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MOTD- Claire’s “Chromance”

Hello ladies and gents!

I’m officially on Thanksgiving Break! Thank goodness, because I think I might be getting a cold, I have a splitting headache 😦 Hopefully that clears, because I need to be well to stuff my face with turkey! I’m having two Thanksgiving dinners this year, one with my mom’s side of the family at my house, then we’re all driving to my grandmother’s house to have a second dinner with my dad’s side of the family! DOUBLE FOOD! I can’t wait!

While at the mall this weekend, I impulse bought two nail polishes from Claire’s upon seeing their buy one get one 50% off sale on cosmetics. To be fair, how could I say no to this beauty?! Chromance is an intense blue/purple/violet duochrome shimmer polish, which shade shifts constantly. Claire’s says it’s a holographic polish, but it’s definitely not. That doesn’t detract from its fabulousness though! It has blue, purple, and magenta sparkles in it, and shines like the glassy surface of water. This polish is so many levels of awesome I can’t even, you guys. It’s GORGEOUS! It applies really easily (though the brush was a little stiff), and is opaque in 2 coats, but it its most intense in 3 coats. Pictures below are 3 coats of Chromance without topcoat!

Artificial, indoor light

Artificial, indoor light

Artificial, indoor light

Artificial, indoor light

I photographed the polish in two different lights to show how much of a chameleon the color is! I love it! Best impulse buy EVAHHH! What do you think of this color? Do you love it as much as I do? Let me know in the comments!

Claire’s nail polish sells for $4.50 a bottle and up (depending on the kind of polish you get- this one was $4.50) and can be found at Claire’s’ stores, and on their website, here.

~Beth~

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Mani of the Day (MOTD)- Love and Beauty “Royal”

Essentially, a mani of the day is an excuse for me to post pictures of my favorite polishes, new or old, hopefully for your enjoyment. If I don’t have new polishes to show you, I’ll probably post MOTD’s. Hopefully they will inspire you to try out some of my favorite colors! So let’s get on with today’s post.

Today I have for you a polish by Forever 21’s beauty brand, Love and Beauty. While the nail polish names are relatively uncreative, I’ve still gotten some great bargains from them. Most of them can be purchased for between $1-$3! They also have an incredible selection of colors. Today’s color, in the shade “Royal”, is specially selected for the impending birth of the Duchess of Cambridge’s royal baby. And what a perfect color for the event! “Royal” is a blurple, a beautiful combination of indigo and dark purple fine glitter in a dark blue base. It takes about 3 coats to be opaque, but it’s definitely worth it! The blue is more prominent in the sunlight while the purple sparkles brighter in the sun. Below are two pictures indoors, and two pictures in the sunlight. All are one coat of Sally Hansen Diamond Strength No-Chip Nail Color in “Flawless” as a base coat, and three coats of “Royal”, no top coat.

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Sunlight

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Indoors

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Sunlight

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Indoors

What do you think of this polish? Will you be wearing any themed colors for the arrival of the royal baby?

~Beth~