Wednesday, January 30, 2013

YSL Spring 2013: Jade Imperial La Laque Couture

You know how you lose something precious and there is a hole in your heart that cannot be filled and it's a little hard to admit because jeez, it's just nail polish, but it's still true? That's how I feel about Rescue Beauty Lounge Diddy Mow. I've only ever lost two beauty products in my life and one of it had to be a limited edition, sold out indie nail polish of the most dreamy green ever. It's frivolous and #firstworldproblem of me, but I want to weep when I think about it.

Anyway, I impulse bought YSL La Laque Couture in Jade Imperial from their spring collection because it looked similar to Diddy Mow in the bottle. Pictured below with Essie Luxeffects Shine of the Times because that's what I applied to the tips of my left hand (shown in top picture) and right ring finger.

Jade Imperial is a cloudy jade green creme. Application was smooth and could easily have been a one coater, though I did two. The formula is just a tad thicker than I would've liked, but in no way does it impede or mar application.

While there is no right or wrong when it comes to nail polish pairing, I think Jade Imperial serves well as a complement to this spring's palette of punchy pinks (I am willfully ignoring its dainty counterparts). I purchased mine for $25 from Nordstrom.

Products Used:
Shu Uemura Retractable Eyebrow Pencil in Seal Brown
Rouge Bunny Rouge Time Defying Foundation in Wheat Cream
Guerlain Meteorites Perles du Paradis
Le Métier de Beauté Peau Vierge Correcteur in Light/Medium
Le Métier de Beauté Eye Brightening and Setting Powder in Revive
Le Métier de Beauté Dualistic Eye Pencil in Tamarack
Dolce & Gabbana Femme Fatale Smooth Eye Color Quad
THREE Flash Performance Pencil Eyeliner in 08 Eye On
Annabelle Le Big Show Mascara
Suqqu Balancing Cheeks in 02 Mukuge
Paul & Joe Lipstick Case CS 006 and Lipstick Refill CS 080 Manège
Le Métier de Beauté Clearly Brilliant Lip Gloss
YSL La Laque Couture in Jade Imperial

Jennifer Zeuner Mini Bar Necklace
Catbird Alphabet Ring


  1. I bought this sight unseen and I love the way it looks in the bottle. I can't wait to try it.

    RBL Diddy Mow? Yum... love it. I was lucky enough to snag a bottle in pre-order way back when.

    Beautiful photos!

  2. Beautiful color polish. Sometimes that color can wash people out but I think it totally enhances your skin tone. Just lovely!

  3. This is truly an adorable shade! I'm so sorry to hear you lost such a precious nail polish though :(

  4. What a gorgeous nail color! I am loving the lip as well.

  5. of curiosity what was the other beauty product you lost?

    1. Chanel Rouge Coco Shine Bonheur, which I didn't end up replacing :x

  6. Jade Imperial is gorgeous! I wonder if there are any good dupes out there?

    Sorry about your loss though. I don't think I've ever lost a beauty product before... unless you count my No7 lip pencil in nude falling behind my dresser and staying there for 6 months :D

  7. Since I have both Diddy Mow and Essie Sew Psyched, I'm not sure I need this green, too, but it sure is a great color.

  8. That's a gorgeous colour. In my books, it's an "odd" green because of a hint of taupe/grey in it. And, I love "odd" colours. The "odder" the better!

    RBL Recycle was my special colour. The formula was dreamy and absolute to-die-for. Sigh.

    1. Yes, that's a good way to put it. I love in-between colors as well. The harder to describe the better :)

  9. I love the murkiness of this jade green, it reminds me of the jade buddha I wore most of my life :3

    Shame about your RBL polish though!

  10. Um WOW. Forget the nails how did you so that sexy eye? Love the whole look. Now I have to shop.

  11. I finally found this nail polish at Saks...It is sold out everywhere else....:(

  12. I just googled Diddy Mow, and wow that color is beautiful. This one is lovely as well, I love muted jade greens (all greens, really). Love the way you're wearing it here, I have similar shades so I'll definitely be trying this combo soon!

  13. not into polish, but your eye makeup looks really great in this post. hope you'll talk about it at some point. also like the lip color on you - it's not too blue, a common problem with cool-toned pinks.


  14. Gooooorgeous!! :D Gorgeous with the pink lips, gorgeous with the delicate gold jewelry, gorgeous with Shine of the Times. Pure gorgeousness!

  15. You gorgeous girl. Where is that yellow dress/top from?

  16. Love the combination of colours!- do you think Nars Schiap is a dupe for the lip colour?

  17. I love how PJ Manege looks on your lips! it's a gorgeous bright fuschia!

  18. I love jade colours, This nail polish looks great on you! :)


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