As promised on my related post with L’Oreal Too Dimensional, here’s the swatches for it’s black counterpart, Rough Around the Edges 139. These polishes are of L’Oreal’s Gold Dust line of textured polishes. They have a slightly gritty, super fine sandpaper feel to them which also forces them to look matte. And I LOVE them, far more than I thought I would.
L’Oreal Rough Around the Edges is a billion silver micro glitter in a black base. It goes on opaque in 2 coats but I used 3 for these swatch photos. The effect makes me think of what might happen if you dipped freshly painted still wet black nails into super finely ground up diamonds. From a far distance, nails look to be a shiny very dark grey, closer you can see the glitter, and in the sun it’s stunning. The photos do not do it justice. It is a really different, modern, edgy look.
The first couple of pictures I took while it was still a bit wet.
And a few when completely dry, looking more rough and matte.
I eventually caved and put a topcoat on my ring finger as shown below, and I still liked it just as much!
When you wash your hands the greyish cast turns back to black for a while, the little gritty bumps hold that much moisture. I thought it was worth mentioning. I only have the 2 rough texture polishes, this and the L’Oreal Too Dimensional so these are pretty unique and original to me, although the textured nails polishes have been around for a while. Rough Around the Edges appears to be a pretty good dupe for Zoya Dahlia and OPI A-nise Treat which have both been around longer, but you can probably find the L’Oreal for cheaper if this is a look you’re interested in! I’m really glad I found this (by accident even) as it’s my new favourite!
When I found these polishes I had no idea they were from a limited textured polish line! There was no signage at the display, no markings on the bottle to tell me as much. I was drawn in as the store I was at had all L’Oreal polishes on sale for about 50% off, maybe I was blinded by that! I grabbed this one, L’Oreal Too Dimensional, and another, L’Oreal Rough Around The Edges which will be watched and reviewed another day, on the merit of looking cool and interesting in the bottles alone. As luck would have it I got something far more interesing than I anticipated!
L’Oreal Too Dimensional 136, I discovered, is from their Colour Riche Gold Dust 3D Texture nail colour line. This is my first of any of these types although they have been around for a while. Too Dimensional is a medium denim like blue base full – really loaded – with gold micro glitter and medium hexagonal glitter. It dries quickly to a slightly rough to touch (but not enough to, say, snag your pantyhose) somewhat matte yet glittery finish. I don’t have anything like this and liked the effect right away! You aren’t supposed to use a top coat with these so that you get the full intended effect, but I’m sure it would look just as nice shiny! I couldn’t bring myself to add a top coat for pictures today, I was really enjoying the matte, roughish edgy texture too much. Perhaps I will make them shiny for a future NOTD.
This shade needs 2 coats for it’s full effect, however if you are having some kind of “I need sparkly blue nails absolutely RIGHT NOW!” emergency, you can get away with one coat and be out the door in seconds as it does seem to dry very quickly. This could just be the rough texture fooling me though! Here it is at one coat, looking a little more lavender.
And here it is with two coats in the sun. It looks a bit brighter blue in the photos, in person it is a slightly more muted greyer blue.
Here’s an unfocused photo so you can see more of that amazing golden glitter!
And some with bottle photos indoors. That gold glitter is amazing! I really like this one, so glad I found it, even if by accident!