Thursday, April 14, 2011

Chanel Summer Nail Polish collection swatches

I've been stalking the Norstrom and Neiman Marcus Chanel counters for the newest Chanel polish collection. Tonight, I lucked out!

Mimosa, Morning Rose, Miami Peach

I picked up Mimosa (Yellow with shimmer, apparently THE summer color this year) and Morning Rose ( a light pink with golden shimmer) from Nordstrom's. I also wandered into Neiman Marcus and scooped up Miami Peach (Peach with golden shimmer). Miami Peach is an exclusive color only found at Nieman's.

As usual, I am in love with Chanel polishes, and these are no exception. Many people, including me, are looking for that great, unusual, un-dupable color and sometimes we gloss over a very lovely "typical" color. Obviously Mimosa is different, even though it seems that everyone may be putting out a yellow nail polish this summer, but Morning Rose and Miami Peach are simply well developed and executed wearable summer colors.

First up, Mimosa:

Of the three, this had the most issues with application. Like many yellow polishes, it was a bit streaky. This swatch is three coats with no top or base coat. The third coat was necessary to hide the streaks. I have read (I don't remember where, if you know, please let me know in the comments and I'll update the post) that the best way to apply this polish is to apply a base coat, then a coat of Seche Vite, and then two coats of Mimosa - something about the stickiness of the Seche Vite helps with the application. I found that three coats did the job nicely.

Update: Lucy of Lucy's Beauty Obsessions has informed me that the source for this tip is from British Beauty Blogger. Thanks, Lucy!

The color is very opaque, even with just the two coats. The shimmer is VERY evident in light and shade. I think this will look very nice in the middle of summer once my skin has a little bit of color to it.

Morning Rose was just a very lovely shimmery pink. It looks sheer, but trust me, after two coats it was opaque, just a light color. The shimmer is a bit more subtle in this one, but definitely visible. This is a fantastic color to wear to work. I absolutely love this one.

I think I will be getting a lot of use out of this one.

Last up is the Neiman Marcus exclusive color, Miami Peach:

Again, another winner. Like Morning Rose, this was perfect in two coats. A lovely peach color with a subtle golden shimmer. This was a little less opaque than Morning Rose, but I still liked it in two coats.

This is another perfect summer office color. Just for kicks, I have included a comparison shot between Miami Peach and Morning Rose to show the difference:

Definitely worth getting both. Chanel has hit a homerun with these polishes.


  1. I can't wait until I can get a hold of these :)
    and the application tip is from

  2. Thank you! I couldn't remember who it was. I updated.


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