Wednesday, 22 June 2011

Discovering the French Brand BIGUINE

Hello everyone,

A week or something ago they've had this sale at the Toulouse Monoprix, and I've decided to jump on the occasion and test some more Biguine polishes.
The first one I've got, about 2 months ago, is called Sunset Bld. and is swatched here.
Well, I was also thinking of starting to swap... so... maybe some of you would eventually be interested in this brand ;) ... Actually I am about to do my first swap with Stéphanie from So Nailed... So this is a big wink to you, sweetie! ;)

I've got in all 5 Biguine polishes: First Kiss, Juicy Jus, Lilas Spirit, Bleu Dur and Under Brown. The first 4 are swatched here bellow.
I didn't use any top coat. I applied 2 coats for all of them, except for First Kiss, which is a jelly, and  needed 3 coats.

First Kiss:

Taken in the sun
This one was the only jelly of the 5. The application is perfect, but as any jelly, is transparent. So I needed 3 coats to get it opaque. The finish is super bright, and the colour is just adorable!

Juicy Jus:

This is beautiful coral cream. The colour just freaked my camera out, but I've managed to get at least 2 or 3 accurate pics (the first 2 are the most accurate). The formula is excellent, is opaque in 2 coats and the finish is super-bright. Another "colour of the year 2011", in my opinion. So many brands released corals and shades of corals this year, and I know it is not even finished yet!

Lilas Spirit:

Isn't this pinkish lilac super cute? Me, I just love it! The pictures show a very accurate colour, so I think there is no need for more explanations on the colour... Just lovely! It's a cream, and the formula is excellent, just as for her sisters swatched just above. 2 coats for full opacity.

Bleu Dur:

OK, I had to post 4 pictures of this one.. It soo gorgeous and bright and perfect! Perfect bright blue! Just look at that colour and that finish! (I remind you that I'm wearing no top coat). This is a cream, the application was perfect and 2 coats are enough for full opacity.

Overall, I'm very happy with this brand, the quality of polishes is excellent. BUT, they are a bit expensive outside the sales and special offers. They contain 10.5ml (this is actually a lot for a French polish), which is a little less than the American polishes (containing at least 15ml). They and are normally sold at 6.70 euros/ bottle (about 9 $). With the special offer I had them at 5 euros/bottle ( 7 $). So I'm very, very pleased with my purchase !

I know, I don't have the Under Brown for you today, but I'll be swatching it later. What happened was that when I did this was very late, and I had no more sun light to do the last polish... and the next day I broke a nail... :( So I'm waiting for it to grow a bit before I do other swatches. But, don't worry, I have some pictures left in my computer, so there will be other posts ;)

Let me know what you think of these ;)
See ya!
Big hugs!


  1. Uh !
    Big crush on first kiss and lilas spirit !
    They look so good on you !
    J'aime j'aime j'aime !
    Xx. S

  2. :D Alors ils seront à toi, si tu les veux ;)

  3. OMG they look so Beautiful!!!! the gloss is super and the texture looks so smooth!! love the colors!!

  4. WOW!! LOVE those shades on you <3 :)

  5. Ahhh, I'm jealous! So perfect! :)

  6. Thank you, Liene! I think I'll be putting one or two bottles of this brand in my future giveaway ;)


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