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Canon G7X Mark II review

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You might be looking at this post and wondering why I am writing about the Powershot Canon G7X Mark II on a fashion, style, and beauty blog. Well, it does tie into fashion-I swear! Just keep reading. . .

One of the big things that hurts my back when I attend New York Fashion Week, or when I am traveling, is carrying around my heavy DSLR. Fashion week and travel in general, require a lot of standing and walking. To alleviate the back pain and shoulder pain I experience when traveling, or attending fashion week, I needed to lighten my load. That load being my very heavy Nikon DSLR.

Last January I did some research. I found out about this amazing camera which could replace your DSLR. The Canon G7X Mark II is this tiny little point-and-shoot camera which packs a ton of power. It has all the settings a basic DSLR offers. You can go from auto mode to manual mode. You can adjust the ISO, the f-stop, and more! While you can’t switch out the lens, the built-in zoom lens has enough “zoom” to get clear and crisp close-ups of the runway, outfits (pose at that painted wall!), and travel sites.

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On my Nikon DSLR, I have to go into the menu and scroll through it in order to adjust my ISO etc. It is time consuming, and sometimes I can miss the shot because I am fiddling with my camera settings. When it comes to travel and fashion week, speed is of the essence. The Powershot Canon G7X Mark II has this fabulous dial underneath the dial which lets you switch modes. This dial lets you quickly adjust the camera according to the light-without going into a menu to adjust your settings. This is a huge game changer in situations where the light keeps changing and you need to be speedy to get the right shot.

Here is an example of a photo I took of a model walking the runway at the Son Jung Wan show last February during fashion week. My Canon G7X Mark II did a great job of capturing a moving model. I was also able to adjust the settings quickly for the tricky lighting. Another thing that was tricky about this shot was her jacket. It has sequins, which are difficult to photograph; especially on a moving object. I thought the camera did a good job considering I was shooting from my seat and not the photographer’s pit.

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The Canon G7X Mark II is also great at capturing depth and color. Here is a photo I took in Hawaii. One of the breathtaking things about Hawaii is the shades of blue in the Pacific. The ombre waters are stunning, and I feel like the camera did a great job capturing them. I purposely focused on the water and blurred the lava rocks. I like how it turned out. Who knew a point-and-shoot could do this?

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In addition to being able to adjust the Canon G7X Mark II like a DSLR, it has a flip up screen which allows you to shoot in selfie mode. Sometimes you want a higher resolution selfie; or maybe you just want to have some fun. Either way, the flip up screen is a lot of fun. You can see a selfie taken with my Canon G7X Mark II below. I took this selfie with my daughters on a recent hike. We had fun flipping the screen and turning it in order to get the view in the background. My DSLR definitely does not do that!

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DSLR Alternative

All in all, the Powershot Canon G7X Mark II is an amazing alternative to a DSLR. It can switch from auto to manual mode. The camera comes with easy to follow directions, and there are plenty of YouTube videos out there to help with specific settings that might not sound logical in the manual. I found it easier to learn than my DSLR. Despite not being able to change lenses, the built-in zoom lens is adequate for travel, blogging, and taking runway photos from your seat.

You don’t have to be a blogger to use this camera! So many people bring their DSLR to their children’s sporting events, talent shows, plays, music performances etc., the Canon G7X Mark II is a great alternative which can take beautiful videos and photos. The resolution and quality rivals a low to medium level DSLR. It also offer wi-fi capability which is great for uploading photos to a laptop or iPhone while on the go.

Lighten your load! The Canon G7X Mark II is compact and lightweight. I can carry a smaller handbag at fashion week, and when I travel, than I did back when I carried around my DSLR. The small size is great for travel, and it won’t break your back. Love that!

When I purchased my Powershot Canon G7X Mark II, I also bought a large memory card and a second battery. It’s always nice to have a back-up battery when traveling in case you take a ton of photos all day and need to swap the battery. For a memory card, I recommend Lexar. They make great cards. Always get a big one to store videos and keep yourself from running out of room while traveling.

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I am in love with this camera, and I take it everywhere I go so I can snap photos of my kids, and to blog! If you have any questions about it, please feel free to ask in the comments below, or shoot me an email.

Thank you so much for your support!

XOXO

Cathy

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Chanel nail polish summer 2019 review

Chanel summer 2019 nail polish review

chanel summer 2019 nail polish review

Chanel nail polish summer 2019 collection from top left: Chanel Radiant Verde nail polish (this one is my favorite!) / Chanel Radiant Blue nail polish ( also love this one!) / Chanel Radiant Red nail polish (cool twist on a classic cherry red) / Chanel Radiant Ballerina nail polish (perfect neutral) / Chanel Radiant Rouge Noir nail polish (twist on vamp) / Chanel Radiant Arancio nail polish (fun summer hue!)

I’m so excited about the Chanel nail polish summer 2019 nail polish collection! Normally Chanel releases anywhere from two to four colors for any given season, but for summer 2019, they are giving us six colors! It’s a nail polish buffet, and it is so hard to choose which one to wear! They are all fabulous hues!

The Chanel summer 2019 nail polish collection offers something for everyone. There are two oceanic hues to choose from; Radiant Verde, and Radiant Blue. They are both beautiful colors, and offer a little bit of metallic sparkle; which looks amazing in the sun! There is also a really pretty, neutral hue named Radiant Ballerina. This is a sweet golden blush which is a great daily hue. If you are more of a fire girl, Chanel is taking care of you this summer season! Radiant Red, Radiant Rouge Noir, and Radiant Arancio will keep your nails on fire all summer long. These are some fun colors!

