Monday, January 21, 2013

Chanel Spring 2013

Hello again! Sorry it took so long. I've been trying to test out this camera I have and it really wasn't cutting it. Then I got the flu and when I recovered from the flu I got a cold. Yay me.

Done with the excuses! Now on to the pretties...

First in the Chanel Spring 2013 lineup is Emprise.

Emprise is described as a natural rosy beige. I guess I would agree with that. Maybe a natural peachy beige would be more appropriate. Either way, I really like this color. It's a great palette cleanser.

As far as coverage goes, you'll probably need three coats to get the true opaque look as the formula is a little thinner.

Next up is Fracas.

Fracas is described as a vibrant pink....and BOY IS IT EVER! I adore this color. It's such a great pick-me-up color to save you from the winter blues and will be awesome in the summer.

The formula was great. It only took two coats to achieve opacity. This is definitely my fav color of the group.

Last but not least is Accessoire.

Accessoire is described as a deep red brown. I would say that's pretty spot on.

Chanel has quite a few colors in this vampy range i.e. Rouge Noir, Vamp, Malice but this one seems to be a great balance. It's dark enough to be vampy but not so dark that you can't tell it's not black. It's a great color and very classic.

Again the formula was great and I only needed two coats to reach opacity.

All in all I love this collection. It's very rare that I feel the need to buy an entire collection. I had originally just meant to get Fracas since I love bold pinks but when I saw the other two in person I knew I had to get all three. I do love me some Chanel.

Friday, January 11, 2013

Welcome to My Rabbit Hole

Hello polish lovers! I know this is just one of the thousands of nail polish related blogs out there but thanks for stopping by! Perhaps you'll stay and we'll be polish buddies.

For my first post, I figured "go big or go home." So, I'll be introducing a trio of new shades from the Chanel spring 2013 line with individual polish reviews to follow.

The line is named Printemps Precieux de Chanel. Now, I did take 5 years of French but little good that did me in the real world...until today! Loosely translated the line is called Precious Springtime of Chanel. Original right?

Regardless of Chanel's lack of creative naming skills, they still did a great job with the spring lineup of polishes.

We have:
Emprise - a natural rosy beige
Fracas - a vibrant pink
Accessoire - a deep red brown

It's a rare point when I go to the Chanel counter and walk away with an entire collection...this was one of those points.

Here's a pic of the lineup as a whole. Individual posts and photos to follow! Enjoy!