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With spring just around the corner, I think I can speak for the most of us in that I’m so done with winter– from the burgundy lips, dreary weather, to the heavy parkas– it’s all been overdone. So with Easter also coming up, I’m using it as an excuse to don some lighter colours and fabrics, including on my nails (of course). If you aren’t talented/don’t have the patience for nail art (like me), Illamasqua has answered our prayers. Their new line of speckled polishes come in fresh new shades that are all equally beautiful (try picking a favourite, I couldn’t) and highly pigmented. They’ll have your nails looking like cute little mini eggs in no time and with minimal effort. Unfortunately, like most sparkly/speckley nail polishes, they chip easier and faster, so be sure to layer on a top coat. However, depending how you look at it, this can be a good thing (that way you can try all the shades!)! So tis’ the season for lightening up and festive looking nails.

–Anna Raponi and Julia Morin


Ahhh…nothing like celebrating some good news with some new luxe polishes. I had been dreaming of these colours for a few weeks, so I was a girl on a mission when I went for a good peruse of Holt Renfrew’s beauty floor last week.

I picked up the Chanel cult classic, Particulière and a new shade from their spring collection, Charivari. Having tried them both, I think I love them equally. They have the same great Chanel formula–no streaky and creamy, opaque colour with a high-shine, über glossy finish (I was seriously contemplating not applying topcoat to Charivari).

Particulière is a taupe mood-ring if you will–in some lights, I swear it is more of a smokey brown-beige, and in others, it appears to have more of a gray tone. Extremely neutral, and the most perfect plush greigey-nude I’ve ever seen.

Charivari is a dark purple with gray undertones. Not bright in the least, very understated. Very soft. I think the way the colour leans more towards cooler undertones makes it’s less wintery than if it had reddish, more plum/burgundy undertones. Instant favourite! Also, this colour in particular barely chips on me, I had zero big chips for a week! Just some light wear around the ends.

P.S. For my Canadian friends–Chanel beauty is now available online at The Bay!