Nella Milano – Iron Spring

*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 a Nella Milano polish to share with you today, this one is Iron Spring from the Misty Morning collection.  It is a neutral shade, described as steely-browny-grey…. anyway, that aside let check out some pictures.

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I have to say, I am impressed once again with the formula on this range.  What you see above it two coats, based with Nailtiques 2 and then topped with Nails Inc 45 Second Kensington Top Coat.  Formula was creamy and went on well.  Two coats is perfect for full coverage.  Its a shade akin to Chanel Particuliere, so if you don’t have that, this would be an excellent subsitute.

Nella Milano were launched in early December 2014 at The Clothes Show Live.  In their own words ‘Made in France, Nella Milano nail lacquers are colour rich and long-lasting, making it very easy to keep your nails naturally chic at all times.  Nella Milano stands for effortlessly stylish, elegant and fashionable.  There is a Nella for any mood and personality and Nella Milano colours will perfect and complement any individual style.’

The website is now up and you can search by collection, there are eight sets and one set of top and base coat  You can also visit the brand on Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest or Facebook to keep up to date with releases and current shades.  I understand that the price point is £8.95.

I liked this so much, the following day I stamped over it (come back later this week to see that!) and I can happily report that the staying power of the polish is good.  Two days without any large chips.

Let me know what you think in the comments.

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Second Chance Saturday – Chanel Particulière

Chanel Particulière is the focus of this Second Chance Saturday.  This is an irregular series where I pull something out from the stash that either I haven’t worn in an age or one that I had particular issues with.

Particulière was released in 2010 as part of the Les Impressions De Chanel along with her polish sisters, Inattendu and Tendresse.  Lets be honest, did you realise it was THAT long ago.  I hadn’t and as soon as I put it onto my nails I fell in love all over again.  I actually remember waiting weeks for this to be restocked, and I didn’t get my hands on it until after Paradoxal came out as part of the Fall 2010 collection.  Anyway,  here come the pictures.

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Particulière is a mid toned brown/taupe, which is so flattering on many skin tones and is certainly office friendly.  I would say its one of the darker available neutrals.

Like previous and future Chanel cremes, the formula on this is fantastic.  What you see above it two average thickness coats.  It dries well and evenly, and provides such fantastic coverage.  I toyed with the idea of a third coat, but why waste such a lovely polish. I used Essie All-in-one base and Seche Vite as my top coat.  Wear was fantastic, it lasted three days of office punishment before I had time to remove it.

I am quite proud of my slightly older Chanel collections and I’m glad I have such winners as this one in my stash!  Did you buy Particulière or have been eying it up?  I know there are several good dupes out there, but this is the full package.

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