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Essie · Winter 2017 Collection

 

I feel like I’ve been see-sawing between seasons, showing upcoming Spring/Summer Collections (CHANEL), then veering back to Winter with yesterday’s OPI post as well as today’s offering; oh well, that’s just the way things go at times. But back to nail polish and this Essie Winter 2017 Collection which may look like a nicely curated grouping boasting the usual suspects (red, nude-ish hues), but then the brand throws in some unique twists to keep things interesting …

 

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OPI · Iceland Collection, Fall/Winter 2017

 

Before going to Iceland became the “IT travel destination”, this country with its ethereal beauty has long been on my bucket list of places to visit. As a Québecer/Canadian, I’m pretty sure I can handle the wintry climate there with ease, but something tells me that I’ll be too busy staring at all the incredible vistas to notice the weather (case in point: the stunning images of Iceland, below). As far as Fall/Winter themes go, OPI couldn’t have chosen better — this Iceland Collection is what Ice Queen dreams are made of. Even the name sounds romantic, no?

 

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CHANEL Neapolis: New City Spring/Summer 2018 – Le Vernis

 

My first post of 2018 also happens to be my final review of CHANEL’s Neapolis: New City Collection: these four incredibly Summery-looking Le Vernis shades (CAN $32.00/each). Inspired by the colour saturated landscape of Naples, all four are a traditional take on the season — and then some.

 

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CHANEL · Le Vernis, Numéros Rouge Collection Libre 2017

 

 

 

Wrapping up my reviews on CHANEL’s Numéros Rouge Collection Libre for Holiday 2017 with this unique — and somewhat puzzling — trio of nail lacquers. Straddling the border between urban & festive, each shade offers a new take on the traditional holiday fare: a deep moody green, a hot neon, and a lush jelly-like black. Trust, CHANEL to make you look twice.

 

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CHANEL · Le Vernis, Collection Chiffrée

 

The recently launched Collection Chiffrée from CHANEL may be small as far as releases go, but no less impressive just the same … not to mention selling out at lightning speed. With inspiration culled from Gabrielle Chanel’s life, each of the lacquers in this collection bears a number that played a significant role for Mademoiselle; Nº19 — in honour of her birthday (August 19), Nº22 — for the year the namesake fragrance was created, and Nº31 — to commemorate the House’s address on Rue Cambon, Paris. Interestingly, but perhaps not surprisingly, all three are in shades of green, albeit trust CHANEL to give this often hard-to-wear hue a fresh new vibe.

 

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