Today I treated my nails to pricey pink perfection by way of $19 Chanel Flamingo nail polish. Part of Chanel’s summer 2008 collection, Flamingo is a soft, pale pink with flecks of shimmery silver. I swooned when I first saw it in the store a few weeks ago; I have a well-documented weakness for pink.
So, I was doing my nails this morning while watching the Torchwood season finale (R.I.P., Tosh and Owen), and I made some observations about Flamingo. The formula Chanel uses is a ‘lil thicker than both Shu Uemura ($16) and Laura Mercier ($15) nail polishes. Consequently, Flamingo takes longer to dry. A thicker consistency also typically requires more care to apply than a polish with a thinner consistency, but despite the consistency Chanel Flamingo was relatively easy to use. No goopy mess.
It took me three layers to get the vibrant pink in the picture above. Pretty, yah? I love Flamingo, but I do have an issue with its $19 price tag. I know $19 isn’t that much more than both Shu or Laura nail polishes, but it’s still $14 more than a bottle of Revlon!
How was your weekend? After a visit to Target and a quick weights workout, I stopped by the Marin Humane Society to see the kitties waiting to be adopted. I wanted to bring every one of them home… Seriously, it’s only a matter of time before I’m a full-blown C.C.L. (crazy cat lady).
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,
P.S. C’mon, you know what time it is. It’s time to catch up on the best the beauty blogosphere has to offer with highlights from The Beauty Blog Network and Splendicity!
The Beauty Blog Network
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StyleBell tries the CHI 44 Iron Guard Thermal Protecting Spray and loves it!
A Touch of Blusher is putting gold on the lips.
The Makeup Divas reviews and falls in love with La Mer foundations and powder.
Beauty Anonymous loves the natural-looking makeup from Physicians Formula Matte Collection Quad Eye Shadow.
Girl Gloss loves the all natural classic flavored lip balms from the Badger Company.
Find out why the Muse is loving Givenchy’s Perfect Again! Corrector Palette!
Cybelesays helps you get stick straight hair with this 6″ Powerhouse.
Stylish Opinion finds cosmetic bags that are actually eco friendly.
The Beauty Blog Network welcomes and interviews it’s newest member, Beauty 411.
Elke reviews the “Gilette Venus“. Is it worth the hype?
The Beauty of Life smiles pretty after discovering the tartly terrific Lemonade Smile Toothpaste by GoSMILE!
Karen from Makeup and Beauty Blog checks out Goldrush, Dior’s newest summer makeup collection, and gives you pictures and swatches!
Want lashes as sharp and precise as hi-def TV? SugarShock Beauty gives you the lowdown on Cargo’s blu-ray Mascara.
The Daily Cookie digs shu uemura’s new Rouge Unlimited Crystal Shine lip colors – check out why!
Beauty Blogging Junkie knows you’ll love this news: no need to drop $300 on a T3 Hair Dryer anymore. The brand has come out with a $119 version that works JUST AS WELL but takes just a bit longer to dry.
Mischo Beauty shares her recommendations for an at-home skincare regimen to maintain the health of your skin in-between facials.
Kia of Yummy411 tries out MAC’s Mineralize Skinfinish Loose Foundation.
The Beauty Bug reviews the best exfoliating cleansers that all leave your skin soft, retexturized, and glowing!
Beauty Junkie in SF discovers great things come in small packages.
Beauty Banter asks super hot Rock Mistress Alison Sudol of A Fine Frenzy to dish on her favorite skin products for a pore-free complexion!
Glossypink has found an amazing sunscreen that doubles as a makeup primer!
SPINLASH – the mascara with a rotating brush – promises to simultaneously separate, shape, coat, lengthen and volumize eyelashes. Does it deliver? Spoiled Pretty finds out!
Toya interviews her first beauty lover of color – Angie! Do you want to be interviewed, too?
Pursebuzz.com teams up with Beauty from the Earth for a fantastic contest. The winner will win 10 jars of multipurpose mineral makeup of your choice! Click here to enter. Good luck!!!
Makeup Moxie craves a luxe tropical vacay after trying Elizabeth Arden Mediterranean Breeze Body Shimmer
The Space Between My Peers attempts to make some sense out of creams, beiges, and off-whites in Coffee with Cream.
Style Manila kicks off beach season in ROXY style.
Tops 2 Bottoms is keeping an eye on a fabulous trend, Dégradé Print.
Style…a work in progress asks, “Could anything be sweeter than the combination of cupcakes, Hermes, and Chanel?”.
Her Accessories is loving these boots from Duo – perfect if you don’t have stick-thin legs!
ShopDiary reveals her source for wholesale priced Kerastase hair products.
Shopalicious is upping your beach style ante by giving away this shimmery, Lands’ End woven metallic tote!
Laya’s EYE is drawn to some very glamorous enamel bangles in pretty colors.
Have you ever been to a Spa in a cave? Spa Beautifully shares Spas of America 600th Spa Listing Spa Terra at The Meritage.
Beauty and Fashion Tech reviews Smashbox Eye Shadow Trios.
Canadian Beauty found the best mascara ever!
Beauty Match found Sally Hansen Diamond Strength Nail Color free beauty samples
Viva Woman highlights 3 practical tips to optimize your beauty sleep.
NY Spender finally tries mineral makeup and tests it on her poor colleagues as well!
Beauty Bento Box experiments and gives a low-down on Beauty Formulas’ Mini Cold Wax Strips.
Beauty Secrets Revealed shares some Natural Skin Tightening Recipes.
Karen from Makeup and Beauty Blog checks out Dior’s newest summer collection, Goldrush, and gives you pictures and swatches.
My Women Stuff reviews Dejavu Fiberwig – Japan’s best selling mascara and gives you the good and bad of it.