Crazy for Chanel?

Wednesday, 27 May 2015

Chanel Nail Polish Collection
So you may have seen my latest post on a new nail polish purchase, Chanel Le Vernis Nail Polish #727 Lavanda, and as I was describing it, I was saying how I know that Chanel nail polishes don't have the best reputation but that I really like them.  With the exception of one or two shades, I haven't had any issues with their consistency.  

I definitely think that the formula has been improving with each collection but on me personally, I find that it isn't gloopy or streaky.  I typically apply two coats and I get a full opaque finish.  They dry down to a high shine and lasting power is impressive too.  I use a base and top coat and can go a few days without tip wear.  I think Chanel always bring out beautiful shades, in classic packaging and formula and coverage are impressive too.

So for full disclosure purposes, when I say, that I really (die-hard fan) like Chanel nail polishes, you can rest assured that I'm not just trying to get you to buy whatever hue I'm harping on about in a particular post and I can do so given that I seem to have built up (curated) quite the collection...

Chanel Le Vernis Nail Colour #727 Lavanda

Monday, 25 May 2015

Chanel Le Vernis Nail Colour #727 Lavanda

The warmer weather just calls for something like this to be lacquered on.  I know cheating on my beloved neutral nail polish hues and I love it!  I picked up Chanel Le Vernis 727 Lavanda to add to my utterly ridiculous nail polish collection.  

Looking darker in the bottle, this is a creamy deep royal purple. A stunning shade, it's unlike anything I already own, Tenderly is more brown.  Two coats applied and perfectly rich opaque and this dries to a high shine almost jelly finish.  While I generally prefer a wider brush, what I like about Chanel's offerings is that they apply evenly and are rarely gloopy.  I'm sure it's easily dupeable and we've all read the less than glowing reviews about Chanel's lasting power but I'm a die hard fan and think the formula has improved.  I'm on day 3 and currently chip free!  

Potentially knocking Orange Fizz off it's post, a fun colour, it is now a strong contender for my ultimate summer colour!   Part of the Summer 2015 collection, you can pick this up from Chanel counters now should you wish to stock pile Chanel nail polish shades too ;)

Lipstick Queen Frog Prince Lipstick

Friday, 22 May 2015

Lipstick Queen Frog Prince Lipstick

Mentioned briefly in my last post, A Space NK Haul was my new lipstick love.  If I'm honest I bought this on a whim. What can I say, I'm a lip product lover and well, the stand was beside the till point...  I was sceptical and worried it would be a bit gimmicky but thankfully, I'm impressed with my first purchase from the brand.  The Lipstick Queen Frog Prince Lipstick.

This is a semi sheer lipstick but it is buildable.  It's emerald green in colour in the bullet but is designed to adapt to the natural pH of your lips, imparting a sheer rosy wash of colour.  On me, it is a flattering, very natural hue, similar to MAC Patisserie.  I feel like it starts off almost balm like and then develops into a pop of colour.  The latest added to the ridiculous collection of MLBB shades.  The addition of shea butter and vitamin E means that this is hydrating, moisturising and comfortable to wear.  It glides on smoothly.  As it's not the most opaque, it does last too long on me but fades nicely.  It gives a glossy finish and is the perfect lipstick to throw in your bag (with the six others if you're me!) for everyday wear.  As you don't need a lip liner or mirror so it's not a faff to reapply.

My new favourite lipstick.  I'm pleasantly surprised and glad I bought this!

Space NK Haul

Wednesday, 20 May 2015

Living Proof, Lipstick Queen, Orible & Sarah Chapman Skinesis Haul

You may have seen me mention it, moan about it on Twitter here but I went into Space NK last week to buy shampoo/conditioner and then, found myself (of course I did) buying three other things, only to discover that I missed out on the GWP!  *Cries*  Here's what I picked up...

I went in to buy shampoo and conditioner as I've just run out of my beloved Oribe Gold Lust Repair and Restore duo and opted for something new.  I bought the Living Proof Frizz* Shampoo and Conditioner  I haven't had the chance to use these yet but I'm excited to try them.  I really like the Living Proof Prime Style Extender so am keen to try more from the brand.

A repurchase of the Oribe Royal Blowout Heat Styling Spray happened.  I needed to pick this up as my last one has just sprayed its last spritz and I've been naughtily going without heat protector. Why does everything run out at once?  Empties post?  This offers heat protection and like all Oribe offerings smells amazing!  More importantly, this helps me achieve a smoother, straighter style.  

A product that was not on my list, well it has been on my wish list, does that count is the Sarah Chapman Skinesis Eye Recovery.  I LOVE this brand and needed an eye cream, I've actually been going without for the last few weeks, so thought I would try this one.  It's light, hydrating and easily absorbed and I'm sure I can see the tell-tale signs of too many late nights spent binge watching Scandal being reduced.

I didn't go into Space NK intending to purchase this but I bought the Lipstick Queen Frog Prince Lipstick.  The display was near the till point and what can I say, I'm a sucker!  I was afraid that it might be a bit gimmicky but it's moisturising and on me at least, turns into a natural rosy hue.  For my first Lipstick Queen lipstick, I'm impressed.  Full (rave) review to follow.