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Forever 21 Nail Polish Review

If you follow me on YouTube, you are well aware that I have been having a major nail polish addiction lately. Heck, I even started my own nail art website.  I haven’t done much with it, but in case you want to check it out, it is called Nail Art for Beginners.

Alas, let me get to the point of this post.  I picked up a bunch of nail polish from Forever 21 and wanted to share my review with you all!

Forever 21 Nail Polish Review

I’m going to start by saying I was not expecting much from these nail polishes.  I couldn’t help but be drawn to them though.  They have cute packaging and great colours.

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After swatching them on my nail wheels, I was blown away!

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The colours from left to right are as follows:

▪   Blossom (sand laquer)

▪   Nautical Blue (sand laquer)

▪   Blush

▪   Jelly Bean

▪   Sage

The nail polish had such a smooth application.  The formula was creamy, but not sticky.  All colours are 2 coats.

I was also pleasantly surprised how quickly it dried.

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I’m also hugely impressed on how well the polish is lasting.  The manicure in the above photo is 2 days old. I actually even had a bath, and there was no chipping at all, which is rare for me.

The formula rivals any OPI or more expensive polish.  In fact, I might go as far to say that it is even better than OPI, Essie, or China Glaze!  The only small thing is the names of the Forever 21 nail polish aren’t as exciting.  Not exactly a big deal though.

Also, I’m not sure though how I feel about the sand laquer.  It definitely gives the polish some texture.  I would use it for an accent nail.  I wouldn’t apply it though to all of my nails (unlike some of the OPI textured polishes).

Overall, if you are on a budget, this nail polish is definitely something you will want to pick up.  The colours are vibrant and the formula is smooth.  You also can’t beat the price of $3.80CDN.


Louis Vuitton Purses

Today I wanted to blog about something that is very near a dear to me:  Louis Vuitton purses.

I purchased my first AUTHENTIC Louis Vuitton bag when I was about 17 (so, about 13 years ago!).  After that, there was no turning back.

About 6 months before that though, is when I first discovered the amazing world of Louis Vuitton.

It was 2001, and I remember that I saw the Stephen Sprouse Graffiti Pochette in Peach in Vogue or Harper’s Bazaar.  I was instantly obsessed with the bag but never thought something in a fashion magazine was something I could obtain.

Not too long after, I was shopping in a mall, and I saw a young woman who had the purse.  I practically attacked her asking where she bought it.  She told me it was from a store called In Style, and it was located at Yonge and Wellesley (for those fellow Torontonians).

I of course made my boyfriend at the time (whom happened to have a car and drive), take me down to Toronto one day to find this store and find the purse.

We found the store, walked in, and I was completely underwhelmed.  It was a small store with not a lot in it (except a few random purses).  I described the purse to the man at the counter, and he instantly revealed the “secret door” in his store.

Next thing I knew, we were upstairs in a room full of “designer” purses.

I found my Peach Graffiti Pochette.  It was $80, which of course seems like a lot of money when you are 17.  I had to have it though so it didn’t matter.

I was so in love with this bag, I cannot even explain.  I carried it proudly for a few weeks.  And to be honest, I do not even really know what I was thinking about it in regards to authenticity.  For some reason, I assumed it was just a “second.”

Somehow though, around 6 months later, I discovered that the bag was a fake.  I don’t know how or why I came to that conclusion.  It was probably because I was starting to use the internet more and read more fashion magazines.  There was something in me though that knew that this bag must be a replica.

I was young and naïve.  But, I knew that the bag was not an Authentic Louis Vuitton purse.  Again, at this time, the internet was still fairly new to people my age and there was not a ton of information about purses online.  I did find though a site called My Poupette.

My Poupette was a wonderful resource at the time, and it was wonderful in terms of education on Authentic and Replica Louis Vuitton purses.

My obsession grew, and as I mentioned above, I purchased my first Authentic Louis Vuitton bag about 6 months later than my “replica incident.”  I saved my money from my birthday, and bought my first Monogram Pochette.  Believe it or not, it was “only” about $130 at the time.

I cherished that bag, and of course I still have it.  I realize it is now probably considered a “vintage” piece.  Also though, I still have my replica bag.  It reminds me of my “entry” to the luxury goods atmosphere.

The point to this story is to share with you my experience with replica and authentic LV bags, and how my obsession began.

My friends and family often ask me how I can tell if a bag is “fake.”  I consider myself somewhat of an expert now, and would like to follow up with some guides on how to tell if your Louis Vuitton bag is fake.

I wanted to start with this story though to explain how my collection came to fruition.  I hope my following posts can help educate others whom may be duped into buying a fake Louis Vuitton purse.

Stay tuned!