Chanel Le Vernis Graphite: Review and Swatches

Chanel Le Vernis Graphite: Review and Swatches

Chanel Le Vernis in Graphite ($25 #529) is a rich metallic gray with a slight hint of gold.  This warmth seems to give a slight hint of green in warm light.  There is a rich metal/glass sparkle effect that gives Graphite depth and life. The formula is the familiar...
Chanel Le Vernis Quartz Review and Swatches

Chanel Le Vernis Quartz Review and Swatches

Chanel Le Vernis in Quartz ($25 #525) is a  soft mink brown with a touch of champagne.  This is one of those extremely easy colors to wear on days when you have no idea what to wear.  The slight silver sparkle gives this warm color a cool, neutral edge.  At the same...
Chanel Le Vernis Peridot Review and Swatches

Chanel Le Vernis Peridot Review and Swatches

Chanel Le Vernis Nail Color in Peridot ($25 #531) has the life of the jewel after which it named.  A release for Fall 2011, this color is designed to add an intense flash of shifting color to your deep-toned winter wardrobe.  As a lover of deep, matte wools as the...
Live from the Archive: Chanel Red Nail Polish

Live from the Archive: Chanel Red Nail Polish

February seems a good time to delve into red nails.  Today, I played with a few of my Chanel reds, all applied in two coats with a Poshe topcoat.  The current shades run $25. Dragon (#475) is an instant classic red creme. Currently available, this is a must-have red...
Holiday 2010: Chanel Mica Rose Nail Polish

Holiday 2010: Chanel Mica Rose Nail Polish

Chanel’s Holiday Collection for 2010 includes Mica Rose ($23).  I already own Mica Rose (#495) from their permanent collection, and so for the sake of completeness post this swatch of the color.  It is a sheer pink with shimmer. This is three coats with no base...
Chanel Holiday 2010:  Pulsion Nail Polish (Updated)

Chanel Holiday 2010: Pulsion Nail Polish (Updated)

Chanel’s Holiday 2010 Collection includes Pulsion ($23 Le Vernis 547 Nail Colour), a deep cool pink creme.  The formula on this polish is incredibly nice–it goes on smoothly and spreads to a perfect finish.  It dries very quickly to a glossy finish.  Here...
Chanel Summer 2010:  Le Vernis Riviera

Chanel Summer 2010: Le Vernis Riviera

Chanel Summer 2010 has a delightful pink nail polish, Riviera ($23)(Le Vernis Nail Colour Riviera #537) which has the capability of putting me in a summer frame of mind.  Although there are many pinks on the market, I particularly enjoy Chanel’s vibrant creme...
Chanel Orient Extrême – Velvet is the New Black

Chanel Orient Extrême – Velvet is the New Black

Chanel seems to have a tradition of micro-releases that are regional, edgy and sometimes ground-breaking.  Chanel’s Black Velvet nail polish ($25) (Le Vernis Nail Color Black Velvet 430) is part of Chanel Orient Extrême, an exploration of new textures.  I must...