Chanel cruise 2017 nail polish for summer review

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Chanel Cruise 2017 nail polish collection for early summer 2017 found online here

From left: Chanel Coquillage / Chanel Sea Whip / Chanel Coralium / Chanel Sargasso

The Chanel Cruise 2017 nail polish collection for early summer is here! This is a fabulous collection named “Les Indispensables de L’Ete.” Are you confused yet? Yes, Chanel has given this collection a name which tells you it is a summer nail polish collection, yet the official name is Cruise 2017. Is this a resort collection or early summer collection? I am going with a summer 2017 nail polish collection from Chanel.

Chanel always introduces a fabulous collection of nail color between spring and summer; this is that collection. It consists of four beautiful colors; three of which are traditional warm weather hues while one is avant-garde and edgy. Love that!

The three traditional summer nail polish colors are Coquillage, Sea Whip, and Coralium. All three offer a pinkish-coral hue in varying shades. If an orange-pink nail polish is not your thing, Chanel Sargasso nail polish is a dark, green-blue color which is dark and edgy. It is fabulous!

All four nail polish colors from the Cruise 2017 nail polish collection, which is really an early summer 2017 nail polish collection from Chanel, are from the Longwear nail colour collection. They are long lasting; just like the other colors in the line. Love!

Here are swatches and reviews of the four Chanel nail polish summer 2017 colors in the Cruise 2017 collection.

Chanel Coquillage nail polish summer

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This is Chanel Coquillage nail polish from the Cruise 2017 collection for the summer season. It is a creamy orange Popsicle color which is playful and ideal for warm weather. This fun hue works well with the summer 2017 color palette in apparel, which offers a lot of pink and orange hues. It is an easy color to wear daily, and can pass at the office, or for a night out on the town. Love it!

I tested out Chanel Coquillage nail polish for summer with one base coat and two coats of color. The color is a nice cream polish which goes on without leaving any streaks. It applies evenly with the second coat; leaving perfect color saturation. This will be a fun color to wear right now, and into the summer months.

Chanel Coralium nail polish summer 2017

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Chanel Coralium nail polish for summer 2017 is a coral nail polish lovers dream. This is the color my mom, who loves anything coral, spotted and tried to take from me! Coralium by Chanel is a fabulous coral hue with pinkish tendencies. It is bright, without being neon, and bold, without being rude, and feminine without being too innocent. If you can only have one coral nail polish in your collection, this is the color to snap up for summer!

I tested out Chanel Coralium nail polish with one base coat and two coats of color. It is a cream nail polish and it glided on smoothly. No streaking! Love that!

Chanel Sea Whip nail polish summer 2017
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Chanel Sea Whip nail polish for summer is a medium pink with a very, very slight orange undertone. This is a playful yet vibrant pink hue which is perfect on warm summer days. I can’t wait to get a tan on my hands, it will look great with this nail polish!

Sea Whip by Chanel is my favorite of the three traditional nail polish colors from the Cruise 2017 collection, which is really a summer 2017 collection. It is a versatile, pretty pink color which is easy to wear during the day or at night. I am considering wearing this color to an upcoming conference in Texas I will be attending later this week. I think it would be perfect!

I tested out Chanel Sea Whip nail polish for summer with one base coat and two coats of colors. It is a cream nail polish which does not streak. The color applies evenly, giving smooth color saturation . I am in love with this color for summer!

Chanel Sargasso nail polish summer 2017

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Chanel has done it again! Sargasso by Chanel for summer 2017 is an amazing, edgy hue which is unexpected for the warm weather season. If you are not a pink person, this is the color for you. It works well with summer’s color palette; making it easy to wear during the day or for evening events. This is a fun color I enjoy wearing when I am not in a pink mood. Love it!

I tested out Chanel Sargasso nail polish for summer with one base coat and two coats of color. Despite the dark color, Sargasso glides on smoothly, allowing the second coat to not be streaky. It offers an even color on the nails, allowing it to look luxurious and rich. Love that too!

