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September, 2010

  1. MUG SHOT: Chanel Steel and Strong

    September 22, 2010 by pam

    The Chanel Les Khakis tragedy has ended – and now I’ve ended up with two sets. Thank you, Tatin, Alvin and Karen! They’re still not here, both sets are still in the US, but I can rest easy now because I know I’m going to have them. Woohoo!

    Khaki Vert, Khaki Brun, Khaki Rose – you girls are mine.

    And I can wait for my Khakis to arrive patiently because the super sweet Smile arrived from Hong Kong and gave me a big Chanel fix. She brought home my bottles of Chanel Steel and Strong.

    Chanel Steel and Strong


    And that’s not all – she even gave me goodies that I will write about in another post. Smile rocks so much.

    But first, Chanel Steel and Strong.

    Chanel Steel and Strong


    Arrghh, look how pretty.

    Chanel Steel and Strong


    I know these haven’t gotten as much attention as the Khakis which is a shame because I love them.

    These colors have gotten a lot of flak for not being terribly unique but you know what, none of that matters, because I love them.

    Say hello to Chanel Steel.

    Chanel Steel


    Check out that crazy silver shimmer.

    Chanel Steel


    I just wish the famous Chanel micro-shimmer showed a little more on the nail.

    This is without flash.

    Chanel Steel


    This is with flash.

    Chanel Steel


    Early announcements described this a grayish blue glitter but clearly this is not a grayish blue glitter.

    Chanel Steel


    Chanel Steel is a black gray polish with silver gray micro-shimmer.

    Chanel Steel


    Pretty.

    Chanel Steel


    I love that Chanel Steel looks kick-ass, that it’s not one of Chanel’s elegant colors, that it’s badass.

    Chanel Steel


    I’m wearing this as my manicure now. Yeah, because I like being a badass too.

    Chanel Steel


    And now, Chanel Strong.

    Chanel Strong


    In the bottle it sometimes looks like a shimmery purple and sometimes a shimmer brownish burgundy.

    On the nails, it looks almost black.

    Chanel Strong


    Almost but not quite.

    Chanel Strong


    With flash, it looks like the blackberry micro-shimmer that it is.

    Chanel Strong


    I love it too.

    Chanel Strong


    I can’t decide which one I love more.

    Chanel Strong


    Steel or Strong?

    Chanel Strong


    Then again, I don’t really have to choose.

    Chanel Strong


    So both! I love them both!

    Thank you, Chanel. Thank you, Peter Philips. Thank you, Smile.

    You know how to make a sick girl happy.


  2. MUG SHOT: Orly Velvet Rope

    September 21, 2010 by pam

    Oh yes, I’m on a purple kick.

    I was in the middle of a crazy day when I spotted a bottle of purple goodness in Watsons.

    There were rows and rows of Orly bottles and this was the first one that jumped out at me.

    Orly Velvet Rope


    I held the bottle in my hand and I’m pretty sure I gasped.

    Orly Velvet Rope


    Look at the pretty sparkle! You know I’m not a big fan of glitter but I loved the silver glitter in this one.

    I turned it over to check the polish name.

    Orly Velvet Rope


    Velvet Rope. How have I never heard of this before?! Why haven’t people given this polish more attention?

    It’s so pretty.

    Orly Velvet Rope


    I love that it’s purple.

    Orly Velvet Rope


    I love that the silver glitter is understated.

    Orly Velvet Rope


    Here’s Velvet Rope with flash.

    Orly Velvet Rope


    I haven’t worn purple in ages and I’m glad I’ve worn it two weeks in a row.

    Orly Velvet Rope


    Here’s Orly Velvet Rope with my bird ring and my crazy baking scar.

    Orly Velvet Rope


    I know I should be more vigilant about applying Vitamin E to my scar but I’ve learned to love it a little more than I used to. Now it kinda looks like Halley’s Comet to me.

    Which is cool because Velvet Rope looks like a purple night sky to me.

    So yeah, I think my scar matches my nail polish. How weird am I?

    No, don’t answer that.