Isn’t she looooovely? Isn’t she woooooooonderful? Sorry, I couldn’t resist. Ladies, gentlemen, I’d like to introduce you to the newest color to be released by Chanel for the holidays, her name is Malice and she’s a rich shimmery burgundy red. The collection itself is stunning by the way, trust me on this, and for those of you who can’t wait much longer to get their paws on it I have wonderful news as the Éclat du Soir de Chanel Collection is going to be for sale at the end of this month!
Just a quick post introducing the three gorgeous colors Chanel will be releasing to celebrate fashion’s most exceptional evening. Fashion’s Night Out is being held on September 6th in New York City and is celebrated in other cities all over the world.
Each year Chanel creates a set of colors for this special occasion and last year they spoiled us with the lovely Les Jeans colors, and this year they are giving us three warm colors that will look stunning on the runways complimenting the fall shades.
- Délicatesse – This elegant shade of beige offers a stroke of sophistication for nails in a long-wearing, high-shine lacquer.
- Infidèle – An intense, energetic pink dresses the fingertips in brilliantly bold color for an effortlessly feminine effect.
- Provocation - A deep, rich plum offers an elegant accent for a refined, resolutely stylish nail look.
I’d totally rock the provocation lipstick as well, but since I rarely wear lipsticks I don’t think I’ll get this one. Provocation the polish though, I will totally get!
Oh my, Chanel is certainly not sitting still and has already announced their fall 2012 collection which is has the theme Bombay as Karl Lagerfeld took his inspiration from India this time. Expect sultry kohl heavy looks and golden details as the models rock the runway in this unique video filmed last December:
And of course with this collection a lovely polish is being released called Diwali named after a holiday which is popularly known as the “festival of lights“. It is a glowing golden nail polish created by Peter Philips, and right now it’s available exclusively at the Chanel boutiques. But hopefully it will have a wider release later this year to a Chanel counter near you.
Alongside this themed collection Chanel is also releasing LES ESSENTIELS DE CHANEL, created by Peter Philips who is Creative Director of Chanel Makeup. The collection was inspired by Coco Chanel’s iconic essentials — the little black dress, the quilted handbag and the two-toned shoe.
With this collection come three shades, a lovely fuchsia called Suspicious, a beige nude color named Frenzy, and a brown called Vertigo which has a beautiful shimmer. I cannot wait to find these in the local shops as it looks like Vertigo is totally a color I would wear and I want to swatch it as soon as I possibly can.
Sunbathing on a yacht, a nice relaxing swim in the deep blue ocean and being on your way to the most exclusive parties in town…
Welcome to the St. Tropez lifestyle!
The new Limeted Edition “Cruise Couture” collection by Catrice will take you on a lovely trip to the Côte d’Azur. You’ll find bright colors in different Blues, Corals, Apricots and Pinks. Stylish and elegant just like Catrice.
There are five Ultimate Nail Lacquers in this collection and they feature a new, wider, brush that guarantees to help you cover your nails in one go.
Pictured from left to right are:
- Hi, Society!
- Welcome To Pink Tropez
- Feel The Yacht Beat
This is my current festive manicure, what do you ladies (and possible gentlemen) think of it?
It’s a layer of Sally Hansen’s Triple Strong as a base. Over that I have OPI’s An Affair in Red Square with a little layer of Beyu’s 209 over it for some extra depth. I’ve stamped an all over image with white Konad stamping polish on top of it for some holiday cheer. It’s an image from the BIG SdP K plate. One of the many Dashica Beauty Shop plates that I have. Over that I’ve dabbed some foil glue in the spots where I wanted my rhinestones to be and after putting those on I’ve used Seche Vite topcoat to seal it all. If you have not tried Seche Vite I seriously urge you to try it. It is the best topcoat I’ve tried. It dries gorgeously shiny and fast. And it keeps my manicure going for at least a week if applied correctly.
What do you think? I rarely wear red on my nails so it takes some getting used to for me and I might just switch when it’s Christmas, to something else and more sophisticated like Chanel Graphite. But for now it’s certainly helping me get in the holiday spirit!
Are you wearing any special holiday manicures this year?
One of the hottest colors of fashion this fall is blue. Yves Saint Laurent already has shown us this with a few pretty blues in their nail polishes and so has Dior. Now Chanel is introducing Les Jeans de Chanel. There are three colors to this mini collection designed by the Creative Director of the Chanel Make-up division, Peter Philips. He designed these three Jeans inspired colors specifically for Vogue’s Fashion’s Night Out, that is taking place the second Thursday of September to kick off this years New York Fashion week.
- Blue Rebel - This is the darkest of the three, it’s a beautiful royal blue. And by the looks of it, my favorite out of the three. To me it looks a little bit like a slightly darker version of Rebel Debutante by Color Club. But only swatches will, of course, tell if this is really the case.
- Coco Blue - This reminds me of a previous release by Chanel called Nouvelle Vague, though I believe that one had a hint of a teal tone to it. This one is more of a baby blue or a clear sky blue. In my eyes it’s a wonderful color for everyone who wishes to continue the summer trend of wearing pale nail colors deep into the winter.
- Blue boy - Clearly a color that sits between the two. It’s not as dark and rich as blue rebel, but certainly not as light as coco blue. I personally think it’s the least exciting color of this trio.
The shades are to be released September 8th – the same day as the presentation at fashion week – and will be available at your local Chanel counter in the United States. There’s no information about these colors hitting the international counters but I am certain you will be able to at least try and score these at the Chanel website. In fact; you can already join the waitinglist for them right here.
These colors will only be available until the end of the month. That is a VERY limited time for a collection so if you want to one one or quite possibly all three of these run, don’t walk to your local Chanel dealer before they run out!
