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Belle de Jour Planner Giveaway (Part 3)*

Every week this month, I'll be giving away a Belle de Jour planner package! There will be two (2) winners this week. To join, follow my page on Facebook *here* and comment on the giveaway photo! Full mechanics are on there. Special thanks to Belle de Jour for the prizes!

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*This giveaway is open only to Philippine residents. Winners will be chosen and contacted by me through email/social media for their delivery details. Make sure the accounts you use to enter are accounts you check regularly!

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Saturday, October 13, 2012

Caronia Miss Mystic Collection

Nail polish lovers, I bring good news! Our leading local nail polish brand, Caronia, has recently released their 2012 holiday nail polish collection - the Miss Mystic Collection.

Caronia Miss Mystic Collection
Released September 2012

It's been said that nail colors are the latest accessories. A nice outfit can be ruined by ugly nails so make sure to keep your nails neat and polished. Or better yet, since we're talking about considering nail color as an accessory, choose one that complements your outfit or the event you're going to. You can also spice things up with a nice design or a cute nail art! Having well-manicured nails can make an outfit look more polished. With gorgeous shades on your nails, you can totally stand out! Then you can flaunt those nails. Hahaha! Whenever I have a really nice color or design on my nails, I make sure to show it off. Like when I'm commuting, I make sure to position my hands in a way where people can easily see my nails so as not to waste all the effort I put in creating the design. I use my nails to stand out and turn heads. Haha. What? You don't do that? :P

L-R: Taupe, Moss, Rouge

Caronia's new collection features three lovely, 'mystifying' shades that are perfect for the coming holidays. Caronia wants us to 'stand out among friends and family by wearing this season's most fashionable colors at the tips of our fingers!' See, our nails can get in the holiday spirit too!


  • Taupe - A solid brown shade that's somewhere between medium and dark brown. At first I thought it would be close to Caronia's Touch of Tan but after swatching them side by side, I realized that Taupe's much, much darker than TOT. Taupe is close to chocolate brown while TOT is more beige-y. I find it a too dark to be a 'nude' shade but it still is pretty neutral.
  • Moss - A forest green shade with really soft light-green sheen. I can't compare it to any shade I own because this is my first moss shade. I like how subtle the frost is and how the soft light-green sheen gives the shade more life. A Christmas-green shade with a twist! I love it. It's a weird shade, I know. But I like it :)
  • Rouge - A solid medium red shade that can pass for a true red. It's lighter compared to Caronia's Simply Red and has a warmer undertone, but not as warm and as bright as Tangerine. I like reds like this! Not vampy-dark, not so orange either.

Taupe and Rouge are from the Regular line (solid colors)
Moss is from the Frosted line (frosty colors)

Here's how they look on my nails (2 coats, no base coat, no top coat).

Taupe
Moss
Rouge

With these polishes, what you see in the bottle is what you get on your nails. Formula-wise, these are pretty good. Just right for me - not too thick, not too thin. I had no problems in application. Some Caronia polishes are streaky but NOT these ones. These are easy to apply and have good color pay-off. I suggest using two coats for a nice opaque color.


The Miss Mystic collection is now available in leading supermarkets, drug stores and health and beauty shops nationwide. Regular price: P33.25/ 8ml. To know more about Caronia and their latest releases, check out their website *here* and FB page *here.*


What's your fave shade from this collection? :) Oh, by the way, this is my 300th blog post! YEY! :)



Disclaimer: Products were sent by the company but the views and opinions expressed in this post are purely mine and based on my own experience with the products.

34 comments:

  1. I love Moss the most but I'll definitely buy all the colors next time! :)
    http://ishmoi.blogspot.com/

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  2. Moss looks really great. I don't have anything like that in my collection yet. Great swatches! They look shiny even without topcoat. Good job for Caronia! -Iya http://iyaboto.blogspot.com/

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  3. Those are really nice shades! I especially like Taupe and Moss Green. Super perfect for the holiday season :) BTW, Aya, your nails have such a perfect shape! i Wish my nails were as nice looking :)

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  4. nice shades~~ :D I like to try them

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  5. wow those look shiny even without the top coat! great colors! perfect for the holiday season! :)


    http://deynakim.blogspot.com

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  6. Taupe and Rouge are the colors that I would wear in a regular basis :) How do you shape your nails? So perfect...


    Anne
    http://enchantingcolours.blogspot.com/

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  7. Originally I wanted to say Taupe was my only like...but then I got a closer look and hala na, di na ko makapili. Haha. Time to buy them all!

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  8. the colors are so pretty. i threw my old nail polishes na and i'm re-stocking. would definitely want to try them ;)

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  9. Thanks for the post! I'm still on doubt if I'm going to buy the collection, but after reading your post, I think it's time for me to buy the whole set! Thanks!


    http://clarisselitiatco.blogspot.com

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  10. Haha bad influence ba? They're inexpensive lang naman so it won't hurt to try, I think. And these are perfect for the coming holidays :D

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  11. That reminds me to go through my stash and throw some out na! hahaha :D

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  12. hahaha! yey! I hope you like them :)

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  13. Yeah, those two are basics. Every girl should have those shades in their collection. Hihi. Thanks Anne! I actually hate shaping my nails haha. Before, I always shaped them oval before kasi hindi ko kaya i-square. One time I had them shaped square sa salon. Since then, trim nalang then file ng konti :)

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  14. Yes! These are perfect for the holidays :D

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  15. They are! I love Moss too, superrrr! Hihi. Thanks, Michelle! :D

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  16. The other two shades are new for me. I had a couple of reds before I got these, though. Rouge is now THE closest to the perfect red I have :D Thanks, Iya! :)

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  17. Love that toooooo! Yey hope you like them :D

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  18. I love that shade <3 Go ahead sis! Hope you like it :)

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  19. One thing I can say is: I AM IN LOVE WITH THE COLLECTION!

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  20. In fair - I love it! legendary Caronia brand outdid themselves on this collection. The application is smooth and flawless - I love the Taupe color the most :)










    ♥,
    Shari
    The Misty Mom

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  21. Caronia fan here. Even in the salon where I usually have my mani/pedi, I'm good with their regular priced ones na, which came from Caronia. I can never go wrong with their shades. I like most the Taupe one. Lakas maka-class. The rouge one I think is perfect to pair with an LBD while the Moss is perfect for family gatherings especially during Noche Buena. Hmmm makes me grab my my manicure set now.
    ~Sweetstrings

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  22. Taupe is a nice darker neutral shade. I like Rouge as well :)

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  23. We love all the colors. Taupe is perfect for any skin color. Moss and Rouge are perfect for Christmas season :)

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  24. Ang gandaaaaaa nila!! Love all the colors. Sana meron na sa Landmark :) Cute nung moss at taupe.. actually lahat, hehe :P

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  25. True!! I thought nga available na but when I checked the other day sa malls na pinuntahan ko, wala pa. Fave ko talaga yung Moss <3

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  26. Yey! I don't wear red often but I really liked Rouge :)

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  27. Agree! Neutral shades make the nails look so elegant and neat :D

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  28. Yes, I didn't have any problem in application. I really like their two latest collections - this and their Tropical Doll collection :) Formula is better than their older nail polishes :)

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