Thursday, December 29, 2011

Chanel Le Vernis Spring 2012- June Swatch+Review

Hello hello :)

Today is the second of the three swatches I'm doing of Chanel's Le Vernis Spring 2012 collection. From what I've seen around the internets, June seems to be the favorite of the three so far. It's a limited edition color, and an interesting shade.

I would describe June as a pastel orange, like those Creamsicle ice cream bars (mmm). And apparently my description was almost right, as Chanel describes June as a "pastel apricot" :)

I used two coats (no topcoat) and my nails lines were totally covered, unless of course, you're in direct sunlight like my picture below, which skews things hah. Very creamy formula--even when I messed up and dragged the mostly dry nail brush over a wet nail, the polish smoothed right out on its own. I have to say, Chanel polishes, of what I've seen, are idiot (me) proof!

Yayay :) I think June is my favorite of the three, I must say. Next up is May. Your verdict? Is this the polish you've got your eye on? I would really like to know! Or tell me on twitter :)


Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Chanel Le Vernis Spring 2012- April Swatch+Review

How are you? Did you get what you wanted for Xmas?

I hope everyone enjoyed the holidays :) I actually got some nail polish on Christmas--all three of Chanel's Spring 2012 polish colors! I will be posting all three as soon as there's enough sunlight to photograph the other two. Today I have April for you :)

April is a berry red creme polish that is a bit dusty. It's definitely not a bright berry red, but more subdued. I had full coverage in two coats, and applied a coat of Seche Vite on top. The polish applied smoothly with no streaking, and the consistency was the perfect medium between thick and thin. As a bonus, even without topcoat it was really shiny!

I definitely don't have any red polishes like April. It's a really unique color, I think. You can buy Chanel polishes online here. But more importantly, what do you think? Let me know in the comments!


Thursday, December 22, 2011

OPI Cuckoo for this Color Swatch!

How are you?

Today I have for you a swatch of OPI's Cuckoo for this Color from their Fall 2010 Swiss Collection :)

This polish is teal, with teal/blue shimmer in it. It definitely looks like a true teal to me, not tilting too much towards blue or green. I took one photo in direct sunlight, and one in the shade outside. Indoors the color looks more like the photo taken in the shade, but the shimmer still comes through :) This is two coats, without topcoat.

Definitely click and enlarge this one. You can really see the shimmer :D

Very very pretty, I think! Are you guys still wearing darker colors like these, or are you shifting towards lighter shades as spring approaches? I'm in the middle, haha. Dark colors are too pretty to completely swear off :P Have a good day everyone :)