Chanel – Intemporel

So there is a new Chanel collection out RIGHT NOW, in a limited number of stores and, of course, it is itself limited edition. L’Intemporel De Chanel can been seen on the US Chanel.com website here and consists of a gorgeous eye shadow palette, styled on the classic Chanel chain bag, along with a silver polish, again reflecting the chain of the classic bag.

Much as I love the shadows, and I was seriously thinking about purchasing them, I (typically) got all grabby hands about the polish.  I love a silver.  And I love Chanel.  It was a perfect match.  Lets look at the pics!

The polish is just the perfect shade of silver, its realy stunning and so bright on the nail.  Formula was excellent, it was almost a one coater. The black cap pops off and you have a stumpy black lid that you hold to apply the polish.  The brush is the standard Chanel brush, thin but pliable.

What you see above is two coats over a base of Nailtiques 2 and topped off with a coat of Nails Inc Kensington Top Coat.  Unlike the chrome polishes we have been seeing of late, the application of a top coat does not effect the finish of the polish.

I’ve worn this for three days and Ive only just chipped it.  So colour me impressed!

I paid £18 for this polish and I picked it up at the Chanel counter at Selfridges Exchange Square in Manchester.  It is also available at a limited number of other stores.  if you are a Chanel collector, this one is a no brainer, but there are some fabulous (and cheaper) silver shades out there.

Let me know what you think in the comments.

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Models Own – Chrome Olive

Another Models Own Colour Chrome for you today – this one is Chrome Olive.  It is an olive leaning golden shade, quite unusual in colour, but I think this one is a keeper.  Here come the pics!

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The formula is good, quick drying and easy to worth with as a chrome polish can be.  Speed is still needed but the large flatter brush works well in this instance and its a good size for my average size nails.  I do like this colour, again, its not quite a colour I would have ordinarily gone for.  I am a bit taken with this!

Anyway, what do you think?  Yay or nay?  Let me know in the comment

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Born Pretty Store Plate BP-21and silver stamping polish

*Disclosure: This product was sent to me for review but this does not influence the opinions expressed in this blog which are entirely my own.

I have more plates from the Born Pretty Store – this is the first one to share with you all, BP-21, which has a number of geometric designs on.  There are circles, waves, an ornate pattern and geometric lines.  For this mani I used the geometric lines.  You can find this plate here on the BP website.

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I was also sent a silver stamping polish, which you can see here on the BP website, which I also used to create the mani above. I love the colour combination of blue and silver.  This blue is my Lancome Vernis In Love Nuit D’azur (purchase by me) which we’ve seen on my blog before here.

Anyway, this plate is fabulous.  I am in love with the designs and I can see that I will get a lot of use from it.  I used the geometric lines to go with an outfit that had an asymmetric top, so I thought the lines would work well.  Plus the top was almost the same blue as the base polish.

The plate comes with a transparent blue plastic cover which you need to remove before using.  The plate feels well etched and the designs are a good size.  I always clean my plates with acetone before use.  I also recently bought a Creative Stamper, which I have been getting to grips with and I can say that I love that too!

The silver polish is designed to be used for stamping and I have to say, I’m quite impressed  I have been using the Models Own Colour Chrome polishes, but they dry very quickly on the plate and so the stamping polish doesn’t dry as quickly.  This is good as the plate designs are big enough that if I work quickly, I can get two nails done at once.

If you are looking for a good silver polish, and you have your eye on other items on BP, I can highly recommend this polish.  And I am more than happy to recommend the stamping plates I have experienced.  There are a huge range of items on the BP store, although do note that because it is the Chinese New Year, orders are subject to delay whilst the store is closed.

Born Pretty have provided me with a 10% off code for all my readers, so if you like the look of this, or any of the next few products I have to share with you over the next week or so, please feel free to use it. The code is ULG10.

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Have you bought anything from the BP store before?  What would you recommend I check out?  Let me know in the comments!

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Spotted! Miss Sporty Candy Shine Glitter Effect polishes

Not 100% sure these are new on the shelves, but I think its the first time I have seen these.  New onto the Miss Sporty Stands are Candy Shine Glitter Effect polishes.IMG_7554

The range just appears to be three shades, one green, one pink and one orange with pink (weird!)IMG_7553

I *think* these are RRP £1.99. Again, not 100% sure.  But there you go, not my most informative of posts!

