Blurple is the Word: Estee Lauder Bête Noire Nail Lacquer Swatch, Comparison (& an Update on My Nails)

For fall 2012, Estee Lauder brings out two limited collections of nail polishes. The inspiration behind Beyond Black and Metal Mania is Paris by night. If you’re interested in how the shades came about, you can take a look at this clip. Apparently the purples are based on French pâtisserie. Out of the 10 limited edition shades, only the blurple Bête Noire will make it into the permanent line-up, and today I have the swatch/comparison for you!

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Befitting for a Lady: Chanel Les Essentiels de Chanel Troublant, Rose Initiale, Frenzy

While I get a big kick out of the fact that I have greatly expanded my comfort zone beyond everyday basics, sometimes I do feel the need for staple pieces to chill with. You know, like a good pink blush that goes with everything, a lip shade that’s my lips but better, and a chic nude nail polish… not unlike what Chanel offers this fall with Les Essentiels de Chanel!

Today I’m showing you three pieces including Rose Initiale Joes Contraste, Troublant Rouge Allure Extrait de Gloss, and Frenzy Le Vernis. You have been warned: it is a picture-heavy post!

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Are You Ready to Go into Autumn with Bobbi Brown Desert Twilight?

It’s only mid-July, but I already have the first autumn collection to show you! Inspired by the turquoise against shades of rose, plum, and bronze in the Southwest (think Arizona, Nevada, and Texas), Bobbi Brown is bringing us the Desert Twilight collection!

This collection is available in Belgium as of today, and I have the luck to play with two pieces beforehand so I can share my thoughts with you!

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According to Guerlain and Pucci, Riviera is Indigo

This summer, Guerlain teamed up with Emilio Pucci for their Terra Azzurra Collection. Before you blame me for showing you this so late, I have to tell you this collection is of very limited availability in Belgium, and not a single shop carries it in my town!

Are you ready to check out this beauty?

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Bring Mediterranean to Your Nails with Dior Vernis Saint-Tropez!

Dior Vernis Saint-Tropez isn’t exactly new news. Back in July 2011, it was launched in extremely limited quantity to celebrate the Dior boutique opening. It sold out so fast that it broke numerous hearts. I’m sure when it was brought back with the Croisette Collection many could barely suppress a yelp of joy!

I liked the swatches I saw back at the time, but I never looked into it since from what I read it was sold out at lightening speed. Also, here is the thing: I know it is some kind of silly bias, but I had (and to a certain extent still have) the idea that turquoise, like most blues, would not work for my skin tone.

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