Chanel – Terrana 

I’m a bit late to the Chanel Summer party this year, there a four gorgeous shades in the Chanel Méditerranée Summer 2015 collection.  Only one of the four appears to be limited edition and it was the one the spoke directly to me.  So of course I had to have it.  This is Terrana.

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Now I’ll be honest here, I have very few browns in my collection.  No true browns.  A few taupes.  Some coppers.  But only really one chocolate brown.  Nothing like this.  This is lovely.  Really seriously lovely.  The colour is popping off my suntanned skin.  It really works hard to make my nails look awesome!

The formula is good, not as perfect as the creme formula, but excellent.  Its an easy two coats.  Bish bosh and you are done.  This is over a base of Nailtiques 2 and topped with Nails Inc Kensington Top Coat.  Drying time was average.  The Chanel brush is thin and flexible, easy to use in other words!

I do really fancy the other three in this collection, even another Chanel red… but I have been very very good.  This is the only one I have.  Did you pick up anything from this collection?  Let me know in the comments!

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Second Chance Saturday – Chanel Mythe

Another older Chanel for you today, this is the very lovely Mythe.  I have no idea when this was released but its been part of my stash for many many years……

Lets go straight to the pics

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This is just stunning, a classic Chanel edition where the colours and finish are just a bit different.  Its a glorious wine colour rippled with a vivid violet, it really sings in the bottle shots.  What you will notice is that that lovely ripple doesn’t come out as strongly on the nail.  It is visible in person, but its nowhere near as intense as you might hope.  However, that aside, formula is just lovely (even after all these year) and I used three thin coats over Glisten & Glow Stuck on Blu!  I did top this one with a thick coat of Dior Gel Top Coat as I find it works exceptionally well with older Chanel Le Vernis.

Hope you like this, what are your favourite older Chanels?

Chanel – Elixir

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I have one of my airport purchases to share with you all today.  This is Elixir from the Chanel Superstition Fall 2013 collection.  This was released in the UK mid August but has been available in the US and other places since late June.

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I just love this.  No one does creme polishes like Chanel.  Its amazing.  It is practically a one coater, but in the images above I did two coats for even coverage.  It covered like a dream, the formula is excellent, drying well and providing a great amount of self leveling.  I based with Stuck on Blu and topped with Hong Kong Girl.

The colour is a dusky raspberry, not incredibly unusual, but stunning.  The second and last images in the slideshow show it off best in natural light and provide the most colour accurate look – although do remember that your monitor is calibrated differently to mine.

There are lots of great comparison posts out there, so google can help with that.  If I have time I will pull out my other Chanels and possible dupes and pop up a post for you.

Chanel Le Vernis can be picked up from Chanel counters in large department stores and certain larger chemist stores.  RRP is £18.  In the US they can be bought directly on

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Chanel – Bel Argus

This and more images from Lipstick & Co

I’m a bit late to the party with these images, I’ve had this polish a week or so after it came out and I was lucky enough to get it when passing through an airport in Germany – so duty free prices too!  This wonderful blue polish is part of the Summer 2013 L’Eté Papillon de Chanel Collection.  There are three polishes in this collection, all limited edition, the sea green Azure and the coral pink Lilis.  In fact the whole collection, and its associated imagery, is stunning… look at this lovely image!

Anyway, much as I love a good promo image, we are here to look at the polish, so here we go.

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Bel Argus is a wonderful dark, intense blue.  It is super saturated with colour and really catches your eye.  It is very jewel like in colour.  With the Chanel bottles, the black cap pops off and you are left with a screw cap that you hold.  The brush is of excellent quality and is not too thick.

The formula on this was excellent, its not as great as their legendary creme polishes, but still very good.  It was workable, leveling well between coats and drying in good time.  What you see above is three thin coats of polish, this really makes the colour build up quite intense and is not quite captured in my images.  I used Stuck on Blu as my base and top coated with Seche Vite.  Wear was good and I had minimal tip wear before I changed my polish.

Chanel polishes are available worldwide, in the US they can be purchased directly from Chanel or through large department stores.  In the UK, they can be bought online from Boots and picked up from large department stores.  The RRP in the UK is £18.

Did you pick up anything from the L’Eté Papillon de Chanel Collection?

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