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Borghese Summer 2008 Portofino Del Sole Nail Collection

A Little Slice of the Italian Riviera Right Here at Home

Recently, I introduced you to the new world of Borghese nail lacquers and their awesome double brushes. Since I'm such a fan, I thought you'd like to hear about the most recent Summer 2008 launch called Portofino Del Sole. The collection includes six shimmery shades that were inspired by the breathtaking landscape in Portofino, Italy — a Mediterranean port and destination for the rich and lavish.

I'm not much of a shimmer fan when it comes to my nails (especially reds or lavenders), but I'll rock just about anything on my toes. After trying out Florentine Gold, I'm smitten. Not only do I love the authentic, yellowy pale gold color, but I gave myself a quickie pedicure last night and was pleased that it didn't streak at all and that the polish dried relatively quickly. Also, I'll remind you again that the lacquers are free of DBPs, toluene, and formaldehyde — and they leave you with a long-lasting shine. What else is there to say besides, bellissima!

To read a description of each of the shades in the collection,


  • Florentine Gold is a medium-toned, frosty gold.
  • Portofino Gold is a shimmery pinky-gold.
  • Bronzatta Gold is a pale bronze.
  • Siena Gold is a gingery, pink-copper.
  • Rubioso Gold is an icy, frosted ruby shade.
  • Amethysta Gold is a mauvey-lilac.
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lovealways lovealways 8 years
I've come to the startling realization that shimmery nail polishes look better on my hands than creamy I'm definitely going to be on the lookout for these!
chiquita29 chiquita29 8 years
Very pretty colors.
chiquita29 chiquita29 8 years
Very pretty colors.
sofi sofi 8 years
The portofino and amethysta are lovely! the colors I saw at CVS the other weren't anything special. I hope I can find some of these next time.
MissMarisol MissMarisol 8 years
I really like some of those colors. May have to invest on some.
akroque91 akroque91 8 years
I like the colors especialy the gold one. I love nail polish especially the shimmer ones.
WiCkeD_LaDy WiCkeD_LaDy 8 years
there nice... yes i need a little more shimmer, on my nails....
WiCkeD_LaDy WiCkeD_LaDy 8 years
there nice...yes i need a little moreshimmer, onmy nails....
emalove emalove 8 years
glam-sugar glam-sugar 8 years
I like all of the colors except the first gold.
meowalycat meowalycat 8 years
Are these colors available online now? I'm not having any luck locating them.
kahribar kahribar 8 years
I am so there with these polishes!
bailaoragaditana bailaoragaditana 8 years
I like all of the colors - they're just my style :-D I'll probably grab a few when I get home.
MartiniLush MartiniLush 8 years
I have been wanting to try these since you posted your review of them, Bella! Right now, if you buy one, you get one half off at ULTA.... :-)
brittanyk brittanyk 8 years
I have a color really similar to Amethysta Gold on my toes right now. I like these colors, but I would like a few of them more if they weren't shimmers.
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