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Mansur Gavriel mini Cloud clutch review

mansur gavriel mini cloud clutch review

Pictured: Mansur Gavriel mini Cloud clutch in Spiga (yellow) / spring nail polish /

How cute is this Mansur Gavriel mini Cloud clutch! As you know, pouch clutches are a hot IT bag style, and Mansur Gavriel’s is one of the two hottest pouches out there. I have owned the regular size Cloud clutch in black for a little over one year, and I love it. So when Mansur Gavriel introduced the mini version last year, I was eyeing it right away. Now, I have finally broken down and purchased one for myself!

As much as I love my regular sized Cloud clutch, sometimes I want to carry something a little bit smaller; and with a strap. The Mansur Gavriel mini Cloud clutch is just the right size to carry my purse essentials. It also has a thin strap which can be worn cross body, or over the shoulder. I prefer it over the shoulder as it hits me on the bottom of my ribs if I wear it cross body; that being said, if you need to wear it cross body, it can be done.

The Mansur Gavriel mini Cloud clutch comes in a variety of beautiful colors. I chose Spiga, which is a soft, yet medium, yellow hue. Spiga, or yellow, is very pretty; and it also happens to be the color of the year! Love that!

Mansur Gavriel mini Cloud clutch | what fits inside the mini Cloud

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Pictured: Mansur Gavriel mini Cloud clutch in Spiga / lipstick / iPhone case / nail polish /

The Mansur Gavriel mini Cloud clutch is quite roomy inside. I can fit my wallet, phone, lipstick, keys, and also place my sunglasses on top. The bag still closes without an issue, despite all of those items. The closure on the mini Cloud clutch is a frame closure with a magnetic reinforcement in the center of the frame. It’s very sturdy and secure. I definitely feel safe from pickpockets with this bag! It will make a fabulous bag for travel once the pandemic is over. Love it!

Mansur Gavriel Cloud clutch side by side comparison

mansur gavriel cloud clutch side by side comparison

Pictured: regular size Cloud clutch in black / mini Cloud clutch in Spiga (yellow) /

Since there are two Cloud clutches by Mansur Gavriel, I thought it only right to show you a side-by-side comparison of the two so you can see what is going on size-wise. The original Cloud clutch is much larger than the mini. It offers the interior capacity of a medium shoulder bag, while the mini offers the interior capacity of a small, cross body bag.

If you love the smaller size, and would still like to wear it as a clutch rather than a shoulder bag or cross body bag, you can! The strap easily tucks inside the bag or can be removed completely. Although, I recommend tucking it in rather than removing it; you never know when you will want the versatility of switching to a shoulder bag or cross body bag.

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All in all, this is a fabulous handbag. The leather is buttery soft, and the construction is extremely sturdy; just like all bags by Mansur Gavriel. It is available in a variety of seasonal hues, as well as classic neutrals. I’m in love with this bag! I also love that it is priced under $500. Love that!

Thanks for stopping by!

XOXO
Cathy

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Lancome Idole L’Intense edp review

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pictured: Lancome Idole L’Intense eau de parfum 1.7 oz C/O Lancome / nail polish /

Do you love warm, woody florals? I do! I was so excited when I learned Lancome had released a new woody floral. This beautiful fragrance, Lancome Idole L’Intense edp, is a warm, woody floral with a smooth base. It has a classic vibe, and seasonless scent. Love that!

I am excited about Lancome Idole L’Intense edp since it is a woody floral we can all wear now, during the cold winter months. It’s a warm fragrance, which is ideal on a cool day. Due to the jasmine and rose top notes, this woody floral is a versatile fragrance which will enable it to also be worn during moderate and warm temperatures. I would wear it up to about 85 degrees. After 85 degrees, I prefer to move into nautical, and fruity scents which only work on hot days. Love!

Top notes: Sensual Isparta Rose, Fresh Jasmine

Middle notes: Warm Musks

Base notes: Cedar, Madagascar Bourbon Vanilla

After about one minute, Lancome Idole L’Intense edp settles into a warm, musky floral with a slight vanilla and wood scent. As the day progresses, it cycles through a warm, musky fragrance experience which is smooth and rich. I love the lingering cedar and vanilla laced into the musk at the end of the day. The edp formula is long lasting, so it will not need to be reapplied during the day. You can spray it on at 7am and still enjoy it at 10pm.

If you love a good woody floral, this is your new scent! It will also make a fabulous gift. Lancome offers several gift box choices which are perfect for any holiday during the year. I highly recommend trying this scent. I rate it five out of five stars! Love!

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XOXO
Cathy

lancome idole l'intense eau de parfum review

 


Dior nail polish spring 2021 review

Dior spring 2021 nail polish

dior nail polish spring 2021 reiew

Dior nail polish spring 2021 from left: Dior Pink Sakura nail polish / Dior Coral Peony nail polish /

The Dior spring 2021 nail polish collection is here! These colors are so pretty and happy. Love happy colors!

Spring 2021 is all about hope and renewal in my eyes. We have a vaccine getting distributed, and the end of this shut down seems closer than ever before. I am optimistic about getting back to a normal life with my kids in school, in sports, and having the freedom to travel and gather with friends and family. With this optimism, comes an urge to dress in more uplifting colors, and find ways to create a cheerful environment. These two spring hues from Dior are exactly what I need! I am sure you do too!

For spring 2021, Dior created two pretty and cheerful hues for their spring beauty collection. Coral Peony is a light and bright orange-pink which is great for warm days, and a cheerful attitude. If you are interested in a more edgy color, Pink Sakura by Dior is a bright, almost-hot-pink. This is definitely the “notice me” hue of the collection. Love it!

The nail polishes from the Dior spring 2021 beauty collection are both cream polishes. I tested them with one base coat, and two coats of color. I skipped the top coat. As with all Dior nail polishes, they are sturdy and chip-resistant. I also found the cream nail polish applies evenly without streaking.

So, without further ado, here is my Dior nail polish spring 2021 collection review!

Dior nail polish spring 2021 | Dior Coral Peony

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Dior Coral Peony nail polish is a pretty orange-pink nail polish which is cheery and happy. I love the lighthearted hue of this nail polish! This is a great color for warmer days; or even to lighten up a dark winter day as we head towards spring.

Dior nail polish spring 2021 | Dior Pink Sakura

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Pink Sakura by Dior is a bright and bold pink nail polish for spring 2021. I love this unapologetic hue. It is a great way to brighten up your spring style, as well as your day! Dior Pink Sakura nail polish is also a great color to wear in both the spring and summer months as it is also a color we often see in summer nail polish collections. This makes it a great investment color for the entire spring/summer season. Love!

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There you have it! Two happy hues for the spring 2021 season from Dior. Which color is your favorite?

Thanks for stopping by!

XOXO
Cathy