Chanel Fortissimo Is My New Favourite Blue Nail Polish

Chanel Fortissimo Is My New Favourite Blue Nail Polish

I recently had a hankering for a dark navy blue polish with shimmer – yes, my hankerings are *that* specific. An,d while I love Chanel Blue Satin, it somehow felt too dark for summer. It’s a rather awesome “too blue to be black, too black to be blue” shade and I love it, but I wanted something bluer. I was obsessed with Tom Ford Indigo Night for awhile, but I couldn’t track down a bottle and sort of let it go.

Chanel Fortissimo nail polish bottle

Oh mah gah, Chanel, you did it again!

Then, I saw the Chanel Blue Notes de Chanel Summer 2015 collection. Fortissimo just sitting there, being the perfect blue and calling to me with it’s Chanel Nail Polish Siren Song. The lyrics are something like “open your wallet, yeah yeah, no, open it a bit wider, now take it all out” or along those lines. So, Fortissimo came home with me and it scratched my itch perfectly. I took a photo of the bottle with a sun beam on it above – the colour is so gorgeous and that shimmer! Oh my! There is no mistaking this for a black polish. That blue is simply perfect.

Chanel Fortissimo nail polish





Chanel Fortissimo is a limited edition shade, and is available at Chanel counters while it’s still in stock. If you want it, go get it – now.

Report From The Rabbit Hole: I Got 2 New Gorgeous Chanel Nail Polishes

Report From The Rabbit Hole: I Got 2 New Gorgeous Chanel Nail Polishes

Chanel, how do you do that magic you do? Because you do it so well! Coco help me, but I cannot resist a delicious Chanel nail polish. They are my nail polish Kryptonite. This spring, they released a trio of gorgeous shades, which including Tenderly, a perfect dusty mauve-rose, that is reviewed here. And, a gorgeous fuchsia, Désirio, which I haven’t reviewed yet. The one I am obsessing over presently is Chanel Paradiso – a super soft and pale green, with a silvery shimmer. I get compliments like crazy when I wear it. It is a flattering shade, and would compliment most skin tones. Gorgeous. I use two coats, which still allows for some visible nail line, which I don’t mind. But a third coat would take care of that.

Chanel Le Vernis Paradiso swatch dalybeauty


The other beauty that came home with me is Chanel Sweet Star. It was released last November for Vogue’s Fashion Night Out, in Australia. The more I could not find it anywhere, the more I wanted it. I was shopping for my beautiful Chanel Misia at Saks and saw Sweet Star on their counter. I died! Then I bought it. It’s a crazy butterfly colour, the kind that changes depending on the lighting. It appears silver head on, but turns blue-purple, and then a gun metal shade. It also has a gorgeous multi colour micro glitter that blows my mind.

Chanel Le Vernis Sweet Star nail polish dalybeauty


Chanel Le Vernis Sweet Star nail polish dalybeauty


Chanel Le Vernis Sweet Star nail polish dalybeauty



I got both of these at department store Chanel counters. I am pretty sure that Sweet Star is not available in Canada, however. That could change though!

Chanel Coleurs Culte de Chanel Classic Nail Polish Collection

Chanel Coleurs Culte de Chanel Classic Nail Polish Collection

Nothing like a collection of Chanel’s favourite nail polishes to get a Chanel Addict going. I’ve had & loved Chanel Le Vernis Particuliere since it wss releasedI fell in love with the classic red of Chanel le Vernis Pirate, and had to seriously question my status as a beauty expert when I realized I did not own Chanel Rouge Noir. I know. It’s better now. So Chanel rereleased their classic colours as part of the Chanel Coleurs Culte de Chanel. I’ve been a card carrying Chanel Culte member for awhile now. Join us….

Chanel Le Vernis Pirate

Chanel Le Vernis Pirate in daylight


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Chanel Le Vernis Rouge Noir in daylight



Universal. Undeniable. Unparalleled.

From audacious to elegant, five cult nail colours capture the essence of Chanel.



Chanel nail polishes are available at Chanel boutiques, Chanel cosmetic counters and online on the Chanel website.

Hot Nail Polish – Bright And Colourful Is The New Neutral

Hot Nail Polish – Bright And Colourful Is The New Neutral

These are just a few of the colours in my present rotation. I love how shades like OPI Eurso Euro (which is basically the exact colour of Bic Pen ink!) and Essie Turquoise & Caicos feel so easy to wear, despite the fact that they would have once been considered non traditional nail polish colours. They’ve become new classics, and work as well as red, if you dare to wear them. They are modern and fresh, and work as well with a pair of jeans as they do all dressed up.

