I’m super behind in posting. I have tons of stuff that needs posted, but when I found the new Limited Edition L’Oreal summer gellie polishes, I knew they’d get bumped to the very front of everything I’m posting. I do still have the China Glaze Hologlams to show, and a couple of the China Glaze textures to post, but frankly, these L’Oreals are far more important.
Earlier this week, after a seriously sucky past couple weeks, I decided to just say peace out, and head down to visit my seester. We went out shopping one of the days, and didn’t really see anything we needed, until we decided at the end of the day to “just check” and see if the Rite Aid had the new L’Oreal limited edition summer display. Well, let me just say, we lucked out. They had the L’Oreal display, the Julie G gumdrop polishes, a few other LE displays, including the Maybelline Summer LEs (which will be another post).
So, we may have cleaned out the L’Oreal display (Hint: we did). All they had left in the display when we were done were they eye shadows. I bought all four of the lip glosses, and of course EVERY SINGLE ONE of the polishes. I am now on the hunt in MY town for the displays to pop up, because I NEED BACKUPS. Of every. single. thing. I. bought. I kid you not, they are that fabulous.
Call them what you want- jellies, gellies, gellys, sorbets, sheers, whatever; but its very easy for companies to really mess up on the formula. That is NOT the case here with this limited edition set. L’Oreal really knocked it out of the park on these.
When I got home I immediately changed my mani from my three day old Illamasqua to, you guessed it, the “red” jelly. Jolly Lolly looks red in the bottle. Do not be fooled. When you put it on, it is a bright bright pink. It reminds me of Pinkie Pie’s hair…
Anyone who knows me knows that I have a slight (serious) addiction to red and neon pink jellies. So this one was an obvious first choice for my first manicure.
MY CAMERA HATED THIS COLOR. No matter what I did my camera would NOT pick up this color accurately. It is bright in person. So bright, in fact, I could not stop staring at it.
Word of caution, like most jellies, these tend to be ultra sheer at the tips of your free edge, so I highly recommend double wrapping the tips. If you can, stay away from fast dry top coats, because even with my medium-fast dry topcoat (Out the Door), I got some tip creep and minor shrinkage. Which means Seche will most likely do even more damage. The good news is, they dry quite fast alone. I put on the “mint” jelly about an hour ago, three coats with no top coat at all, and its dry unless you smoosh it really hard pressing down on it with your fingers. SCORE! These are also so shiny, you really wouldn’t even need topcoat. So shiny in fact, you can see my camera in those photos.
If you happen to find these, I know right now Rite Aid has a deal going on if you have a Rite Aid card, and you can get them for cheaper than the normal $5.99 SRP. I recommend snapping these up when you do find them, because being a LE collection, once the display is out, they will be gone for good.