Earlier this week I was lucky enough to come across all four polishes from the new L'Oréal Color of Hope collection at Duane Reade. L'Oréal is donating $1 for each product sold to the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund - how great is that?!
The four polishes in this collection are Whimsical, Devotion, Valiant, and Mystery. They are the perfect summer to fall transitional colors. For some reason, these four reminded me of the Sex and the City characters! Without further ado, here they are!
Whimsical is the Charlotte of this collection. Feminine yet a little flashy, this is a peachy champagne shade with a foil finish. I really love this look and don't have anything else quite like it.
Devotion is our Miranda of the bunch. Warm and creamy like milk chocolate, there is a hint of ash in this color that adds a level of sophistication. Milani Teddy Bare is slightly darker.
Like Samantha, Mystery is bold and edgy. Mystery is such a dark and wonderful shade - I examined this polish in the store and couldn't quite figure out if it was black, dark grey, or blue. Since I couldn't decide, I had to buy it of course :) I thought of Nars Galion, but after comparing this to Ommorphia Beauty Bar's beautiful swatch, think Mystery is a dash more green and a touch less grey.
And to complete the set, I'll share
Carrie Valiant again! Valiant is a shimmery, foily, pewter metallic shade... picture a tarnished nickel. Valiant is a complex shade with a hint of warmth.
I really love these polishes, and creating a collection of four colors makes it very justifiable to get the whole set! This was actually my first experience with L'Oréal polish since back in the day when the bottles were wide. I am very impressed - the brush was appropriately wide and each color only needed (2) coats.
L'Oréal polishes are $4.99 in New York City. I saw Color of Hope displays at Walgreens and Rite Aide, however polishes weren't part of those displays. If you're going out to hunt these down in Manhattan, I'd suggest trying the Duane Reade-s with the "Look" boutiques - you know, the ones with the giant cosmetics sections? Here's the store locator!