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Monday, May 14, 2012

Laura Mercier Spring 2012 Tres Chic Collection Gel Lip Colour (Clementine) & Nail Polish (Cabana, Oh La La & Flamingo) + Custom Artist Portfolio Review

Hi everyone. I wrote on a post on Laura Mercier's Lingerie Collection for spring 2012 here a while ago but there are some other spring releases that I hadn't talked about in that post. 

Those items are the Tres Chic Collection for spring 2012 that I purchased about a month ago in Malaysia (I am not sure about the availability elsewhere). 

The collection includes 5 nail polishes: Cabana (peachy coral), Oh La La (milky pale pink), Flamingo (bright pink), Sizzle(red with coral undertones), and Luscious (deeper pink with purply tones). The other half of the collection includes 5 gel lip colours: Clementine (mid-tone orange), Poppy (bright pinkish red), Dollface (sheer pink), Orchid (raspberry pink) and Rosette (pinkish red but sheerer than Poppy).

I purchased 3 nail polishes in Cabana, Oh La La and Flamingo and 1 gel lip colour in Clementine. 


CABANA NAIL POLISH


OH LA LA NAIL POLISH

FLAMINGO NAIL POLISH
*I took the photos next to a window without flash. The colour in real life probably reads a little darker than in photos.

I meant to review these earlier but my nails were just too brittle and weak that I didn't want to paint them. I applied OPI nail envy and cuticle oil consistently for about a month and my nails are kinda getting better so I decided to paint them for the review.

My favourite out of the 3 I bought is Cabana because I adore the colour. I personally am not normally a fan of nail polishes that are too bright but I thought Flamingo looks so pretty in the tube and I did like the way it looks on the nails as well. I love the formula of these 2 because these colours were solidly opaque 2 coats (can probably get away with one thicker coat too). Oh La La is a miss for me because the colour is just not on par with the other 2 polishes that I got. I applied 2 coats and the payoff is still sheer but I tried applying 3 coats on one nail and it got a little gloopy and little bubbles started to form. 

That being said, these polishes wear very well on the nails. Slight tip wear only started to show on day 7 and it only chipped when I spent an entire day working in the kitchen (for mother's day!!). 

CLEMENTINE GEL LIP COLOUR

Of course I really like the Clementine gel lip colour because it is a very pretty mid-tone orange colour. This product can be applied sheerly but it builds up well for more colour to show through. It is glossy upon application but then it fades around on hour or so later but it does leave a stain-like effect behind, which is always a plus because it means you can reapply less often. 

I don't really like the smell of these because I think these are meant to smell like caramel/some sort of candy but somehow it smells like play dough to me. 

CUSTOM ARTIST PORTFOLIO
The custom artist portfolio is a makeup case that I fell in love with the moment I laid eyes on it and I ended up calling up the stores over and over so that I can go get one the moment it comes out (the sales associate was unpacking these from boxes when I went into the store).

Are you excited to see what it looks like??

The metallic finish faux crocodile skin design reminds me of the packaging for the holiday 2011 palettes.

Side view: it is about 3 inches thick.


The custom artist portfolio opens up like a folder and it comes with 4 detachable pouches (2 on each side). What I love about these pouches is that they are attached using magnet instead of the usual velcro or button, which makes it so convenient if you want to pop it out and take it with you on the go. The brush holder compartment can also be removed. I have a big makeup bag (Bobbi brown holiday 2011 makeup case) and I have a ton a little makeup pouches but this Laura Mercier custom artist portfolio is the middle ground for me. It also comes with one 6-pan and one 3-pan empty makeup palette that you can pop Laura Mercier single pan products into. 

I LOVE THIS MAKEUP CASE. I think it is one of the prettiest makeup case that I have ever seen~~~~~ 

This is it from me so far.
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Until next time xoxo


39 comments:

  1. Love the metalic box and the pink nail ! <3

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  2. Ooh lovely colours and the make up case is gorgeous too! I hope you get a lot of use from it!

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  3. I love that lipstick and those nail polishes!

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  4. Ooooh, love Cabana! It's such a pretty coral shade!

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  5. I love the colors!!
    We can follow each other? xx

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  6. wow girl~ you buy so much! love the colors of the nails!! i like them all though cabana is really pretty too!

    and cute makeup case! and dawyum you did get them early! while they're unpacking lol!!! reminds me of when i was 10 years old and i waited at Gamestop for them to release the new Yu-gi-oh! game for gameboy color lol! ooo the anticipation!

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  7. Thanks for your comment, love! I'm jealous of all your Laura Mercier products. The colors are so pretty!

    xx

    Nia
    www.LIVEGLAMORDIE.net

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  8. That lipstick is so beautiful on you! I may need to invest!

    xx,
    Jordana

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  9. Love your nail polishes ! :))

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  10. Nice beauty haul! ^^ Really cute nailpolish shades.

    Thank you for the comment!
    Stop by anytime / follow :> <3

    Satu
    Indie by heart

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  11. i like this brand!
    love that orange lipstick- cute!

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  12. The nail polish colours are so cute!
    Followed you back! :)

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  13. Great items, the lipstick looks lovely!

    xoxo Sootjeelina <3

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  14. Lovely post and very inspiring blog! Please check my blog too, maybe we can be followers

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  15. Amazing!!!

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    xoxo

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  16. I LOVE Laura Mercier, great post and I love the nail polish colors!

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  17. Love the nail polishes! The make-up case is great too.
    Thanks for dropping by my blog!

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  18. O I love your review as always!! Just realize I am not your follower yet I check out your blog quite often LOL!! Do the same if you like my blog dear!! And I totally fall in love with your artist porfolio bag *o*

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  19. wow I love the Flamingo nail colour!! You bought so much *__* they all look so good! I really should try more Laura Mercier products...

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  20. I love oh la la! So delicate, and not too flashy, so would be perfect for work!
    xx

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  21. Beautiful nail polish colours! And love the make up case! XX Kirsten

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  22. ooo hello Laura mercier! Love the first coral and the hot pink. Gorgeous with your skin tone.

    xx
    Couture Caddy

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  23. Oooh that cabana nail polish looks amazing!! I love splurging on new nail polish colours. The guys don't get why I need so many hehe. That croc skin case = droooool.


    x Stace

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  24. I love it!

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    xoxo

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  25. that makeup case is pretty!!! *_*

    xoxo
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  26. I love peachy/coral colors of the nail polish! so pretty!!

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  27. Oh lala and Flamingo are such pretty colors! <3 and wow you got the Custom Artist Portfolio! Been thinking of getting it too but .. it's kinda pricey :p nice blog, btw!

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  28. wow loving the colour of the lipstick and the nail vanish looks lovely :)

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  29. The custom portfolio looks really useful! It'd be great for travel.
    I love Clementine on you and the polishes are all really cute :D

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  30. i've been wanting to get a gel lipstick, and this color is beautiful! :)

    <3, Mimi
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  31. love the nail colors!


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  32. The nail polish colours are so very very nice :)

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  33. nice lipstick color!

    thanks for visiting my blog and left me a comment! :)

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  34. Love these posting. Really love your nail polish
    I am following you now :)
    Hope you wanna following me back
    Xoxo

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  35. So many LM polishes! I do like the makeup case too! It's really professional looking :D

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  36. Lovely blog.
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  37. This looks like a super convinent make up case! I will definetly look into buying. Thanks for sharing !! ^^ maybe we can follow each other ?
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