn't get these in your area either? :( That stinks!! As far as Alcatraz goes, I think Too Dimensional? is closer to it but not quite as dark. I know I sound like a broken record, but L'Oreal really did GOOD with this collection. :)

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  4. Hi MElissa! What a great post, all the colours are gorgous, but I guess my favourite by far is The statement piece, for all the reasons you mentioned. Your pics are gorgeous, I love the necklaces you're holding it looks so chic! Of your most popular posts I can't pick a fave, they're all so well written!

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    1. Ahhhh, thank you Nati! What a lovely compliment! :) I agree about The Statement Piece...my Mom wore it last week, and I kept looking at it saying, "Wow, that's SO pretty! "

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  5. I love that first lavender one! Your pictures still amaze me :)

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    1. Wow...how sweet of you! <3 It's the polish making me look good. :)

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  6. These four are all gorgeous on you, no doubt about it. :D
    Happy new year! Hope 2014 brings you lots of joy and good health! <3

    ~ Yun

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    1. Thanks, I think they are all lovely. And Happy New Year to you as well! <3

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  7. Now this is an awesomely unique take on doing something instead of a review! The last is my favorite and that copper number is the most unusual texture I ever saw!!!! But you are right, each and every one of them is worth owning - happy New Year to you and your loved ones xxx

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    1. Isn't the copper one lovely? It's kind of a burnt orange, but not an out-there orange. Unfortunately, it's still orange enough to be ugly on me, but like I said...I don't care! :P

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