Monday, 10 May 2010

Adorned Nails: Arcancil Bronze Caprice


I was totally drawn to this colour when I first set my eyes on it. My brain was chanting, "Buy, buy, buy!" And so, I bought, bought, bought.

Bronze Caprice is like a goddess in my eyes. It’s brownish gold. It’s bronze with oomph. I wiped some of this polish off on a piece of tissue and eww, the colour was very unpalatable. It was like.....you know.....excrement. But wait.

Nobody applies nail polish on tissue paper, so banish that thought!

In fact, it’s not at all a flat colour. It’s, as the name suggests, bronzy with tiny specks of shimmers in the formula. Application was a breeze with no weird streaks. Its consistency was just right, I thought.


Arcancil is a French brand that began life in 1935. In the old days, its forte was eye makeup, especially eyeliners and mascaras. Currently, it offers a whole range of makeup products priced at around the level of GOSH. If you’re interested, more information can be gleaned from the Arcancil website.

I’m sure you can tell by now that I’ve become quite addicted to stamping. Perhaps it’s a passing phase (or perhaps not). Here, I’ve used this image from the Essence Nail Art Stampy Set 02 Have Fun. The maroon nail polish used for the stamping is a Stiletto Nail Polish from Alessandro.

My nails here are with two coats of Bronze Caprice and the photos were all taken in daylight. Bronze Caprice was very camera-friendly. The colour you see here is simply the colour in real life: rich, bronzy and opulent.

Oh, that thing I’m clinging on to is a woollen scarf but it’s not just any woollen scarf. It was a Christmas gift from some years ago from a very dear friend whom I’ve known for a long time. I don’t see her that often anymore as she lives across the Channel. Mary’s a lovely lady with a kind soul and just a few months ago, she turned 85!

27 comments:

Skulda said...

That is a pretty orange! It's very Autumn.

Mz. More said...

Gorgeous. Perfect for Summer, reminds me of the beach!

Cynthia Z said...

Gorgeous! It does look goddess-like :). Cool that u have an 85 yr old friend...I myself love to sit n chat with older people. They have so many interesting stories to tell hehe..

♥xx♥

susies1955 said...

I "LOVE" this color. I've never seen that brand of polish before.
Love the Konading too,
Susie

Lacquer Ware for Tips and Toes said...

I love that look, its very subtle and just downright gorgeous.

tris1978ton said...

It's a very beautiful color. Love the flowers to decorate. You are very good at nail art.

Kae said...

that color is gorgeous! Love the stamp on it too :)

Dina (XYYan) said...

Oh, I've never seen this shade before! It's really beautiful! I love the stamps too :D

Witoxicity said...

@Skulda
It's very interesting that you see this as orange! :)

@Mz. More
Ha ha, golden sands, so they say.

@Cynthia
I totally agree! I could never get bored listening to the many stories that they have to tell. They are words of wisdom! :)

@susies1955
Thank you, Susie. :)

@Lacquer Ware for Tips and Toes
Oo yes, I like subtle. I'm glad you found this pleasing. :)

@tris1978ton
Thanks! The stamping improves with more practice. :)

@Kae
I'm pleased you like this mani. I, for one, am totally in love with this bronzy colour! :)

@Dina
Yes, it's quite an unusual colour. I'm glad you like this. :)

Lavender said...

Lovely nail stamping and a special color too! Thanks for sharing. See my spring design too!

Eli aka Negra Cabreada said...

Lovely color!

Witoxicity said...

@Lavender
Thanks and yes, it's an interesting colour. :)

@Eli
Bronze is pretty unusual for a nail polish. :)

naturalnchicmakeup said...

What a beautiful design. Thanks for sharing!

Shop N' Chomp said...

"And so, I bought, bought, bought." Haha...love it! XD This color looks really nice on you. Reminds me of the Fall.

jellynat said...

I love your review (the excrement part made me laugh), you're such a delicious girl. :)

I love Arcancil's top coat. It's cheap and great. Can you believe I have only bought nail polish in black in that brand? Several bottles when I was a teenager (the bottles were really different back then). Maybe will I give an other try but it's like Bourjois: their color range lacks craziness. Are we French boring? :o

Witoxicity said...

@naturalnchicmakeup
Thank you! :)

@Shop N' Chomp
That's really nice of you to say that. This colour reminds me of many things, such as the sun, the sunset and, of course, the lovely Mary. :)

@jellynat
From what I've seen of the colour range, they do tend to be quite staid and are often sober shades, but that doesn't have to be a bad thing. So yes, I agree with what you said about the colours, but certainly not about the French!

I must see if I can get the top coat. Thanks for the recommendation! :)

The Beautifier said...

A very unusual shade but looks gorgeous on your pretty nails hun! plus the stamping is adding an extra oomph on it! xoxo

Witoxicity said...

@The Beautifier
Thanks. I thought it was unusual and that's why I bought it. :)

albastrikmik said...

i love this design,it maches so well with this polish.

NorthernArtist said...

It's more orange than I thought it would be, I like it!
Orange/Bronze-y nails make me smile every time I look at them, I can defiantly see myself wearing this :)

Witoxicity said...

@albastrikmik
Thanks, my dear! I'm glad you like it. :)

@NorthernArtist
Hmm, orange? It could have something to do with monitor settings. Bronze Caprice doesn't look orange at all in person (nor on my computer screen). It's simply a rich bronzy shade. Anyway, I'm happy that you find this pleasing. :)

Colleen said...

This is such a pretty shade. It definitely feels like autumn, but I can see being able to pull it off any time. Very nice.

Witoxicity said...

@Colleen
Gold, bronzy autumny colour. To me, it's quite a memorable nail colour. :)

lovemakeup24 said...

This color is very nice!! ^_^

Witoxicity said...

@lovemakeup24
I'm glad you find this shade pleasing. :)

snow0016 said...

this one's perfect for summer.. love the nail design too!

Witoxicity said...

@snow0016
I'm pleased you like this. This is a colour that I'd love to wear in autumn, but hey, everyone has different preferences. :D