Colors are way nicer in person; my scan is a good one, but it hates the fresh green Ladurée color, and silver painting....too bad.
Uglier and uglier, YEAH ! my camera is the winner, but you can see the silver painting slightly shimmering.
This is the approximate translation for the tips, but they are very important for success :
1/ Leave the egg whites in the fridge for one night before starting the recipe
2/ Choose an electric mixer instead of a kitchenaid while beating the egg whites.
3/ Mix (in the kitchenaid!) the almond powder with the ice sugar, and chocolate - if you bake chocolate flavoured macarons - a very very very very very long time.
4/ Before baking them in the oven, leave the macarons for an hour or more, in a peaceful and cool place.
5/ Make a stack with 3 baking trays in the oven, this is weird but will help macarons having a "collerette".
Many good tips here