Chanel ÉTÉ Summer 2016

Here is a little review on Chanel’s summer collection 2016 with the new and improved formula. It consists of four colours which all scream autumn to me, not summer. But hey, it’s different from every other collection. 

Chanel été summer 2016

Chanel été summer 2016


A green shimmer Émeraude, a silvery gold metallic Canotier, a brown shimmer Cavalière and a bright orange creme Espadrilles. The formulas are truly excellent on them all and they are so highly pigmented that you could almost do only one coat. I’m not a fan of the brush though since I think it’s a bit too long and bendy. Despite the brush they apply easily. Since I never wear polish for an extended time I can’t vouch for the longevity. 

Here I made a mani using all four polishes:

Chanel été summer 2016

Chanel été summer 2016


I really like all these colours but for fall, the brown shimmer is my favourite. How do you feel about this collection? Chanel is pricey so I wouldn’t buy these if the colour doesn’t make me drool, and Cavalière might have awoken that must-have if it was presented in autumn. 

Hair care, cover up spray. 

Today I’m going to tell you about one of my life savers; root cover up. My hair grows very fast and I have loads of grey hairs that annoy the crap out of me. Colouring my roots is not something I enjoy doing every 10 days, and I oftentimes end up going too far in between and look like a hobo as a result. I’ve tried coloured hair shadow, it works pretty well but requires some work. Then I discovered root cover up spray 😱
You just spray it on like hairspray, it’s lightweight, non-sticky and only colours your hair, not the skin. Its temporary and has to be re-applied after you wash your hair, but seriously hassle free. For me this is a perfect product and extends the time I can go between touch-ups with weeks. Here are before and after pictures with very bad quality but I hope you can see the difference. 

before root cover up

before root cover up

after root cover up

after root cover up

I used Vision Haircare Cover Up, and you can buy it here.

Have you tried this or similar products? What are your thoughts?

IsaDora jelly pop

This new collection from IsaDora is released this week and I’m excited to try them out. The Jelly Pop polishes are meant to be worn by themselves for a pop gloss effect, squishy and shiny. Over white for a neon pop effect with high gloss. If you use a silver metallic as base you get a metallic pop, watercolour effect. 

IsaDora jelly pop

IsaDora jelly pop


I’ll get back to you with a review when I have swatched them. 

Gucci Flora anniversary edition with matching nails and sunglasses.

Gucci nails

Sometimes you find a pattern that you just have to put on your nails. Gucci just released an anniversary limited edition of Flora, that arrived at Parfymeri1. Then I discovered that my Gucci sunglasses had the same pattern inside so of course I had to make my nails to match.

Gucci Flora anniversary edition with matching nails and sunglasses.

Gucci Flora anniversary edition with matching nails and sunglasses.

It’s been a long while since I took the time to do something so detailed and intricate on my nails and I might have cussed a bit when I realised what a task I had given myself. In the end though I’m very happy I did it and I’m so proud of the result.

Gucci Flora anniversary edition with matching nails and sunglasses.

Gucci Flora anniversary edition with matching nails and sunglasses.

OPI I'm Getting a Tan-gerine dupes & comparisons

OPI Retro Summer dupes & comparisons

I actually made these dupes and comparisons, yay! At a first glance the OPI Retro Summer 2016 collection seemed to have some dupes among them so I had to check it out. I pulled out all the polishes that I have that looked close enough, so if they’re not in this post I don’t own them OR didn’t think they were similar enough.

OPI Towel Me About It

OPI Towel Me About It, swatch and comparisons

OPI Towel Me About It, swatch and comparisons

From left to right; OPI One Chic Chick, OPI Towel Me About It, CND VINYLUX Sun Bleached, OPI I Just Can’t Cope-cabana. These are all two coats and no top coat. As you can see both OCC and SB are dustier and TMAI is more citrusy. I think that TMAI is unique enough and just the right shade of fresh yellow to warrant a buy.

 

OPI SPF XXX

OPI SPF XXX dupes & comparisons

OPI SPF XXX dupes & comparisons

From left to right OPI Down to the Core-al, OPI Can’t Afjörd Not To & OPI SPF XXX. It was hard to capture in this picture but they aren’t that similar. DTTC is definitely more neon and CANT is more orange. Also a thumbs up for SPF XXX.

 

OPI Sailing & Nailing

OPI Sailing & Nailing dupes & comparisons

OPI Sailing & Nailing dupes & comparisons

From left to right; Essie Meet the Parents, CND VINYLUX Creekside, Essie Find Me an Oasis, OPI It’s a Boy!, OPI Gelato On My Mind &  OPI Sailing & Nailing. I didn’t know I had these many baby blues… aren’t they pretty? 😀 No dupes here either, Yay!

 

OPI Flip Flops & Crop Tops

OPI Flip Flops & Crop Tops dupes & comparisons

OPI Flip Flops & Crop Tops dupes & comparisons

From left to right; OPI Suzi Nails New Orleans, OPI Flip Flops & Crop Tops, OPI Kiss Me I’m Brazilian, CND Vinyl Gotcha & OPI If You Moust You Moust. If FF&CT had mor shine in this picture I think that the three in the middle must definitely count as dupes. Gotcha is sliiiiightly more peachy, but that’s minuscule. What a disappointment OPI, your own dupe… And if you truly love this shade I would go for KMIB because it has a better formula.

 

OPI What’s the Double Scoop?

OPI What's the Double Scoop? dupes & comparisons

OPI What’s the Double Scoop? dupes & comparisons

From left to right; OPI Love Is In The Bare, CND Vinylux Winter Glow, CND Vinylux Cake Pop, OPI Mod About You, OPI What’s The Double Scoop? & OPI Suzi Shops & Island Hops. This is the color that I thought for sure I was going to have a dupe for, it’s really close but not quite. The closest is SS&IH but it’s more pink while WTDS is more muted and a little bit dustier. Huh, who would’ve thought?

 

OPI I’m Getting a Tan-gerine

OPI I'm Getting a Tan-gerine dupes & comparisons

OPI I’m Getting a Tan-gerine dupes & comparisons

From left to right; OPI Where Do Suzi’s Man-go?, IsaDora Peach Club, OPI Crawfishin’ For a Compliment, Essie Resort Fling, CND Vinylux Salmon Run & OPI I’m Getting a Tan-gerine. Such a lovely bunch of peaches, but no real dupes either.

 

Summary

So these comparisons left me a bit surprised but then a bit underwhelmed as well. Some of these are soo similar to other shades it’s not worth the money, while others definitely are unique and sweet all on their own.

 

Which ones are your picks?