Monthly Archives: March 2010
I thought I’d just pop in and update you a little on what’s happening down here!
I’m still enjoying having my friend over for Easter, we’re having a great time going to the pool on daytime, shopping in the afternoon and watching The Office by night. What could be better?
I hope you stay tuned after Easter, because I have a lot of new stuff to show you. Apart from the second Illamasqua and the rest of the nailstation polishes from Dubai, I’ve been hauling some great new nail colours from Marks & Spencer, plus some cool polishes from Claire’s. (I’m just going to say two words: Awesome green!) I hope you’re looking forward to seeing swatches of these.
I’m even going to try some comparison posts, because as my stash has grown, the dupes and near-dupes are popping up in here. I think this will be fun!
Hope to see you soon!
I bet you all have seen the Ruffian mani by now, but you haven’t seen MY version! Haha.
Just a little backstory for those of you that wonder why this “reversed french” mani has become so popular this spring. It was first seen at the Ruffian fashion show at the 2010 NY Fashion Week, where team CND presented this particular way of painting the models’ nails.
Naturally, as with all new nail trends, this has been popping up on the nail blogs recently, and even I got inspired to do some nail art!
I started with two coats of OPI DS Amethyst, then I finished with two coats of OPI DS Extravagance. By the way, this is a great way to freshen up an old mani that you don’t want to remove yet.
I found that it’s best to don’t use any stickers or guides for this mani, I just freehanded it. So please don’t laugh if it’s a little crooked, it’s my first try after all.
Don’t you think it’s fitting that I’m wearing OPI DS while holding my pink Nintendo DS? Haha!
I’m totally hooked on The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks at the moment. If you haven’t played the Zelda games for DS yet, please try them out!
Thanks for checking out my Ruffian! (That sounds a little naughty!)
Have a nice day!
Spring is soon upon us, so I’ve been craving bright, fun and summery colors lately. When I checked out my untrieds pile this morning, the choice wasn’t hard: China Glaze Caribbean Blue. This is another blue from the Bahama Blues collection, and unlike Blue Island Iced Tea it doesn’t make my hands look like alien hands.
This is totally gorgeous, it’s a bright blue filled to the brim with silver glass fleck glitter. I’ve been thinking of it as the blue cousin of Strawberry Fields, which is a pink with gold glass fleck glitter. China Glaze blows me away with these finishes, I love them!
Caribbean Blue is a dream to apply, the polish glides on to the nail beautifully, and it’s neither too thick nor too thin. It’s opaque in two thin coats.
Are you longing for spring as well? What are your favorite spring and summer polishes?
Thanks for stopping by, have a nice day!
This is it! The taupe creme Chanel Particulière was a big hit in the nailpolish world when it was featured at the Chanel spring 2010 fashion show. It’s a part of Chanel’s spring 2010 makeup collection, Les Impressions de Chanel. The other two nailpolishes in this collection are Tendresse (pale pink) and Inattendu (sandy beige).
These taupes have been popping up everywhere lately, and this one is often compared to OPI You Don’t Know Jacques. Particulière is a bit lighter than OPI’s version. Laquermanic has a great comparison post with some of the different taupes out there.
I’m really glad I decided to pick this up, even though I thought it was really similar to OPI YDKJ. I love the lighter hue of the Chanel, it reminds me of chocolate milk. This is such a pretty, classy and sophisticated color, I just can’t stop checking out my nails.
The formula is just fantastic, creamy and smooth. It’s actually opaque after one coat, but I’m wearing two coats because I wanted to even out my application a bit. (Even though the formula is perfect, I’m not. ;)) The only thing I wish is that Chanel would change the shape of the handles on the bottles, I think it’s really hard to control the brush with just that little knob to hold on to. But I guess that wouldn’t work with the square lids anyway.
This Chanel is a winner for me, what do you guys think of it?