Nail Polish


Londontown Gel Genius base coat and top coat review

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pictured: base coat and top coat c/o Londontown; Londontown Gel Genius Top Coat / Londontown Gel Genius Base Coat /

One of the reasons I love Londontown is that their nail products are 9-free. They don’t contain harmful chemicals or ingredients. You can always relax knowing their products are safe to use, and won’t harm you. I let my daughters use their nail products too, knowing how safe they are to use!

This is why I am so excited about the Londontown Gel Genius collection! This suite of a base coat and top coat are the perfect pieces to the puzzle of the ideal manicure. They create a safe and strong base coat, while topping off the color with a strong gel that is long lasting, shiny, and safe to use. Love that!

Londontown Gel Genius Base Coat review

londontown gel genius base coat review

I love a strong, protective base coat! The Londontown Gel Genius Base Coat is strong and protects my nails from discoloration due to nail polish color dyes. Since Londontown is 9-free, I can rest assured that this base coat will not allow anything gross or harmful to seep into my nail bed, and thus seep into my bloodstream. It’s always important to have a safe base coat-no matter what type of nail polish you use!

Make sure your base coat is free of harmful chemicals and toxins. Londontown’s Gel Genius base coat is just that; free from harmful chemicals and the ideal, safe base for your manicure! If you can only get one thing from the Gel Genius collection, this Gel Genius base coat by Londontown is the must-have!

Londontown Gel Genius Top Coat review

londontown gel genius top coat review

The Londontown Gel Genius Top Coat is a high-gloss top coat which extends the life of your manicure. It has a strong, gel durability which makes your manicure last a long, long time. Londontown’s Gel Genius Top Coat doesn’t require any soaking; it has a quick dry formula. Love that!

One of my favorite things about Londontown nail polishes, is that they are vegan, gluten free, cruelty-free, and paraben free. Love!

Londontown Gel Genius manicure

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This is my complete manicure using Londotown Gel Genius Base Coat, Londontown Skylight Reflect nail polish, and Londontown Gel Genius Top Coat. I love the strong protection from the Gel Genius collection, and this color is fabulous for the fall and winter seasons!

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Thanks for stopping by!

XOXO

Cathy

*brought to you by Londontown, all thoughts and opinions are my own


Chanel holiday 2018 nail polish review

Chanel nail polish holiday 2018 collection

chanel holiday 2018 nail polish collection review

Chanel holiday 2018 nail polish from left: Chanel Opulence nail polish / Chanel Flamboyance nail polish /

I am so excited to announce the Chanel holiday 2018 nail polish collection has arrived! The fall collection was nice, but didn’t really excite me like Chanel nail polish tends to do every season. So when the Chanel holiday 2018 beauty collection hit store shelves, I was thrilled! These colors are fabulous!!!

There are two beautiful colors in the Chanel holiday 2018 nail polish collection; Chanel Flamboyance and Chanel Opulence. One hue is a twist on a traditional Christmas color, while the other is bordering on avant-garde, love that!

Since these two nail polish colors are so pretty, I have immediately switched from fall nails to holidays nails; and plan to wear these colors throughout the entire season. They are THAT fabulous! I’m really excited about Chanel Opulence, which I feel is a great color for transitioning from fall into the holiday season. Chanel Flamboyance will be my go-to after Thanksgiving since it is the perfect color for the holiday season. I’m excited-I hope you are too!!

So, without further ado, here are the two fabulous hues from the Chanel holiday 2018 nail polish collection!

Chanel holiday 2018 nail polish: Flamboyance

chanel nail polish holidays 2018 flamboyance

How pretty is this color! Chanel Flamboyance is a classic cherry pie red with a twist. It has sparkles! Who doesn’t love sparkles during the holiday season! I wish I had the ability to post a video on my blog in order to show you how sparkly this polish really is. It’s a beautiful cherry pie red with just the right amount of  pink undertones. When mixed with the sparkles-which are much smaller than glitter bits-this polish offers a festive sophistication you will want to wear all. the. time!

I tested out Chanel Flamboyance nail polish for the 2018 holiday season with one base coat, and two coats of color. It was chip resistance, and offered a smooth, even color without any streaks. It’s beautiful! I’m not normally a red nail polish kind of gal, but this color is really pretty, and I love the sparkles; so I will definitely be rocking it after Thanksgiving for the holiday season.

Chanel holiday 2018 nail polish: Opulence

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OK, Chanel Opulence is my favorite color of the two hues in Chanel’s holiday 2018 beauty collection. While I am in love with both colors, this one is beyond fabulous. I tried really hard to capture the two personalities of this color with my camera. When I photographed it straight on, the gold sheen showed up perfectly. I tried to turn my hand and find the right angle to capture the purplish-red hues in the color; which is the photo on the bottom. The photo still didn’t capture the depth of the color, but I think you can see how the polish changes color in light, or according to angle. I hope!

