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Laura Mercier Très Chic collection c’est chic!

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Bonjour! Ça va?

This is my first review of Laura Mercier products.   I was instantly attracted to the beautiful, bold, punchy colours.  The Très Chic collection is a limited edition, spring nail collection consisting of 5 colours that range from pastel to bright.

I picked up the two that I thought were going to be my favourites and I love them!!   The polishes are contained in short, square bottles and are slightly smaller than the typical nail polish – 0.35 fl. oz. (10.35 ml) vs. 0.5 fl. oz. (15 ml) and they cost US$18 each.   So the price is a little costly.  The brush is short, and not like the Pro-Wides that you get with OPI.  For those with long nail beds, you may have to use more strokes than you normally would.  The formula is a little on the thin side, but smooth.  I used 2 coats in the swatches, but I could have done with an additional one.  Drying time is pretty fast.  The formula is good, and standard for what is out there.  They are also Big 3 free.

Onto the swatches!

The first one I picked up is Cabana.

Laura Mercier Nail Lacquer in Cabana

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Recent nail polish haul: Early spring!

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Hey people!

I’ve been hauling nail polishes like they going outta style!!!

I picked up a few of the hottest, most popular shades from the recent past.

No More Film is from the Essie Resort 2012 collection.

Essie No More Film

Essie No More Film swatch

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Laura Mercier presents Belle Nouveau for Summer 2012

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Hello!

This is a brand that I am just discovering.  I have heard a lot of good things about Laura Mercier from the artists in the know.  I have a few product reviews from this brand coming soon, but in the meantime, check out what’s up for this summer!

Confident, chic, playful

Laura’s inspiration for 2012 draws from her background as a fine art painter and focuses on the mood and attitude of women through different art periods.  For Summer 2012, she invites you to escape to a dream world that explores creativity through colour, taking inspiration from Art Nouveau’s innovative spirit and painted posters. This poetic embrace of sugary happy tones in sheer textures sets the mood—soft but daring, playful yet romantic.

The face is touched in clouds of colour that bring sophistication without strong definition. Highlights include sheer milky pastel eyes and translucent lips printed in colour. Skin is illuminated with a soft, healthy touch of bronzer and glow.

This collection is available at lauramercier.com and select retailers (Bloomingdale’s, Bergdorf Goodman, Henri Bendel, Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom, Saks Fifth Avenue, and select Belk, Blue Mercury, Lord & Taylor, and Macys)  from May 2012 for a limited time.

THE COLLECTION

Sheer Crème Eye Colour (US$ 22.00) Limited Edition

  • Mauve Pastel
  • Grey Pastel
  • Aqua Pastel

Crème Lip Print (US$20.00) Limited Edition

  • Nude Beige
  • Nude Coral
  • Nude Pink

Lip Glacé (US$22.00) Limited Edition

  • Camellia
  • Orange Tulip
  • Lotus Blossom

Nail Lacquer (US$18.00) Limited Edition

  • Lavender Cloud

Sheer Crème Colour (US$35.00) Limited Edition

  • Copper Glow Veil

Body Bronzing Makeup (US38.00) Limited Edition

Caviar Stick Eye Colour (US$24.00) Limited Edition

  • Turquoise

Long Lash Mascara (US$24.00) Limited Edition

  • Bleu

Photos below!

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NOTD: First spring mani!!!

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My nails for the week!

My manicure!

I decided to kick spring off with some lighter colours.  I’ve being wearing straight up vampy colours all winter long.  I am so glad to start rocking my brights and pastels!

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Recent nail polish haul: OCC & Zoya

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Good day!

I have taken advantage of some recent sales and collected a few more nail polishes to add to my arsenal.  I got some stuff from Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics and Zoya.  Both are vegan lines, by the way.

Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics haul

Listed from left to right: Extravaganza, Palare, Cruising, Tarred

Extravaganza by OCC

Swatch, Extravaganza

Extravaganza is part of OCC’s Fall 2011 collection, Pretty Boy.  I think for autumn, it is an unusual colour as it reminds me of summer, but it is warm somewhere in the world, isn’t it? LOL! Extravaganza is a pinkish-coral with  green-gold duochrome microshimmer.  This was one of the stand out colours from this collection, I love it.  It is bright but not neon and I think that it works well for women with darker skin as well as ladies with lighter complexion.  Finally I think that this colour is pretty neutral, not to warm or too cool.  I needed at least 2 coats for this one.  The formula is on the thinner side and not too streaky.

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