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NOTD – SInful Colors Patent Pleasure

I had an urge for a bright colour on my nails, so I popped on this Sinful Colors Sinful Shine shade in Patent Pleasure.  It has a hidden green tinge, but I do love this!

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We have seen Patent Pleasure before, right here in fact….

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Spotted – Speedy Quick Dry Barry M’s & Essence Trend Editions

If you haven’t been hanging around on social media, you may have missed the new polishes from Barry M.  These are the Speedy Quick Dry range.  Also released is a plumpy top coat. I saw this twice in two different stores, one had been hammered and the other one looked brand new out on the shop floor.  Move quickly as I think these are going to fly off the shelves and some of the blogger swatches are gorgeous!

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I also took the opportunity to swing by the Essence pop up to see what Trend Editions were on sale. First up, Like An Unforgettable Kiss range.

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And the Mountain Calling winter range.

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So, not much new out there to report.  I would expect a bit of a flurry of new releases towards the end of hte month, so watch this space or sign up to the blog via Bloglovin’

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Models Own – Chrome Rose

More Models Own Colour Chome Collection polishes for you today – this one is Chrome Rose, as you might be thinking, its a rose gold kind of shade.  Not my usual go to colour.  Lets check out the pics!

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I think I have fallen for this one too.  As I said above, not a shade I would have naturally bought had it not been for the sale.  But for £2.50 I think its a great purchase.

Formula was good, again (and as with many metallic shades) speed is of the essence here.  I’ve tried several approaches in the last week or so, thin coats is fine but dragging is easier.  I’ve loaded my brush with a tab more polish than I normally would and then pooled in front of my cuticle.  Then I’ve pulled the polish up in one sweep or two for the bigger nails, taking off any excess polish at the same time.  Then a second coat covers all sins!  Just try and see what works best for you.

Anyway, what do you think?  Yay or nay?  Let me know in the comment

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Models Own – Chrome Mauve

So the next Chrome Colour polish to grace my fingers was Chrome Mauve. The name pretty much describes the colour within…. its certainly not pink!  Anyway, lets check out some pictures.

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Wow.  These chromes are pretty nice huh?  As like Chrome Indigo, the formula is good, quick drying and easy to worth with as a chrome polish can be.  Speed is still needed but the large flatter brush works well in this instance and its a good size for my average size nails.

Have you picked up any of the colour chromes yet?  Let me know what you think in the comments.

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Models Own – Chrome Indigo

You may have heard that Models Own were holding a half price sale, around the same time as they launched the Colour Chrome Collection.  Its a series of 10 chrome shades and because there were on sale, I bought them all…. shhh… don’t tell anyone!  We will get through them all over the next couple of weeks or so, but this is the first one – Chrome Indigo!

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Gosh I do love this.  Its STUNNING on the nail, stunning!

Care is needed on application, chrome finishes dry fast and can drag leaving bald spots.  Speed is the key.  Thankfully the Models Own brushes are quite wide, so on larger nails its two wipes (one each side).  What you see above is two thin coats, over a base of Nailtiques 2.  No top coat here.

I did worry about wear time and apart from a small chip – my fault, I was using my nail as a tool – the polish wore solidly for two whole days.  Colour me impressed!  I hope this is the start of a beautiful relationship!  And I hear they stamp well, so this could be a winner all around!

For those of you in the US, my experience with these is very similar to that of Sally Hansen Color Foils. So if you missed some, or if you are in the UK lusting after them, these will fill that need!

Did you pick up anything from the Models Own sale?  Does the Colour Chrome Collection catch your eye?

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Maybelline Color Show Veils – Teal Beam

I pulled this out from the stash, as it dawned on me that I hadnt yet shared this lovey Maybelline Color Show Veils polish with you all.  I grabbed this as a running out the door purchase when we were in the US in November.  I didn’t think, I just grabbed.  When I got home, I realised it was more of a topper (yes yes I know the name should have given that away!) as it is a glitter in blue and green in a clear base.  Anyway, enough rambling, here come the pics!

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I’ve used two thin coats of Teal Beam over a base of Essie Mojito Madness (my go to green creme) and then topped with Nails Inc 45 Second Top Coat.   I love how this brings a bit of sparkle interest to the nail, and its subtle.  Not in our face hard core glitter either.  And it doesn’t bubble like other glitter toppers can.

What do you think?  Are you a US reader and picked up any of the Veils range?  Let me know what you think in the comments.

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