Second Chance Saturday – Chanel Mimosa

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I’ve got Mimosa to show you today, a limited edition polish from the Summer 2011 collection Les Fleurs d’Ete de Chanel. Its a summery, buttercup yellow and was released alongside Morning Rose and Beige Petale.

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OK, lets get right to the point here.  This polish is a nightmare.  Its streaky and thin and not very pigmented.

This is four coats over Glisten and Glow Stuck on Blu! topped with HK Girl.

Four coats.

The first three were all streaky.  I nearly gave up.  There is shimmer in the bottle but it definitely doesn’t translate onto the nail – which is often the case with these shimmery Chanels.  There is no self leveling of this polish either, so be prepared to really pay attention on application.

This sold out in days when it was released back in May 2011.  I also have Morning Rose, which is a dream of a polish.  The only yellow I’ve ever been happy with has been Catrice Yellow Sub Mandarin which is a joy to apply.  This, not so much.

Do you have yellow in your stash?  Which ones would you recommend and which ones would you avoid?


Second Chance Saturday – Chanel Morning Rose

Today I have another part of an irregular series of Second Chance Saturdays….

The polish in question today was part of Chanel’s Fleurs d’Ete Summer  2011 Line up along with Mimosa and Beige Petal.  I have Mimosa and I  love it.

Morning Rose was a much slower burn for me.  First time I saw it I thought to myself “Meh!” but then it started creeping onto blogs, I kept looking at it in store.  And then one day, the woman running the Chanel counter said she only had one or two left.  So I went for it and this little bottle of Chanel came home with me.

I’ve given it a fair bit of use, its a handy colour to have in my nail palette when I want to paint my nails but not have something too dark and vampy.  Like many Chanel’s the formula is great on this, it glides on the nail, but that said it will need three coats.  Four if you get dragging on your nails.  But its worth it for the Rose Pink display it achieves.  In the bottle there is a real hint of Chanel Sparkle, in this instance a subtle gold fleck, and it does translate onto the nail.  In the sun, this baby positively glows.

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Now we have a choice to be made, more older Chanels?  Or older Mac Polishes?  Interested in any comparisions?  Or after something specific, in which case, have a look at my stash, link is on this page.  Leave me a comment and I will see what I can do.