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Dior nail polish spring 2019

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pictured: Dior nail polish spring 2019 / Dior Blue Drop nail polish /

Let’s face it, my favorite color is blue. So, when I spotted Dior Blue Drop nail polish from the Dior nail polish spring 2019 collection, I knew I had to have it in my nail polish wardrobe. Blue Drop by Dior is one of four spring 2019 nail polish colors from Dior’s spring/summer 2019 beauty collection. While all of the colors are stunning, Blue Drop is the hue that caught my eye.

The spring /summer 2019 nail polish collection from Dior includes a beautiful orange hue named “Orange Sienna,” a classic brown color named “Wild Earth,” a golden shade named “Terra Gold,” and of course, “Blue Drop.” These colors are all limited edition, and are already selling out. If you like one of them, snap it up now!

Dior nail polish is long lasting, and chip resistant. They use gel coat resins which combine and help to make the nail polish strong, shiny, and resistant to chips. I find Dior nail polish can last for well over a week without chipping during normal wear. In the photo above, I am wearing one base coat, and two coats of color. I recommend adding a top coat for the longest lasting results.

The spring 2019 season has two color trends; mixed neutrals, and bright colors. Dior’s spring 2019 nail polish collection works well with both of these color combinations, making it an easy collection to wear daily during the spring and summer months. I love the pop of blue when worn with neutral hues, as well as when worn in combination with brighter colors.

Shop the Dior spring 2019 nail polish collection online (Wild Earth is sold out):

Which color from the Dior nail polish spring 2019 collection is your favorite?

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Cathy


Chanel Rouge Coco Flash lipstick in 52 Casual

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pictured: Chanel Rouge Coco Flash lipstick in 52 Casual / late spring 2019 nail polish / scarf /

One of my favorite lipstick collections is Chanel’s line of Rouge Coco lipsticks. The Chanel Rouge Coco lipstick collection is sheer, and hydrating. They make the perfect daily lip colors! For the spring 2019 season, Chanel has created a new collection of colors in a bridge collection named Chanel Rouge Coco Flash.

I don’t really see any difference between the regular Rouge Coco lipstick collection, and Rouge Coco Flash. They are both collections of hydrating, sheer lip color. I love how smooth this lipstick applies, and how it’s just as hydrating as a lip balm. There are a wide variety of colors to choose from in the new Chanel Rouge Coco Flash lipstick collection. I decided to try out a soft neutral hue named Casual. If you prefer going by numbers, it’s color #52.

This is a really soft hue, which my daughter describes as “the same color as you.” OK, so Chanel Casual is my skin color. I guess that is a an easy way to describe it! haha. Just know, this colors appears more peachy in online stores. In real life, as you can see in my photos, it’s more of a warm beige.

There is a wide variety of colors in this collection. I definitely want to invest in a few more colors for the upcoming spring season. There are some really pretty pinks shades, and neutral hues which have caught my eye. You can see the entire range of colors here. Which color is your favorite?

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What is your favorite sheer lipstick collection? Have you tried Chanel Rouge Coco before?

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Cathy


Mansur Gavriel Train Case cross body handbag review

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pictured: Mansur Gavriel Train Case in saddle  /

One of the most popular handbag styles right now is the train case. We are seeing designers create round, oval, square, and rectangular versions of the classic train case in 2019. While designers are loving the train case handbag style, consumers are gravitating towards it more and more every season. Remember when circle bags emerged as an IT handbag style back in 2016? Well, the train case takes the travel bag concept a step further with variations in design and size.

Mansur Gavriel has been one of my favorite handbag designers for several years. They make their handbags in Italy by skilled artisans who have been crafting leather goods for generations. While their bags are top quality, their prices are remarkably affordable considering the excellent quality with which they are made. The Mansur Gavriel Train Case is no exception. This is a sturdy, well-made bag which can easily be a work-horse; without looking like one! Love that!

I purchased my Mansur Gavriel Train Case earlier this year, and brought it to fashion week to wear for the first time. I loved being able to carry it like a traditional train case, by the handle, while also having the option of using the shoulder strap when I needed to be hands free. The shoulder strap is detachable, and can easily be coiled and stored inside the handbag. The top handle, is equally practical. It can flatten, which helps it pack easily inside of a suitcase without wasting space. It was really easy to travel with!

Mansur Gavriel Train Care interior capacity

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When I was at fashion week, I carried around my wallet, lipstick, point-and-shoot camera, iPhone, and sunglasses. At home, I carry around those items too, as well as a set of keys. Everything fits nicely inside the bag, with plenty of room to spare. There are also five, slim pockets inside of the Mansur Gavriel Train Case. These pockets are helpful for organizing small items, but will not fit a phone. They are also too wide to be used for cash or credit cards. The pockets are great for stuffing items such as extra Kleenex, securing lipstick, and keeping small objects such as coins from slipping around inside the bag. Large items will all need to go into the middle of the bag. Since the train case is wide and not too tall, nothing can get lost inside; it is easy to see what you have inside the bag and grab it without making a big production.

Mansur Gavriel always uses soft leather. For the train case, Mansur Gavriel uses soft calf skin which is treated to be a stiff and structured silhouette. While the train case appears stiff, the leather is still soft, and can scratch easily. You can see the indentations inside my bag from repeated use. The dents are inside the bag and do not show on the outside, but they are reminder that this isn’t the bag you take to your daughter’s soccer game and throw on the grass. This is a bag you keep care of.

All in all, the Mansur Gavriel Train Case is a fun handbag to add to one’s handbag collection. While the train case silhouette is a hot trend in handbags right now, the style is inherently classic. This makes the train case by Mansur Gavriel a beautiful investment bag to be kept and enjoyed for many years to come. It will always have a vintage appeal, as well as an understated look.

This bag can be carried for casual occasions, as well as dressed up and worn to a tea, shower, or ladies lunch. It is very versatile, and packs easily in a suitcase! Love!

The Mansur Gavriel Train Case is selling out quickly for the spring season, if you love it, snap one up now! You can find it in stock online here.

Which color is your favorite?

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Cathy

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