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I have built up quite a vast collection of Chanel polishes over the years, and I can truly say firstly that they do most definitely LAST. Unlike cheaper nail polish brands Chanel's do most definitely NOT go at all gloopy and thick, therefore depending on how often you paint your nails, you can be assured your polish will last! The colours of the nail polishes is what initially attracted me to the brand. The numerous collections released each year with unique colours, as well as limited edition ones. These do sell out fast, but get in there quick, as dupes are most definitely not easily found. Classic polish colours for me most definitely include Particulière, and my favourite Rouge Noir. I find that Chanel manicures are easily recognisable, and add a easy bit of glamour into your look. The application itself is fairly easy, however I have found some of the colours are thin, and need 3 coats to build up to an intense colour. The longevity of the products is a bit hit and miss without a base coat and top coat. However if you do have the time to spend on your nails, the manicure will definitely last, looking glossy and great. Yes the price is very steep for a nail polish, however they will last you years, will make you feel great, and look great!!
(Shade: Painterly) I purchased this product as purely a base after having smudging issues with my MAC fluidline. This product I have found is best applied with your fingers, and easy to blend out. It definitely dries very quickly, and lasts for a fair amount of time, whilst ensuring any eye shadows and eye liner stay in place all day. One of the definite pros about this product in the colour painterly, is that it's near enough to skin tone, and evens out the colour on the eyelid, covering any veins of redness, creating a great base for make up. This product comes in a range of different colours and finishes, ranging from the matte nude colours (both painterly and soft ochre, depending on your skin tone) to frosty cream eye shadow colours. If too much is applied - be warned it will look cakey, and not worth with your eyeshadows. As well as this I have found it creases very badly when a cream shadow is placed on top, however I haven't had any problems with powder eyeshadows. I personally think the price is worth it, as I've had mine for a fair amount of time and have been using it once if not twice a day and still have product.
I have been loyal to this product for about 2 years now, mainly due to the fact finding the 'perfect', long lasting eyeliner is near impossible. MAC has been one of my favourite make up brands for many years, and the decision to try this was a fairly good one. The packaging is a small class container - I have found the best way for this product to last is to store the container upside down, ensuring it doesn't dry out too quick. The application itself of this eyeliner is good, I personally use a fine point brush, and can get a good even steady line - practice makes perfect with gel liner! (Obviously you have to be prepared to purchase an eyeliner brush if you don't have one already, for the application.) I have had a few problems with the longevity of the product, as it has creased and spread onto my lid, however I have solved this by using a MAC paintpot as a base. I have found it's quite a multi purpose product in the way that you could use it as a base for eyeshadow, an eyeshadow alone and smudge it, or precise BLACK eyeliner. The colour varieties available in fluidlines are fairly broad, so there's something to suit anyone who's feeling adventurous, as well as classic blacks and browns. Price wise, I haven't had to repurchase for a good 6 months so far, and I use it everyday. As well as this I haven't found it to have dried up. (This is my second purchase). I would definitely recommend this to any MAC fan, or anyone who want's a defining, high pigmented gel eyeliner.
Initially seem a perfect idea for the winter, however have some minor issues. Recently I have found Hunter as a brand slipping in my estimations, the quality and price of products doesn't match up to what it previously has done, and the brand is swiftly becoming a pure 'fashion' company. I am not aware if these socks come in a range of sizings, however as someone with smaller feet I have found the socks bunch up a lot inside wellies, causing them to rub and generally be very uncomfortable. The cuff part of the sock is a thin 'knit' still elasticated fabric which supposedly sits on the welly - once again can slip off and move when walking. I feel that the securing piece is fairly uncomfortable, as well as traps a lot of heat in. Overall the practicality of these socks isn't ideal, and to be honest I feel you are better off wearing thick socks to ensure comfort in wellies.