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Does anybody know when the new pro lumiere is going to be available?

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Does anyone know where I can get the Chanel bronze universal online?

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Did anyone get the FNO blue nail polishes?

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This 'dancing hands' advert for their nail varnish is the sort of thing that will come back to haunt me in my dreams (youtube.com/ellipsis310588):


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^LOL I saw this today on facebook but with different shades as far as I can remember!! Still XD

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I was just playing around with my prelude quad and realized that the darker taupe shade on the top left side is great on brows (I'm dark-haired, but it would probably work on almost anyone except maybe redheads, it's a very neutral shade) and the plum shade makes such a nice eye liner (I used it dry)! The liner idea sounds obvious but this was my first time using an eyeshadow as a liner so I'm feeling quite pleased with myself. It's especially nice when you smudge it a little.

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Does anybody know when the new pro lumiere is going to be available?
I've heard October.

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I can't get enough of that video!

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Does anybody know when the new pro lumiere is going to be available?
i think october too because the ad is in several october books.

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Yeah, I need Pink Cloud. Need.
yes me too.. it's a perfect soft color

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Did anyone get the FNO blue nail polishes?
I was going to buy one of them, I tried all the colours and then I got to the conclusion that Blue Satin is way prettier than any of those.

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^ I don't know how you had the strength to walk away. I have to have them regardless.
Did you see them in NY or London?

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^ I don't know how you had the strength to walk away. I have to have them regardless.
Did you see them in NY or London?
I saw them at Harrods and at Selfridges in London.

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^ Damn it I thought it was a NYC thing only. Hopefully I can still get them. Thanks

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Christine gets her hands on the Chanel Les Jeans trio (temptalia.com):

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Chanel Les Jeans de Chanel Collection features three new and limited edition shades of lacquer (each retailing for $29.00 and containing 0.4 fl. oz., which is $4 more than the polishes are normally). Blue Boy (deep, rich blue denim), Blue Rebel (dark wash jeans), and Coco Blue (muted blue) make up the collection of blue-hued lacquers.

Blue Boy is a slightly faded, medium-dark blue with a cream finish. I needed three coats for opaque color, though it was more opaque than not at two.The closest dupe I could think of was Essie Lapis of Luxury, which is significantly lighter. Rescue Beauty Lounge Catherine H. has a similar faded quality but the multi-colored shimmer makes it look rather different.

Blue Rebel is a dark, navy blue with a cream finish. I used two coats for opaque color coverage, and I felt like the formula was better than it was on Blue Boy and Coco Blue. Rescue Beauty Lounge Dead Calm is deeper, richer. Though still more intense, China Glaze First Mate comes closer.

Coco Blue is a light-medium sky blue with barely-there white micro-shimmer. I used three coats for mostly opaque color, but I found the formula to be prone to streaks. The drying time was longer, too, so the polish pulled in places. Chanel Riva is much, much lighter and has less blue tones. Nubar Blue Hydrangea is more similar than Riva, but it’s more vibrant and more of a robin’s egg blue.

What struck me most about this collection had more to do with a slight case of sticker shock. I understand the luxury/designer brand model, and by no means is Chanel lacquer–dollar for dollar–any better than a polish at a fraction of the cost, but what’s with the $4 increase? I was expecting Chanel to add some marketing jargon about a rare ingredient, mixing technique, etc. that would justify the price increase, because Le Vernis jumped from $23 to $25 from the end 2010 to early 2011 already.

The formula on Blue Rebel was the best; really good flow, pigmentation, and no streakiness. Coco Blue was the worst as it was streaky and needed three coats, while Blue Boy was in the middle–no streakiness and decent flow but needed three coats for opaque color. I normally get a week of wear with minor tip wear out of Chanel’s polishes.

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I couldn't think of perfect dupes for these shades, but at the same time, the imperfections in the formula leave me feeling underwhelmed about the three shades overall.





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