Wednesday, 24 April 2013

Nubar - Stylish Peacock

Today, I have a swatch for you of one of my new fave brands Nubar. They've been around for a relatively short period of time (since 2000), but they've soon become one of my favourites, due to sheer colour range and quality.

Today's colour is called Stylish Peacock, "a deep teal, with a creme finish" - 

I wore this today, and so many people at work complemented it! 
As you can see, it dries a bit darker than in the bottle but still gorgeous none the less.

Polish cost £6.95 and I got mine from

Hope you're having a great day,
WN x

Monday, 22 April 2013

Chanel - Avant-Première de Chanel

Today, I have the swatches of the latest Chanel collection - Avant-Première de Chanel - to share with you. The colours are gorgeous as ever, so let's get right into it!

Colours from left to right - Startet, Paparazzi, Cinéma and Provocation

Number 575, STARLET. 

"A peach pink shade radiant with a heart of golden pearl" - 

Number 579, PAPARAZZI.

"An intense and luminous intense plum brown" -

Number 581, CINÉMA.

"A half-tone red brightened with a touch of orange" - 

Number 599, PROVOCATION.

"A unique plum shade" - 

The idea behind Collection Avant-Preière de Chanel, is that the colours are 'half shades' designed to show the grace and style of the original movie icons. Personally, I think they've got it bang on! Any and all of these colours are just what they're meant to be - timeless.

My personal fave is Starlet. I think it's just so pretty! Especially for this time of year. 

Nothing I've never seen before, but they are meant to be classics! All in all, another beautiful collection from the beauty wizards at Chanel.

Le Vernis cost £18 each and I bought mine from

Have a great week :)

WN x

Friday, 19 April 2013

PR - China Glaze: Texture

As if they haven't been treating us to enough great products recently, here is another new launch from China Glaze called 'Texture'. Today, I have the press release to share with you!



China Glaze® Introduces Texture: the Newest Technology in Nail Lacquer

Los Angeles (April 2013): China Glaze® introduces Texture, a unique new lacquer that applies as a crème but dries with a 3D texture effect. Unlike traditional nail art techniques that require multiple steps, Texture only requires one step—painting the nail.  Texture dries matte, but can be combined with China Glaze® Fast Forward Top Coat for a glossy effect. With a finish similar to that of a sugared rim,Texture is the perfect accessory for a beach day, night-on-the-town, or special rendezvous.

In The Rough— light lime-green with textured grit

Itty, Bitty & Gritty— melon with textured grit

Of Coarse!— bright, cobalt-blue with textured grit

Unrefined— bright pink with textured grit

Bump & Grind— hot pinkish-red with textured grit

Toe-tally Textured— tangerine-orange with textured grit

The China Glaze® Texture collection will be available in May 2013 at fine salons and beauty supply stores nationwide.

China Glaze is free of DBP, toluene, and added formaldehyde.

China Glaze nail lacquers are available through salons and professional beauty supply stores nationwide. For more information, please visit or follow China Glaze on Facebook (@ChinaGlaze), Twitter (@ChinaGlazeOfficial) and Pinterest (

China Glaze® is a division of American International Industries.


I'm always looking out for new effects, and I've never tried a polish like these. YET!
have you tried 'Texture' style polishes before? What did you think?

Have a great day!

WN x

Wednesday, 10 April 2013

Illamasqua - Freckle

Today, I'm super excited to share this swatch with you! I recently treated myself to one of the new speckled nail polishes from Illamasqua's I'mPerfection collection.

The colour is called Freckle, and it goes a little something like this - 

I absolutely love this polish!! I think Illamasqua have got it so right with these colours, which you can check out HERE.

I used two coats of Freckle here, and it covers beautifully. 

Speckled polishes are slightly more expensive than regular Illamasqua colours, and they retail at £14.50 each, available at

WN x

Monday, 1 April 2013

PR - Collection Avant-Première de Chanel

There are as many ways of being vibrant as there are women, and as
many ways of showing it as there are CHANEL lipsticks.
In 2013, LE ROUGE CHANEL now offers three different collections:
- the Collection AVANT-PREMIÈRE DE CHANEL opens a new
chapter in the ROUGE COCO and ROUGE COCO SHINE saga.
When you decide how to live your life, wear LE ROUGE CHANEL.
When you live your life with spontaneity, charm and freedom, wear
ROUGE COCO. It represents bold, unpredictable and boundless
- the new Collection LÈVRES SCINTILLANTES reveals the multiple
facets of the gloss and sparkling femininity.
- the new Collection ROUGE ALLURE highlights daring femininity
that leaves behind an indelible memory.

Inspired by Gabrielle Chanel’s style, ROUGE COCO embodies a carefree
spirit on attitude.
Applying makeup, casual and carefree, ignoring convention and inventing
one’s own elegance: ROUGE COCO draws on the legend of Mademoiselle
to define a free-spirited femininity. To wear ROUGE COCO is to live freely
and spontaneously.
In 2013, ROUGE COCO SHINE, the lip shine by CHANEL, extends its range
of semi-transparent shades with a palette of deeper colours.
With 30% additional pigments in a melt-away texture, the new shades of the
COLLECTION AVANT-PREMIÈRE DE CHANEL bring extra intensity to the
colour, while keeping extreme shine.
Thanks to the Hydratender complex, the secret to its gentle formula, lips are
moisturized, soft and smooth, for an irresistible youthful smile.
For this Collection, CHANEL presents a tribute to the fragile grace of movie
icons a palette of half-shades.

Price List - 

Rouge Coco                                                                                                 £24.00
(Hydrating Crème Lip Colour)
Ce Soir
Le Baiser
ROUGE COCO SHINE                                                                                 £24.00
(Hydrating Sheer Lipshine)

LE VERNIS                                                                                                    £18.00
(Nail Colour)

Collection Avant-Première de Chanel is available from 5th April.


What do you think of the colours? I'm really looking forward to Provocation!

WN x