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NOTD & La Mode: La Roux 5/30/10


In my recent ELF haul I received 5 free nail polishes with my purchase. Obviously, I have to do a NOTD to showcase each of the free goodies.

I'll start by saying that I did not get to pick the colors so it was all a surprise to me. The first polish I'm trying is called "Innocent" by ELF. My guess is it's called Innocent because it's very light and dainty. Maybe it could have been called "Dainty Innocence" to drive the point home.

With and without flash so you can truly see how light this polish is, which isn't a big deal because I was going for something minimal. So I would suggest this color if that's the look you're intending.

My qualms: I think I would have wanted a shade just a tad bit darker. Also, the bottle is a bit weird (as another blogger mentioned on her review of ELF polishes), and it starts to chip after 3 days of wear. This is 2 coats plus a Sally Hansen top coat.

Overall, I would give "Innocent" by ELF 3.5 out of 5 stars.

...on to the next...

I know some of you have probably heard of La Roux--maybe for a while now. But I live in America and we're always late. We never get anything first and that goes for fashion/music/movies.

I was surprised when I came back from Europe and saw commercials for Iron Man 2 "Opening Friday" after I had seen it in Paris more than a week earlier.

Anyway, I've been really into this duo's song "Bulletproof" so I did some research about this UK band and decided that I enjoy Eleanor Jackson's style.

(courtesy of ContactMusic)

I mean, it's not near conventional, but I like it. Very fresh.
Have you heard of La Roux? What do you think of Eleanor's style?

LA ROUX 'BULLETPROOF' from soyo on Vimeo.

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  1. i`ve heard the elf`s polishes are pretty sheer. thanks for the review. & also thanks for getting this dern song in my head again. lol.

  2. Ooh, that's awesome that you got so much free nail polish. :D I love that color, very pearly.

    Wow, Jackson's style is pretty out there, but it's not bad. My friend is really into that song "Bulletproof" as well.



  3. I've never tried ELF nail polishes, although I love their other products...I might have to try this one out! I love demure colors like this... I wear bright colors on my toes but always stick to nude colors on my nails.

    Love La Roux.. she's been in rotation on my iPod for a few months now. Great music!!!


  4. That's a lovely color. Would love to try it out.

    I love La Roux' music too...
    Speaking of late, we have our SATC release only on June 11 :(

  5. Very upbeat song, thanks for sharing, Cheryl!:D

    ...and everything girly under the sun!

  6. I love La Roux! And that colour is soo nice! :) xx

  7. Aren't Rihanna and La Roux touring together or something?? It would probably be a really good show!
    I like that ELF nailpolish, the color is really nice. I'm terrible at keeping color on my nails so I usually go without. I can see myself digging that color.
    Thanks for your comment! If you aren't used to baking, don't start with the scones. It's probably best to pass that one to the hubby =)

  8. love her music, not too keen on her style though!
    gorgeous nail polish colour cheryl :)
    thankyou hun! i am experimenting, it's just always raining in england and the days are becoming nicer and sometimes the photos are better outside as it's natural light :)
    thankyou for the comment on my blog :)

  9. Oh I love that nail color...solid and very ladylike :-)

    Happy Monday, cheers: Evi

  10. I love ELF blushes, but have not tested out polishes. This color reminds me of a wet and wild polish.

  11. I recently bought so many polishes from e.l.f...like 15 of them! i couldn't pass up the price tag and honestly the colours are great! I loved desert haze and also mod mauve, and with a top coat they don't chip as much. Love this colour on you...I'm wondering if I should have gotten it haha

  12. i've never tried their nail polish! but that colour does look quite pretty and dainty.

  13. that looks perfect on you love !

  14. I love La Roux, I heard the song "Quicksand" sometime last year, and I was hooked!

  15. Such a gorgeous color. I've never used their polishes before. I think it's time I try!

  16. oooh!!i love the almost nude nail color.I have been looking for something like that!!!will give it a try!thanks

  17. that color looks great on you! i need to buy some of this too!

  18. I always love your reviews!! I really like the 2nd color, it looks great on! xoxo

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  20. I love the nailpolish!
    That girl has some style hun?!

  21. Free polishes??? Oh, I soooo envy you!
    Love this pinkish colour.
    About that girl... dont know... on the first picture she looks amazing (i like her hairstyle), but on the second picture... no :)

  22. I love La Roux! I heard her for the first time a year ago in London :)

  23. WoOoO I love La Roux. Nice nals love that colour.






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