Dior Cherry Blossom Nail Lacquer (Fall 2010)

Dior Cherry Blossom Nail Lacquer

Dior Cherry Blossom Nail Lacquer ($21.00) is a yellow-pink with white-gold micro-shimmer. It applies very smoothly and evenly, and you only need about two coats for good color opacity. It’s very flattering on both warm and cooler skin tones, because it’s just a smidgen warm. It doesn’t actually feel like a fall nail color to me at all–definitely something I’d expect in the spring or summer.

This shade is a Sephora exclusive, and Dior’s fall collection is just starting to trickle into department stores now.  I imagine it should be on Sephora in the next couple of weeks.

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RECOMMENDATION: It’s pretty and feminine, though it feels like a shade I’ve seen before, in at least some variation.

AVAILABILITY: July 2010

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Sunday Link Love, Volume #035

Happy Fourth of July!

For U.S. readers, happy fourth of July!  I hope you’re enjoying the day with friends and family, and either having a blast in the sunshine or chillin’ in the shade or A/C.  We’re trying to take it a lil’ easy here at Temptalia HQ with friends and family, along with some swimming and grilling.  No matter where you are or what you’re doing, I hope you have a fabulous Sunday!

Chanel Paradoxal Nail Lacquer

Chanel Paradoxal Nail Lacquer

Chanel Paradoxal Nail Lacquer ($23.00) is a stunning shade of grayed plum with red and violet microshimmer.  It applied beautifully–one of the best Chanel lacquers in terms of formula I’ve tried–and only needed two coats for complete opaqueness.   The nuances of this shade are best captured in direct sunlight, but it’s smoky and sultry in indirect/natural lighting, too.   Very, very beautiful and sophisticated.

I’ve always had good luck with Chanel lacquers–no chipping issues for me.  I always use mine with Zoya’s Color Lock System and that seems to keep everything on the up and up for about a week or so.  I know that this is not an affordable nail lacquer, but it’s not supposed to be.  Avid Chanel lacquer collectors won’t be disappointed by the latest shade release, though!

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RECOMMENDATION: Nail fanatics will likely gravitate towards this shade, because it is such a unique mix of gray, mauve, and plum. It’s not the prettiest nail color of all time, but as Chanel often does–it is different and still pretty.

AVAILABILITY: July 2010

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