Whats New from L’Oreal? Nail Lingerie, Top Coats, New Shades and Press-On Couture!

I recently attended an interactive nail workshop hosted by L’Oreal Canada with special guest and celebrity MANicurist Tom BachikTom, a former graphic artist, skateboarder and super nice guy used to make his living custom-painting skateboarding helmets before becoming a highly-sought after nail technician for Hollywood’s elite. His work has been featured in countless publications and some of his “red carpet” clients include Jennifer Lopez, Mila Kunis, Anne Hathaway and Gwen Stefani. It was such an honour and pleasure to meet Tom, chat about nail trends and test out some of the exciting new products coming out soon from L’Oreal. Take a look……
 Colour Riche Nail Lingerie by L’Oreal

Manicure Stations 

Tom’s PRO tips for achieving the perfect manicure at home:

> Applying a base coat before applying a dark polish helps prevent staining
Don’t rush. Allow each coat to dry for over a minute before applying the next
> If you have small nail beds, try angling the brush and “push” the polish towards the cuticle to get a smoother application. 
> To prevent “air bubbles”, apply thin coats of polish and dry thoroughly 

Nail Trends: What We Can Expect for 2013

> Elegance and sophistication
> Full-coverage nudes 
> Upscale textures (i.e. 3D textures & diamond sparkles)
> Deep/Rich tones (i.e. Greige, Navy Blue) all year round 
> Matte nails

Exciting New Products from L’Oreal:

Over the next few months, L’Oreal will be launching some new nail products as well as introducing new shades of their popular Colour Riche nail polish. While I did like many of the new shades, the Nail Lingerie & Top Coats completely stole the show. 

Adding a top coat is a necessary step to completing any manicure. L’Oreal’s new Top Coats “give nails an instant haute-couture wardrobe” and will be available in 6 new finishes. Available July 2013

The Colour Riche Nail Lingerie are 3D transparent nail art stickers that require no drying time and apply super easily! Wear alone or apply these gorgeous 3D effects (8 to choose from) on top of your regular manicure to customize your look or take it to the next level. Available June 2013

The Colour Riche Nail Polish line which features a glossy finish and long-lasting wear, welcomes 9 new shades and a new brush that provides ideal coverage. Shades include: After Hours, Greyt Expectations, He Red My Mind, Paparazzi Pleasure, Smell the Roses, Breaking Curfews, Charmed I’m Sure, Rendez Vous & I Pink I’m In Love. Available May 2013

The Colour Riche Nail Press-On Couture are the first press-on nails to ever be released by L’Oreal. They use “flex-nails” technology to make application simple & easy. Choose from 8 chic & glamorous designs. Available July 2013

L’Oreal Colour Riche Top Coats – $6.99 CDN/5ml
Carat (True Gold), Matte (Matte Velvet) & Confetti (Sparkilicious) 
Also available: True Diamond, The Holographic & Shift Me – not pictured

L’Oreal Nail Lingerie ($9.99 CDN)
L-R: Statement Piece (700), Bling Addict (701), Razzle Be Dazzle (702) & Elite Chic (703)
L’Oreal Nail Lingerie (Close Up)
L-R: In With The New (705), Elite Chic (703) & Something About Her (704)
A few of the new Colour Riche Shades L-R: 
I Pink I’m in Love, He Red My Mind & Greyt Expectations

L’Oreal Colour Riche Press-On Couture ($14.99 CDN)
Back Row L-R: Cross The Line, Walk The Line, French Twist, Earn Your Stripes, Moon About You & Midnight French
Front L-R: Perfect Opposites & Proposal in Paris
Tom Bachik
Hollywood Red Carpet Glam Squad
Video of Tom demonstrating how to apply the Nail Lingerie

Which of these new nail products will you be adding to your shopping list? 

Which nail trends have you been loving this year?