Hayden-Harnett Tharpe Hobo in Anthracite

Throwback Thursday! Hayden-Harnett — Tharpe Hobo in Anthracite Review

I was quite a big fan of New York-based Hayden-Harnett back in the day, though mostly for their small leather goods. I still use my Clutch Wallet and Emile Indexer Wallet, and they have held up beautifully. One of these days, I’ll do a post on all my HH SLGs: wallets, leather cuffs, shoes, and more. They came in such a fun range of colors and patterns!

I only owned one HH handbag, though, the Newman Hobo, which is a lovely bag but not really to my taste. (That’s how sale goggles get you!)

Finally, a few months ago, I snagged a second HH bag after all these years of being a fan. And I’m in love.

The Tharpe was introduced in the mid-2000s—the oldest references to it on the Purseblog forums are from 2007. Sure, it’s a little dated-looking, particularly the side pockets, but I think it’s dated in a good, vintage sort of way. I see a little Chloé and Marc Jacobs influences in its design. The graphic pieces (just look at the zipper pull on the front flap!) and the pewter metallic of the Anthracite colorway both give it a bit of a sci-fi edge, and I love the contrast of the aged brass hardware against the warm grey.

Hayden-Harnett Tharpe Hobo in Anthracite, angle
Hayden-Harnett Tharpe Hobo in Anthracite, angle

I acquired this bag over the summer, so I didn’t get around to using it until now. It shouldn’t really matter, but this bag just strikes me as a winter bag! I’m sure I’ll get over it and start using it in spring and summer next year. Grey goes with everything, right?

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Sally Hansen Color Therapy in Therapewter, swatch

Sally Hansen — Therapewter (Color Therapy) Swatch & Review

Collection: Sally Hansen 2016, Color Therapy [Launch]

I recently picked up a few of Sally Hansen’s recently launched Color Therapy argan oil-infused nail polishes when they went on sale at Shoppers Drug Mart. My review of Powder Room covers the product line in more detail; I’ve also reviewed Slicks and Stones.

Sally Hansen Color Therapy haulage, Powder Room, Slicks and Stones, Therapewter

Is it just me or do the rose gold caps go with everything?

Therapewter (130) is a semi-sheer metallic microglitter that a beautiful antiqued silver color, with more than a hint of greenish, old gold. It can look like a tarnished pewter, though it actually reminds me a little bit more of pyrite, a.k.a. fool’s gold.

Sally Hansen Color Therapy in Therapewter

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Coco & Lulu 3 Free Nail Lacquer in Eiffel Tower

Coco & Lulu (by Cake Beauty) — Eiffel Tower (3 Free Nail Lacquer) Swatch & Review

Brand: Coco & Lulu (by Cake Beauty)

In last week’s Canada Day post, I reviewed two of three polishes from a Coco & Lulu Paris-themed set. The brand is unfortunately not available any longer, but I thought I’d just finish up the set and review the third polish.

I really wish that the line had been kept by Indigo/Chapters (who sold it) and Cake Beauty (who made it)! All three are nice polishes and I would liked to have checked it out some more if it’d stuck around past 2014.

The last of the three polishes in my set is called Eiffel Tower. I’ve never seen the Eiffel Tower up close during the day (we made it once at night, but it was closed…the lights were pretty!), so I don’t know how close this is to the color of the actual structure. It’s an appropriately romantic notion and a very pretty color, regardless.

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KIT by Rexall — Bronze Beauty (Nail Lacquer) Swatch & Review

KIT by Rexall Nail Lacquer in Bronze Beauty

Rexall is one of the larger drugstore chains in Canada, and their in-house brand of nail polish is one I hadn’t tried before even though they launched it a couple of years ago in 2013. (I guess I tend to go to competitor Shoppers Drug Mart a lot more!) When it was recently 30% off, I decided to pick one up and give it a try.

KIT by Rexall (not to be confused with Kit Cosmetics, an Australian brand that also makes nail polish) Nai Lacquer generally looks like a drugstore line, with a very standard squared bottle and matching squared cap. It’s similar to the Flower Beauty polish bottles. The KIT cap is black, matte plastic, and has a micro-pebbled texture so it provides reasonably good grip.

The brush is a little thick and splays easily, but I didn’t find it difficult to work with.

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