Almost everybody loves a quality brand like Chanel with their beautiful make up, clothes and not to forget their nailpolish collections. I follow those releases even closer because every year they seem to release one of the it-colors when it comes to nailpolishes.
We’ve seen it before many years ago with their Rouge Noir, a color that had not really been seen in nail polish fashion before at that time. And in this current collection there is Paradoxal, a beautiful mauve tint with purple shimmer. This upcoming fall collection it seems that Peridot will be one of the crowd favorites as it has created quite a buzz in Fashion- & Beauty blogland already. It is a beautiful golden green that even seems to have some copper and bronze tones and teal hues here and there as you can see in the picture in the gallery below and I fell in love with it the moment I saw it online.
Since it has yet to be released here in the Netherlands I am still waiting to see it with my own eyes and I honestly can’t wait. Even more so, because a few days ago when I went on a little shopping spree in Utrecht I ran into a gorgeous dupe of this shade! I suspect it has a hint of a copper tone to it sometimes, but it is barely noticable.
Now are you ready – and are you writing this down, because you might regret it if you don’t!
The nailpolish I found is called ‘Diving in Malaysia’ and it’s by Sephora. It only costs one third of the price of Peridot (!!!) and I now have it in my ever growing nailpolish collection. The price seems cheap but not if you compare the size and amount of product, but more on that later when I break it down in the ratings.
It is an absolute jewel on your nails. In direct sunlight the golden shimmer really comes through. Even in the evening in artificial light it’s still quite a joy to behold as it takes on a more toned down bronze shade. This polish is such a beautiful chameleon.
The staying power so far is good. I’ve had it on my nails for two full days now and as you can see there hasn’t been a single chip yet.
I’ve used Orly Bonder basecoat and O.P.I. Start to finish topcoat to of course protect it from early tipwear. I have often read that Chanel polishes aren’t the best when it comes to staying power so I do think this polish by Sephora has another point over the Chanel one.
All in all I give this polish the following rating:
– For staying power so far, I can’t say much of it yet of course but so far, so good!
- For color, it’s just a near perfect dupe, so a near perfect score for that.
- For coverage, one layer is enough really but I used two for a bit more depth in the color.
- For price, a little less than 6 euro’s ($9) compared to Chanel’s 22 euro’s ($29,99 on Amazon)
- For amount. It is only 0.16 fl. oz. (5ml) compared to Chanel’s whopping .4 fl. oz. (13ml)
So it kind of balances out really. The color and the staying power are fabulous, but the amount of product and the price kind of make me sad. It is the perfect size though if you are not sold completely on Peridot yet and want to give it a test run without having to pay almost 30 dollars for it.
When Peridot finally does go on sale here in the Netherlands I will still be checking it out to see what the coverage is and, of course, how the staying power is with that one. When I know more I’ll make an update so be sure to check back!
Now, enough talk and on to the pictures as they will hopefully convince you how amazing this color is, even when they barely do it justice.
Let me know what you think and if you’ll be checking your local Sephora for this color or if you’d rather pay for the Chanel color instead.
I went on a little shopping trip today, and I did not get anything major, but I do have to share with you the polish I got my hands on. There’s a new player in town you see, and it’s called Lycra! We’ve of course already worn it as a fabric for years and now it has found its way to our nailpolish in the Rimmel London Lycra Pro Professional Finish collection. And it does exactly what it says on the bottle: “Long lasting, chip resistant and anti-fade color system.” This excites me because I’ve tried it, and it is really true!
The text on the bottles boasts about lasting up to ten days. I honestly can’t say anything about that because I get bored with my polish quite quickly. The longest I’ve worn “Hot List” was five days, without any chipping (Of course with proper base and topcoat use where you also paint the free edges of your nails.) so I guess they do hold up for a long time. If you run your finger over the dried polish, it even feels different, I can’t even describe it. Less plastic-like like the other polishes on the market, more meshed with your fingernail. And this is going to sound weird it almost feels like it’s a bit greasy, which it of course is not. I know what you must be thinking (she’s lost her mind!), but you should feel it for yourself, I’m sure you’d agree.
The sticker on the cap mentions the MAXI brush, which is a flat wide brush instead of the normal round one that you’re probably used to. If you have narrow fingernails it still should work nicely for you, though I think you might have to use it sideways to paint your pinkie, but really it shouldn’t be too much of a problem for anyone to use. I personally think it’s a nice brush and it helps you put on the polish in a smooth manner and in less strokes than usual.
Now let’s move on to the two colors I own…
The “Hot List” one on the right in the picture I should name first as I purchased it a little while ago during a polish sale at one of our drugstores. I think I got it for about €5 (which is currently about $7) and I just couldn’t resist it, the color is an exact dupe of Chanel’s “Paradoxal” so hey for €5 that is a pretty great buy don’t you think? It is a beautiful dusty mauve with purple shimmer and it covers the nail in two coats. I’ve been told that “Paradoxal” already does this in one coat but it’s to be expected for a €20 (over $28!) polish I feel. And honestly wouldn’t you rather use two coats of the cheaper polish to get coverage?
The other color, the beautiful soft blue on the left of the picture called “Aqua Cool” is the polish that came home with me this morning. This time I paid the full price for it, €7! Which of course for a quality nail polish still isn’t a lot of money. This color is lovely but I do have to say that it took me about 3 coats before I had a nice even coverage so be aware of that. Other than that I have no complaints really, it’s a beautiful baby blue, something you might have seen a lot of Youtube make-up & nail guru’s wear already this spring. It’s not as pale and bright as most of them I must warn you, but it is still very lovely and worth the buy.
I will of course soon do a little wearing test where I shall attempt to show you one of these polishes before and after ten days of wear, so keep your eye on this space or follow me on bloglovin to get notified of a new post.