Essie’s Summer 2012 Collection is already out in stores, and the most sought-after polish from this collection appears to be the light blue, Bikini So Teeny – it’s been sold out of most of the displays I’ve seen. I found a bottle this week at an out of the way Walgreens and compared it to Chanel’s Coco Blue. Swatches below!
Here’s another one of the OPI Muppet Glitters – Gone Gonzo is a clear base with tiny light blue glitter and silver hexagonal glitter. For a coordinating but darker base color, I tried Chanel’s Blue Rebel, one of the 2011 Fashion’s Night Out polishes.
Butter London Wallis is a dark, glowy polish that shines a bright golden-olive green. It’s named after Wallis Simpson, the woman for whom Edward VIII gave up the throne of England.
Blue Rebel is the darkest blue from the Les Jeans de Chanel trio – it’s a brooding blue with grey undertones. I thought it might be the polish out of the Les Jeans trio that’s closest to Dior’s Blue Denim from their Fall 2011 Collection, so I compared to see – swatches coming up!
The next installment of my Les Jeans swatches is the lightest blue of the three – Coco Blue is a cool-toned sky blue with white pearly shimmer. Chanel has two other recent light blue releases, so I also pulled out Nouvelle Vague and Riva to compare.
Chanel’s Les Jeans de Chanel Collection for Fashion’s Night Out caused near hysteria among some polish lovers – it’s a trio of blue polishes Chanel released for Fashion’s Night Out on September 8th. These Fashion’s Night Out releases have become a Chanel tradition, and they’re pretty much guaranteed to sell out fairly quickly. Fortunately, the Chanel website worked much better this year than last year. I’ll have swatches of all three, and started with my favorite, Blue Boy.
Since Fashion’s Night Out is just around the corner (on September 8th), the internet is already buzzing with pictures of Chanel’s new trio of polishes for the event. (Hint: just like Dior’s fall polishes, they’re blue.) It got me thinking about the trio of polishes Chanel released for last year’s Fashion’s Night Out event, the Khakis, so I pulled them out to revisit them before the new polishes come out.
Rose Insolent is another Chanel pink that’s bright and pretty for summertime. I picked it up a while ago but hadn’t yet used it, since it didn’t really call to me through the winter very much. But now that it’s August, it’s perfect!
Bacterium is the first Illamasqua polish I’ve ever used, so I was kind of excited to try it out. When it was released this spring as part of the Toxic Nature Collection it seemed pretty unique, so I was especially curious to see how it compares to Chanel’s new Quartz.
I’ve had Chanel’s Riva on my mind lately because Dior released a new summery blue called Saint-Tropez. Riva came out in January, and was used in Chanel’s resort show in Saint-Tropez before that, so it’s definitely part of the same summery blue polish space.
This polish was Chanel’s Holiday 2010 offering – it’s a very bright, almost purple-leaning pink. I picked it up from Nordstrom’s not that long ago when I was longing for bright, summery colors.
Chanel’s Fall 2011 nail lacquers are already available on Chanel.com. The collection is a moody trio of heavy metallic polishes, each with its own finish. I’ve grouped all of my pictures of the collection into one post so it’s a long one!
Nouvelle Vague is an older polish, from Chanel’s Resort 2010 Collection – at the time, Chanel’s Jade was still on everyone’s mind, so it was called the “New Jade” by some people. It was mostly wishful thinking since they’re not really anything alike, but I like Nouvelle Vague all on its own, and decided to revisit it last weekend.
Last weekend I finally was able to break out my bottle of Mimosa, and there was actually some sun! Mimosa is the highly anticipated yellow from Chanel’s Summer 2011 collection, Collection Les Fleurs d’Ete de Chanel. I also have swatches of the fleshy nude, Beige Petale.
When I bought Chanel’s new summer nail polish colors, I added a couple of older colors to my order as well, and I found myself wanting to wear Orange Fizz almost first of all. It’s a bright orange with some pink in it, so it’s little bit more work-friendly than Mimosa’s bright yellow, but it’s still pretty and summery.
So the next day after I complained about not being able to buy Mimosa, it popped up on the Chanel website along with the rest of the Collection Les Fleurs d’Ete de Chanel. Yay! Since we were in the middle of the work week when I got my package, I started with Morning Rose. Swatches coming up!