Posts tagged Chanel
For Fall 2010. Chanel has released Les Khakis de Chanel; an exclusive nail polish collection consisting of a trio of camo hues. These colors are a twist on the neutral trend that is popping up all over runways this fall. Naturally, we’re obsessed, but definitely not willing to dish out a pricey $25 per polish.
After unsuccessfully scavenging the internet for doppelganger shades, we came to a frightening conclusion—we had to make our own.
We decided to delve into the world of Frankening, the art of mixing polishes, to make your own custom hue. After concocting countless recipes, we’d like to think we’re pretty spot on (bonus: it’s made with “big 3” free green polishes). Eat your heart out Coco!
Want to make your own? Here’s How:
ZOYA nail polishes in:
Non-Acetone Nail Polish Remover
3 empty nail polish bottles
- either recycle from a bottle of nail polish you no longer wear (like we did) or a bottle of topcoat
Step #1: Clean out old nail polish bottles. This can be done by pouring out the excess polish and swirling a small amount of non-acetone nail polish remover around in the bottle until it’s clean.
- Fill the empty bottle half way with Dea. Finish off the bottle with ¼ Pippa and ¼ Envy. Shake!
- Fill Empty bottle half full with Marcella, then 2/6th of Dea. Finish off the final 1/6th with Pippa. Finally, add a small splash of Envy. Shake!
- Fill Empty bottle 1/3 full of Envy, then add another third Gretchen. Split the remaining third between Pippa and Dea. By now your arm is probably falling off, but you must shake!
And there you have it. Enjoy and good luck!
-Allie & Amber
Technically summer doesn’t officially start until June 21st, but as far as we’re concerned Memorial Day marks the kick-off to the season. I’m sure you’ve stocked up on at least one new swimsuit, caftan or pair of wedges, but what we really want to know are your go-to summer beauty products? Sunscreen and sun safety products are an obvious given, but I wanted to share with you some other goodies I’ll be tossing in my beach bag for the perfect, no-fuss, natural beauty look.
When it comes to summer makeup less is more. I love focusing on my lashes & lips. All I’m really looking for is simplicity and staying power. So it’s a no brainer that my summer choices are multiplEYE™ natural lash-enhancing waterproof mascara & LipSurgence™ natural lip stain in charmed. Luscious lashes and bubblegum pink lips are perfect against sunkissed skin.
Next up are my tresses. When temperatures are crawling into the 90’s the last thing I want to do is sweat under the blow dryer; just the thought makes me cringe. Well, thanks to Fredrick Fekkai’s Marine Summer Hair, I’ll see my styling tools in September. This misting spray will give you surf-sexy waves, while protecting your hair against the sun, salt water & chlorine. It’s effortless & I love that!
Last but not least, my pick for the perfect summer lacquer to go with all of those open-toe shoes. It’s all about CHANEL’s minty fresh summer shade Nouvelle Vague. Fresh for 2010, this is the ideal summer escape from your traditional pinks and corals. I’m heading for a mani/pedi in this shade tonight to last me through the holiday weekend.
So that’s it for summer-perfect products that are chic & easy.