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This is CHANEL Quartz. I love this polish, which is unusual for me because I don’t usually like frost finishes, and this is a frost finish. I think this may be the perfect polish. It is a neutral, yet it has a ton of interest.
One of the reasons I look to CHANEL for nail polish colors is because they seem to set the trend for upcoming seasons. This polish, Quartz was the first “greige” to be introduced into the nail polish market. Released with the Fall 2011 CHANEL collection, which included Graphite and Peridot, Quartz was an instant hit. I have spent the last year looking for CHANEL dupes, Quartz is one that I have not been able to find a dead on dupe for. I have a couple that are close, very close, but not dead on. Graphite and Peridot have been duped to death, literally as Peridot has been dis-continued by CHANEL.


On the nail wheel from left to right, Quartz, Heather from Julep, Cords from China Glaze and an Orly that was not even close. Heather and Cords are very close to Quartz but both are just a tinge more purple/blue than Quartz. When I say just a tinge, I mean just barely different. The pictures may look the same but in person, there is the tiniest bit of difference.
πŸ’…I think this could be the perfect polish, even with the frost finish. I really like this polish, I don’t ‘love’ it, only because of the dreaded VNL. You can see the VNL in the picture because in the picture I have only 2 coats. This polish needs 3 coats, maybe a little more than that. (whenever I review a polish, I always do 2 coats)

This is a beautiful polish and I give it 🌟🌟🌟🌟 out of 5.
If you want to know what’s coming up for Fall/Winter 2012, just look to CHANEL. Early this spring CHANEL announced a new color, there was a lot of fanfare prior to the announcement and when the new color was announced, it was Beige. Yes, beige. But if you look at the fall collections it is all about beige. Butter London, Venique, Zoya, OPI, Dior, YSL are all highlighting beige. Beige and dark maroon. We’ll see, but that’s what I think this fall and winter will be about.

As always, thanks so much for stopping by. πŸ˜„

I need a “I’m just sayin…. Category for this blog.

As you can see I added a coat of DS Reserve by OPI as an accent to Cords by China Glaze. This is why I don’t wear polish for more than a couple of days, I get bored!
And, can I just say, what is the big deal about the DS Reserve by OPI? I don’t get it. I don’t get why it has to be in a separate section of the beauty supply store, all in its own little display case? I really don’t get why it is $12-14? I went on-line to find out the answers and came up short. The only thing I found out is the DS stands for Designer Series. I mean, don’t get me wrong, it’s a pretty color, pretty sparkly and all but I don’t get the why of it all? What am I missing?
I’m just sayin….

This is #7 in my Sunday Series. on Sunday I use a polish from my collection that I have never worn before. The goal is to wear this polish until Wednesday. So far I am 3 for 3.. Not a very good record, if anyone was keeping a record?
Today’s entry is Cords from China Glaze. Cords is one of those brown, gray, purple muddy colors I can’t keep away from. I’m sure have duplicates of this color in my collection, probably why it’s never been worn!

Anyway, we’ll see how long Cords lasts. I will keep you posted.

Don’t forget about the Minnie Mouse collection for sale here on my little blog. I’ve had such great response, thank you everyone. The main question has been if you can buy one bottle per and the answer is yes. You can buy 1, 2 or 3. If you want 2 bottles of 1 color, you can do that. The price would be a flat $10 per bottle. And remember that includes shipping.
I’m sorry that does not include shipping outside the US, but I am working on that. I am also working on getting other collections to sell, so stay tuned.

Have you seen these?. Or am I the last to know, again?

I love these little mini sets of Revlon polish! I saw these at K-Mart yesterday and bought all they had which was 2 sets. I got a little mini bottle of Cherries in the Snow. I’m going to Rite-Aid this morning, I hope they will have these! They are too cute for words.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you all have a great, blessed day! πŸ™‚

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E-bates.com is Money in the Bank!

If you're like me, you shop online more often than not. You need to be using ebates.com because they give you a percentage of your purchase amount BACK TO YOU. Please use this link: x-apple-msg-load://34551FF7-8289-409B-9D58-885154AB7BAF/ Which will take you to ebates, ten you pick your store and will be directed to their site. Each store has a cash back percentage, some more, some less. In 2015 my cash back amount was $138. I didn't do a lot of shopping because of, well you know. Try it, and please use my link because yes I do get a part of that back. I promise it will all go back into my blog to purchase nail polish lipstick and other items to review for you. Trust me, you have nothing to lose. I know I was very skeptical but now I just have to remember to go to ebates.com first! Let me know what you think.

Haute Look for Amazing Deals ~ A Nordstrom Company

HAUTELOOK is a Nordstrom company. They have a return policy that allows you to return items purchased online to be re- turned to their Rack stores. I have never had a bad experience shopping at Nordstrom nor HAUTELOOK. I HGHLY RECOMMEND BOTH STORES. Be sure to go to Hautelook on Monday Dec 1st To see what great deals they will have on butter LONDON polish. Butter LONDON is a mid-priced polish with a high end quality. I'll see you there, bright and early! http://www.hautelook.com/short/3Bg7v

Nail Polish of the Month!

For me the Polish of the Month has to be CHANEL, with their new formula that I happen to love. I'm not thrilled with the color choices and I'd like to know where I'm supposed to get a new bottle of May , which will be empty soon? you can find CHANEL polish at www.chanel.com or my favorite place on earth: Nordstrom www Nordstrom.com

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