A Morning With L'Oreal Paris

On Monday, I left my beauty regime at home and placed it in the capable hands of L'Oreal Paris. A drizzly, grey Monday morning, I ventured into Soho to their pop-up beauty bar for the launch of their new Studio Pro range.

I was warmly welcomed by the team and immediately shown to the breakfast bar laden with croissants, pastries, fruit pots and salmon bagels... I almost cried with joy. To be greeted with food, especially on such a miserable day, is pretty much equivalent to bumping into Beyoncé in your local Costa.

After drooling over my morning treats, my first port of call was the nail station. It was ManiMonday, after all. I made myself comfortable while the nail artist showed me a selection of the Color Riche L'Huile shades, L'Oreal's new oil-based nail varnishes.


The first thing I noticed was the beautiful bottles - the chic glass-cut designs make it feel like a true luxury. Then I was drawn in by the vibrant array of colour. I always instinctively go for nudes and mushrooms, as they are so versatile, but I thought I'd spice things up a bit and see how my nails looked with a splash of colour.


The nail artist shaped, tidied and buffed away then began to apply my chose colour - Green Absinthe. In one stroke, I fell in love. So in love that the girl at the station next to me chose the same colour! As well as being the perfect transitional shade as we head into Spring, it has the perfect price tag and retails for only £4.99.

The ease of application, the depth of colour and the beautiful shine surpasses any other nail varnish that I've tried on the high street. I've been wearing it for 5 days now and it's still almost perfect. I will definitely be stocking up when it hits the beauty counters in March.

Never underestimate the power of a good manicure.


It was then time to move on to the hair station. My hair is so long and thick that I very rarely experiment with different styles. Straight, curly or messy up-do's are about all I can manage but being  in L'Oreal's creative hub and surrounded by so many great images of gorgeous styles, I was inspired to try something new (not that I was going to be the one styling it, of course). After a chat with the hair stylist, we decided to go with a soft 40s inspired wave.

My hair was curled, set and finished off the new Studio Pro Boost It Volume Hairspray. After waiting for it to cool, the curls were unravelled and brushed out to create loose waves that framed my face. A final spritz of the Studio Pro Lock It Fixing Hairspray and my new style was complete. Although there were products in my hair, the style was fixed but didn't feel hard - which is exactly what you need in a hairspray. That, and the fact that I felt like I'd just stepped out of an old Hollywood movie, means I will definitely be adding Studio Pro to my hair wardrobe.


As far as Monday's go, this day was definitely up there with the best. 


Have you tried L'Oreal's new products yet?




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