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Gucci Swan nail polish spring 2017 review

gucci swan nail polish spring 2017

Gucci Swan nail polish for spring 2017

Gucci Swan is the hot new nail color from Gucci for the spring 2017 season. When I first spotted Swan by Gucci, I thought it was going to be a pale baby blue nail polish. Instead, it acts more like a nude with a blue-grey tinge. It is quite fabulous!

This is not an usual nail color. It is rather unusual. With the blue-grey tinge to a pale polish, this color plays well with spring’s color palette, making it both unique, and easy to wear. Love that!

I tested Gucci Swan nail polish for spring 2017 with one base coat, and two coats of colors. If you want more color saturation, you can apply three coats of color. The first coat looks sheer, it starts to show color in the second coat.

As with other nail polish colors by Gucci, Swan is long-lasting and chip resistant. This is always key when you live a busy lifestyle and don’t have time to constantly re-do your mani.

I’m looking forward to wearing Gucci Swan nail polish for spring 2017 both on my hands and on my feet. This will be a really pretty toe nail color in the summer months when feet start to tan, and toes are always being shown off in sandals. Instead of basic white or nude for toes, Gucci Swan nail polish will add a special and unique hue to feet. Love that!

What do you think of Gucci Swan nail polish for spring 2017? I am in love with this color and cannot wait to wear it more; especially on my toes as the spring weather warms up, and also as we move into the summer months.

This is a great nail color to own for the warm weather seasons. You can find Gucci Swan nail polish for spring 2017 online here.

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Chanel nail polish Act II for spring 2017

spring 2017 chanel nail polish

Chanel nail polish for late spring 2017 from left to right: Chanel Emblematique nail polish, Chanel Tulle nail polish, Chanel Androgyne nail polish and my favorite from the collection, Chanel Washed Denim nail polish

Chanel nail polish has released their second spring 2017 nail polish for the season. As with the second release of Chanel handbags in a given season, let’s refer to this late spring 2017 release as “Act II.”

The new spring 2017 nail polish collection from Chanel has four brand new longwear colors for the warm weather season. There is a vampy, chocolate brown hue named “Androgyne,” a playful red named ” Emblematique,” a classic and vivid pink named “Tulle,” and my favorite shade from the collection, “Washed Denim.”

All four of Chanel’s late spring 2017 nail polish colors are limited edition, and are made with the iconic design house’s longwear nail color formula.

Chanel Washed Denim nail polish spring 2017

chanel washed denim spring 2017 nail polish

Well I had to start with my favorite! Chanel Washed Denim nail polish for spring 2017 is a fabulous slate blue hue. This is a slight twist on the season’s grey nail polish trend. If grey is too dreary for you, Washed Denim by Chanel is the color you are seeking! This is a great alternative to grey, yet it is still considered part of the grey color family. Love that!

I used one base coat, two coats of color, and no top coat. Washed Denim is a cream nail polish and it glides on evenly; no streaks! Since it is a grey-ish color, and grey is a neutral, Chanel Washed Denim nail polish is an easy color to wear for spring 2017. It plays well with the various color palettes of the season. Love!

Chanel Emblematique nail polish spring 2017

chanel emblematique nail polish spring 2017

If you are a classic red nail polish kind of gal, Chanel Emblematique nail polish for spring 2017 is your hue! There is a slight orange-red tinge to this polish, yet it does not look overly orange; it is quite red. This is a playful red which is a few shades darker than cherry. It could easily be worn in the fall or winter season; it is that type of red. I am wearing it with one base coat and two coats of color, no top coat. Emblematique by Chanel is a cream nail polish and it applies evenly without streaking. Very fabulous and chic! Love!

Chanel Androgyne nail polish spring 2017

chanel androgyne spring 2017 nail polish

Chanel Androgyne nail polish for spring 2017 is a deep, dark, chocolate brown. How autumnal! Yes, this is traditionally a fall color, but Chanel has inserted it into their late spring 2017 nail polish collection, and it is fabulous. If you are seeking something which goes against the norm, this is your nail polish for spring.

I tested out Chanel Androgyne nail polish for spring 2017 with one base coat, two coats of color and no top coat. This too is a cream nail polish which does not streak. It offers a solid finish with high shine. This is my second favorite color of the collection. I am kind of obsessed with it! Since brown is a neutral, this is an easy nail polish to wear with any ensemble. Love!

Chanel Tulle nail polish spring 2017

chanel tulle nail polish spring 2017

Chanel Tulle is a traditional spring pink nail polish. Tulle by Chanel is vivid and bright, making it a fun pink to wear this spring season. This is definitely the most classic color from Chanel’s Act II spring 2017 nail polish collection. It is also a great pink to have in one’s nail polish wardrobe. I am wearing it with one base coat and two coats of color. This is a cream nail polish and it does not streak. Love this pink!

So what do you think of this second spring 2017 nail polish collection by Chanel? Do you like the colors? I love this collection because it is more unexpected than other Chanel collections from recent seasons. While Chanel Tulle offers a classic spring pink hue, the other three colors are either edgy, or pulled from other seasons.

Chanel Washed Denim nail polish is going to be my go-to for the rest of the spring 2017 season. I really love the blue-grey hue. It is on trend, edgy, yet neutral. Love that! When I want to mix things up, I am going to reach for Chanel Androgyne. This chocolate brown hue is unexpected for the spring season, making it a fun and edgy alternative to spring 2017’s grey nail polish trend. Lastly, if I need to look classic for spring, Chanel Tulle will be my go-to. It is a nice, vivid pink; perfect for feminine and classic ensembles. For me, Chanel Emblematique nail polish is a special occasion color. I don’t wear red on a daily basis, but I love how it looks with cocktail attire, or gala gowns.

Which color is your favorite? You can find Chanel nail polish late spring 2017 online here.


Michael Costello fall 2017 NYFW runway and nails

Michael Costello showed his fall/winter 2017/2018 collection at New York Fashion Week on February 9, 2017 at The Skylight Clarkson in New York. It was all about the “Enviable Vixon” who is basically “the coolest chick on the planet!”

The Michael Costello girl loves rock and roll, she takes center stage, is extravagant and has a magnetic charisma. When she walks into a room she commands everyone’s attention; and all eyes are on her. Costello’s fall 2017 collection is about this fabulous “Enviable Vixon” telling her love story which is sure to attract the attention of all her admirers.

The runway show was amazing! There was a 1970’s vibe to collection. I can picture the “Eviable Vixon” walking into Studio 54 and attracting the envy of every woman in the room; while every man wants her.

In order to compliment Michael Costello’s theme, and help make his collection shine, Essie created fabulous nails for the runway which are sure to be a hit this fall 2017 season. Below you will find tips and tricks for re-creating these fabulous nails at home.
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Photo credits:

Runway photo: Cathy OBrien/Bay Area Fashionista

Backstage photos: Sam Kim for Essie