I liked Party Hearty over Something Sweet from China Glaze so much that I started thinking about other pastel, candy-ish colors to layer it over. The next one I tried is Essie Mint Candy Apple, from the Winter 2009 collection. Check it out!
Chanel Paradoxal has been a very popular color this fall–it’s a murky, taupish grey with purple shimmer-and now Revlon has joined the ranks of Chanel dupe-producers. They’ve just come out with Revlon Perplex, which is clearly meant to be a lower-cost version of Paradoxal. Paradoxal costs $23 and is still available on Chanel.com, but Revlon’s Perplex is $4.50 and available at drugstores and Ulta. How do they compare? Keep reading to find out!
Lately I’ve been wearing a lot more red nail polish than usual-something about all of the great holiday collections that are out right now has me wanting to try out dark, rich reds. I’ve always felt like red nail polish was too bright for me, but now that I’ve been trying out some darker red colors I’m feeling more comfortable with it. I’m also really liking it layered with glitter for the holidays. Today I’m going to show you some darker reds that I’ve tried, and some sparkling topcoat options that I’ve used for layering.
As soon as I saw pictures of Party Hearty from the China Glaze Holiday 2010 collection, I started plotting what I wanted to layer it over. It’s a very dense glitter, with large red hexagonal glitter, medium green glitter and small silver glitter. I went on a search for the perfect, candy-ish pink to use as a base, so that all of the glitter would pop. I wanted something pastel, but not too soft, something that had a bit of artificial-food-coloring starkness.
Today I’m going to show two polishes from the China Glaze Holiday 2010 collection, ‘Tis the Season to be Naughty and Nice. It’s a big collection, with sixteen shades, and I’ve found that I keep deciding I need more of them! I just ordered the foil-y metallics and I’m looking forward to trying those. But the first colors that I loved and ordered from the collection were the greens, so as soon as Thanksgiving was over I broke them out.
This pretty blue shade is from Chanel’s Côte D’Azur Collection. It was first shown on the runway in St. Tropez in May, and immediately created a lot of interest and buzz. Although it was rumored to only be available in December, when I checked the Chanel website last week it was already up, and I quickly ordered my two bottles. It’s still available now on the Chanel website. The website also seems to actually be working, unlike when the Khakis appeared, and there was so much traffic that the website crashed.
There have already been a lot of reviews posted, and many of them have been very critical, complaining about the formula and the fact that the shimmer from the bottle is not as noticeable on the nail. I really like it though–I think it’s a lot more wearable than most light/pastel blues, since it’s a bit sheer and doesn’t seem stark or too white.