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


My Manicure Of The Week | Ciaté London Olivia Palermo Hutch Nail Colour

Coat London Olivia Palermo Hutch Nail Polish Nail Varnish Review Swatch My Manicure of the week

Just a short blog post for today. On Sunday I shared with you all the Ciaté London Olivia Palermo Fashion Edit collection and promised to share with you all a look at the full manicure as and when I used the different polishes.  I decided I would choose a red for this week which is a change from my usual trusted nudes. I won’t go into too much detail,  as you can read my earlier blog post here.

To achieve this look I applied a base coat to protect my nails.  This is really  important especially when using a darker colour.  I then applied two coats of Hutch and topped it off with a top coat. Olivia created this as her go-to red.  I think it may become mine too!

I am quite enjoying flaunting my red nails this week.  Its nice to have a change, and we all  know a change is as good as a rest!

Do let me know your thoughts on this colour.  I would love to hear from you!

Talk to you all soon x

Ciaté London Olivia Palermo The Fashion Edit Collection | Review and Swatches

Sunday evening is upon us again. For me anyway, the most depressing night of the week. For that reason I am going to share with you all a post I have been looking forward to doing for some time. The Ciaté London Olivia Palermo Fashion Edit collection includes four miniature nail polishes created in collaboration with the beautiful Olivia. They have been inspired by the runway from the London, Milan, New York and Paris fashion weeks. This collection really does offer a colour for everyone and is the perfect way to try a new shade without splashing out on the full size.

The packaging is really pretty and has been taking pride of place on my dressing table since Christmas! The lid lifts off to reveal the four polishes, and was a real pleasure to photograph. They are however so pretty that this gives me the problem of deciding which colour to choose! Decisions decisions!

New York – Hutch – A vivid bold red

Milan – Sunday’s – A lovely powdery pink and is, surprise surprise, my favourite!    

Paris – Napa Valley – A rich bordeaux red

London – Brooklyn – A deep purple

The Nail Polishes are very pigmented and the darker polishes looked good with just one coat.  The bottle design made application a breeze and I particularly appreciated the larger brush that Ciaté are known for that make application a dream. I found the formula of the nail colours to be particularly good.  The polishes contain an exclusive and advanced dual polymer mesh lock technology that ensures a durable and long lasting shine. Volcanic glass is also added to the polish to create a plumped up gel like appearance.

Ciaté London Olivia Palermo The Fashion Edit Nail Polish Collection Brooklyn Sunday's Napa Valley Hutch Review Swatch Swatches

Left to Right: Brooklyn,Hutch,Sunday’s and Napa Valley.

I will share with you the full manicure as and when I choose to wear the colours, but at least you can see swatches of them if you are thinking of purchasing. You can buy the full sizes for £17.00. This collection of miniatures (each 5ml) is priced at £25.00 so it is an affordable way of trying out a variety of shades.

I love how the nail colours are so rich and the packaging divinely pretty. A box ticker in every way.

I hope you found this post useful, and I would love to hear if you have tried these colours out. Ciaté London have collaborated with Olivia Palermo to create a makeup collection and the colours look equally as amazing. Lovely earthy browns and muted nudes are the colour palette in making everyday lipsticks and eyeshadows. Have you tried any of these products? I would love to hear how you have found them and if they are as impressive as the pigmentation of these nail colours.  I can say however, that if they make me look like Olivia Palermo then put my name down for one of everything!

I will see you all tomorrow for Lipstick Monday.

Talk to you all soon x

Chanel Le Vernis Nail Polish 491 Rose Confidentiel Review and Swatch


Chanel Le Vernis Nail Colour Nail Varnish 491 Rose Confidentiel Review Swatch

For todays post I wanted to share with you what is now one of my favourite nail colours of recent times.  Oh yes readers, this is up there with my Nails Inc Victoria Beckham Bamboo!

Rose Confidentiel 491 is a classic rose pink colour that looks just as elegant on the nails as it does in the bottle. It is not too bold, or too nude and is the perfect colour for everyday wear.  It is very flattering and adds a lovely warmth to my skin.

Application was a dream.  It glides onto the shape of my nail effortlessly.  The image above is two layers of Rose Confidentiel.  I think two coats is needed to give a nice opaque finish.  I used Chanel Extreme Shine Topcoat to finish this manicure.  I will do a different review on this product in the future as I want to try it out again before I share it with you all.  I think you can see though that the overall finish looks great.

I had two people ask what nail polish I was wearing, so if you are after a colour that is effortlessly classic and just, well… pretty then I recommend Chanel Rose Confidentiel as a ‘must-have’ and definitely one to try!

Chanel Rose Confidentiel is available nationwide and priced at £18.00 for 13ml.

Have you tried Rose Confidentiel? Do you love this colour as much as I do? I would love to hear from you!

Talk to you all soon x

Victoria Beckham Nails Inc Judo Red Nail Polish | Review and Swatch

Victoria Beckham Nails Inc Judo Red Review and Swatch

I thought I would go for a change this week and choose a nice bright colour for my fingers! I bought the Nails Inc Victoria Beckham duo back in the summer and fell head over heels in love with Bamboo White.  It still is, all these weeks later, my favourite nail colour.  It looks so classy and elegant on my nails and I physically have to make myself choose a different colour to wear each week! You can catch up on this particular post here.

Judo Red is a lovely tomato red shade, created in partnership with Nails Inc and the first lady of fashion herself Mrs Beckham. It adds a lovely vivid pop of colour to my hands and cheered me up no end.

Nail art isn’t really my thing, but there is no doubt that the two colours combined would look lovely.

The nail polish is so easy to apply and does not streak.  The manicure above has a base coat, two Judo Red coats and finally a top coat using my absolute favourite product at the moment, Nail Apothecary Gel Top Coat.  If you haven’t already read my glowing review about this top coat, you can catch up here!

You can purchase Victoria Beckham Judo Red singularly for £25.00 or as part of the set for £45.00.  Yes, they are rather pricey but they are so easy to apply and look like I have stepped out of a salon.  The nail polish just seems to glide over the shape of my nails. I guess this is credited to the stretch to fit technology.

Have you tried the Nails Inc Victoria Beckham nail colours? How do you find them? I would, as always, love to hear your thoughts!

Talk to you all soon x

pretty honest

Bourjois La Laque Nail Varnish- Chair Et Tendre 02 | Review

Bourjois La Lacque Nail Polish Nail Varnish Chair et tendre 02 swatch review

I’m always really impressed with Bourjois.  They have some fantastic products and offer great value for money.  I have been reading some reviews on the new La Laque nail colours and couldn’t wait to get my hands on a bottle – even though I found them rather hard to find! Not every Bourjois display seem to stock these polishes, so when I went to a larger Boots store last Saturday I couldn’t help but treat myself to Chair Et Tendre 02.  In the bottle this shade looks very pretty and natural with the slightest hint of shimmer.

So, lets start with the bottle.  It is a lovely tactile bottle that is triangular in shape with rounded edges.  The shape helps the bottle to sit comfortably in my hands when painting so thats definitely a positive.

La Laque Nail Varnish makes promises that the shades are highly pigmented with a formula that glides effortlessly onto the nail.    I found this indeed to be the case, and the brush is a lovely shape that helps me to guide the polish onto my nails.  The colour was fairly opaque in just one application but I always like to go for two to correct any streaks that are sometimes inevitable.

The colour is pretty but I am not sure it stands out from other pale nudes.  On initial application the colour was a lovely pink shade but after a few days the colour changed to a beige pink colour that I was not so keen on.  My manicure lasted for about 4 days  chip free with a gel top coat.

So overall, whilst I really love the formula and initial colour I was a little disappointed with how it developed over the course of the week.  That said, I think this is more to do with the colour I chose and I will be giving Bourjois La Laque another chance to impress me as I have my eye on Flambant Rose – a beautiful pinky red that will look great on my toes!

Bourjois La Laque Chair Et Tendre 02 is priced at £6.49, however it can be found a little cheaper online at various outlets.  I bought mine from Boots taking advantage of a 2 for £14 offer that is currently on.

Hope you found this little review useful.  I would love to hear from you if you have tried Bourjois La Laque to see how you found it, and to recommend any other colours.!

Talk to you all soon x

pretty honest

Orly Country Club Khaki Nail Polish | Review

Orly Country Club Khaki Review Swatch

For today’s post I wanted to share with you all my nail colour of choice for this week.  Orly Country Club Khaki is a beautiful mushroom brown colour that I love to wear in Autumn.  It is a lovely colour that really seems to flatter all skin tones.  It looks very flattering and really elongates my fingers.

Orly, in my opinion, make the best nail polish bottles with an easy to hold non slip cap that makes for a very easy application. This nail polish applies smoothly and looks great with just one coat.  This particular manicure is two coats as I wanted a deep brown colour rather than a ‘greige’. It has one coat of a gel shine top coat to achieve a plump glossy finish.

Orly Country Club Khaki is widely available online at a variety of different prices depending on the outlet.  I would recommend this colour if you are after a new colour for Autumn.  I keep finding myself stretching out my fingers and admiring the colour.  I guess its clear I am in love with Country Club Khaki!

Hope you enjoyed this little post.  I’m really pleased with the look and wanted to share it with you all.

Talk to you all soon x

pretty honest