Chanel nail polish fall 2018 review

chanel nail polish fall 2018 review

Chanel nail polish fall 2018 from left: Chanel Profondeur velvet nail polish / Chanel Ultime velvet nail polish / Le Mat de Chanel fall 2018 collection /

The fabulous new nail polish collection for the fall 2018 season from Chanel has arrived! “Le Mat de Chanel” is an autumn beauty collection filled with shades of deep dark burgundy and classic red; all matte. There is nothing shiny, sparkly, or glittery about Chanel’s fall 2018 make-up collection. It is dark, autumnal, serious, and very matte.

Instead of three or four nail polish hues for the fall season, as Chanel normally puts out for a big season, there are two colors. Chanel Profondeur is a deep, burgundy hue which is vampy and quite fall-like. Chanel Ultime is a traditional red nail polish with a twist. The matte finish makes it an understated and very serious red. I love these two colors!

For the fall 2018 season, we are seeing a more traditional autumn color palette. Colors are darker, more understated, and offer a 1970s vintage vibe. The two new nail polish colors from the Chanel “Le Mat de Chanel” fall 2018 beauty collection fit right into what we will be seeing on store shelves for the upcoming cool weather season. This makes both colors easy to wear as we transition from summer into fall; especially Chanel Ultime nail polish since it is a classic red hue with a matte finish. This is a color that can easily be worn now, and as we move into the fall season.

Chanel nail polish fall 2018: Chanel Ultime

chanel ultime fall 2018 nail polish review matte velvet mat

Chanel Ultime velvet nail polish for fall 2018 is a medium red hue which appear to be a classic scarlet color when first applied. As the nail polish dries, the matte finish appears which gives nails a softer yet vibrant red hue. I normally shy away from red nail polishes, but Chanel Ultime’s matte finish makes this an easy red nail polish to wear. I don’t feel like my nails are flashy with Ultime, the matte finish gives them a surprisingly understated look. Love that!

In order to test out Chanel Ultime nail polish, I used one base coat and two coats of color. The nail polish went on smoothly, and evenly, in two coats. It did not streak or leave bubbles. This was an easy application! As with other Chanel nail polish hues, Ultime by Chanel is chip resistant and long lasting.

I mentioned earlier that this color will be great to wear as we move from summer into fall. Well, I meant it! Since Chanel Ultime is a classic red hue, it can be worn with our current wardrobes as well as into the fall season. In fact, it is such a timeless hue that Ultime by Chanel could easily be worn during all four seasons. Love!

Chanel nail polish fall 2018: Chanel Profondeur

chanel profondeur nail polish fall 2018 velvet matte mat

I wanted Chanel Profondeur to be my favorite of the two autumn hues, but it leaves streaks when applied. In the photo above, you can see it with one base coat and two coats of color. In order to get a solid application, Chanel Profondeur needs three coats. Aside from the extra step in application, this is a really beautiful burgundy hue. The matte finish offers a little edgy vibe to the otherwise classic fall color.

Chanel Ultime and Chanel Profondeur are both fabulous nail polish colors which will easily carry us through the fall season. The matte finish gives both of them a fresh and unique look for the autumn season; plus there is something understated yet edgy about matte. Such a contradiction-but so true!

Which of the two fall colors are your favorite? The Chanel fall 2018 nail polish collection is joined by an eye shadow quad featuring shades of brown, and matte lip crayons. You can find the Chanel fall 2018 “Le Mat de Chanel” beauty collection online here.

Shop the Chanel fall 2018 beauty collection online:

Thanks for stopping by!

