Hot off the shelf 2: L.A Colors & L.A Girl

Hi lovelies,

Yes I know, 2 posts!  Aren’t you excited?  I have already posted part 1 with a whole bunch of Essence polishes but there is more!  This one isn’t as long but I it is just as exciting.

I really love L.A Colors & L.A Girl because for one, they are super affordable and great quality but they are also both cruelty free.  If you haven’t tried them before you really should.  Let me show you some new goodies that are out.  (I don’t know how new but they are fairly new)

L.A Girl Sand Blast – Green Sand



DSC00467Green Sand is a light green textured polish.  You can see in the bottle there is a subtle green shimmer but it doesn’t show up very strong on the nail – which I like.  You can see it in the sun though.  This is 2 coats with no topcoat.  This one was a little on the thicker side – but not in a bad way – and very pigmented.  I would recommend that you wait for the first coat to dry for a minute or so before adding the second coat.  That way it will dry faster and the texture will show up much faster.  I actually really like the texture of these textured polishes. It is very similar to the China Glaze textures but the ‘grit’ is a bit finer.  Application on this was also really nice. Because the texture doesn’t show very well in these photos here is another one to show the texture off a bit.


L.A Girl Sand Blast – Quicksand




Quicksand is a purple textured polish.  I absolutely love this one.  The formula on this one was a little bit thinner than Green Sand.  This is 2 coats with no topcoat.  Here the texture shows up really well in the photo and I am in love with this colour.  Formula was great.  I will definitely be getting a few more of these.

These textured polishes are also available in: pink, orange, blue, nude, reddish and brown.  Another thing that I really like about L. A Girl is that they are very on trend but at very affordable prices.

L.A Colors FlashPop – Mad Duo

This duo comes with polish on the one side and a glitter in a clear or lightly tinted base on the other side.  This is the polish in Mad Duo




First of all, this is a neon creme orange.  My camera never captures neons well but this orange is a slap-you-in-the-face orange.  It’s BRIGHT! Formula is gorgeous.  This one was also quite pigmented and in 2 coats I had great coverage.  It is a neon so dries to a slightly matte finish.  Application was a dream.  It also dries quite fast.  Love this orange! Now for the glitter.



The glitter consists of micro red glitter, slightly bigger pink hex glitter, a few pink flakes and larger diamond shaped glitter.  The larger glitter is very shiny! The glitter is only one coat and I had to do a bit of blobbing and spreading but only for the larger pieces.  It was very easy to apply and move around though. It also depends how much glitter you want on your nail.  You can either move it with the brush or take a tooth pick or dotting tool to move the bigger pieces into place.  I had no trouble with this at all.

L.A Colors FlashPop – Expressionism

The polish in Expressionism


DSC00488As with Mad Duo the brightness of this pink doesn’t show.  This is also a SUPER bright pink.  It’s no secret that I love pink everything so this is a firm favourite.  Same gorgeous formula.  Application was a breeze and this is 2 great coats.  With the glitter:



This glitter consists of: micro pink glitter, larger pink hex glitter, even larger blue hex glitter and a few pink flakies.  This glitter is just gorgeous!  I also had to spread the larger glitter a little bit but again that depends how you like your glitter.  This is one coat of glitter.  I can’t get over how gorgeous the polish is and the combination with the glitter is just so lovely.  I can’t wait to use this one again, and again and again.

These are also available in base colours of: black, purple, blue and green.  Another great thing about L.A Colors?  The amazing price for the formula.  These are only R20!!

What do you think of these?  Do you love textured polishes?  I absolutely love both of these products and I will definitely be getting a few more.  If you have any question please let me know.  I am sure I missed something along the way.

Have a gorgeous weekend and I hope you will be picking up a few of these pretties.  If you do let me know what you think.

Thanks for reading!

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  1. Whaaaa awesome! Now I will have to drag Mr Boyfriend to Dischem this weekend, hehehe. Green Sand looks pretty similar to the Sally Hansen one I got the other day but I need Quicksand for SURE. And I’m not the hugest fan of the duo bottles but those look awesome 🙂
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  2. Lesley

    That green looks lovely on you and the duos look like candy!
    LA Girl is re-releasing at one of the drugstores here and I am having a hard time avoiding them! There’s already a glitter I’ve passed up a few times that I know I’ll end up with…it’s inevitable! 😉

    • Thanks Lesley. I love the shade of green.
      I am quite impressed with LA Girl. I have seen they have a ‘splatter’ range with glitters that I would love to try. Hope they are available here soon. I say, don’t resist. 😛

  3. You know I like Green Sand. I say no more.
    Mad duo looks MAL on you! That orange on you, I cannot get over. Don’t get me wrong, Expressionism looks good too as it’s pink, but Mad duo sho sho sho.

  4. Okay, so the universe is in an unbalance at the moment. Why, you ask Michelle? Not because this post made me get 3 of these ranges polishes…No! But because of the colours I chose! I had the green, blue and nude sands in my hands…then I saw Expressionism…and I remembered how sick it’s glitter looked on your post. So you know what I did? I put the blue sands down and took Expressionism…which is a pink. I took a pink over a blue! If the world explodes, I blame you! D:
    But silliness aside, this is an awesome post M! And I am genuinely impressed with the LA Girl Sand Blast polishes!
    You still suck though! 😛
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    • LOL this made me giggle like a mad person (oh wait….) I am SO stoked you took expressionism and I know you won’t be sorry. It is such a bright neon. I will happily keep sucking if it means you get more pink 😛

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