have there ever been two words that embodied glitz & glamour more perfectly than that? In honour of The Bellagio Hotel's re-vamping of their in-house boutique, CHANEL created this limited edition 4-piece golden themed collection, loaded with stardust and "polyester dreams" – and when the...

the glass pots with their logo-embossed black lacquered lids Included in CHANEL's limited edition 'Bleu Illusion' collection, are 2 new Illusion d'Ombre eyeshadow shades: 'Destination' – an icy, pale silvered blue, and 'Apparition' – an intricate denim hue, both in that innovative...

In my previous post, I brought you the five utterly luscious crème shades of OPI's Holland Collection (reviewed here); today, get ready for the remaining lacquers – seven simmering shimmers! (Holy Alliteration, Batman!) From earthy tones all the way to blues reminiscent of famous Dutch Delft...

A few weeks ago when Dior released their 4-piece limited edition 'Mitzah' collection, I had my heart set on the two nail lacquers, 'Camel' & 'Ebony' (previously reviewed here), but then I spied this eye palette, and instantly knew that I could not resist its charms! For starters, these are...

a deep and lustrous magenta leaning purple (my first lacquer from the brand was reviewed here). From the crystal studded cap, to the swirling black scrolls on the gorgeous outer packaging, what really sold me was the colour itself, gleaming jewel-bright and just begging to come home with me....

Being naturally curious, I needed to know what, if any, set them apart and so combing through my stash, I chose these four to compare: China Glaze's 'Concrete Catwalk' – Fall 2011 Metro Collection (reviewed here), Deborah Lippmann's 'Stormy Weather' – Fall 2011 (reviewed here), NARS' 'Galion'...

All swatches are with Deborah Lippmann's Rehydrating Base Coat. 'Zom-Body To Love' in its natural state, reminds me of that vintage milky green shade found on many 1950′s era appliances. Upon enlarging the photo, I noticed that this hue also has some ultra fine particles throughout, most...

All swatches are with Deborah Lippmann's 2-Second Nail Primer and On A Clear Day Top Coat, as well as Seche Clear Base Coat. 'Icicle' is Jack Frost at his wintry finest; a white-based silver hue, the formula, while a touch on the thick side, still managed to flow quite well. As the finish...

The following swatches were done using Seche Natural Base Coat, three thin coats of lacquer, and Deborah Lippmann's Addicted To Speed Ultra Quick-Dry Top Coat. When I took 'Bluey' out for a walk in the bright sunshine, I couldn't stop staring at the ombré effect that resulted, highlighting...

All swatches are with Deborah Lippmann's Rehydrating Base Coat and Addicted to Speed Top Coat. Ray of Light in sunlight in sunlight/alternate closeup angled view backlit indoors with flash with flash/alternate Ray of Light Final thoughts: With the bottle in my hand...

 

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