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Chanel Le Vernis Nail Colour 475 Dragon

Like most girls, I enjoy painting my nails and adding either a little finish or a little oomph to my style every so often. I’ve never really had the courage to attempt nail art, because I don’t think it’s really ‘me’, so I tend to stick with classic shades, and when it comes to a classic, every girl needs a red!

No matter what I always have red on my toes, and early on this year I felt a bit bored with the usual high-street brands (and let down in quality) and decided to venture out into the Chanel teritory. I’ve been a fan of Chanel cosmetics for a while now, but I had never really looked at the nail paints. Shocking I know, especially considering every time a new shade is released it instantly sells out and has its own waiting list! So off I went in search of my perfect red – something not too bright, but still shocking. Wearable on both my fingers & toes…..

….and this is what I found:

Chanel Le Vernis Nail Colour in 475 Dragon. For years I had heard how amazing Chanel nail paints were, not just because of the colours and waiting lists mentioned above, but because of the actual application and consistency of the paint. I have to say this is probably the most easiest nail paint I have ever applied! I’ve never found it easy doing my own nails, but I do believe that to some extent it does come down to the quality and consistency of the paint itself. Don’t get me wrong, there are some more value priced brands out there, that will do the job just as well, but Chanel nail paints are definitely worth every penny, especially when it comes to a classic shade that you knew you will apply time and time again.



October 14, 2011 at 2:55 pm Leave a comment

Birthday Wish List

1) Macarons from Macarons & More

Macarons & More

2) Square Toe Black Patent Leather Pumps by French Sole

French Sole

3) Silk and Lace Top by The Kooples

The Kooples

4) Ankle High Knitted Collar Boots from the Limited Collection at M&S


  5) Pearl Earrings from

Tiffany & Co

Tiffany & Co

6) Silk Lace Panel Blouse by Raoul (via Flannels Fashion)

Flannels Fashion


October 5, 2011 at 3:50 pm 2 comments

Giving a new life to my Mother’s past

Lately, as I’ve been flicking through magazines, and clicking on various fashion & style websites, I have noticed that when it comes to handbags this season, one specific trend is being pushed forward. That trend is of the ‘mini-bag’, the style itself has been on the scene for quite a while, and a few it-bags have had successful mini versions too. So what’s new about them then I hear you ask – well basically they’re being pushed forward as day bags. The idea is that you ditch the oversize, stop carrying around the kitchen sink, and instead only carry your essentials, these being your phone/wallet/keys & lipstick. Naturally.

Well this trend got me thinking, and reminded me of one of the items my Mother gave to me last year. My Mother has a fantastic eye for personal style, and was indeed incredibly stylish in her youth (as she still is now, I should add!), and over the years I have made things disappear from her wardrobe into mine. To some extent I like to think of these things as vintage.

This unknown tan leather purse is about 40 or so years old. Unfortunately my Mother doesn’t remember where she bought it, and although it hasn’t been used to death, it was loved very much by her and now myself.

Personally, its not something I use everyday as I tend to carry alot with me, but on days where I don’t need the kitchen sink, it makes a nice change to use something that has a little history and emotion behind it.


September 28, 2011 at 12:50 pm Leave a comment


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