I hadn't spent a lot of time looking at the Christmas makeup collections last year. In general I've cut back on buying makeup, given I'm never well enough to apply it just now. However, I had a couple of things still to get to finish my Christmas shopping, which I found at Escentual and they had the one thing I'd looked at (a Dior nail polish) so I couldn't resist a peek at what else was on offer. I ended up getting a Dior eye palette along with the nail polish (and a different one for my Mum from the same range) and this Guerlain one also popped into my basket. The Neiges & Merveilles collection by Guerlain for Christmas 2015 was absolutely beautiful. Sadly most of it was either out of stock or out of my price range. I'm not totally sure where this bold purple slotted into the colour scheme, but it was so lovely, I wanted it anyway.
It's La Laque Couleur in 903 Nuit Merveilleuse. It's a metallic, shimmering purple with pearl, bright and not too dark.
As with most high end polishes, the outer lid pulls off to reveal a smaller screw top one, which is easier to handle to apply the polish. I don't have any swatches (sorry, forgot), but I'm looking forward to trying this. It makes a pleasant change from the more traditional colours like red or gold that you find in winter collections.
It's since sold out at Escentual, though they have 20% off everything until Tuesday (19th January) with the code ESCENTUAL20 which I wanted to mention. I'm extremely excited about the Clarins Spring makeup that they've just got in as it contains 2 new shades of my beloved Instant Light Natural Lip Perfector! They'll be £14.40 instead of £18 with the code. You can however find the Guerlain nail varnish here. What do you think?
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