L’Oreal Jeans Effect Nail Collection

Following on from my post on the L’Oreal Glam Matte Lip Gloss collection that’s part of the denim collection I now bring you three out of four of the L’Oreal Jeans Effect Nail Collection shades. Looking at these in the bottle they’re just my sort of thing – especially that cornflower blue coloured one. But what differs about these is that they’re not just your typical glossy nail shades – they have a texture that they dry down to that is designed to look a little like the texture of denim.

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So the texture is that sort of slightly matte, grainy effect. To be honest, it’s one of those nail effect trends that I pretty much just don’t ‘get’. I mean, it’s not offensive at all – it just doesn’t really make sense to me as to why you might want slightly gritty textured nails. BUT, that being said – it does have a major plus side in that these textured nail shades do dry super fast.

Colour wise, I adore Azur Salopette – the cornflower blue/lilac shade and wish they would do this in a simple cream/glossy finish. The coral ‘Jean and Tonic’ is also very pretty for Summer. The darker indigo shade ‘Indigo Clasique’ is a beaut, but probably one I’m more likely to save for colder months.

My overall view of these are that they’re very pretty colours but personally the texture thing is a bit of a turn off for me. Although I do really adore that cornflower blue colour so if anything is tempting me away from typically glossy nails, this will be it.

What’s your view on texture nail effects – yay or nay?!

L’Oreal Jeans Effect Nail Collection is available from Boots



  1. July 29, 2014 / 2:48 pm

    I really love all the cornflower blue shades that are coming out this season and the nail varnish you’ve mentioned would go really well! But I’m not a fan of the textured look if I’m honest. It’s a bit like the matte effect – I wasn’t too keen on that either! I think it may be a short-lived trend!! Steph x

  2. jas
    July 29, 2014 / 4:06 pm

    Gorgeous shades, but i also dont get the trend! Its a nay from me!
    xprincessjas | ♥

  3. August 1, 2014 / 11:13 am

    This isn’t out in the U.S yet, well not by me in Wisconsin. I do love the colors but I agree that grainy look it gives off… not my cup of tea. I just wonder if its long lasting? plus with that bumpy look it may seem like the nail color would chip easily.

  4. gill
    January 20, 2015 / 9:47 am

    Bought thus nail varnish cause I loved the colour but will be taking it back as hate the grainy Finnish. Not what I think nail varnish should look like. Horrible lumpy grainy Finnish thought at first was my expensive CND base coat.

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