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M is for: Magic Croisette from L’Oréal (with Saphir Treasure stamped butterflies)

I’m jumping in on a new challenge. Only in my last post was I complaining about my lack of inspiration and lack of posting – so it’s come at exactly the right time.

Charlie from Pocket Money Polishes is running the challenge, which is a series of A to Z posts. I’m joining in right in the middle, at M, but will see it through to the end. Who knows, I may just then start at A and do the front half of the alphabet too!

So, for M, I have Magic Croisette from L’Oréal. The Boulevard de la Croisette is a famous seaside promenade in Cannes, and the name so I guess the polish is named after the sparkling waters of the Mediterranean as seen from a leisurely stroll along the esplanade of the same name.

I bought this in March 2013 and haven’t worn it until now. It’s a duochrome in mid blue and teal, with a light blue, almost turquoise shimmer. The duochrome doesn’t show up much on the naills, but the polish is lovely all the same. It took two easy coats, and then I added some simple stamping.

I thought I’d keep the stamping in the L’Oréal family and tried out Saphir Treasure, a metallic light blue. It’s very similar – in the bottle anyway – to Essie Blue Rhapsody from the Mirror Metallics collection.

I stamped using the butterfly image on Bundle Monster plate BM 307.

L'Oreal Magic Croisette stamped with butterflies using Saphir Treasure and Bundle Monster BM-307
L’Oreal Magic Croisette stamped with butterflies using Saphir Treasure and Bundle Monster BM-307

The other A to Zers have blogged about:

Zoya Mimi (PMP)

Barry M Mediterranean (Starfish Nails)

OPI My Vampire is Buff (Penny Pinching Polishes)

Emily de Molly Maddy’s Magenta (AnnaBean’s Nails)

Delush Polish Master of Disguise (PishPosh And Polish)



For this manicure I’ve used:
  • Colour: two coats of L’Oréal Color Riche Magic Croisette
  • Stamping polish: L’Oréal Color Riche Saphir Treasure
  • Stamping plate: Bundle Monster BM-307
  • Top coat: Glisten & Glow HK Girl

All manicure images are copyright to Kerruticles unless otherwise mentioned.





Charlotte Smith

Such a pretty blue (WANT) – I love the delicate butterfly stamping too.

Claire Kerr

I think I bought it full price, but it’s available for £1.30 on Fragrance Direct – it’s number 811 (and the stamping polish is number 817).

Charlotte Smith

Oooo thanks for the tip (you enabler you!)

Claire Kerr

Only too happy to help 😉