Chanel has released Coco Codes, a new collection of Le Vernis Longwear Nail Colour that consists of three new shades—a red and two shades of beige—and one black-tinted top coat that deepens the shade underneath.
Three nail shades inspired by the iconic Chanel Colour Codes. One top coat brilliantly enhances the polish underneath.
The new polishes are:
Beige Beige (556)
Blanc White (548)
Rouge Red (546)
Le Top Coat Tinted Top Coat in Black Métamorphosis
The last installment of Haulage Week! includes two items from Dollarama and one from Shoppers Drug Mart. From the dollar store, I picked up a purple L’Oréal mascara and one of the ugliest shades of OPI ever seen, for CA$3 apiece. From the drugstore, I got the much raved about Essence gel top coat on sale for CA$2.99.
I can normally only use waterproof mascaras due to my extremely stubborn lashes that uncurl in a slightly humid bathroom, but ever since I have been using a Korean waterproof mascara undercoat, I’ve been able to enjoy using regular mascaras! So L’Oréal Voluminous Miss Manga Mascara in Purple Pop was mine at the cool price of $3.
Dollarama also sometimes has OPI polishes, and they’ve recently had heaps of one particular shade: Uh-Oh Roll Down the Window. (I get motion sickness very easily, so this kind of speaks to me on a personal level.) As you might have guessed, it’s a kind of vomit-y, pea green shade. I’ve passed on it many times, but this time I finally bit the bullet. I might save the swatch for Halloween!
Finally, there’s been so much hype about Essence The Gel Nail Polish Top Coat that I spotted it on sale last week for $2.99 and immediately bought it. I change my polish too often to test it out properly on my fingernails, so I’ll have to try it on my toenails, instead.
Enjoy the weekend, and I should be back with swatches and reviews on Monday!
These were being cleared out at my local Winners, and a couple of helpful MUAers said they were worth picking up at $3 a pop! I am not usually one for layering polishes, but I’m definitely sold on these.
A few years back, CND (formerly Creative Nail Design) discontinued all their old nail polish (boo!) and introduced their new Colors and Effects polishes. The Colors, I believe, are all opaques, and the Effects are different top coats to layer over the Colors. I picked up Raspberry Sparkle and Jade Sparkle, which are sheer, microglittery opalescents that flash pink (Raspberry) or green (Jade).
Last week I tried out Essie Avenue Maintain, loved it, and then proceeded to stick an Effect over the top. I hemmed and hawed a little over whether to use Raspberry or Jade, but in the end, Raspberry won out, and I convinced myself not to do one hand with each Effect. One coat of Raspberry Sparkle turned Avenue Maintain into a vivid blue with pretty pink flashing microglitter! You could definitely use an extra coat or two to amp up the flash, but I liked the “subtlety” of just one. Here it is: