This week’s manicure is the recently discontinued Miami Peach. A real fan favourite, this is a pretty, soft peachy coral suffused with gold shimmer. I have to confess that I have my issues with Miami Peach, and not just because orange-leaning shades just don’t agree with my skin tone. But let’s take a peek at it before we get to the nitty gritty, shall we?
At the cost of using an expression I dislike, I am deeply conflicted about Miami Peach. In the bottle – and on others’ nails – it is a truly beautiful color. I could live with the way it looks against my skin tone, were it not for the application. While not a true sheer, Miami Peach is strange combination of sheer and jelly. It takes a full three coats, and maybe more, to make it fully opaque on my nails … which would still not be tragic if the drying time wasn’t so. bloody. long! I’m not sure if it’s just my particular bottle of Miami Peach, because this has certainly not been my experience with any other Chanels, but the second and third coats seemingly take forever to dry, and I inevitably end up smudging my nails every time. The only solution I can think of is layering Miami Peach over another colour, to avoid having to put on more than one coat. I’m still looking for the perfect base colour, but I haven’t given up on it yet!
For my inspired by outfit, I simply had to have purple. I love the combination of orange and purple, and although I am not bold enough to go try a full-on colour-block outfit, a little pop of colour is just the ticket.
This MICHAEL Michael Kors top was one of my “maternity” finds; luckily, the empire waist means that it can still work on my post-baby body without looking like a potato sack. The material is lightweight (silk), which offsets some of the volume, and it’s perfectly balanced out my skinny jeans. As you can see, I am still wearing flats a lot – who knew that my beloved high heels would be so hard to get used to again? Thankfully, I still have a few more months to get my arches reacquainted with their former torture instruments … errr, “sole mates”.