Londontown Brill-Ant nail polish review

londontown brill-ant nail polish lilac nail polish trend

pictured: nail polish c/o Londontown / Londontown Brill-Ant nail polish /

Lilac is almost as popular as purple this year; after all, purple is the color of 2018. So when Londontown sent me this beautiful metallic, lilac nail polish, aptly named Brill-Ant, I was thrilled!

Metallic polishes are my jam, and shades of purple are as important to me as shades of blue, so this color is brilliant! Brill-Ant is brilliant! haha, love that!

This pretty, metallic lilac hue is fabulous for the end of summer. As we head towards the fall season, there will more shades of purple in the color palette, so the lilac hue is a fun way to ease into the purple hues we will be seeing more of this autumn. I also love wearing metallic nail polish when the sun is shining, nothing is more eye catching than when the sun sparkles on your nails. Love!

I tested out Londontown Brill-Ant with one base coat layer of Londontown’s Ridge Filler, and two coats of color. I topped it off with one layer of Londontown’s Top Coat. The result is a hard, chip-resistant manicure which is 100% 9-free, cruelty free, and vegan. So it is fabulous, and feel good; brilliant!

Shop my lilac manicure:

I love Brill-Ant by Londontown to finish out the summer season. What do you think of the hue? You can find Londontown Brill-Ant nail polish online here.

Thanks for stopping by!

XOXO

Cathy


Fall 2018 handbag trends: black handbags

fall 2018 handbag trends black hanbdags

fall 2018 handbag trends black handbags from top left: stamped croc mini satchel (under $500) / small cross body bag / top handle circle bag / saddle bag / slouchy vegan tote (under $1000) / north south hobo bag /

Handbags for fall are back in black, and while I am playing with cliche’s, black is the new black. hahaa

You might be looking at this and thinking, black is always in fashion! Well, technically it, but for the fall 2018 season, black is the ultimate IT color for your bag. So if you love to invest in classic handbags, this is your season!

Black handbags are fabulous in a variety of styles for the fall 2018 season, but the ultimate fall 2018 handbag trends include fanny packs (aka belt bags), hobo bags (I know-stop trying to make them happen-they aren’t going to happen~but this season they might!), small or mini satchels, saddle bags. and geometric shapes. As long as you find the fall silhouette you love, just grab it in black! It’s as easy as that!

If you like structured or slouchy, this is your season. The slouchy totes and hobos bags are great for relaxed looks, while the structured geometric shapes, mini satchels, and saddle bags will offer the stiffness you desire for work or more formal dressing.

Black is a fabulous color to be in for the fall 2018 season. If you already own a black bag in one of the fall 2018 handbag trends, then you are all set for the season! If not, you can invest in a new bag without worrying too much about the color having a one-season shelf life. A black bag can be worn all year long, and year after year! Love that!

Any type of fabrication is hot for the fall season. You can wear vegan fabrics, smooth leather, soft and slouchy leather, suede, stamped exotics, tweed, or fabric. As long as the silhouette is right, and the color is black, you are ready for the fall season!

Shop black handbags for fall 2018 online:

Which handbag trend for the fall 2018 season are you excited about? Are you relieved the IT handbag color of the season is classic black?

Thanks for stopping by!

XOXO

Cathy


Londontown Kur Strengthening Lacquer Remover review

londontown kur strengthening lacquer remover review

pictured: nail polish remover c/o Londontown / Londontown Kur Strengthening Lacquer Remover / nail polish c/o Londontown Dishy Splendour /

So raise your hand if you are tired of using harsh chemicals to remove your nail polish? My hand is so high it’s touching the moon! As you can imagine, I was thrilled when Londontown sent me their gentle and moisturizing Strengthening Lacquer Remover.

Londontown Kur’s Strengthening Lacquer Remover safely removes nail polish with it’s acetone-free formula. In addition to quickly removing polish, it conditions and strengthens nails while doing so! Love that!

It’s so luxurious to be able to remove my nail polish without my nails ending up dry, and in need of moisture. Since I change my nail polish often, it’s nice to know that the Londontown Kur Strengthening Lacquer Remover removes my polish without ruining my nails.

I was wearing a bright blue nail polish, as seen here, and I wanted to switch to the silvery hue shown below. If you have ever switched from a dark polish to a light polish, you know your nails can end up a mess. Polish can get stuck in your cuticles, and it can smear on your skin. A light color will oftentimes not be able to cover up the residue left by a dark nail polish; and red polishes are the worst! Thankfully, my nail polish came off easily with the Londontown Kur Strengthening Lacquer Remover so I can had clean nails to go from dark to light polish! Love!

This is definitely my new go-to nail polish remover. Nothing else is so gentle on my nails! I can change my nail color with ease, and without worrying about drying out my nails from an acetone based polish.

You can find Londontown Kur Strengthening Lacquer Remover online here.

Shop my silver manicure:

Thanks for stopping by!

XOXO

Cathy

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