Friday, 5 July 2013

Chanel Bel-Argus






                          
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            

                           


Blue, maybe not the colour you *most* associate with summer (but just think of clear blue skies, crystal like, exotic oceans and then you're on the right tracks), but this beauty here is one of the Spring/Summer 2013 Nail Colours from Chanel, and it's name is Bel-Argus.

When I went to the counter, I'd already decided that this was the shade I wanted to pick up, but I was slightly sidetracked by the other gorgeous metallic blue, the much lighter and more green toned, Azure, but I stuck with my gut instinct (and going against the boyfriends favourite!) and picked up this.

I absolutely LOVE this shade, no pictures I saw before prepared me for how beautifully metallic, and rich this colour is. I would describe it as a Metallic Sapphire blue. Now if you're looking at this and thinking "glitter, no!" don't panic! I would say this is more small particles of shimmer rather than glitter and it truly gives a beautiful, and different shade for your nails this summer. Here I have on 3 thin coats, not that three is needed - this is pretty much due to my laziness as I couldn't be bothered removing it all to paint it all afresh so I just decided to give it a thin top up! I was really impressed with the drying time on this polish, very quick I thought and even with getting back to usual duties reasonably soon after painting I haven't damaged, scratched or dented the polish yet! (Note: This is a rarity for me!) Also, in the images you have here, a top coat had not been applied yet - just to show you the natural shine the polish gives. However, I do always recommend applying a topcoat to avoid damage and my favourite is the OPI Top Coat - even if I hate the smell!

Picture this with a cool, laid back look - Dark Sunglasses on, paired with a loose white tee and statement necklace to add some casual glamour to your favourite shorts and sandals ... Or having this shade gracing your perfectly manicured fingernails, dressed up in a gorgeous sundress sporting a (brave) yet matching  blue eye look which is ever so popular this season. So many ways to wear it, and I can see this being a summer staple for me!

I took these photos outside in natural light to try and give you images that were as true as I could get them, and I've not needed to do any retouching! Because this shade has some duo-chromatic qualities, it does really change all the time and keep things unique!



Hope you like!


4 comments:

  1. I nominated you for the Liebster Award!
    Check it out here...
    http://girlabouttown15.blogspot.co.uk/2013/07/liebster-award.html
    :) xx

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    1. Thank you so much for nominating me! I really appreciate it! :) Look forward to reading more from your blog X

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  2. That colour is seriously amazing, I was wondering how do bloggers in aberdeen get together?

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    1. I love it too - such a beautiful unique shade :)There's a new blogger network called 'North East Blogger Events' set up by Laura Murphy of Liparazzi (http://liparazziblog.com/) and if you were to send her an email (which is on the Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/NorthEastBloggerEvents?ref=ts&fref=ts) and I'm sure she'll happily get you all linked up!

      Everyone's really lovely, and the events Laura's organised are always amazing - so look forward to seeing you at some soon! :) XX

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