Chanel Opulence nail polish is a beautiful golden red hue for the holiday season. It looks different in various lights, and also at alternate angles. It’s such a fun nail polish! The golden red has both a fall vibe, and a holiday look to it; which makes it the perfect nail polish hue for transitioning from the fall 2018 season into the holiday 2018 season. Love that!

I tested out Chanel Opulence nail polish from the Chanel holiday 2018 nail polish collection with one base coat, and two coats of color. Just like most of Chanel’s longwear nail polishes, Opulence by Chanel was chip resistant and offered an even, streak-free application. It’s such a pretty polish!

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I am really excited about the Chanel nail polish collection for the holiday 2018 season. It contains two fabulous colors which both serve a purpose, and are easy to wear with our current color palette.

What do you think of the two nail polish colors for the 2018 holidays from Chanel? Do you have a favorite hue?

Thanks for stopping by!

XOXO

Cathy


Londontown nail polish fall 2018 review

londontown fall 2018 nail polish collection

Londtown nail polish collection fall 2018 from left c/o Londontown: Londontown Vendetta / Londontown Jane Austen / Londontown Iconic / Londontown Kissed by Rose Gold / (USE CODE BayAreaFashionista TO SAVE 25%)

The fall 2018 nail polish collection from Londontown has arrived! These colors are so much fun; and right in line with the current color palette from the autumn season. Love!

The dark hues we are seeing in fall fashion right now are slightly vampy; this makes Vendetta a great nail polish for pairing with darker hues. The bright red shade is perfect for offsetting dark color palettes. Iconic is a bright blue which is ideal for pairing with fall’s brighter colors, while Kissed by Rose Gold and Jane Austen  are great alternatives to beige or neutral nail polish colors. Love this collection!

Londontown nail polishes are 9-free, which makes them easy to wear knowing they aren’t packed with harmful chemicals. Love! Without further ado, here are the house hues from the Londontown fall 2018 nail polish collection.

Londontown Iconic nail polish fall 2018

londontown iconic nail polish review fall 2018

You know blue is my favorite color, so there is no question that I am in love with this bright blue for fall. Londontown Iconic nail polish is a fabulous, shiny blue hue which is bright and eye catching. It is a fabulous contrast to fall’s dark hues, and it also compliments the bright 1980s colors we are seeing this season in apparel. This is a great color to wear if you like to switch up your wardrobe and wear vampy black one day, and bright colors the next day.

Londontown Kissed By Rose Gold nail polish fall 2018

londontown kissed by rose gold nail polish fall 2018

I love a good, metallic nail polish. Londontown Kissed By Rose Gold is a really pretty, sparkling rose gold nail polish. It’s a beautiful color for fall, and acts just like a neutral. Kissed By Rose Gold plays well with silver, yellow gold, or rose gold jewelry; so you don’t have to worry about mixing metals, it just works!

Since neutral nail polish colors such as beige or nude are not my jam, Londontown Kissed By Rose Gold for fall 2018 is the perfect answer to the neutral question. Plus, who doesn’t love a little sparkle?

Londontown Jane Austen nail polish fall 2018

londontown jane austen nail polish fall 2018

If you are looking for a neutral color this fall season, and a metallic hue such as Kissed By Rose Gold isn’t your style, Londontown Jane Austen nail polish is perfect. This is my favorite color from the fall 2018 collection. It’s an unusual, pale lilac hue which is edgier than blush, pale pink, or lavender. It’s a cream polish which glides on smoothly and leaves a saturated color in two coats. I love this color!

Londontown Vendetta nail polish fall 2018

londontown vendetta nail polish fall 2018

Red is the IT nail polish color for fall 2018. If you want to wear what’s hot, and be on trend, this is the color for you. It’s a bright red color which is slightly vampy, and offers a mild pink undertone. Londontown Vendetta is the perfect answer for fall if classic red polish is your jam, or wearing the IT nail color of the season is your goal.

I tested out all four colors with one base coat, and two coats of color. I did not use a top coat. As always, Londontown nail polishes are very chip resistant; and they happen to be 9-free and vegan. The polishes all offer streak-free applications, which have good color saturation. I also love the application brushes which are flat. The flat brushes make it easy to apply the polish without it getting all over your skin. Love that!

You can find the Londontown fall 2018 nail polish collection online here. Use coupon code BayAreaFashionista to save 25% off your entire purchase!

Thanks for stopping by!

XOXO

Cathy

*Thank you to Londontown for partnering on this post. all thoughts and opinions are my own