The Crowning Glory of My Collection
It's my birthday today, and to mark such a glorious occasion I decided to treat myself, and all of you, to something very, very special.
Oh... oh my. Could it be...?
Yes, my lovelies. It is. It is indeed.
My very first Chanel, Peridot. I'm not even sure how to pronounce it. At the Chanel counter in Nieman Marcus, I said, "I'd like to buy.. Pear-ih... dot?" and then I proceeded to count out $11.06 in change because I only had $16 in bills. Yeah, it was totally worth it. Here's a bunch of bottle pr0n:
I literally took over 50 pictures of this, it's so beautiful. I pared it down the best I could:
Amazing, right? I think Chanel puts magic in their polishes. That's the only possible way the magic that is Peridot could be explained. It is heavenly. The main color is a warm gold with a slight olive cast, but on the edges you can see bluish green, and when you tilt your nails at the right angle the blue green takes over the entire nail. It's stunning.
I used two coats, and the formula was flawless. So easy to control. It was the perfect consistency, and it went exactly where I wanted it to go. I've heard about Chanels chipping or having bad formulas or brushes, but my experience was quite lovely. In the sunlight, Peridot absolutely glows. It lights up like it has a million threads of gold running through it.
I cannot explain to you how beautiful this polish is. It was worth every cent.
I know this post has been long enough with all the pictures, but I have a few more in honor of my birthday haul.
A mini set of OPI's Nice Stems collection. I would have grabbed a full size bottle of I Lily Love You because it's absolutely gorgeous, but (unsurprisingly) Ulta was out of those, so I'll just have to stalk them until they restock.
Saints nail polish! My lovely mother got these for me along with a Brees jersey. :) The black isn't actually pure black, it's got silver shimmer, which I love.
Top: Coat Azure (given to me by Sonia), Lion Around, Fair Game
Bottom: Turquoise & Caicos, Trophy Wife (both given to me by Anna), Watermelon
Orlys: Space Cadet, It's Not Rocket Science, Star Spangled
Bottom: OPI Gargantuan Green Grape Matte, Sinful Unicorn (given to me by Sonia because she liked the name), Essence Forget-Me-Not
OMG! a englands! I LOVE the bottle. My mom and aunt collaborated to get me these since I've been mooning over them. I got Lady of the Lake and Tristam, of course. ;)
Also my first Butter London, Victoriana. I debated between this and Lady Muck but in the end the teal won, as always.
Phew! I'll wrap it up now, but I'd also like to thank my now 50 followers! I love and appreciate every last one of you. And hey! We're halfway to having some sort of contest/giveaway, so maybe do some PR for me? *nudge nudge, wink* Just kidding, but I'm itching to do a contest so I can't wait to reach 100! It's been a wonderful three months of blogging.