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Wednesday, June 3, 2015

L'Oreal Colour Riche Press-on Nails | Canadian Exclusive Nail Art

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Something all Canadian beauty fans deal with is product availability. If you're not Canadian, it's easy to assume brands distribute the same products in US and Canada- that would make sense- but that's not always the case. From time to time we just don't get the same products our US sisters get. It's totally unfair, and there is usually no reasoning behind it, but what can you do? Thankfully, we live in the internet age, so most anything you want can be obtained if you just have to have it. Anyway, the tables have turned, as L'Oreal has released eight Canadian exclusive nail art designs as part of their Colour Riche Press-on Nails range. Read on for a closer look at two designs- Pardon My French and All Over Rose.

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L'Oreal Colour Riche Press-on Nails in 203 Pardon My French* and 204 All Over Rose* $14.99 CAD

The eight Canadian exclusive designs were created by Tom Bachik, L'Oreal Paris Global Nail Designer, and offer something for all tastes. The trendy designs range from a muted, feminine French manicure (Pardon My French) to soft florals (High Tea), bold patterns (Divine Feline and All Over Rose), a reverse French (Tuxedo Royale) and metallic and glitter accents (Silver Lining, Mirror Mirror and Nude Muse.)

While press-ons aren't something I reach for all the time- I'm pretty happy with my natural nails- these designs most definitely speak to me. I can't help but wish they had been released as wraps... Anyhow, the application process is quick and painless. You simply select the nails that match your own, apply the corresponding adhesive tab, and press-on the nails. I did find that the sizes printed on All Over Rose were backwards to the sizes on the adhesive, but it was easy enough to chose the correct size as the tabs are transparent and can be held up to the nail.
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l'oreal colour rich press on nails all over rose (trimmed) L'Oreal Colour Riche Press-on Nails in 204 All Over Rose* (trimmed & filed)

I wore All Over Rose first, as I do love a little floral print in my life. All Over Rose features stylized red and pink roses on a navy blue base. The nails have a rounded shape, that I found ran a bit long- most press-on nails I've used tend to be on the shorter side. While I like that L'Oreal is offering a variety of nail shapes, these were just too long and the rounded shape doesn't suit me. Luckily, these can very easily be clipped and filed should you too prefer a shorter nail. Once shortened, I have to say I love the look of these! The fit is quite realistic, as I found the sizes (of which there are 12 to select from) were small enough to fit naturally. Granted, if you look really carefully, you can tell these are faux, but for the most part, these do give the appearance of being your own nails.The finish is glossy and durable feeling, and formulated to wear for a full seven days. I've been wearing mine for four and can report the nails are still securely attached, and look great (no nicks, scratches or chips yet.)

Overall, I'm very pleased with both the designs and fit. I love that these are so quick and easy to apply- ten minutes and no dry time! Plus, you can't beat nail art without any of the work. While these designs are Canadian exclusives, L'Oreal Colour Riche Press-on Nails are available anywhere L'Oreal is stocked. The Canadian exclusive designs are available now at Shopper's Drug Mart and mass market retailers and drugstores across Canada.  What do you think of press-on nails, yay or nay?