Chanel – Rouge Rubis

OK, so I did promise to mix it up a wee bit for you all, moving away from my haul fro the US and a polish you might still be able to pick up in the UK.  This is the lovely Rouge Rubis from Chanel, part of the Nuit Infinie de Chanel Holiday Collection 2013.

And it is a STUNNER! Here come the pics….

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It is a vibrant, bright cherry red.  Its jelly in formula, so its a bit different to the world famous Chanel Cremes.  Its just divine.  Almost a one coater, but what you see above here is two coats over Glisten & Glow Stuck on Blu! and topped with Glisten & Glow HK Girl.  Its super shiny and just simply a red you must get into your collection.  Its that lovely, its been named ‘the nail shade of the season‘ in the Telegraph.

Chanel make up is readily available in the UK at large make up floors in department stores and online on at Boots and Selfridges.  RRP for this polish was £18, and it is limited edition, so if you haven’t and you want it and you see one – get it asap!

Let me know what you think – lovely, OK or just another red?

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Sally Hansen – Fa-la-la-lavender

More from the US haul today, I’m having lots of fun trying out combinations.  This one is completely copied from The Daily Varnish – once I saw this, I just had to do it myself.

This is Fa-la-la-lavender over a base of Bite the Bullet Wet N Wild Megalast.

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The glitter is a mix of pink and purple mix in a clear base, so you can layer it over anything you fancy.  Sally Hansen has released two glitter topper collections recently and this one if part of Bling in the New Year (as seen here on Nouveau Cheap) – seriously wishing I also picked up Midnight Glitz.

Bite the Bullet is a great polish, great colour, lovely application.  The colours in Fa-la-la really go well with it.

Love this quite a lot despite the fact there is pink in it!  Sadly, only available in the US or for us European polish people, eBay is probably your best bet.

What is your favourite glitter overcoat?

MoYou Christmas Collection Plate 04

I have to share with you some of the lovely stamps from my MoYou Festive Collection 04 plate, which I just adore….


This is Chanel Rouge Rubis (the holiday red) with Wet N Wild White Cream stamped onto it.


Essie Mojito Madness stamped with Wet N Wild Black Creme, apologies for the poor clean up, the black stick on everything….


Maybelline Brocades Beam Blue stamped with Wet N Wild White Creme.  This looked my better in my head, I think the base was a bit too light for the white stamp.


Cult Nails Tempest stamped with Chanel Rouge Rubis…. lovely

20131222-105411.jpgFinally, this is Nicole by OPI Keeping up with Santa, stamped with Wet N Wild White Creme and topped with P2 Holo Top Coat.  Sparklemongous!

What do you think?  Which one is your favourite and what colour combinations would you have done?

Things I bought in the US

As promised, here are my purchases from my recent trip to the US.  We had a wonderful time, lots of things to see and do and I got to visit my first Harmon’s – very exciting! First up, some pics of the ranges I was hoping to see.  First up, Revlon Parfumerie.  I just love these. 20131214-121934.jpg Then, more Revlon.  With the new Matte effects and Sun Candy ranges. 20131214-121949.jpg Followed by new Wet N Wild megarocks! 20131214-121959.jpg And now my purchases…..I’m going to add links to other blogs, in particular Nouveau Cheap, so that you can see the full range.  These are all US polishes and for Europe/UK ladies, you either need a trip to the US, a swap buddy or a look on eBay to get your hands on these.

These are the Color Shows I picked up, from the top Beaming Blue, Crushed Crimson and Amethyst Couture from the larger US Brocades range, beneath them Styled Out from the Denim Range and Dotty from the US Polka Dots range. 20131214-103256.jpg Here we have my first new Covergirl polish in 315 Timless Rubies, Sally Hansen Sugar Shimmer in Cinny Sweet (see the Fall 2013 range here), Wet N Wild megarocks in Slap the Bass and Milani Neon in Awesome Orange.20131214-103313.jpg No judging… I’m still not done…  L’Oreal in Hidden Gems and I Like it Chunky from the Gold Dust collection. 20131214-103306.jpg More Sally Hansen goodies now, from the top right Fa-La-La-Lavender (Holiday 2013), Satin Glam in Silk Onyx and Sun Sheen (rest of the range here), Insta-Dry in Chop Chop Copper (Fall 2013).  Beneath them Twinkle Toes-ty (Holiday 2013) and Xtreme Wear in Rosey Shooter, Sea-ly String, Frazzle Dazzle and Green Rocket from the Fall 2013 range (see more info here) 20131214-103233.jpg I’m very excited to try out these two from the new Sephora X collection.  This is Spark and Bombshell. 20131214-103248.jpg And then, finally…. more Revlon.  Parfumerie in Autumn Spice and Winter Mint, Revlon Elusive, Revlon Sun Candy in Lava Flame and some spider nail art stencils that I think are Halloween 2012 or 2013 (sale item). 20131214-103242.jpg So there you have it.  My addiction laid bare.  Anything catch your eye and what you would like to see first??  Hit me up in the comments!