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Coach Swing Zip review

pictured: Coach Swing Zip in black / nail polish / sweater / jeans /

How cute is the Coach Swing Zip! This small satchel is a reissue of an almost identical version Coach released in the early 2000’s. Do you know what this means? Glove tanned leather! Yes! Of course, it is not the same as the leather from the 1990s, but still, the glove tanned leather from Coach is still nice.

There is currently an east/west satchel trend on the streets right now, so the Coach Swing Zip fits right into that trend making it both classic and trendy, love that! The Swing Zip by Coach offers a zipper closure, an interior zipper pocket, and an interior slip pocket. The two shoulder straps are adjustable, but I don’t see why anyone would adjust them. The straps are perfect for wearing the bag as a shoulder bag.

The Coach Swing Zip is room enough for daily essentials, but it is still on the small side. I can fit my wallet, lipstick, phone, keys, Kleenex, and glasses case inside.

pictured: Coach Swing Zip in black / nail polish / lipstick /

There is still a small amount of room after I fill the bag with my essentials, but not much. I would say it is a step up, interior space-wise, from the Coach Swinger.

The Coach Swing Zip is proving to be a popular reissue. it seems to sell out with a day or two of Coach releasing a batch. If you follow me on LTK you can save this link and the app will alert you when it restocks.

This is a great, timeless satchel priced well under $500 you can feel good about investing in. I love mine! You can find the Swing Zip by Coach online here.

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XOXO
Cathy


Hermes nail polish spring summer 2024 review

Hermes nail polish spring summer 2024 from left: Hermes Orange Tonique / Hermes Bleu Electrique / Hermes Ultraviolet /

Hermes nail polish. I had to try it! The collection had been tempting me for quite some time, but when I spotted these bright and cheery hues for the spring summer 2024 season, I realized it was time to take the plunge; so, I bought all three spring/summer colors!

At first glance, I assumed Hermes Bleu Electrique nail polish would be my favorite, and while it’s a fabulous shade of blue, I am torn between Orange Tonique and Ultraviolet! I never in million years thought I would gravitate towards an orange nail polish. I usually shy away from orange hues, but there is a slightly soft, blue undertone in Hermes Orange Tonique which draws me in, I love it! Who am I???? haha

This really is a beautiful orange. So, if you are like me and tend to skip over the orange nail polish hues, stop and take a look at this one, it might just blow you away! Then, there is Hermes Ultraviolet nail polish. It is beautiful! I am definitely going to have trouble deciding which color to paint my nails next! I am currently wearing Hermes Leu Electrique nail polish as I type this.

This was my first time using Hermes nail polish, and as someone who judges brushes and application, I have a little something to say. First off, I love the brush design. Hermes nail polish applied smoothly without streaking and making a mess on my surrounding skin. It was easy to apply two coats of color over my base coat. Now, here is where things change . . .

Hermes Orange Tonique nail polish and Hermes Ultraviolet nail polish both applied evenly. All three nail polish colors are cream polishes and I tested them with one base coat and two coats of colors. With Hermes Bleu Electrique, the application wasn’t as smooth as the other two hues. I had trouble getting even coverage with Bleu Electrique. It wasn’t streaky, just not as saturated as the other two. I feel like Hermes Bleu Electrique needs three coats to look perfect. This isn’t a big deal, but it is an extra step when you are accustomed to two coats of color. So, all in all, Hermes Bleu Electrique nail polish is fabulous, it just needs three coats instead of two.

So, without further ado, here are the three nail polish colors from Hermes for the spring and summer 2024 seasons.

Hermes nail polish spring 2024 | Hermes Orange Tonique

hermes orange tonique nail polish summer 2024 nail polish review

Hermes nail polish spring 2024 | Hermes Ultraviolet

hermes nail polish hermes ultraviolet spring 2024

Hermes nail polish spring 2024 | Hermes Bleu Electrique

hermes bleu electrique nail polish

All three Hermes nail polish colors are fabulous. Since they are from a combo season, spring and summer together, these nail polish colors will have longevity throughout the warm weather months. In fact, Hermes Orange Tonique nail polish can easily take you into the early fall season. I really love these colors! They are bright, happy, and add the right pop to any spring/summer look. Love that!

Shop the Hermes nail polish spring summer 2024 collection online:

What do you think of Hermes nail polish? Have you tried it before?

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Cathy

hermes nail polish spring summer 2024 review

ReVive Sensitif Renewal Cream Daily Protection spf 30 review

pictured: Revive Sensitif Renewal Cream Daily Protection spf 30 / nail polish /

I cannot believe, in the fourteen years I have had this blog, I have not reviewed this face cream yet! In addition to the night cream and dark spot corrector, this is my gentle, daytime face cream. It is the best one for adding moisture when my skin is dry; which happens for me at the end of winter and well into the spring season.

A good, moisturizing face cream is imperative; especially if it includes both UVA and UVB protection. Plus, spf 30 is good perk too! The sun does so much damage to our skin, especially as us GenX-ers age! We need to protect what we have left!

ReVive has been in my beauty routine for over two decades now. I absolutely love their products and the Sensitif Renewal Cream is no exception. The daily renewal cream is great for adding moisture while protecting from the sun. Love!

I use their day cream in late winter through spring and early summer. Then, I switch to the dark spot corrector for late summer and the fall season. Love them both!

Here are my favorite products from ReVive:

*Please note: The packaging has changed for this day cream. The jar you receive may be labelled differently than the one I photographed. It is the same cream inside. The new jar says “Daily Cellular Protection” instead of “Daily Protection” and the detailed spf protection has been streamlined.

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XOXO
Cathy