Wednesday, May 18, 2011

China Glaze Peachy Keen with OPI Silver Shatter

Hello peachies!  The past few days has been cloudy, so I needed a lift in color.  The cloudiness also explains the one photo and it's not in sunlight.  China Glaze's formula is a 3-free (free of toluene, formaldehyde, phthalates/DBP.)  Peachy Keen is from China Glaze's 2010 Up and Away Collection and OPI Silver Shatter just came out with the 2011 Pirates of the Carribean Collection.  I have always loved this color, a perfectly pigmented peach creme...just a yummy color:-)  Peachy Keen applied beautifully, no problems at all.  Of course, I applied three coats but you could totally get away with two coats, I promise.  I applied OPI Silver Shatter for kicks on my ring fingers and BLING, BLING!  I love that it reminds me of broken glass, it brings a certain edginess;-)  I don't think this Peachy Keen is available in the major retailers like Sally's Beauty or Ulta anymore but if you want it bad, try Amazon. That seems to always do the trick. China Glaze usually retails around $6.  OPI Silver Shatter is available at retailers for around $9.  Check for retailers. I pruchased mine from Ulta. My budget and I have decided to slow down on buying so much nail you will see more vintage nail polish colors from my personal collection.  I eventually want to blog about my entire stash but how can I when I buy so much polish? So I fugured this will be the way to do it. Anyway, until next time peachies!

Chanel Mimosa 577 (from the Summer 2011 Collection)

Hello peachies!  The lemony polish that is Mimosa is from Chanel's summer 2011 collection, Les Fleurs d'été which means "Summer Flowers" or "Summer of Flowers."  Chanel's formula is a 4-free (free of toluene, formaldehyde, phthalates/DBP and formaldehyde resin.)  Of course, Mimosa includes Chanel's infamous "hide-and-seek" shimmer that usually makes their polishes stand out from the rest. Yellow donned the new color trend for summer nail polish, I had to pick this one up. Generally, yellow nail polish is a PAIN to apply. Even the best brands have applications issues with their yellow nail polish. With that being said, Mimosa is one of the best yellows to date. Not only is the color the "just right" yellow, not too much orangey undertones going on, the application was breeze considering the general pain applying yellow can be. Of course, I went with three coats instead of two but two coats would have been okay. Three is my lucky number. The only issue I have with Mimosa is the "hide-and-seek" shimmer really hid on my nails, almost non-existent L. Want the lemony goodness that is Mimosa? It retails for $23 and is available at most major department stores (Nordstrom, Macy's) and online at (Sorry for the crappy pics:-\)

The shimmer...


Friday, May 6, 2011

Chanel Morning Rose 557 (Summer 2011 Collection)

Indoor lighting

Hello peachies!   Morning Rose is from Chanel's Summer 2011 collection, Les Fleurs d'été which means "Summer Flowers."  The name of the collection alone just makes me anxious for summer to come;-)  Chanel's formula is a 4-free (free of toluene, formaldehyde, phthalates/DBP and formaldehyde resin).  Morning Rose is a squishy, coral-looking pink with a subtle golden shimmer.  The color reminds me of the roses in my grandmother's garden (ahh...memories;-) This color is absolutely gorgeous! The application was excellent, not too think or thin, just right.  I applied three coats although two coats probably would have be just fine.  I am a bit anal when it comes to how many coats I apply so I usually go with three.  Morning Rose is very Claire Huxtable, demure and feminine.  I think Morning Rose is a shade that will look great on everyone.  I honestly can't think of any dupes, Morning Rose is unique!  Want Morning Rose? It retails for $23 and is available at most major department stores (Nordstrom, Macy's) and online at  Happy Mother's Day weekend to all of the mothers!

Indoor lighting...can you see the subtle shimmer?

See how vibrant the color is in the sun? 

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Black Pearl (from Chanel Spring 2011 Collection)

Outdoor lighting
Hey peachies! I am finally getting around to trying my March PPs (Polish Purchases).  This time I wanted something unusually neutral so I went with Black Pearl 513 from Chanel Spring 2011 collection.  Chanel's formula is a 4-free (free of toluene, formaldehyde, phthalates/DBP and formaldehyde resin).  Black Pearl is a smokey charcoal greenish grey with a pearlish finish.  A mouthful I know but this polish did not disappoint in the least bit.  I am in love with the finish because it sets Black Pearl apart for the rest of the charcoal greys, making it edgy but not too intense-looking.  The application was superb, I only had to use two coats and there were no other issues.  I got tons of compliments, more than usual so if that's any indicator of how gorgeous it is then it's a killer;-) Black Pearl is unique although I'm sure there are some almost-dupes out there.  The Beauty Lookbook ( has some pretty awesome comparisons.  Want Black Pearl? It retails at $23 a pop. I got mine at Nordstrom but you can also order it directly from the Chanel website (  Until next time...;-)