Sunday, January 8, 2012

H&M Miss Stone Heart

Today I have for you a H&M polish called Miss Stone Heart, I totes love this name and it's a medium grey kinda stoney coloured creme polish with a hint of lavender. It's a little more grey and dark than China Glaze Agent Lavender, and a little bit darker and more lavender than Orly Mirror Mirror.  

Application is good on this, if a little streaky and it dries a bit matte so you definitely need a top coat with this.  I don't love this new H&M bottle (I'm sure I've said this before!), the large cap is awkward to hold when painting the nails and it never closes flush with the bottle (just like the ELF bottles, which drives me a little bit crazy!)  At time of writing, I've been wearing this polish for 4 days and wear is fine, I'm starting to get a little tip wear but that's about it. 

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Chanel Peridot

Happy new year! I hope you all had a fantastic Christmas and for those of you back to work today (like me!), the bang back to earth isn't too harsh! 

Today's NOTD is Chanel Peridot, I'm sure you've seen this a million times already. This is my first Chanel polish I bought this more for the name than anything else, as an August baby peridot is my birthstone and I really don't like it in jewellery so why not in a polish. I bought this way back in August and by the time I got around to writing the post, every second post in my reader was peridot related, so I held off posting (for much longer then I planned!). 

 Peridot is a pretty unique polish, but I'm sure dupes will appear sooner or later, a duochrome foil which flashes between gold and green. I've tried my best to capture both  colours in the picture and I think they are pretty colour accurate. 

I thought this was quite work appropriate but I was chatting to my boss this morning and he commented on it, he usually only comments when I wear blue nail varnish. (He always comments on Blue, so much I try not to wear it around him!) I wonder if the duochrome-ness means that it's more eye-catching than you'd expect. Anyway, I love it and that's all that matters. I find the green flash shows better in low light, but the gold is definitely the predominant colour.

The application was pretty ok (better than all those Chanel horror stories lead me to believe anyway!) although I found the long skinny brush a little unwieldy. Foil polishes, usually show up every lump and bump on your nail and this is no different, however the brush strokes aren't as visible as I was expecting, in fact they are pretty non-existent.

The wear on this was actually amazing,  I know Chanel polishes are known for being chippy, but I wore this until it chipped. I was pretty fed up of it by the time I got the chips, it was day 10. I applied over a coat of CND Stickey and then popped a coat of Seche Vite over it.  

There you have it the story of my first chanel, not as bad as I thought it would be!   Do you have it? Love it? Hate it?