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CND Jason Wu Collection

CND Miss Wu
CND Miss Wu

CND has a new collection that was just recently released-a set of four polishes and one topcoat that is a collaboration with Jason Wu.  This set of polishes was gifted to attendees of Jason Wu’s Spring 2011 runway show back in September of 2010, and when pictures came out I fell in love with the dark red color, Veronica.  I decided to keep all of the swatches of this collection together for references purposes, so this is going to be a huge post!

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CND The Look Spring 2011 – Perfectly Bare and Perfectly Bare Shimmer

CND The Look Spring 2011
CND The Look Spring 2011

CND has really nice, opaque creme-finish polishes, and I’m also a fan of the effects polishes, which I often use to change the feel of a manicure I’ve already worn for a day or two.  So I always want to try out the special, limited edition colors they do each season.  For Spring 2011, CND has released a peachy-nude polish called Perfectly Bare, with a corresponding effect called Perfectly Bare Shimmer.

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China Glaze Below Deck from the Anchors Away Collection Spring 2011

China Glaze Below Deck
China Glaze Below Deck

I’m starting to ease into some of the spring nail polishes now.  China Glaze’s Below Deck is from the Anchors Away collection-it’s a pretty, mauvy purple-taupe-grey.  It’s really a mix of all of those colors.  I liked it so much that I wore it for four days!  I did add some sparkly topcoat at the end to keep it going.

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CND Urban Oasis and Nfu Oh 051 – Flakie!

CND Urban Oasis
CND Urban Oasis

These are some pictures of last weekend’s mani-something I could never wear to work!  I have a few of the Nfu Oh flakie glitter polishes, but I hadn’t yet used 051, the dark, rainbow-purple one.  I decided to try it over CND Urban Oasis to see if I could accentuate the greenish-blue flash that it has.  Keep reading for swatches.

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CND Chocolate Milk – Swatch and Review

CND Chocolate Milk
CND Chocolate Milk

Today I have swatches and a review of CND’s Chocolate Milk, which was used in the Carolina Herrera Fall 2010 runway show.  I saw some pictures of it online and then threw it in with other CNDs in a TransDesign order a while ago, but hadn’t yet tried it.  In the bottle it’s a light creamy brown that has a more orange look than I expected.  When swatch pictures of the China Glaze Anchors Away Collection started popping up, I surprised myself by wanting Life Preserver, the deep orange.  Since Anchors Away wasn’t yet available, I pulled out Chocolate Milk.

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Chanel Black Pearl from the Chanel Spring 2011 Collection Les Perles de Chanel – Swatch and Review

Chanel Black Pearl
Chanel Black Pearl

I was so excited to receive my package of the three Les Perles de Chanel nail polishes , Black Pearl, Pearl Drop and Peche Nacree.   These polishes are part of Chanel’s Spring 2011 collection, and they are already available on the Chanel website.  The color that has garnered the most interest is Black Pearl–it was featured on the Chanel runway, and it’s a dark charcoal grey with a pearly green shimmer.  It’s not a typical spring color, which I think makes it even more interesting.  Keep reading for swatches and comparisons!

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Holiday Reds and Sparkles-Chanel Illusion D’or Swatch

CND Bloodline w/ Chanel Illusion D'or
CND Bloodline w/ Chanel Illusion D'or

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.

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Chanel Riva from the Collection Côte D’Azur – Swatch and Review

Chanel Riva with CND Ice Blue Shimmer
Chanel Riva with CND Ice Blue Shimmer

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.

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