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Essie Fall 2010 Swatches and Review

Posted in Brown, Gray, Green, Purple, Red, Taupe with tags on October 19, 2010 by ainamakeup

I’ve been really loving what Essie has been coming up lately.  I could not wait for this collection for Fall 2010.  Some of the colors are nothing new, but classic shades that I love.

Essie Sew Psyched

What can  I say!  When I first saw this color advertised I knew it would be a favorite and it does not disappoint! This is definitely in my top 5 for Fall.  Grayed out sage green.  This was the color I wanted to paint the walls in my bedroom.  Somehow This is not the color that’s on my walls

Essie Merino Cool

Taupe Gray that has a hint of purple.  Another fave.  It took me forever to find this at my favorite beauty store because it was sold out every time went to look for it.  There are tons of grays on the market now, but I can’t resist each one.

Essie Limited Addiction

This was a fantastic addition to the collection.  It’s bright but still very fall.  I’m not a typical red wearer, but I’ve definitely worn this more than once since I’ve bought it.

Essie Velvet Voyeur

Another color that is nothing new, but still one I’d gravitate towards.  I didn’t buy it initially but decided I wanted it and I got it!

Essie Little Brown Dress

Again, there are plenty of dark almost black browns out there, but like a true addict, I just had to have this one as well.  Browns are among my favorite colors.

You can get these on of course, but I like to go to one of my favorite beauty booty spots, Beauty 35 in NYC.


Nail Porn: My First Chanel Polishes!!!

Posted in Brown, Chanel, Purple, Taupe on October 6, 2010 by ainamakeup

I never thought I’d own any of these.  I didn’t think I had the gumption to pay over $20 bucks for a single nail polish, but the heart wants what the heart wants.   I resisted the “Black Satin” craze. I’d even managed to not cave in when “Jade” took us all by storm.  I know I’m late to the party but after seeing swatch after swatch of these throughout the nail bloggesphiere, my will was broken.  I gave in, purchased my first Chanel nail polishes and I have no regrets!

Chanel Paradoxal

What a gorgeous unique color.  I love the subtle shimmer flash of pink in the grayed-out purple base.  What can I say about Paradoxal that hasn’t already been said.  I will cherish this polish always!

Chanel Pariculiere

Grayed out Taupey brown shades are on my irresistible list.  I just knew I had to have this and I’m so glad I made the investment.  There may be similar colors but I’m so glad I have this one!