All six of Chanel’s summer 2019 nail polish colors offer sparkle and a soft metallic finish. They all catch the sun and sparkle when you are outside. It will be fun this summer to wear a different color every few days to mix things up. So, without further ado, here are photos of what each color looks like on!

Chanel Radiant Verde nail polish summer 2019

chanel radiant verde nail polish summer 2019

This is my favorite color from the Chanel nail polish summer 2019 collection. Radiant Verde by Chanel is a sparkling, dark sea green which so pretty and fun for the summer months! It is an easy color to wear with this summer’s color palette, and it looks fabulous with beachwear, and poolside. I am pretty sure this will be the color I wear most often this summer season!

Chanel Radiant Blue nail polish summer 2019

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How pretty is this blue! Apologies for the bad paint job, I polished my nails before dinner and I think I may have been rushing. It’s a little uneven. Hopefully you can still find this photo useful in determining the hue. It’s a dark blue which offers sparkle-I love sparkle! This is my second favorite color. I love blue, and this is a beautiful one! Chanel Radiant Blue nail polish will be perfect for the 4th of July, and many summer days when I want blue nails; and I tend to want blue nails often. If you are a blue fan too, this is the color for you!

Chanel Radiant Red nail polish summer 2019

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Are you a classic, cherry red girl? Then Chanel Radiant Red nail polish for summer 2019 is for you! This is a flirty, sparkling cherry red polish which is fun to wear, and offers a little twist on classic cherry red nail polish. It’s a really pretty color!

Chanel Radiant Rouge Noir nail polish summer 2019

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Chanel Radiant Rouge Noir nail polish is the new Vamp. If you flocked to the beauty counters in the 1990s, desperately seeking Vamp, and then felt energized when it re-emerged a couple of years ago, then this is your nail polish hue for summer 2019! Radiant Rouge Noir by Chanel is a fabulous, dark red nail polish which is vamp with a twist. The sparkles are the twist 😉 Love!

Chanel Radiant Ballerina nail polish summer 2019

chanel radiant ballerina nail polish summer 2019

If you are looking for the ideal neutral nail polish to carry you through the summer 2019 season, then this is it! Chanel Radiant Ballerina is a golden, sparkling blush nail polish hue which adds a little bit of edge to an otherwise sweet nail color. I love the little bit of golden sparkle within this polish. It is also a great color to wear while traveling this summer. If you plan to be away from home for more than six days, your nails will start to grow, or chip a little bit. This color won’t show one week growth, or small chips. It’s a great color to wear when you don’t have to time to re-paint! Love that!

Chanel Radiant Arancio nail polish summer 2019

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Chanel Radiant Arancio nail polish for summer 2019 is a fiery orange hue. If you like bold color, this is the nail polish for you! It’s a bright, sparkling orange hue which is sure to capture attention this summer season. I think this will be a fun color to wear on toes if you are little bit understated like I am. If you are bold, then put this on your fingernails and make the world see you! This is the attention grabbing hue of the season!

I tested all six Chanel summer 2019 nail polish colors with one base coat, and two coats of color. Like all Chanel polishes, they are chip resistant and go on evenly. None of these colors clump or streak; they all apply evenly. Love that!

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What do you think of the six Chanel summer 2019 nail polish hues? Which one is your favorite?

Thanks for stopping by!

XOXO
Cathy

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Perricone MD Cold Plasma Plus+ Fragile Skin Therapy body treatment review

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If you have been following along, you may have noticed I am a huge fan of Perricone MD skin care products. They offer intense skin therapy which helps alleviate a variety of problems with skin. When I received this bottle of Perricone MD’s Cold Plasma Plus+ Fragile Skin Therapy body treatment from Perricone MD last week, I was thrilled! I have been on the hunt for something to combat the aging skin on my arms, and now I have the weapon!

I spent my childhood on a competitive swim team, which means I was in the pool training for over twenty-five hours per week. Needless to say, my skin had a ton of sun exposure. Now that I am an adult, I am dealing with the repercussions of being in a swimming pool, with the sun reflecting off the water, for hours on end. Any product which promises to tighten the skin on my arms, leaving it smooth, is a product I want in my skin care routine!

The key ingredients in the Perricone MD Cold Plasma Plus+ Fragile Skin Therapy body treatment formula are Growth Factor Peptide, which visibly firms skin, Micro-Hyaluronic Acid (HA), which combats crepiness, and Retinol, which accelerates skin renewal. This combination makes an amazing formula which helps tighten skin, making it look fabulous! Love!

My arms are where I need it most, so I have been using my Perricone MD Cold Plasma Plus+ Fragile Skin Therapy body treatment on my arms before I apply sunscreen. This ensures it absorbs into my skin. I already notice a difference in one week! Love that!

I am excited to continue using Perricone MD Cold Plasma Plus+ Fragile Skin Therapy body treatment under my SPF protection in order to combat aging on my arms, and in order to protect my skin as much as possible. If you are looking for a product to combat aging skin on your body, this is it! You can find Perricone MD Cold Plasma Plus+ Fragile Skin Therapy body treatment online here.

Thanks for stopping by!

XOXO
Cathy

*Thank you to Perricone MD for gifting me a bottle of Perricone MD Cold Plasma Plus+ Fragile Skin Therapy body treatment, all thoughts and opinions are my own