So which color from the Chanel summer 2017 nail polish collection do you love? Sargasso and Sea Whip are my two favorites; but I do plan to rotate through all four of them . I love changing up my nail polish color.

The Chanel Cruise 2017 nail polish collection for summer is not available in all stores, you can find this exclusive collection online here.

Boutique Mexico Stella tote review

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Pictured: pink and orange tote c/o Boutique Mexico, this is the Stella tote in medium.

If you are wondering where the next big thing in fashion will come from, it will come from Mexico. Mexico is starting to gain recognition in the fashion industry through their hand-made brands, and couture designers. One of the hot brands from Mexico to watch, and shop from, is Boutique Mexico.

Boutique Mexico not only combines traditional Mexican craftsmanship with fashion, they enable artists to rise above poverty and help their communities achieve economic stability. Isn’t that amazing! You can read abut their entire story online here. Love!

The Stella tote by Boutique Mexico is hand-made by artisans in Oaxaca, Mexico. It is hand-woven with plastic, making it a great tote for all-around use. I love wearing mine as a handbag, as seen here, or as a beach tote. It can be worn for any occasion where a tote is needed! I love the addition of the hand-made tassels; they add a fashion-forward and fun element to the bag itself.

This spring, I have been carrying my denim jacket, a book, wallet, sunglasses, lipstick, iPhone, and keys around in my Stella tote. Even with all of these items I still have plenty of room inside the tote bag in case my kids want me to carry something for them. It is really roomy!

Tassels are a huge trend right now in fashion. The tassels on the Stella tote make it on-trend; plus they are so cute and fun! Love them! The tote comes in a variety of colors, but the orange and pink version is my favorite.

Boutique Mexico has amazing products in addition to handbags. They offer hand-made jewelry, accessories and more! Each product is made in a different village or town in Mexico. It really is a one-stop-shop for Mexican fashion and gifts. Love it!

The medium size tote is shown in this post; which is extremely roomy. There is also a large version which is great for travel, poolside, or the beach. In addition to the Stella tote, Boutique Mexico has a large selection of handbags to choose from, all of which are hand-made!

You can find the Boutique Mexico Stella tote online here, or visit the whole shop at

Pink ruffle sleeves on a cool spring day

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Wearing: Kendra Scott earrings / YSL lipstick / pink ruffle top c/o SheIn (under $20!!) / Chanel spring nail polish / watch c/o Welly Merck (use code BAF20 to save 20%) / rose gold ring / boyfriend jeans (similar here) / tote c/o Boutique Mexico /  suede slides c/o Donald J Pliner

One of the biggest trends this year is tiered ruffle sleeves. Ruffle sleeves seem to be everywhere for spring; despite the fact that they did not dominate the runways. This has turned into a trend which is well-loved by the street; unlike most street style trends, this is a flirty and feminine style trend. Love it!

I was thrilled to find this cute pink top with tiered ruffle sleeves for the spring season. Not only does it cost under $20, it is right on trend. The fabric is easy to to iron and stays wrinkle-free after ironing. I ironed this top, and then wore it  to run errands for about three hours before my daughter snapped these pictures; and it looks great! Love that!

Isn’t this tote bag cute?! There is a huge trend right now towards couture from Mexico. It is one of the hottest up-and-coming regions for hand-made fashion. This tote was hand-made in Talum, Mexico. I have a full review of this tote and the company coming up on the blog this Friday-so stay tuned!

If you are looking for a graduation gift, Mother’s Day gift, Father’s Day gift, or a gift for yourself, check out this Welly Merck watch. You can save 20% off your purchase with coupon code BAF20. My full review is online here.

Back to this tiered ruffle sleeve top, I have fallen in love with this spring trend. I know I will find myself wearing this top often this spring; and on cool summer days when the fog rolls in over the Santa Cruz Mountains. You can find this fun and flirty top for under $20 online here.

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