Bourjois La Laque Nail Enamel

Friday, January 8th 2016 Nails

Bourjois La Laque orange outrant nail polish -Lena Talks Beauty

A few months ago, I attended an event hosted by Bourjois Paris and was able to view a number of their new release products. We received an amazing goodie bag, and today I’m going to show you some of the nail polishes from their new La Laque Nail Enamel range. I have 03 Orange Outrant and 05 Are you Reddy, both beautiful bright colours perfect for summer.

Bourjois La Laque collection - lena talks beauty

The full range of colours in the Bourjois La Laque Nail enamel collection

Bourjois La Laque Nail Enamel – 05 Are You Reddy?

Are you reddy for this? hahah, oh so punny. I love bright red nails, around Christmas, or year round and Bourjois La Laque 05 Are You Reddy fits the bill for that.

Bourjois La Laque 05 are you reddy - lena talks beauty

The bottle is a bit of an unusual shape, a triangular prism if my primary school geometry serves me correctly. I found that it fit snugly between my fingers when I was painting them, which is a bonus. The brush on these La Laque polishes is excellent, you can almost paint an entire nail in one stroke. In these photos, I have applied 2 coats of polish over Orly Bonder base coat and topped with Glisten & Glow HK Girl top coat, as I do almost all of my manicure.

Bourjois la laque 05 are you reddy nail polish - lena talks beauty

Bourjois La Laque Nail Enamel – 03 Orange Outrant

I’ll start out by saying that this post was not an easy one, since there was a bit of a disaster in the process of it – which you may know if you saw the post on my facebook page. I  spent the morning painting my nails perfectly, cleaned up around the edges and everything…and then went to take a photo, and smashed the bottle all over my kitchen floor. That meant a giant mess to clean up, on my tiles and also all over my hands. So, the photos for one of the polishes is less than ideal BUT it does still show the beautiful colour.

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After some emergency clean up – not quite to my usual standard but it was a desperate time.

Bourjois la laque nail enamel 03 orange outrant and 05 are you reddy

Bourjois La Laque Nail Enamels are available in New Zealand now, at selected Farmers stores:
Hornby Takapuna Glenfield
Te Rapa St Lukes Hastings
Wanganui Store Henderson Palmerston North
Manukau Store Blenheim Paraparaumu
New Lynn Riccarton Rotorua
Albany Shirley Timaru

For a regularly updated list of Bourjois NZ stockists visit Farmers’ website

The RRP is $15, for a 10ml bottle which makes the unit price very slightly more expensive than an OPI or Essie polish, however I tend to look at overall price with polish.
What do you think of these Bourjois nail polishes – do they tickle your fancy? Have you ever had a polish disaster like I did? Let me know in the comments section!
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  • Love those two colours (even when smashed on the floor!), i think the red is my favourite because its just such an easy colour that looks good year round. I’m surprised these work out to be more expensive than OPI and essie, but agree that I tend to focus on the overall price rather than the price per mL, especially because I never tend to run out of colours. Great review, as always 😀 xx

    • I actually don’t ever think I’ve finished a nail polish, other than top and base coats which is why I just look at overall cost but I like to be thorough with my reviews! it’s such a good red.

  • Christel Hansen

    I love these polishes!! They apply so well and are such beautiful colours.
    I once dropped a bottle of polish on my bedroom floor (it was a dark red) and it went literally everywhere. There’s still a huge polish stain on the carpet and all over my sheets where it splashed up. It looked like a bloody murder scene. Hahahahaha oxoxo

  • I was waiting for this post after you told us the story of the bottle dropping! I love that orange – beeeeeeautiful nails as always Lena xx

    • It was such a disaster haha. I was so sad because it was so pretty…might have to get another one!

  • Are You Reddy is such a pretty colour!

    • I loved it! It wore well, didn’t chip for 5 days until I did some heavy duty bathroom cleaning without gloves and even then it was only chipped on one nail.

  • oh nooooo!! What a shame! Such Gorgeous colours Lena x

    • If I hadn’t been in ‘must get this off the floor mode’ I probably would have cried. At least I still have the red.


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