Bonjour Pretty Polishers!
Today I’m sharing with you swatches from the Anafeli polishes I picked up in Paris. This is a new brand for me. I found these beauties in a charming little street vendor near the Eiffel Tower. Anafeli is a French makeup line that also carries nail polish. The vendor mentioned Anafeli is well known in France, so I’m thinking this is similar to Maybelline here in the states. These were 5 polishes for 10 Euros, which equals to about $12.83 American Dollars so I couldn’t resist. These colors don’t have names, they are only numbered, so I took it upon myself to name these 🙂 While in Paris, I also treated myself to a lovely purchase at E. Goyard, my newest obsession. Goyard started out as a French trunk maker and has evolved over the years to now include handbags, wallets, and many more accessories. I purchased the Mini Pochette Senat in Noir which is their classic print. I love my Goyard and hope to purchase a tote one day. E Goyard is only available in the US at Barney’s, Bergdorf Goodman or Neiman Marcus and only in New York, Boston, Beverly Hills, and San Francisco. Pairing up my Anafeli Parisian nail polish with my beautiful Goyard mini pochette was only natural 🙂
Anafeli No. 91 – I would call this one “Jardin des Tuileries“. The Tuileries Garden is a public garden located between the Louvre Museum and the Place de la Concorde in the 1st arrondissement of Paris. When I was in Paris, I walked these beautiful gardens which are filled with gorgeous flowers, Parisians and tourists sitting on the grass having lunch or relaxing on chairs taking an afternoon nap. There are beautiful lush greens everywhere you look. Now back to the Anafeli color lol – this is like a lime green that was a little streaky but evened out opaque with 3 coats. This color actually reminds me of a Frankenstein green, perfect for the upcoming Halloween season!
Anafel No. 89 – I would call this one “Tour Eiffel“. This is a beautiful pastel blue that reminds me of the clear skies I saw when visiting the Eiffel Tower. I could have spent all day there just sitting on the grass eating some french bread taking snap shots of the breathtaking Tour Eiffel! The formula was also a bit streaky but with 3 thin coats it evens out opaque.
Anafeli No. 46 – I would call this one “Notre Dame“. This is a shimmery bronze brown. The formula was great! Opaque in two coats. This color reminds me of the Notre Dame cathedral and also reminds me of the locks chained to the Pont de L’Archevêché bridge right next to the Notre Dame, other wise known as the “love locks” bridge. Lovers and friends from all over the world come here, place their locks on the bridge, make a wish, and throw the keys away in the Seine River. Good luck finding a spot that’s open on the bridge. All you see is an ocean of bronze and gold locks! It’s beautiful 🙂 I made sure to leave my lock on the famous bridge!
Anafeli No. 21 – I would call this one “L’Amour Toujours” which means Love Everyday because that’s exactly what you see in Paris all day long – LOVE! Paris isn’t called the city of Amour for nothing! The romance and public displays of affection are felt and seen throughout the city daily. Truly perfect for a honeymoon! The formula on this Coral pinkish shade was streaky, but with 3 thin coats evens out opaque.
Anafeli No. 102 – I would call this one “La Seine” because it reminds me of the beautiful Seine River in Paris. I took a lovely Seine River Cruise and got a good glimpse of how much Parisians love hanging out by the famous River. There is something calming about it and the bridges that cross the Seine are all so intricately adorned. Each bridge is unique! The formula on this color was great. Opaque in two coats. This was my favorite Anafeli color. It is quite a beautiful jade/teal that is so different from any other color I own!
Stay strong in your Pursuit!
I’m sharing some pics from my amazing trip! These were a few of my favorite places in Paris that inspired the names for these gorgeous Anafeli colors 🙂