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Out of all the polishes I picked to wear this month, I think I was most looking forward to trying this.  Chanel Nouvelle Vague (Les Pop-Up De Chanel, Summer 2010) is a pale robin egg blue with a subtle, pearly shimmer:

Picture taken in sunlight.  This applied fine; I thought I might need three coats but I made it work in two.  The formula was slightly thick, so I waited a few minutes in between coats/topcoat to avoid cuticle drag.  I said I was really looking forward to wearing this, and it didn’t disappoint!  The color’s not so unique; there are a few Tiffany blue-like polishes out there.  But the slight sheen in the finish sets it apart.  This is a gorgeous, gorgeous polish!  Plus I’m totally in love with the name.  😉  I paired this with Essie Red Nouveau on my toes.


The taupe shades I’ve worn so far this month were created for the fall, but more companies have been putting them out for spring this year.  Chanel Particulière (Les Impressions De Chanel, Spring 2010) is a greyed, slightly brownish taupe creme:

Picture taken in sunlight.  The formula was exceptional; very smooth, creamy, and easy to work with.  It was practically a one-coater but I did two to get it really opaque.  (And two coats really gets it opaque, when I hold it up to the light there are no bald spots whatsoever.)  Now, this might be my favorite taupe polish; not just because of the color but for the ease of application, too.  The shade actually reminds me of the color of the Eiffel Tower. 🙂  I paired this with Sally Hansen Commander in Chic (Complete Salon Manicure) on my toes.

I wanted to do one last sparkly holiday red before Christmas, although this one is different from the ones I’ve worn in weeks past.  Chanel Gondola (Venice Collection, Fall 2009) is a rich maroon shimmer with red microglitter:

Picture taken in natural light.  This applied very well, it was actually opaque in one coat but two coats really gives the color a lovely depth.  I really like the way Chanel does their shimmers.  When the microglitter in this catches the light it really sparkles.  And this vampy red is a nice break from all the classic red hues I’ve been wearing all month.  I paired this with OPI Glamour Game on my toes.

Not only do I love this polish, I love its name!  I absolutely LOVE Venice:

That’s a picture of me in Piazza San Marco.  Venice is such a beautiful place.  The bridges and canals and the architecture were truly a sight.  And, of course, the gondola ride (with champagne ;)) was awesome.  Probably the only thing I didn’t like was the obscene amount of pigeons.  But I came home with lots of memories and souvenirs! 😀


Happy Thanksgiving!  For today’s occasion I chose Chanel Cosmic Violine (Lumières Célestes Collection, Summer 2009), a medium brown with rose-colored microglitter:

Picture taken in natural light.  This color needed two coats to be fully opaque.  I actually bought this way back in April but am trying it for the first time now (oh, don’t even get me started on my pile of untrieds); I think it’s more suited for this time of year.  I love this color!  When I look at it in the sun I can’t stop staring at the sparkly goodness.  I paired this with FingerPaints Magenta Mood on my toes.

I hope you all have a happy and healthy holiday!




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