holidays 2017

YSL holiday 2017 nail polish Dazzling Lights review

YSL holiday 2017 nail polish collection review

YSL holiday 2017 nail polish collection: Red Lights and Gold Fire

When it comes to fashion, the holidays are all about sparkles, and festive style. I was looking for something festive in the world of nail polish, to compliment the festive vibe of holiday fashion, and was thrilled to find the YSL holiday 2017 nail polish collection; so of course I purchased it right away! The collection is back to holiday basics; sparkling red and gold.

I tested out both colors; because they are fabulous! I liked one more then the other when it came to texture; while loving both of the hues. Without further ado, here are my reviews!

YSL Holiday 2017 Nail Polish: Gold Fire

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YSL Gold Fire nail polish is my favorite of the two limited edition hues introduced by Yves Saint Laurent for the festive holiday season. Gold acts like a neutral, so it matches everything. This is a color I can easily wear during the day, or rock at an evening soiree.

This is a glitter nail polish. The glitter bits inside YSL Gold Fire are long and don’t stick out, or cause a rough surface. I tested out YSL Gold Fire nail polish with one base coat, and two coats of color. I did not use a top coat. The gold color is sparkling and shiny. The texture is rather smooth; unlike many glitter polishes which can be rough and catch on things. Don’t you hate it when your nail polish snags your clothing? This one won’t! Love that!

YSL Gold Fire nail polish is long lasting, and won’t chip easily. I love how strong it is, and how festive it! This is my favorite of the two colors from the YSL holiday 2017 nail polish collection named “Dazzling Lights.’

YSL Holiday 2017 nail polish: Red Lights

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This color, YSL Red Lights nail polish, is a beautiful cherry-pink-red. Think of it as a pinkish cherry red. I love the color, and I am not a big red nail polish fan. The pink tinge is just enough to make this an easy red to wear daily without looking too much like a fire engine.

The glitter in YSL Red Lights nail polish is small. This is where the problem comes in. Since the glitter bits are small, they bunch up in the second coat. I used one base coat, and two coats of color. When I applied the first coat, I thought it looked perfect; I should have left it. The second coat is where I ran into the problem. The glitter clumped together causing a rough surface. Next time I apply YSL Red Lights nail polish, I will only wear one coat. Photo shown with two coats.

I love the sparkle in this nail polish. It really glistens in the light. It will be fun to wear with only one coat this holiday season, for special occasions. There is something very festive about this color. It just screams Christmas! Love!

The YSL holiday 2017 nail polish collection, “Dazzling Lights,” is a beautiful, classic holiday collection. It has the two colors we really need to get through the holiday party season. I can’t wait to wear them more!

You can find the YSL holiday 2017 nail polish collection online here.

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Handbag Addict Gift Guide 2017

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The perfect handbag gifts for the holidays, hot IT bags from top left: classic cross body under $1000 / Gucci cross body bag under $1000 / red shoulder bag under $2000 seen on the streets of NYFW / mini cross body bag seen on the streets of NYFW / bamboo half circle bag-2017’s hottest IT bag under $300 / burgundy shoulder bag from a hot new IT designer under $1000 / classic drawstring bucket bag-IT bag that should be in everyone’s closet under $1000 / classic premiere designer top handle satchel

You knew it was coming! My gift guide for the handbag addict on your shopping list; which could very well be you! Featured above are the hottest of the hot IT bags you can give this holiday season. Below, are more handbags to covet from both established, and emerging designers; in all price points of course!

This holiday season while handbag shopping, be sure to look for the IT factor in order to make your handbag gift the most memorable, and special, gift she receives all season!

What type of style does the handbag addict on your list have? Does she like to invest in handbags she can wear season after season? Does she work in a conservative, corporate environment? Does she value function and practicality in her handbags? Then she sounds like the perfect candidate for a classic IT bag! Here are my recommendations:

Classic IT bags which should be in every handbag addict’s closet:

Is the handbag addict on your list always the most fashionable at the party? Does she always wear the hottest new designer from the hottest boutique in town? Is the sidewalk her runway? Then she would love one of the hottest IT bags of-the-moment. These are perfect IT bags for the fashionista on your list:

Hot IT bags we all need now:

There are so many IT bags priced under $1000 on the market! Is your handbag addict always reaching for the latest IT item? Does she prefer a more understated style? Then these are the bags for her!

Affordable IT bags under $1000:

Looking for a recommendation on an IT bag to give this holiday season which has been tested and loved by me? These are the bags in my closet I highly recommend to give as gifts. They have been amazing for me; and I love reaching for them time after time.

Handbags featured in this post I own and recommend:

Which handbag, or handbags, are you wishing for this holiday season? I have so many handbags on my Christmas wish list; I hope Santa hooks me up!

My Christmas handbag list:

Happy Holidays!



Holiday Gifts for him

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Holiday gifts for men from top left: magnetic work wristlets / luxurious shaving set / Star Wars tie / Bose speaker with bluetooth and 360 degree sound range / cozy quilted jacket in black / home beer maker / “The World if Your Burger” book

It is time to shop for men for the holiday season! Since men don’t normally shop for themselves, it is always fun to shop for Christmas gifts for men. I love refreshing my husband’s wardrobe, as well as finding new toys and gadgets for him. I know this book about burgers would make him laugh; plus he would enjoy it! These handy wristlets are great for when your man is doing work around the house; and I would use them too, I like to tinker!

I scoured the web for some fun holiday gifts for men, and assembled them into this post. I hope you love them! I know your man will enjoy these Christmas gifts for the holiday season.

Holiday Gifts for Men:

What do you plan to buy for the men in your life?

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