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. 

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.

Wants & wishes

Sometimes I get obsessed over stuff and right now I have two wants on top of my list. 

The first is a fragrance. Since I’m working at a perfumery I go around sniffing and trying out new scents all the time I’m so happy that I found one that really makes me go aaahhh 😍 it’s Van Cleef & Arpels California Réverie. 

Van Cleef & Arpels California Réverie


Top notes are mandarin orange and neroli, middle notes are jasmine sambac and frangipani, base notes are beeswax and vanilla. I’m not a vanilla girl but I don’t detect those notes at all. White flowers and citrus makes it so fresh and clean. It’s a bit pricey so I’ll have to put it on my birthday wish list. 

You can buy it from Parfymeri1, Norrköping where I work. Online I’m not sure who to trust regarding perfumes but it retails for about 1395SEK/75 ml ($170/2,5oz). If you have a chance to sniff it, DO!
Second on my wish list isn’t so much a single thing but a whole brand… I recently discovered a new for me Swedish jewelry brand; Lily & Rose. They make elegant vintage looking jewelry with Downton Abbey and Great Gatsby as inspiration. Every piece is stunning and in a moderate price range. 

This is Sofia Silk earring:

Lily & Rose Sofia Silk


You can buy it online for 395SEK ($48). Aren’t they beautiful? 
What’s on your wish list right now?