XOXO

Cathy


Nordstrom Anniversary Sale fall 2018 dressing room diaries

wearing: on Dawn: blazer / blouse / jeans / On me: dress (sale price under $60!!) /

Dawn from Fashion Should be Fun and I stopped by the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale for fall 2018 yesterday, and we had so much fun! We tried on a ton of clothing, and checked out all the accessories in person. I feel like this year the boots and the jeans are the star categories of the sale. I ordered two pairs of jeans, which I am waiting to receive, and I purchased two pair of boots; with more on my wish list. It’s hard to justify buying a ton of boots-although I do wear them often during the fall and winter months. . .so. . .I could buy more. . .mmmmm

pictured: open toe booties / western style pointed toe boots /

My favorite part of the 2018 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale has to be the boot selection. This year there are sooooo many boots, it is really hard to decide which ones to pick! I ordered the black pair shown above and can’t wait to get them! They are classic-with a twist. Love that!

These are all the boots I saw in person an fell in love. How I wish I had a money tree in my backyard so I could buy them all! Which pair is your favorite?

I loved this pretty green top! It has short sleeves which are perfect for warm fall days. The front twist is flattering and comfortable. As you can tell from the photo, this fabric will need some ironing; but other than that, it’s a cute top for daytime wear! It also works well with a black pencil skirt for the office or trousers. I love pieces which are great for both work and play!

Dawn is rocking this fabulous fall trench coat! As you know, trench coats are the IT coat style for the fall season, so this is an amazing find during the sale. The mixed fabrication combined with the body conscious fit, makes this trench coat a must-have! Can you believe it’s priced waaaay under $100 during the sale! This is such a great steal!

So Dawn and I loved these casual tops for fall. They are both cool weather tops, so they will be great for late fall when temperatures start to dip; or the fog decides to roll in! The sweater Dawn is wearing has a loose, relaxed fit which is great with jeans. The long sleeve tee I am wearing has an early 1990s vibe with a button up boat neck and dropped shoulders. The only thing missing are the shoulder pads! ha! It comes in multiple colors and the fabric is really soft. I plan to pick one up, just can’t decide on color yet. Which color do you like?

Here is what I bought so far during the sale:

These are the pieces I tried on, but haven’t purchased-yet 😉

Have you been shopping the sale? If so, what have you purchased so far? To learn more about the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale, check out my blogger picks post!

Thanks for stopping and happy shopping!

XOXO

Cathy


Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2018 blogger picks

nordstrom anniversary sale 2018 blogger picks fall sales deals

from top left: cardigan sweater / sunglasses / green floral wrap blouse / red and gold earrings / black booties / cropped ankle boyfriend jeans / split shaft ankle booties in white / cropped asymmetrical hemline jeans /

Can you believe the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2018 is already here! Where did the time go? If you are reading this and asking, “what in the world is the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale?” well, let me tell you, it is the most fabulous sale of the year!

The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2018 is when you can find brand new fall 2018 merchandise, which isn’t on other store shelves yet, on major sale! The sale only lasts for a limited time, so you need to act fast in order to grab exactly what you want. The sale begins today, July 12, 2018 for Nordstrom Cardholders, and opens up to the public on July 20, 2018. Then, the sale ends on August 5, 2018. When the sale ends, all of the merchandise featured in the sale goes back to regular price.

If you don’t already have a Nordstrom, I highly recommend applying for one so you can get early access to the sale! You can apply online here.

There is so much merchandise on sale for fall 2018 during the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale, it can be a bit overwhelming. I recommend looking for basics during the sale which you would buy anyway during the year. This is a great time to stock up on jeans, underwear, pajamas, beauty products, workout clothing, or anything classic. This will ensure you already have the basics you need for the season and then as fall goes on, you can add fun, trendy items to your wardrobe!

If you aren’t sure what you need yet, be sure to check out my How to Shop Your Closet for Fall 2018 post and also my Fall 2018 Shopping Strategy post. They will help you make your fall shopping list for the sale!

I bought most of the items featured above. Can’t wait to start wearing them! C’mon weather, cool down!

I scoured the sale and found the best items in each category. Then, I assembled them into the shopping widgets below. Simply click the photo of what you like and then you can shop it! Happy shopping!

Best clothing from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2018:

Best shoes from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2018:

Best accessories from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2018:

What I bought from the sale:

You can check out the entire sale online here.

Thanks for stopping by and enjoy this fabulous sale for the fall season!

XOXO

Cathy