Chanel Le Vernis Longwear Nail Colour in Tulle, swatch

Chanel — Tulle (Le Vernis Longwear) Swatch & Review

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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The Body Shop Colour Crush Nail Colour in Apricot Kiss

The Body Shop — Apricot Kiss (Colour Crush Nail Colour) Swatch & Review

Collection: The Body Shop 2015 Summer

I recently took advantage of a sale at The Body Shop and got three shades from their relatively new line of nail polish, Colour Crush. I previously tried The Body Shop Green from the initial launch, and liked it quite a lot, so I was happy to plunk down a mere CA$12 for three polishes from the new summer collection: Apricot Kiss, Chocolate Cutie, and A Sunny Affair.

The Body Shop Colour Crush Nail Colour, Summer 2015, Apricot Kiss, Chocolate Cutie, A Sunny Affair

The Body Shop markets itself as an eco-friendly brand, so it’s no surprise that the polish formula is 5-free, vegan, and cruelty-free. It is also enriched with fair trade marula oil from Eudofano Women’s Co-operative in Ondangwa, Northern Namibia. I wouldn’t have thought that oil meant for moisturizing would be a good idea in a product that is supposed to dry to a hard finish on fingernails, but I’m no chemist!

Apricot Kiss (230) is an orange-yellow cream that’s certainly apricot-hued, but it honestly reminds me more of a No. 2 pencil! A touch of iridescent pink-peach shimmer would go a long way to making this look more “apricotty”.

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