YSL Polish

Nail polish is nail polish at the end of the day. But we’re all beauty junkies here and in the presence of friends I’m sure there’s a fair few of us that can admit that we may have paid over the odds for a bottle of the good stuff on more than one occasion *cough* CHANEL *cough*. The colours, the fancy bottles, swoon. Up until a few months ago I hadn’t truly found a high-end lacquer that warranted the purchase price and that felt superior to my usual Essie/Barry M/Rimmel numbers, until I stumbled across YSL’s offering. Now here, ladies and gents, is a pricey polish that’s worth saving up for. Here’s why.

Firstly, the brush rocks. It’s one of those ‘slightly curved, serves up just the right amount of product’ brushes that glides on without a stroke to be seen and nuzzles in nicely to the cuticle. Secondly, the shade range. It’s not the first place I would browse usually when heading to the YSL counter, but actually the colour selection is vast and varied with everything from everyday neutrals to slightly more out there options (Bleu Celadon, I’m looking at you). But really what’s all about is the formula. All that I have tried and tested could easily be one coat wonders if time was an issue, they paint on without any pull and man do they last. I always think that talking chip-times is toughie, because depending on what you do with your hands it’s different for everyone (that sounded saucier that I intended it to!). Personally I do the washing up about three times a day sans gloves (I know, I know) and go glove-less for pretty much all cleaning activities meaning that polish can sometimes last just a measly day without polish. But these fare well. Paint ’em on Monday and by Friday things are looking in need of a refresh.

They go by the full fancy sounding name of YSL La Laque Couture Lasting Nail Polish and will set you back £18.50. Ouch. But next time you fancy a treat (and common sense is wavering), these are polishes that are well worth a pop…

  • Bella

    oooh, I disagree that nail polish is nail polish. I don’t have 50 polishes, but all the ones I do have are Chanel, Dior or YSL and the occasional bottle of Essie I’ve bought has disappointed me deeply: I do see and feel the difference. Bleu Celadon is fantastic!

  • http://www.anonymousbeautyblogger.com/ Anon Beauty

    Both the pinks above are gorgeous.

    Anonymous Beauty Blogger

  • http://cloudycoconut.blogspot.com.au/ Loren

    Wow, these look beautiful! Im a cheap nail polish junkie though, so I’m not sure if I could bring myself to splurge that much! x

    Cloudy Coconut

  • Carina Stewart

    YSL polish, these look so amazing! I would definitely have to get it in a colour I would wear all the time!

    Carina | http://carstina.com/

  • Nicola

    I definitely feel the pain of having to justify buying such expensive items!! but I love the blue one the most and will hopefully try it out!


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  • The slow pace

    I completely agree! The red called Pablo is one of my favourites right now. The quality of YSL nail polishes is great, much better than other expensive brands. For instance, I hate Chanel nail polishes! They have the most beautiful colours but the quality is horrible!

  • http://firstlunchthenwar.com/ Faye Winfindale

    When I read your tweet, I thought of my YSL polishes and was glad you were indeed talking about them! Fantastic quality!

  • http://holylipstick.com Dar – holylipstick.com

    I need that pink in my life…
    I love the Sephora Formula X polishes for a little more high-end than the drugstore but not quite tear inducing as Dior, but Dior Safari is indeed perfection.

  • Leannemariexo

    Those shades are beautiful.

    I’ve never really splashed out on fancy nail varnish, always just opt for whatever takes my fancy in boots!

    ​​Leanne @ Leanne-Marie x

  • http://champagnelifestyleteabudget.blogspot.co.uk/ Ellenor Marie

    The shades look lovely, I might have to stock up :)


  • http://www.fashionmumblr.com Josie

    Such lovely shades! Sometimes it’s not worth splashing out on expensive polish but thtese look and sound fantastic!

    Josie xoxo Fashion Mumblr

  • Emily Knott

    I have added this polish to my birthday list! 😀


  • Marion

    The new formulation of Dior nailpolishes is great as well! love ur blog <3

  • http://sophielfarrell.blogspot.co.uk/ Sophie L Farrell

    They look lovely, I don’t mind spending a pretty penny when I know i’ll always wear it!

  • Rachel Polansky

    that blue reminds me of a l’oreal color

  • http://www.thevelvetblack.co.uk/ Alice Young

    Oooo I love the sound of this nail polish! The shades you’ve photograph are so pretty as well!

    The Velvet Black // UK Style, Beauty and Lifestyle Blog

  • http://godsaveourdressing.blogspot.fr victoria

    oh gosh those colors… Nice selection :)



  • Zazie Bibi
  • http://mividabonitaa.blogspot.nl/ Savannah Giersthove

    I would buy these only for the look of them, they’re so gorgeous my god! x


  • PeonyandPeach

    These sound great, I’ve not tried any of the YSL polishes since they got reformulated. I’m currently loving dior polishes, the formula and brushes are amazing. I’d definitely recommend them! Tut Tut for not wearing gloves!!!

