Nail of the Week.

Nail of the Week: Wet-n-Wild 2% Milk with Deborah Lippman Bring on the Bling.

Nail of the Week:
Wet-n-Wild 2% Milk with Deborah Lippman Bring on the Bling in full sun.

I thought I would share with you a quick post on what I have been wearing on my nails for the past few weeks.  If you are like me and have difficulty finding an ideal nude colored polish, then the following  color combination maybe to your liking.  For this Nail of the Week, Wet-n-Wild 2% Milk was used along with Deborah Lippmann Bring on the Bling on top, for a little added…bling, to the nails.  I hope you enjoy and find this helpful.

Nail of the Week: Wet-n-Wild 2% Milk with Deborah Lippman Bring on the Bling.

Nail of the Week:
Wet-n-Wild 2% Milk with Deborah Lippman Bring on the Bling.

Wet-n-Wild 2% Milk Megalast Nail Color ($1.99 US/ .45 fl. oz.) is a sheer ivory shade with enough of a warm beige tone to flatter a variety of skin tones.  I have worn this color on its own for a quick no fuss sophisticated nail.  Two coats are all it takes to achieve opacity.  Just like Haze of Love (reviewed here) the longevity is just as impressive as any high-end polish without the insane price tag.

Deborah Lippmann Bring on the Bling ($20 US/ .5 fl. oz.) is definitely more of an indulgence.  My bottle has been in my collection for two years.  I find that one coat of this gleaming transparent shade adds an extra something special to any cream finish nail color.  Deborah Lippmann uses micronized virgin diamond powder instead of glitter to make this shade.  The sparkles are noticeable indoors; however, in the sunlight the shimmers have a unique twinkling effect like no other polish.

Nail Swatches: Deborah Lippmann bring on the Bling, Wet-n-Wild 2% Milk, both colors combined.

Nail Swatches L-R:
Deborah Lippmann Bring on the Bling 2 coats, Wet-n-Wild 2% Milk 2 coats, both colors combined 2 coats WW with 1 coat of BOTB.

Wet-n-Wild can be found in Rite Aid, CVS, Harmon, Walgreens and drugstore.com.  Deborah Lippmann can be found at Nordstrom, amazon.com, dermstore.com, zappos.com, etc…

THE VERDICT:  If makeup could talk what would it say?

Makeup would tell you this combo is a winner in my book.  Wet-n-Wild 2% Milk, has to be the most flattering nude color I have ever come across.  This creamy white shade would also look spectacular with a tan and on darker-skinned beauties.  Deborah Lippmann Bring on the Bling, adds just the right amount of interest to an otherwise plan nail.  Both colors have won my heart.   What are you wearing lately?  Be well and stay safe.

-Maria

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NOTW: Deborah Lippmann Sarah Smile

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Deborah Lippmann Sarah Smile:

The color de la semaine is a little out of the norm for me.  I had to tap into my conservative side and select a color which would be church appropriate.  So naturally, I turned to Deborah Lippmann Sarah Smile ($17 US) for some inspiration and celebration.  According to Deborah Lippmann she created this color with none other than Sarah Jessica Parker.  Would that be enough incentive for you to purchase this color?  It was not for me.  I like me some SJP, but after Sex in the City 2……Do not get me started talking about that fiasco….Back to nail polish.

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Sarah Smile is doing just that…she’s mocking me... all the way to the bank.  The consistency of this polish is rubbish!  What you are looking at in the photo is the result of THREE coats of polish with the addition of a base coat and top coat.  Five coats of nail polish!!!   “Ain’t nobody got time for that”.  Apparently, I made time for that considering I did not have a choice!!  This polish is appropriately described as a sheer.  SS is very streaky with the first two coats.  A third coat does even things out and the color is very flattering, however, a final fourth coat would have been ideal.  To be honest, I did not possess the strength to go on any further.  Note to oneself:  Do not try out new polishes the day before a big event!!   

Deborah Lippmann polishes are sold everywhere!  Lord & Taylor, Space NK, Beauty.com, Dermstore.com, Amazon.com, Nordstrom, etc..

THE VERDICT:  If makeup could talk what would it say?

Makeup would tell you, don’t waste your money on this highly dupable color.  OPI makes beautiful polishes in this same color family at very reasonable prices.  I seriously doubt Carrie would have approved this formula…I could picture her now, sitting by her window typing her column, “I often wonder, do I go out with Big, Aiden, have a Menage à Trois, or paint may nails with this ridiculous polish?”  I think we all know the answer to that question.  Be well and stay safe.

-M-

 

NOTW: Chanel Malice #637 Le Vernis Nail Color.

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Chanel Malice in full sun.

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Chanel Malice with flash.

What is the first feature you focus on when meeting a new person.  Is it the hair, face, eyes, shoulders, pecs…think?    My personal priorities are teeth and hands.  Both have to be clean and manicured.  After I get pass those two focal points I then move on to other anatomical parts….Oh Behave!!!!   I digress.  It is time to focus on NOTW.  Every Monday I will feature the color de la semaine (ok i’ll translate:  of the week).  I can be fancy!!  Oui?

The Formula/Pros:

This week’s selection is Chanel Malice #637 Le Vernis Nail Color.  Unlike the meaning of its name, Malice is not demonic, vengeful, or bitter; IT’S FIERCE!!!  Malice is a burgundy red color with some gold and bronze pearl/shimmers melded together with an ever so slight, purple undertone.  This beautiful color is not one of those dark polishes that will look black in certain lighting.  On the contrary, it is a noticeably dark red polish with an undeniable red luminance.  Chanel is famous for putting out colors that look spectacular in the bottle, but sub pare on the nail.   Chanel Malice is one of those colors that hits all the right notes.  The polish has a nice consistency and is opaque perfection in two coats.  Malice lasts nicely on the nails for a solid four days before any noticeable chipping (with base and top coat).

The Cons:

This little chestnut will set you back $27 US/.4 fl oz.  Do I think it is worth it?   Does a shoe store sell shoes?  Oh yes.  Malice was a limited edition color Chanel offered back in November.   Currently, it is not  available on Chanel.com, however, I have seen it sold at my local Macy’s and Bloomingdale’s’ locations.  Check your local counters for availability.

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“What Am I to do if I cannot get my grubby paws on this stunner?”  you ask.   Would M leave you hangin’?   No silly goose.  Deborah Lippmann has a color called Bitches Brew ($17 US/.5 fl oz)) which I would consider to be a 95% color duplicate for Malice.  BB is not endowed with the same depth and glow as Chanel Malice and it does tend to stain the nails when removed, but BB is also $10 dollars cheaper and readily accessible.

Deborah Lippmann polishes are sold in Nordstrom, on Amazon.com, Beauty.com, Lord & Taylor, etc.  Chanel is sold in Macy’s, Bloomingdale, L&T, Nordstrom, Neiman M, Sakes, Bergdorf, etc..

THE VERDICT:  If makeup could talk what would it say? 

It would tell you, don’t buy two similar colors, much the same as the crazy woman who writes this blog.  Despite BB minimal short comings, it really is a lovely color worth your attention.  However, if you can get a hold of Chanel Malice, snatch it up.  Makeup also says, “If these two lovelies insist on begin called such dastardly names, throw on some Malice and strut around town conjuring up all sorts of Bitches Brew.”  You are FIERCE girlfriend!! (accompanied by two snaps)….. Be well and stay safe!

-M-