Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Estée Lauder: Chaos & Smashed

Hey everyone! Things here are finally beginning to settle down. With school starting in a few days, I'm so relieved I'm finally 100% moved in and ready for classes and have a little more time on my hands for swatching! As you may know I recently took a trip to New York City. My trip was a blast as I made sure to visit some places I'd been dying to see. Besides adventures to some the fantastic bakeries and cafés (Magnolia Bakery, Ladurée, Dean & Deluca) I had to take a trip to Madison Avenue and find myself something to bring home. I purchased my first Estée Lauder nail polish in Chaos & Smashed, don't you love those names?!

This is Chaos, the first Estée Lauder color I ever tried on. This is the color that made me fall in love with the brand, I will always think of the glamour and sophistication of NYC when I wear this! Chaos is a liquid-like pewter. In sunlight, hints of lavender and periwinkle show through in the bottle.

two coats, direct sunlight, Seche Vite top coat

The next color I had to have is Smashed, it's an absolutely fantastic and seductive color. This is definitely my favorite of the two! It's truly the most perfect purple I own, an ideal balance between light and dark, moody and luminous. A true keeper in my book!

three coats, direct sunlight, Seche Vite top coat
click original size for serious gorgeousness!!
With beautiful color and great, even consistency, what isn't there to love. What do you think of these colors? Do they scream NYC to you? I know that I will always love these colors, they are so timeless, and will always remind me of my amazing trip to the big apple. 


  1. Wow I love Smashed! It's gorgeous. How do you like that topcoat? I've been meaning to try it out.

    1. Seche Vite is my favorite top coat. It really dries as fast as everyone says it does, so there's no more waiting for an hour to do basic tasks. It's super shiny and I get a lot of compliments like "are those your real nails?" whenever I wear it! I would definitely recomment trying it out. Let me know what you think about it if you do.