You can tell I had fun taking these photos of Le Metier de Beaute Summer 2011 The Gods and Goddesses nail lacquer collection. The little bottles and pretty colors were instant mood lifters even before I started wearing them. Of course, now that I have been sporting them for nearly five days I love them even more (Hera is on my left hand, Athena on the right. I'm either starting a new trend or proving that beauty bloggers are an utterly insane bunch).
Le Metier de Beaute named the collection after Greek gods and goddesses which is such a beautiful (not to mention refreshing) idea that somehow corresponds with what this fabulous brand is all about. There's no dumbing down, cheap gimmicks or Bieberism of any kind. Le Metier de Beaute always makes me feel like they respect their clients and what they're about. But back to the gods and goddesses of nail polish...
There are four nail colors in this summer collection:
Dionysus - a deep dark tealish turquoise. It's so pretty and Mediterranean in feel I have every intention to use up the bottle, and I'm not normally a blue polish person.
Eris- warm bronze. Classic and rich.
Athena- sea foam or a very light pearly olive. It brings out the warmth in my skin and is muted and elegant enough for day wear even in a more conservative environment.
Hera- light sand in bright sunshine. It's a wonderful summer nude, works with everything from a sexy summer dress to bridal gowns and doesn't clash with big bold jewelry.
All the colors have a delicate pearly/borderline metallic finish that maintains its shine for at least five days. I've tested all four colors and found that each one takes only two coats for a full coverage and depth that's true to the bottle. The quality is what I've come to expect from Le Metier de Beaute nail polish- dries quickly and wears through thick and thin and all the abuse I usually put upon my nails. I've applied Hera five days ago and there's no sign of wear even without a top coat. The bottles are what other brands call mini. I know some people aren't happy with the small amount of product, but for a nail polish fiend this is wonderful: they don't take up too much space, are ideal for travel and don't stand there mocking you for years because no matter what you'll never finish a bottle. Le Metier de Beaute nail polish is formulated as 3-Free.
Bottom Line: my favorite colors this summer.
Le Metier de Beaute Summer 2011 Nail Lacquer- The Gods and Goddesses ($10 each) is now available at the counters (Bergdorf and Neiman Marcus). The collection was sent to me for review by the company.
All photos are mine.