Aug 6, 2012

The Great Aussie Polish Challenge - Le Beauty

This is my last day for the Great Aussie Polish Challenge.  It should have been yesterday but by the time I got home from dinner at my parents and painted my nails it was midnight and I couldn't stay awake any longer.  Dragging this out over two days did give me the chance to get some daylight photos though.  I took photos last night with the flash before bed then got up this morning, added a top coat and ran outside to get some sunny photos.  This polish deserves sun!

This is Le Beauty & Nails Supplies #192.  Sorry it has no name, which is really a shame because it deserves a name.  It's a stunning neon orange with a gorgeous fine glass fleck shimmer.

This is three coats, no top coat, taken indoors at night with flash.

I have a few Le Beauty polishes (all without names) and I'm quite impressed with them all, but this one I love.  It makes me gasp with the first brush stroke each time I use it.  Which is weird because I'm not usually a big orange fan, or I wasn't until I met this orange.  I can't help myself, this one just draws me in.  It's such an impressive colour and the shimmer gives it added depth.

The best thing is it dries to a silky smooth matte finish.  Not at all dry or rough, just smoooooooth.  The sort of smooth I can't help but keep rubbing my fingers over.

See that shine, that's all down to the shimmer, not a glossy finish.  I didn't even use any hand cream or  cuticle oil before I took these photos because I didn't want spoil the look of that finish.

I like to admire the matte finish for a day or so and then add a glossy top coat.  The top coat isn't just shiny, it adds depth.  So the rest of the photos are outdoors with a top coat.  Not a thick top coat.  I used Essie To Dry For.  A thicker top coat like Seche Vite would add even more glassy depth.
Morning sun.

In the shade outdoors.

In the shade outdoors.

Morning sun.

What do you think?  It's amazing isn't it?
Le Beauty & Nail Supplies polishes are available from  They sell other brands as well but this is their own brand.  There's a large range of colours and they are very nicely priced at just $3.18 AU.  I haven't seen many swatches around so it's a bit of a guess as to how they will look on but I haven't been disappointed with any of my Le Beauty polishes.
So that's it for Aussie Polish week.  I hope you've enjoyed seeing some of our home grown brands.  I think we have an amazing range to choose from.  There's still a lot of brands I haven't blogged, some of them have been covered by the other girls but I think I'll try and include an Aussie brand each week now.  I pulled out a lot of old favourites whilst deciding on polishes for this week that I can't wait to wear again.
Here's the rest of the Great Aussie Polish Challenge girls. 


  1. Gorgeous color, really lovely :)

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  2. Gorgeous shimmer! I'm not much of an orange fan but I like this. :)

  3. Gorgeous color! I love that last shot with the butterfly, very beautiful!

  4. Hey there,

    I nominated you for the Liebster Award. Please follow the link to my blog and answer the questions and keep the awards flowing :)

  5. Hello Caroline, I have tagged you for the Liebster Award! The information is on my blog - if you like you can check it out.

  6. Love this polish! I wish I could get this brand in Canada!
    I've tagged you for the Liebster Award, you can check out the details on my blog here: :)

  7. This is really, really beautiful!! :D I love the flecks in it!

  8. i don't like orange, but this colour is beautiful.!


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