Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Le Métier De Beauté: Ken Downing Holiday Collection

This past Christmas I decided I would treat myself with a little Le Métier de Beauté. I had spotted the set on one of my numerous online “window-shopping” trips and instantly fell in love. The set contains four festive holiday colors: Plum Puddin’, Tarnished Silver, Lamé Entertain You, and Red-E & Waiting. Also, this set came with a gorgeous little silver leaf ornament, which I found a welcome surprise. I loved how these colors didn’t seem to be the typical holiday reds and golds, so I snatched them up as soon as I could! 

From Left to Right: Plum Puddin', Lamé Entertain You, Red-E and Waiting, Tarnished Silver

First off we have Plum Puddin’(shown below) which would have to be my favorite of the set, and the color that originally drew me to the quad in the first place. This is a gorgeous deep, warm purple filled with rainbow holographic micro-glitter. I love how in the sunlight the glitter really pops, making this one my all time favorites. 

You can really see all the holo-glitter in this pic!
Lamé Entertain You is a stunning champagne color, another one of my favorites in the set, leaning towards a pale gold. This reminds me of a gold filled snow globe I got in Las Vegas years ago, but I can definitely imagine this looking pretty beautiful on one’s nails during a toast of bubbly. 

Red-E and Waiting is an attractive red with a hint of orange, and seems a little muted/ dusty in the bottle. Extremely fine yellow gold glitter can also be found in abundance when looking at the bottle. On the nail the sparkle become less obvious, but add a richness and depth that cannot be found when looking at the bottle. 

Tarnished Silver is a blue/gunmetal grey silver. When looking at the bottle I can say I see little hints of green in there as well. I wore this one to a concert, and found it to be a little bit sheer to my taste. Definitely a beautiful color though. 

I found all four of these colors to be great additions to my growing collection. The only thing I would have liked differently would have been the option to buy full sizes of these colors, as I would have definitely gotten Plum Puddin' and Lamé Entertain You. The polishes are so small I’m a little hesitant to use these up!

I will hopefully be able to put up some swatches of these colors on my nails ASAP, once I get access to a camera other than the one on my iPhone! Hope you love these colors as much as I do!

~Rachael Michelle

Monday, April 9, 2012

Chanel: April, May, June

Don’t you just love getting presents? This past Christmas a good friend of mine presented me with the most amazing gift ever. As soon as I ripped off the bright red and green wrapping paper, I couldn't help but shriek in excitement! A beautiful gold and white Chanel box, all wrapped up in a pretty little black bow was in my hands.

The excitement of the box itself was almost as great as the excitement of what was inside: Chanel’s April, May, and June. Also, as a special extra, a little sample size of Chanel’s Levres Scintillantes in Spark. 

Look at all of those little beauties! My favorite would definitely be June, such a unique color. In the bottle it looks like a bright sherbet pastel, but on my nails it looks more orange-y. I’ve gotten a few compliments on the color, saying it looks like an orange creamsicle, how cute! Unfortunately I don’t have pictures of these polishes on my nails yet, but I’ll try to get some soon! Here’s some more eye candy for you guys: 

A closer look at the gorgeous June:

The beautiful May:

The decadent April:

And here's a little peak at the sample of Spark. It's a gorgeous, complex, and glamorous red lipgloss. I don't usually look very good in red lipstick/lipgloss, but this actually looks great on me! 

These colors are very pretty and spring-y. I've come to love creme nail polishes, and these have a really nice consistency. Hopefully I'll have some pictures of the colors on my nails so you can see what they look like on. Thanks for reading my first post! If there's any way I can make my posts better etc, please message me! 

~Rachael Michelle

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