OPI Nail Lacquer in I Can Never Hut Up, swatch

OPI — Nail Lacquer — I Can Never Hut Up

Collection: OPI 2017 Spring, Fiji

I Can Never Hut Up (NL F86), from OPI’s Spring 2017 Fiji collection, is at first glance a regular ol’ concrete grey cream.

OPI Nail Lacquer in I Can Never Hut Up
OPI Nail Lacquer in I Can Never Hut Up

However, upon closer inspection, you’ll see that it actually has fine turquoise shimmer running through it!

OPI Nail Lacquer in I Can Never Hut Up
OPI Nail Lacquer in I Can Never Hut Up

Sold!

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Chanel, Le Vernis Longwear in Blanc White, swatch

Chanel — Le Vernis Longwear — Blanc White

Collection: Chanel 2017 Spring, Coco Codes

Chanel’s Spring 2017 Coco Codes collection includes basic colors of nail polish in black (Black Métamorphosis, a tinted top coat), red (Rouge Red), beige (Beige Beige), and white (Blanc White):

Chanel Coco Codes collection, Le Vernis, Spring 2017
Image: chanel.com

When beautyBOUTIQUE was running a sale, I picked up Blanc White (548), which is really more off-white than “white white”. It’s a semi-sheer ivory with a delicate, pearly finish. (I’m not sure why Chanel’s promo pic has it looking so very pink-beige!)

It’s a beautifully classic and conservative shade—really not my kind of thing at all! Ha! But as far as pretty, pale pearl polishes go, it’s really nice.

Chanel Le Vernis Longwear Nail Colour in Blanc White (548)
Chanel Le Vernis Longwear Nail Colour in Blanc White (548)

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Mamonde Rose Honey Sleeping Mask

Mamonde — Rose Honey Sleeping Mask

I’d never tried a sleeping mask before this one by Korean brand Mamonde. I think the jar just looked so pretty, and rose as an ingredient in anything tends to sway me!

The jar is a cute, beehive-inspired hexagonal shape, presumably because the product contains honey, and the design is all around adorable in a vintage way. The jar is glass and the lid is metal, for bonus tactile points. It’s a surprisingly small jar, containing 80 mL, as you can see in this photo I took with a Revlon nail polish for scale:

Mamonde Rose Honey Sleeping Mask, with Revlon Nail Enamel for scale
Mamonde Rose Honey Sleeping Mask, with Revlon Nail Enamel for scale. (Sorry, I don’t remember which Revlon it was. I’m guessing it was Dreamer.)

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National Fragrance Day: 20 Favorite Bottle Designs in My Perfume Collection

It’s National Fragrance Day! To celebrate, I’ve compiled a list of favorite perfume bottles in my collection. I’ve previously done a list of perfumes I want just for the bottles, so I thought this would be a fun one to do, as well.

I’m not wearing any of these scents today, though. Test driving ’90s classic Tommy Girl (which comes in a perfectly serviceable bottle, but it’s certainly not one of my favorites).

ANNICK GOUTAL Heure Exquise EDP
Image: annickgoutal.com

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ANNICK GOUTAL — Heure Exquise & Les Nuits d’Hadrien

Many of Annick Goutal’s fragrances come in this signature bottle and tagged with a ribbon and a card. The style is old-fashioned and very beautiful. The glass bottle’s ribbing is reminiscent of gathered tulle.


BADGLEY MISCHKA Badgley Mischka EDP (2006)

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BADGLEY MISCHKA — Badgley Mischka (2006)

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News: About & Contact Page Update

Happy Monday, everyone! I updated my About & Contact Page.

Here’s a music video, just so this post hasn’t completely wasted your time. 🙂

I’m gonna inflict Justin Timberlake’s “Can’t Stop the Feeling!”, from the Trolls movie on you, since I’ve had to listen to it about a million times since Peanut discovered it last year.

It’s actually pretty catchy. Damnit, Timberlake.
—Chris

Chanel Le Vernis Longwear Nail Colour in Tulle, swatch

Chanel — Le Vernis Longwear — Tulle

Collection: Chanel 2017 Spring, Rouge Coco Gloss

Tulle (568), from one of Chanel’s Spring 2017 collections, is not the same as an old (circa 2004) Chanel polish with the same name, which was apparently a pink shimmer. The new Tulle, in Chanel’s new Le Vernis Longwear line, is a pastel apricot cream.

It’s totally my kind of shade: a clean blush peach with just a pinch of pink. I picked it up very recently from beautyBOUTIQUE.

Chanel Le Vernis Longwear Nail Colour in Tulle (568)
Chanel Le Vernis Longwear Nail Colour in Tulle (568)

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Bourjois So Laque Glossy Nail Enamel in Amande défilé, swatch

Bourjois — So Laque Glossy Nail Enamel — Amande défilé

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! ☘️

Here’s the trailer to my new favorite Irish movie, Sing Street, which I mini-reviewed last month:


Brand: Bourjois

I tried Bourjois’ So Laque Nail Enamel many years ago, having picked one up on a trip to England. They’ve changed the product name slightly, but it’s still under the “So Laque” line and comes in the same bottle. Finally, last year, I got a new So Laque from Shoppers Drug Mart.

Amande défilé (04)—which translates to the lovely idea of an “almond parade”, and not anything to do with defiling!—is a beautiful pistachio green cream, very soft and the perfect kind of pastel to me—that is, with a base that isn’t too chalky white.

Bourjois So Laque Glossy Nail Enamel in Amande défilé
Bourjois So Laque Glossy Nail Enamel in Amande défilé

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