Jun 012013
 

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For me, the standouts of Chanel Summer 2013 were the nail polishes. This collection includes Lilis (soft coral creme), Azure (shimmering blue-green) and Bel-Argus (shimmering ocean blue) ($27 each).

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These three incredible shades have incredible formulas, gorgeous color, and each bottle has its own twist in on-trend perfection.  Just my opinion, but yes you need these.

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Azure is a metallic blue green. Perfect in two coats, this gave me no streaking and looks as gorgeous as a peacock feather.

Chanel Summer Nail Polish07aI applied this directly on my nail (no base) and got no staining.  Quick dry time.  All nails swatches in this post use a topcoat (Dior Gel Coat):

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Bel-Argus is a beautiful rich metallic blue.

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As with Azure, this is perfect in two coats. No staining without a base. Quick dry time. No streaks.

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This color reminds me of going to the beach–it looks wonderful with corals, yellows, and khaki. I love to wear it with a crisp white shirt.

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Lilis has been my go-to this week. It’s a standout reddened coral creme that looks amazing with either pale or tanned skin.

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Lilis isn’t quite as vibrant as some corals, there’s a polished appropriateness about it, as the color seems softened by a touch of white.  Unquestionably, it’s work appropriate and lovely for summer.

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Chanel does a killer creme formula (they have for decades), and Lilis is part of that tradition. Perfect in two coats, fast-drying. 

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Verdict: gorgeous!  I loved every one of these. 

Available at Nordstrom.com w/free ship and all Chanel counters and online sources.

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