Jun 19, 2014

makeup love - nail of the week: chanel frenzy

on my nails this week (and last week): a beautiful nude greige from chanel, 559 frenzy. i find that chanel polishes sometimes can be difficult to apply, but this one is not one of those. it does require three coats to be somewhat opaque, but it's easy to apply, thin and dries fast and without any streakes. i highly reccomend it!

as a base i used o.p.i. chip skip since my nails have been pealing of lately. this is a great product to save bad nails! it's a very thin product that sinks into the nail. since i like to have a barrier between my nails and colored polish i then used essie grow stronger as a basecoat. to seal it all in place and to reduce drying time to none, i finished with seche vite after three layers of the chanel frenzy. it stayed on for 5 days before some chipping and with a new coat of color and topcoat it stayed on for 10 days (and counting).

what's your favorite nude geige?


Jun 1, 2014

makeup love - mascara review

a few months ago i was on a quest to find a new mascara (see my instagram rant here and the suggestions i got for mascaras to try). i did eventually find one i love and that ticks all the boxes (it's this one from estée lauder), but while i was looking i tried a lot of different ones i will not purchase again for various reasons:

have you tried any new mascaras lately that you love? i have a new one ready for testing as soon as my trusted mascara runs empty (it's the ysl mascara volume effect faux ciels shocking).