    Giveaway on my blog!

  • Pam Biggin

    Oh now I am craving some of YSL polishes…….might have to have a cheeky look!


  • http://tillyenn.blogspot.com Tilly N

    I love the shade of these polishes! I’m always really skeptical about high end nail polishes because I HATE the Chanel ones and I find Barry M etc do the job fine. But these are so pretty, both colour and packaging!

    Tilly Enn // A Beauty and Fashion Blog

  • http://ellen-rozalia.blogspot.com.au/ Ellen Rozalia

    hmmm I think you are supporting my Nail Polish addiction! I wonder if Sephora will stock them when they arrive in Australia at US retail price. So tempting!!

    Ellen Rozalia | http://www.ellenrozalia.com

  • http://www.brittonloves.blogspot.co.uk Lauren S

    wowww the blue shade is just heavenly, definitely a celebratory purchase !

    Lauren x

    Britton Loves | Fashion Lifestyle + Photography – http://www.brittonloves.blogspot.co.uk

  • http://www.beautybabbles.com/ Kate

    I’ll have to save up my boots points for one of these beauties :)

    Kate xo // http://www.beautybabbles.com

  • http://www.laurelloves.com/ Laurel Loves

    Wow £18.50 I didn’t think it would be that much for a bottle of this stuff! The blue shade is GORGEOUS though. Like the sound of the brush too.


  • Food, Fash, Fit

    Good to know – I love Burberry nail varnish which is £15 per bottle, but you get less, and the brush is pretty dire. I always go back to OPI!


  • http://www.amynmore.blogspot.com Amy Amynmore

    These are gorgeous colours you picked out!

  • http://everydayingrace.blogspot.ca/ Grace

    I had never heard anyone talk about these polishes, so I’m glad you reviewed it for us!


  • http://my--socalledlife.blogspot.com.es/ Kate Wilson

    Very expensive but oh so gorgeous! x


  • Marta Pozzan

    OMG those colors are amazing!

  • Beth Carr

    It’s incredible! I managed to get shade 23 which is a lovely blue-toned grey in the sale at Debenhams for £11! They’ve still got some shades in stock online I think so check it out!!


  • http://www.kiralynnmakeup.blogspot.com Kira McGrigg

    Well here’s another thing added to list of things to buy once I’m off my no buy.. at this rate the list is going to send me back into a no buy!


  • http://www.twitter.com/georginawootton Georgie

    Yesss this stuff is so so fantastic!

  • Emily

    Love these! Especially number 49… Absolutely gorgeous! xxx


  • http://unstitchedd.blogspot.co.uk/ Maddy from UNSTITCHEDD.

    Such pretty bottles, and the colours are gorgeous too! x

    Maddy from UNSTITCHEDD

  • http://www.theunpublishedgirl.blogspot.com/ Claire England

    You word it in such a way I start thinking when is my next free day to go and browse the nail polish at my local YSL counter!!
    Gorgeous post! Claire x

    My Lingerie Blog – http://www.theunpublishedgirl.blogspot.co.uk

  • Stephanie

    These are beautiful! I do hate that the gold cap comes off and leaves a rubbish black cap!





  • Becky Alyssa

    I desperately want Rose Scabiosa and Bleu Celadon, but haven’t quite managed to justify the price amongst other purchases! Hopefully soon though :)


  • http://www.palmtreesandlipstick.com hanaa

    Ah the perfect post, going to fly and wanted to stop by at duty free so I came here for some good nail recommendations and here it is. Brilliant!

  • http://makeupandskincarereview.blogspot.com Karen

    I really need to get off the drug store products and start trying some of these designer brand makeup products. They looks so good, even the packaging designs are so beautiful :)

  • http://hapiland.net/c/free-career-test-online/999-hair-theory-and-practice-question-tests/cosmetology-practice-test-questions/ Karen Brown

    Look great. I love number 50 bottle! The colour is amazing!

  • http://www.vibrantbeautyblog.com/ Jennifer Monforton

    I’ve heard nothing but good things about these YSL polishes- glad you’re loving them too! The shade selection you have is stunning :)

  • Katie H

    I have ‘Rouge Pablo’ and I agree with her so much. trust me guys, this polish will save your life. so worth saving for!
    http://fancydressinvite.blogspot.com x

  • nueyork

    The blue is so stunning! I’m pretty hard on my hands too, so polishes don’t last well with me, but if they’re last 5 days for you that’s amazing!


  • http://mizzrubiiee.blogspot.com Rubiiee

    Must try, love the blue! Thanks for sharing!
    Carolyn | BLOG