Yesterday, I got the itch to change up my mani. Last week, I wore Chanel Le Vernis in Particuliere. But the recent wave of warm weather had me craving a punchier polish. After sifting through my nail polish cache of about 125+ bottles, I still couldn’t find a shade to get excited about. So I decided to postpone my polish change. But then the funniest thing happened. A sample of ORLY’s new spring 2010 Sweet Collection showed up in my mailbox and Pixy Stix had me at hello.
This collection of vibrant, candy-inspired pastels includes:
While they appear almost identical in the bottle, the subtle differences become more obvious during application. First, Particulière is lighter than its OPI counterpart. It is also more brown than YDKJ, which is more gray. Finally, the Chanel formula is more opaque and creamier – so the coverage is better than OPI.
If taupe-y nail polishes are a once in a while kind of thing for you, there’s no reason you need both. But if you’re like me and can’t get enough of an offbeat yet neutral nail, I would recommend picking this up – even if you already have YDKJ.
Give Me Liberty Of London: The very latest in a series of famous MACollaborations, it was only a matter of time before the demure-to-daring kaleidoscopic prints of Liberty of London colored our world with Brit wit and bohemian chic.
From the unstudied, Sienna Miller style of Spitalfields Market to the grit and glamour of Portobello Road, the swinging London girl has always been an unstoppable MAC makeup force!
Spring 2010 blooms with the ultimate flower fusion as MAC joining forces with Liberty, creating cool Britannia compacts and Lipsticks, Eye Shadows, Powder, Blush, Nail Lacquers and blushing, bountiful, quite British accessories.
Beauty Powder, $25 The luxurious, soft pearl finish of MAC Beauty Powder packaged in a glossy white compact. Lid is decorated with an exclusively created flower and bird pattern for the Give Me Liberty of London collection. Shell Pearl: Pale peach with gold pearl Summer Rose: Soft violet pink with pearl
Eyeshadow, $14.50 Give Me Liberty of London: Flat creamy pink (Matte) Free to Be: Creamy true coral (Matte) Dame’s Desire: Frosty mid-tone reddish purple (Frost) Birds & Berries: Frosted dark green blue (Veluxe Pearl) Bough Grey: Mid-tone bluish grey (Satin)
Frankly Fresh: Neutral pink beige with soft pearl Perennial High Style: Creamy bright pink coral English Accents: Creamy mid-tone blue pink A Different Groove: Deep purple brown with pearl
Blush, $18.50 Dirty Plum: Sheer dark plum Prim & Proper: Neutral nude
Nail Lacquer, $12 Vestral White Creamy white (Cream) Blue India Dark green blue with pearl (Cream)
Liberty of London Makeup Bags, $22-25 Limited-edition laminated makeup bags decorated with an exclusively created flower and bird pattern for the Give Me Liberty of London collection. Zip closure boasts a fabulously outsize floral pull.
Liberty of London Scarf, $95 A limited-edition scarf designed with an exclusively created floral pattern for the Give Me Liberty of London collection. Rows of coral, orange, yellow and blue flowers form a repeating pattern on a white background. The fabric is a soft wool/viscose blend. Made in Italy. Measures 27″ x 82″.
Add this to the “why didn’t I think of this” list: the 2 Carat Cup. The handle on this oversized porcelain mug looks like a solitaire diamond ring. Lianne and I discovered this little treasure at a Fashion Week event. It will soon be available on HSN.