Apr 21, 2012

Inspired by the weather

Hi there,

The weather has been pretty weird here for the past few days. The sun will shine for a few hours then rain will be pouring down like crazy, then the sun comes back. Weird and wardrobe confusing. I thought this mani represented it pretty well and was really happy when I came up with the idea to do it and post it on my blog, but then it dawned on me that it could just as well be in an Ikea catalogue...
What do you think?

I used Chanel's Blue Boy (Jeans de Chanel collection) and Jaune Trendy by Bourjois ( a company owned by Chanel). No topcoat.

Blue Boy's color is great but I don't really like the jelly finish (too sheer) that required 3 coats. There was some pretty massive tipwear as well...unusual for Chanel, even when you don't use a topcoat.

This is the first Bourjois polish I try and am pretty impressed. Self-leveling, shiny, quick-drying and no tip wear.

Thanks for reading :)

Apr 6, 2012

Dreaming of the tropics


Do you ever close your eyes and imagine you are on a beach, drenched in monoï oil, holding a mojito, a hibiscus flower in your hair, the waves tickling your toes? That's the mood I'm in right now.
Unfortunately there is no beach around here and this mani is the closest I'll get to the tropics in a while.

What am I wearing? Well a bathing suit of course! Just kidding! Actually Essie is on the beach with me, reading a book named "Nice is Nice, but Turquoise & Caicos is even better".

3 coats of each, no topcoat.

Gotta go, scuba diving can't wait!