Elevation Polish – Limestone

Happy Bank Holiday to my UK readers!!! I have a polish I’ve been lusting over for a while to share with you today – perfect for sunny days and crisp manicures.  This is the gorgeous Limestone from Elevation Polish.

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As you can see, Limestone is an off white shade with flecks of copper running through it.  Its blinking gorgeous.  What you see here is two coats over a base of Nailtiques 2 and topped off with Nails Inc Kensington Top Coat.  Formula is very good, good consistency and easy to work with.

Gosh, I love this,  the copper detail is just perfect, its really unusual and unlike anything else I have in the stash.

Limestone is still available from Elevation, costing $8.50 and she does provide international shipping so no reason way you can’t treat yourself!

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Spotted! New Maybelline Color Show Suit Style collection 

A quick update for you – Maybelline stands are being updated up and down the country! Yay!

Looks like two new lines Suit Style – looks like four shades possibly five and then something called Celebrate!

Lots of pictures below there is a stand alone stand and the main line insert, so don’t forget to check both. Plus, one of the suit style polishes has a little white label reading “textured”


  
  
   Let me know if you pick anything up!

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Nella Milano – Summersby 

*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. Contains Affiliate links

Its mid week and its Nella Milano time again!  This time a lovely purple shade perfect for any time of the year!  Lets check out some pictures.

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Wow, look at the colour!  It is so pretty and the formula is great.  This is two coats over a base of Nailtiques 2 and topped with Nails Inc Kensington Top Coat.  It did wear like iron, more so than usual, so I was very pleased.   Question is, do you think this is purple or lilac?

On the website you can search by collection, there are eight sets and one set of top and base coat www.nellamilano.com.  You can also visit the brand on Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest or Facebook to keep up to date with releases and current shades.  The price point is £8.95.  But this week, Summersby should be on offer for £4.95, so if you like the look of this, this is the week to take the plunge and buy!

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Chanel – Mediterranee

As we saw this weekend, the new Chanel Les Automnales Collection is now out and so I thought it best to get this review up asap!  This is the final shade I purchased from the Summer 2015 Collection and is the collections namesake Mediterranee – lets check out some pics.

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This is a gorgeous teal creme, and its simply stunning.  This is two coats over a base of Nailtiques 2 and I have used one of the top coats I picked up in the US called Essie Gel Setter and is part of the Essie Gel Style Nails collection.  I’ve used this with several different polish brands and it dries fast and hard – bloody awesome!

As for the Chanel, which is really what I’m meant to be focusing on…. the formula is as good as you would expect with Chanel.  Smooth, creamy and prefect coverage.  I don’t think this is limited edition, but if you do like it and have been thinking of it, its worth checking just in case!

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Spotted! Chanel Autumn Les Automnales Collection 2015

Its here!  Its finally here!  Chanel Les Automnales Collection is now on the shelves in the UK!  Hurrah!  And the whole collection is STUNNING!!

As you can see below, three new shades ( potentially limited edition) and then three new manicure products – a base, top coat and velvet matte top coat.

The Boots store I was in, was massive and had a huge Chanel stand.  Sadly no SA as I was keen to try some of the lipsticks!  And eye liners.  And everything really…..

Here is the rest of the collection.  Waddyathink??

Will you be picking anything up from Chanel Autumn?

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Chanel – Fraicheur

Ah, Chanel. You bring out a limited edition polish and I will get out my wallet and buy it.  Noting new there if you’ve been following the blog for a while.  Its the one high end line guaranteed to make me go gaga.  Lets look at some pics!

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I’d never managed to get my hands on a bottle Jade, that cool green shade from many a year ago… so I was hopeful that this might go some way to making up for it. So I reserved my bottle and waited. Finally I was able to go and pick it up as it had come into the store some two weeks later than planned.

I raced home to get this onto my nails, look how pretty she is!? Lovely bit of hidden shimmer, almost too hidden if you ask me. You really can’t see it on the nail unless you are directly under artificial light, and it has to be strong. Then you can see the shimmer, peaking out at you.

The other problem I have is with the formula. Its a nightmare to put it bluntly. I need two coats and each one was a pain to put on.  Its a bit gloopy and not a great formula.  Its really patchy on all coats.  And if you look closely you can probably see that on the nail.  And you have to wait between coats, if you go to apply a second when you normally would, the polish clumps up and drags something horrible.  Ugh.  Even with years of having painted my nails, years, I found this hard to work with.

Only positive?  The colour is to die for.  I love it.  Such a pretty colour and not similar to anything I have in the stash.  If I hadn’t already bought it, when I read some of the reviews, I might have given it a pass.  £18 is a lot of anyones money to spend on a polish when you can get a good, quality polish for a lot less.

Anyway let me know what you think in the comments!

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Nella Milano – Cheery Bon Bon

*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. Contains Affiliate linksIMG_7290Its Nella Milano time!  This week we are looking at the bright anfd sassy Cheery Bon Bon!  I’ve already had it on the blog, way back in January – so you can visit the post by clicking here!

On the website you can search by collection, there are eight sets and one set of top and base coat www.nellamilano.com.  You can also visit the brand on Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest or Facebook to keep up to date with releases and current shades.  The price point is £8.95.  But this week, Cherry Bon Bon should be on offer for £4.95, so if you like the look of this, this is the week to take the plunge and buy!

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Elevation Polish – Yetis Healing Vibes 

I have a great Elevation Polish to share with you today.  This one was created as a charity polish, to raise funds for Nepal.  I’d been eying it up for a while and also bought a couple of others…….

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The description on Elevation Polish describes it better than I could ‘a jade crelly with a blend of Ultra chrome flakes in 2 colors, gunmetal flake shimmer, White/Silver flake shimmer and aqua micro shimmer. Decorated with a <3 Nepal sticker on the back.’ What you see above it two coats over a base of Nailtiques 2 and topped off with Nails Inc Kensington Top Coat.  Formula was good and really easy to work with.

Gosh – isn’t this pretty?!  And I get to help out a good cause, what more could a polish loving person ask for? I love the mix of glitter and flakes in the green base, just stunning!

This polish is still available directly from the Elevation Polish website for $12 with $5 going to charity.  And they do ship internationally!  YAY!

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Chanel – Lavanda 

Finally catching up with some of my recent purchases, I did take the plunge a buy two more shades from the Chanel Méditerranée Summer 2015 collection.  We’ve already seen Terrana and I also have Méditerranée.  This one is the stunning purple of the collection, called Lavanda.

Lets check out some pics!

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As you can see above, Lavanda is a lovely vivid purple creme.  I love this, such a great shade and perfect for Summer.  I think I will pop it on my toes next!

Formula is excellent, as are most Chanel cremes, I am smitten!  Wear time, over a base of Nailtiques 2 and topped with Essie Gel Shine top coat was excellent.  Three days and no chips!  How happy was I with that!  Those Chanel brushes are just fab and I really love them!

What do you think?  Did you pick up Lavanda?

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Spotted! Make up in Accessorise

I remember Accessorise make up of old, you used to be able to pick it up in Boots Chemists and the store themselves.  I’ve not been in Accessorise for ages and I popped in with my mum to see this new stand packed with make up and polish!
Wow, look at all those lovely bottles!

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