Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Spotted, Hauled...a few, & Swatched - L'Oreal Gold Dust Polishes

**all items purchased by me

Time for a new Spotted, Hauled & Swatched post!  Today's topic is the new L'Oreal Gold Dust polishes.  These pretties are textured, and the collection includes some of the most interesting textured polishes that I've seen to-date.  I've spotted the collection at both Bed, Bath & Beyond as well as Giant Eagle...I haven't been to Rite Aid or CVS recently and my brain is a little fuzzy on if I saw them at Walgreens yet.  The collection is a little odd-sized at 9 polishes - usually collections come out in even numbers.  Oh, well.  More to look at and be tempted by.

As usual, let's get started with the display.  The one on the left is the picked-over one from Bed, Bath & Beyond; the one on the right is the full one that I saw at Giant Eagle.
~at BB&B, they were $5.49 each; Giant Eagle was $6.99 (which will probably be similar to what the drugstores will charge if/when they get this collection)~

The 5 (yes, 5) I did not get - and why I passed:
Rough Around the Edge - felt too close to Zoya Yara PixieDust
The Reign of Studs - felt too close to OPI Can't Let Go Liquid Sand
Pop the Bubbles - felt too close to Orly Aqua Pixel
Diamond in the Rough - felt too close to Orly Plum Pixel
The Statement Piece - don't really wear gold that often

I originally found these at Bed, Bath & Beyond and purchased from there with a $5 off $15 purchase coupon.  Now let's see which 4 I did come home with:
Too Dimensional?, Hidden Gems, I Like it Chunky, Sexy in Sequins

Label & Bottle shots (sorry - my pink sweatshirt keeps reflecting on the bottles)

And the must see part - the swatches!!
 Too Dimenstional?, Hidden Gems, I Like It Chunky, Sexy in Sequins
~intentionally blurred to show the sparkles off~
Too Dimensional? and I Like It Chunky are 2 coats each
Hidden Gems and Sexy in Sequins are one coat each

I've already had one on my nails (Too Dimensional?) and loved the way it looked and felt.  Even though it's textured, it's not too rough - kind of similar to the Zoya PixieDust feel.  I had it on for a couple of days before it came off when washing my hair (but that kills all my manis).

Now, I'm off to go make my dessert for tomorrow's Thanksgiving dinner, dry and straighten my hair, and do my nails.  If you're celebrating Thanksgiving tomorrow, enjoy your meal(s)!  And if you're braving the Thanksgiving Day/Black Friday shopping madness, good luck in your searches!  And of course, try to enjoy your days, celebrations or no!

Have you spotted the L'Oreal Gold Dust collection yet?  Any catch your eye as "must-buy"?  Let me know!!

**all items purchased by me
**my opinions are my own
**not sponsored/affiliated


  1. I purchase this collection last week from rite aid. The sale was buy one get one 50% off and I got $5 back because I spent $15. I got the same ones you purchased except I got lacquer-ized instead of 'I like it chunky. I thought it was too close in color to the textured nopi and julie g gumdrops

    1. You got a good deal on them! There's so many textured polishes on the market now it's hard to get truly unique colors/combos.