Today I have swatches of the two nail polishes from Lancome’s Spring 2011 Collection, called Ultra Lavande. This collection is full of bright lavender and violet colors, and feels very springy!
I have a few more pictures of dark reds from right around Christmas. I just kept reaching for these kind of colors! Lancome Le Rouge L’Wren is such a dark red that my prior pictures of it didn’t come out very well, and these give a better idea of how it’s both dark and plummy-purpleish. I wore this manicure to my office Christmas party, since it looks kind of dressy/holiday appropriate but isn’t too crazy or glittery. I also picked up Essie’s Masquerade Belle from the Winter 2010 collection, and it’s really pretty too.
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!
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.