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Gucci Vernis À Ongles Nail Polish Review + Swatches

gucci nail polish review


Happy spring, everyone! Let’s start this new season with fresh nail colors to brighten up our spring days ahead! 

I have some nail colors from different brands to review this season. One of the brands is Gucci, and I have three shades featured in this post.

The Gucci Vernis boasts an elegant packaging typical of most Gucci releases in the past few years. The cap is elongated and has a very ergonomic design, making it easy to apply the nail colors. The brush applicator is flat and wide, which helps to coat the nails easily with just one or two brush strokes. There is very minimal odor from the nail color because it is plant-based and contains vitamin E as an antioxidant. Also, the nail color is paraben-free, formaldehyde-free, and triclosan-free.


gucci nail polish ellen blush


413 Ellen BlushLight nude rosy blush. A perfect nude nail color for light to medium skintone. On my skin (medium), I find this shade to be too light. The formula is streaky.


gucci nail color Peggy sunburn


414 Peggy SunburnBright coral. A fun coral shade suitable for spring and summer. The closest dupe would probably be the OPI Cajun Shrimp.


gucci nail polish Goldie red


25 Goldie RedTrue bright red. A perfect red nail color that will suit any skintone.


The Gucci nail colors set and dry very quickly, but a few shades may be streaky upon application. I find that I would need three coats to get the Ellen Blush shade to display on my nails correctly. In contrast, the Peggy Sunburn and the Goldie Red shades are not streaky at all.


gucci nail colors swatches


Overall, the three shades in this post are long-wearing and do not chip easily. However, I think Gucci should expand the shade range and add more colors with different hues or tones since every skintone is different. Also, Gucci should improve the formulation of the nail colors with streaky shades.


gucci nail colors review


What do you think about these nail colors? What nail colors are you loving right now?



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Luseta Beauty Biotin & Collagen Shampoo + Conditioner Review

luseta beauty biotin collagen haircare review


For a long time, I have been on a hunt for a haircare product that contains biotin. Biotin is a vitamin B7 that promotes thick luscious hair and prevents hair thinning. I have straight, fine hair with some thick strands blending in. The fine strands tend to get very brittle as they get longer, so I always look for haircare products that promote hair strength and increase hair volume. While I may have found a good haircare line that promotes strong hair strands (see HERE), I have not found a haircare product that promotes hair growth and hair volume.


Enter the Luseta Biotin & Collagen Shampoo and Conditioner. I have never been so blown away by the effect of the product on my hair. I started using the shampoo and conditioner without much expectation, but after using them, I was amazed by how my hair looked.


Luseta Beauty


The shampoo and the conditioner have a pleasant light floral smell, which I love. The packaging is large enough to last for several showers, and the price is very reasonable. I also like that the company sends a free sticker that you can stick to the packaging. I had a lot of fun doing it because it made the packaging so cute. It feels like I was scrapbooking 😀.


luseta beauty biotin collagen shampoo


Biotin & Collagen Shampoo – The shampoo is so easy to lather, and only a drop of the product is good enough for every shower. The product itself has a purplish lilac color, and it cleanses the hair thoroughly. I did not notice any dryness of my hair after rinsing off the product, and I also felt like I could just use the shampoo alone and still not have a dry-hair feeling afterward.


luseta beauty haircare review


Biotin & Collagen Conditioner – The conditioner is lightweight and with a light lilac tone. It is creamy but not whipped nor viscous. One drop is also good enough to cover short to medium-length hair. It will not weigh the hair down.


luseta beauty biotin collagen shampoo and conditioner


Contrary to some critics of the haircare line, I really like my experience with the products. My hair feels smooth, soft, detangled, and breezy clean after each use. I never noticed any product residue that left my hair feeling heavy or greasy. I also did not notice any dryness. While my experience may be different from others’ experience, since my hair is somewhat on the oily side, your experience with the product will be different as well. Therefore, I suggest that you give this product a try. It works for me, and it makes my hair feel full and look volumized.


What is your favorite haircare line?


Note. Products provided by Luseta Beauty Haircare. The reviews and opinions herein are solely by the editor.




Bracha Jewelry Review

Bracha Wearbracha jewelry


Even though golden jewelry pieces are not my thing, one jewelry brand sparked my love of such jewelry material. You read it right from the title of this review. It is the Bracha brand of trendy golden jewelries. What started as a random scrolling on the Nordstrom app, turned into a full-blown obsession with Bracha jewelry being purchased at 3 AM. Yup, I am awake at 3 AM because I am a self-confessed hardcore night owl, living among nocturnal animals :-). Anyway, my first impression of Bracha jewelry can only be described in one word — impressive. For each piece’s price point and quality, I am impressed at how beautifully crafted each jewelry I received. It is clear that style and attention to detail are invested in every ring, bracelet, and necklace this brand makes.

As I have mentioned, most of Bracha’s jewelry is gold-toned. However, such gold tones differ in every piece of jewelry the brand makes. Some may look more bright gold, while some may look more vintage gold. Depending on the style, some Bracha jewelry may also look more polished than others. Speaking of style, I would say that most pieces tend to be trendy and minimalist, which can also be seen as classic and elegant. Some of Bracha’s pieces are water-resistant, some are gold-plated, while some are gold-filled. The few silver-toned jewelries they have are either stainless steel or sterling silver.




Bracha Stars and Wonder Stack Ring


Most rings from Bracha are adjustable, except for a few pieces. So, there is no need to know your ring size, which is great! The ring styles vary a lot, and Bracha keeps updating their inventory. You will most likely find yourself looking at not just one Bracha ring, but three or four, or even more :-).


bracha calypso adjustable ring


Bracha Roma Nail Cuff




Bracha Initial necklace review


The first Bracha piece that captured my attention is the Initial necklace. It is all over Insta, and there is a reason why. The necklace is simply stunning and truly well-made. The quality is excellent, and it is such a versatile piece. The next Bracha necklace that I adore so much is the Skinny Gold-Filled Monte Carlo, seen in this post, along with the butterfly Free Spirit necklace. The Monte Carlo necklace should be a staple in every woman’s jewelry collection because it is very versatile and simply classic, which means that the necklace can be worn as is, or have it layered with other favorite gold-tone necklaces. Other necklace styles I love from Bracha are the butterfly necklaces, such as the Bailey butterfly necklace (link to purchase the necklace is at the end of this post).

Bracha Bailey butterfly necklace


bracha free spirit necklace


Bracha Bailey butterfly necklace



I am a big fan of bangle bracelets, and Bracha has some really cool and classic designs. The Holly bangle bracelet (seen in the photo below) gives a classic roman goddess vibe. When paired with the Roma Nail Cuff (second photo below), the whole look becomes a modern Roman Holiday affair :-).


Bracha Holly Bangle


bracha holly bangle bracelet


Whether you are a fan of gold-toned jewelry or not, you will not be able to resist the beautiful jewelry pieces by Bracha. From the style of each piece down to the price and craftsmanship, I have no doubt that you will like this jewelry brand as much as I do.


bracha initial pendant necklace review


Are you a fan of gold jewelries? What is your favorite jewelry brand, and what jewelry piece are you eyeing lately?