Chanel Garconne Le Vernis Nail Polish Review & Swatch

I have a very short post for you all today, but one that I have been looking forward to sharing with you since I posted my little review of Chanel Organdi. My manicure of the week in Garonne is one of the latest additions to the Chanel nail polish line, and is a lovely colour and unlike any other in my collection.

Garconne is a grey colour with warm undertones.  The coverage is lovely and rich and applies very easily and gives a lovely smooth streak free coverage.

To achieve this particular finish I applied two coats of the Garconne nail polish and a top coat of Out The Door Fast Drying Top Coat.

You can purchase the Chanel Le Vernis nail colour for £18.00 from Chanel counters nationwide.

Talk to you all soon x

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Estée Lauder Pure Colour Envy Lipstick – Dynamic 410 Review & Swatch | Lipstick Monday!

Mid tone warm neutrals seem to be my ‘thing’ at the moment! My lipstick colour of the day is very similar to last Mondays when I shared with you all my new MAC Finally Free lipstick.  However, this particular colour is particularly special.  It is almost butter soft, incredibly long lasting and moisturising too! I really can’t fault this lipstick at all!

I don’t own many Estée Lauder lipsticks, but a fellow blogger recently pointed me in the direction of the brand.  The colours on offer are very similar to Bobbi Brown and the layout of the counter makes finding a colour to compliment you very easy indeed.  I settled for Dynamic 410. A mid-tone rose shade that, albeit a warm tone, rather suits my fair complexion.

The lipstick packaging is rather luxurious with a weighted lid and magnetic closure giving that rather appealing ‘click’ after application! The lipstick has a lovely sweet vanilla scent (and taste!) – a little reminiscent of MAC!

The lipstick glided on effortlessly to my lips, and the shape of the bullet made precision application rather easy too!  The lipstick gives a lovely shine to my lips and the colour lasted a good 5 hours.  Given that it is a Bank Holiday here in England today, I was not at work so I was drinking a little more than I would on a usual day but the colour still withstood the dreaded teacup!

You can purchase Estée Lauder Pure Colour Envy Lipstick  in shade Dynamic 410 from Estée Lauder counters for £24.00.  A reasonable price for a high end lipstick, but one that certainly won’t disappoint! I think I may be adding a few more Estée Lauder lipsticks to my collection over the coming months!….. Well, when you like the formula you may as well buy in every colour!!

Talk to you all soon x

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MAC Finally Free Lipstick Review & Swatch | Lipstick Monday!

I have been excited about getting my hands on this lipstick for some weeks now! I’m first to admit I’m not a fan of anything Kardashian related, but when MAC announced a collaboration with Caitlyn Jenner I couldn’t help but want it – especially when I saw how unusual and pretty the colour was.

Finally Free is a beautiful rose pink nude in a cremesheen formula.  At first glance Finally Free is a ‘suit all’ red tone but once applied it is a lovely wearable every day pretty rose shade.

The lipstick applied effortlessly and is everything you expect from a MAC lipstick.  The colour longevity was good, only muting after drinking but still leaving behind a pretty sheen.

Caitlyn Jenner created Finally Free to suit all ages, all races and all sexes.  I am really impressed with this colour and can see myself getting lots of wear out of this lipstick.  I don’t own any colour like it and for that reason would recommend purchasing it if you are looking for a new shade.

Finally Free is available exclusively online at MAC and priced at £15.50. 100% of the selling price goes to the MAC Aids Fund Transgender Initiative to further the work in support of transgender communities.

Do you like the finish of Finally Free on my lips? I would be really interested to hear your thoughts!

Talk to you all soon x

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Kat Von D Studded Kiss Lipstick in shade Magick Review & Swatch | Lipstick Monday!

Kat Von D is fast becoming my new favourite when it comes to makeup.  It is therefore probably a good thing that it is not readily available in the UK!

I have had my eye on the Studded Kiss Lipsticks for some time, and recently placed an order from Sephora and slipped this one (and possibly one other!) into my shopping cart!

This beautiful shade in Magick is a pretty dusky pink shade that could easily be my new ‘my lips but better’ shade. It perhaps verges on the warmer side, however works surprisingly well with my cool undertones.  The lipstick has a very subtle shimmer and looks so pretty on my lips.

I applied this in the morning and it lasted right through to lunch time, even surviving coffee drinking!

The Studded Kiss Lipstick packaging is like no other I own, and adds a fun touch to my makeup bag.  The lipstick has a lovely chocolate scent and glides onto my lips effortlessly.

You can purchase the Kat Von D Studded Kiss Lipstick from Sephora (they ship internationally) for $21.00  – approx. £14.60 plus tax and shipping.

Have you tried the Kat Von D Studded Kiss lipsticks? Can you recommend one for me to try? I would love to hear from you!

Talk to you all soon x

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Chanel Organdi Le Vernis Longwear Nail Colour Review & Swatch

I have fallen head over heels in love with my latest Chanel nail polish.  Organdi belongs to the Longwear nail colour range that promise to deliver a longer lasting colour.  I was instantly drawn to this colour as it is simplicity at its best yet delightfully different and pretty.  A beautiful cashmere dusky pink with a subtle brown undertone. The colour is shimmer free and makes my nails look so clean and elegant.  Some nude colours can be relatively hard to pull off, but this shade would suit a range of skin tones.

I applied two coats of Organdi and used the Chanel Le Gel Longwear top coat to achieve a glossy finish, and a review of the top coat will follow shortly once I have tested the longevity of the product.

You can purchase this nail colour from Chanel counters nationwide priced at £18.00.

Organdi is officially my new favourite nail colour. This colour is going to take some beating –   I absolutely love it!

Talk to you all soon x

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Clinique Nude Pop Lipstick Review & Swatch | Lipstick Monday!

I absolutely love wearing makeup, but there are some days when I just want to look minimal but still well put together. For todays post I am sharing with you all a lovely nude colour from the Clinique Colour Pop collection in Nude Pop.

The Clinique Colour Pop lipsticks offer both intense colour and a primer in one and are perfect for those days when we are pushed for time as you don’t have to apply a primer separately.   Nude Pop is a pearly pink nude with a slight shimmer.

The lipstick does not last all that long, even with the promise of the primer added to it, but that said it was not disappointing. Reapplication was easy and the lipstick glides onto my lips leaving an even colour.

This lipstick is priced at £16.00. If you are looking for a pretty nude to add to your makeup bag then perhaps give this one a try!

Talk to you all soon x

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My Makeup Setting Spray Beauty Tip!

I discovered a little beauty hack recently that really works – and naturally wanted to share it with you all!

I love using my Urban Decay Makeup Setting Spray, and really notice the difference on days I forget to use it.  You can catch up on my review of the spray in detail here – Urban Decay All Nighter Makeup Setting Spray – Review

I recently suffered from sore eyes and was faced with a real beauty dilemma! I wanted to fix my makeup with my setting spray but didn’t want to spray any into my eyes as this would only aggravate my eye complaint.

So, what is a beauty addict meant to do in a situation like this?!  ……. Improvise!

I use my MAC 187 brush (but any soft kabuki style brush would do) and lightly mist my makeup setting spray over the bristles.  I then gently pat the brush  over my face.  This gives exactly the same finish as misting it in the usual way, but I am able to control where the setting spray falls.

Another benefit of applying in this way is that I suffer from a very oily nose, so I am able to make sure my nose has more spray than drier areas such as my cheeks.

Have you ever tried applying your makeup setting spray in this way? If not, give it a go and let me know your thoughts!

Talk to you all soon x

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