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Thursday, 9 May 2013

Bourjois Abricot Ouate with Lynnderella Bride of Franken

Lynnderella Bride of Franken over Bourjois Abricot Ouate
Lynnderella Bride of Franken over Bourjois Abricot Ouate

I've had a sort of fascination for light peachy colours for a while now - first Chanel June, then Nails Inc Wellington Square, and most recently, Butter London Kerfuffle. I see the bottles, and I think how pretty they are, and I look at swatches and I think they look great with some skin tones, and not so good with others. Then I pick the bottles up, and hold them against my hand and think 'ugh, that won't suit me' and put them down again. So I've never owned one of these colours.

I was buying a couple of Bourjois shades in Boots recently, and there was a 3-for-2 offer. And there was this peachy polish 'Abricot Ouate'.... so I got it as my 'free' item. And it looks awful on me! I'm just glad I didn't buy a high end polish this colour. But at least I know now! Here it is:

Bourjois Abricot Ouate

Bourjois Abricot Ouate

Bourjois Abricot Ouate

Bourjois Abricot Ouate
Bourjois Abricot Ouate

Three coats plus Seche Vite quick drying topcoat. Application is fine, and I'm sure it would look good on someone with darker skin. Or different coloured skin. Ouate apparently means cotton wool in French.

So what to do with it? I saw this gorgeous mani by Another Bottle of Polish the other day, which reminded me of a fruit dessert with vanilla seeds in it; I thought I'd like to try something with the tiniest of glitter, and a bit of a shimmery highlight in a complementary colour. First of all, I put a bit of Nubar Black Polka Dot onto a saucer so I could push all the bigger glitters to the edge with my brush before dabbing on a little of the polish containing just the tiny black microglitter. Then I added a coat of Lynnderella Bride of Franken. Bride of Franken is one of my favourite Lynnderellas - it's one of her very first ones. It's a mix of bluish iridiscent (or 'disco') glitter with a some holographic microglitter in a slightly lavender-blue tinged base. Even though it looks quite colourful in the bottle, the tint in the base is so light you can wear it over just about any polish without it changing the colour of the base.


Lynnderella Bride of Franken over Bourjois Abricot Ouate
Lynnderella Bride of Franken over Bourjois Abricot Ouate

I added a coat of Gelous and another coat of SV to smooth this out - end result is a delicate, pretty spring mani.  The iridescent glitters in Bride of Franken catch the light wonderfully!


Lynnderella Bride of Franken over Bourjois Abricot Ouate

Lynnderella Bride of Franken over Bourjois Abricot Ouate
Lynnderella Bride of Franken over Bourjois Abricot Ouate
If Bourjois Abricot Ouate was *orange* and Lynnderella Bride of Franken was *blue* (and they are, near enough) they would be complementary colours, which is why they look good together. Once I'd done the mani, the colours reminded me of a limited edition polish Lynn made called 'Habeas Coral' which sold for hundreds of dollars on ebay. Lynn clearly knows her colour theory! Here's a pretty swatch of Habeas Coral by PeachyPolish.

I purchased Bourjois Abricot Ouate from my local Boots and Nubar Black Polka Dot from Beauty Bay. Beauty Bay's prices include worldwide shipping. I received Lynnderella Bride of Franken in a swap a long time ago;I believe this particular shade is now discontinued and has been replaced by 'The Bride Turned Blue' which looks very similar, except the base is rather more blue tinged. In the USA you can buy Lynnderella polishes from her store on ebay; Norway Nails stocks Lynnderella polishes and ships within Europe.

17 comments:

  1. Great color and glitter! Love them together too :)

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  2. I think the peach looks good on you!

    And I love the black and iridescent glitter together over it, I've already bookmarked that Nubar black glitter!

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    1. Thank you! That Nubar black glitter is great - definitely work getting a bottle since it's so easy to get hold of :)

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  3. Aw, I really like Abricot Ouate on you - at least from macro distance! The combo is beautiful and unexpected!

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  4. ooooh! this makes me want bride of franken JUST to wear it over a peach!

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    1. Haha! It is worth getting, I've found it to be very versatile (and I've never worn it over blue or purple).

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  5. I love this combination! I'm foolowing you too now :)

    My nail polish blog nails-and-more.blogspot.com

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  6. that color combo looks amazing! love!

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  7. Peachy oranges like that are very tricky for me to wear, too.

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  8. I love peach colours like this, they are so pretty, just like this manicure of yours!

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  9. That is a great combination!

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