Clockwise, from top left: OPI Eurso Euro, Essie Turqoise & Caicos, Chanel Frisson, OPI Funny Bunny

Clockwise, from top left: OPI Eurso Euro, Essie Turqoise & Caicos, Chanel Frisson, OPI Funny Bunny

Nude/neutral nails are super hot right now (when aren’t they??) and I love the clean wash of white from the sheer OPI Funny Bunny, as well as the twist on the average sheer pink you get with Chanel Frisson. It’s a lovely, almost peachy sheer pink with gentle flecks of gold.

What are you loving on your nails right now? Tune in next month (or even next week!) and I’m sure I’ll have new faves…..

Driven To Distraction by Thrills and Tentation – Oh, Chanel.

Driven To Distraction by Thrills and Tentation – Oh, Chanel.

Warning: pedicure/toes photo ahead! I’ve recently heard from people who are freaked out by foot photos, so I thought I would offer a warning. Although if you’re here it’s likely too late. Ooops.

I recently became obsessed with some Chanel Le Vernis shades from their summer 2012 collection. That would be the hot pink Tentation, the coral Distraction and shimmery pink Frisson. There was a white pearl, but since I have the gorgeous Dior Lady, I did not feel like I needed the white one.

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Chanel Le Vernis Tentation, two coats, daylight

Chanel Tentation is a stunning fuschia/red with an bluish- purple shimmer. It is not as “secret” as Chanel’s shimmers usually are, instead, the nature of this colour combination makes both the base and shimmer glow. I feel like a demented magpie when I wear Tentation on my fingers because I cannot stop staring at it. The formula is flawless and I get full coverage in two coats.

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Chanel Le Vernis Distraction, two coats, daylight

Chanel Distraction is hand’s down my new favourite coral nail polish. It is simply beyond gorgeous, and the shimmer in Distraction is a fuschia-purple. It’s more subtle than the shimmer in Tentation, but it still glows with a magic only Chanel could create. It is my pedi colour of the summer so far. I find that pretty much every other colour in my collection matches the coral tone of Distraction, so it’s versatile as well as beautiful. Also a perfect formula, not too thick or thin, and two coats is opaque enough for me.

Chanel Le Vernis Frisson, two coats, in direct sunlight

Chanel Le Vernis Frisson, two coats, in direct sunlight

Channel Frisson (“thrill” in French!) is a soft semi sheer pink with gold iridescent shimmer that shows up *just* enough to make this more interesting than a simple sheer. It’s the perfect pretty in pink shade, and even though 2 coats isn’t completely opaque, I prefer it to three, which is opaque. It is soft and elegant but the gold shimmer adds a sparkle to your fingertips. Another gorgeous smooth formula in Frisson. Chanel’s Mica Rose is a bit pinker with a silvery white shimmer. Chanel Jade Rose is more of a peachy nude pink with a pinkish shimmer. So Frisson is obviously different enough that I needed it for my pink Chanel collection.

If you want to have your mind blown by incredible photos of this collection, sashay on over to this post on Ommorphia Beauty Bar and get your wallet out.

This Chanel collection appears to be available (separately) online and at select Chanel counters and boutiqes.

I Can’t Stop Staring At Chanel Azure Le Vernis Nail Polish

I Can’t Stop Staring At Chanel Azure Le Vernis Nail Polish

I often fall in love with beauty prodz that I think are sooo pretty (usually limited editions) and want to buy them immediately. But these likely things I would buy and then never use. So I exercise restraint and wait for the urge to pass, which it usually does. But, the newest nail polish from Chanel, Azure, kept singing it’s siren song to me.

Chanel Azure

These photos were taken with seconds of each other, I literally turned out of the direct light & ta-da! Teal with purple became blue.

I got it home and thought “blue-green-teal-purple chrome nail polish for ME?” and was a little worried this would be a Chanel polish that would gather dust, buried in my collection. I decided to apply it quickly before heading out for dinner and thought if I hated it, I could take it off. No big deal. Yes, I over think these things.


Well, the longer I wear it, the more I love it. It’s gorgeous, magical and changes with the light like something enchanted. I also got Taboo which I’m sure to love equally. Stay tuned for that review.


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Chanel Le Vernis Azure  and the Collection Eté Papillon 2013 is around $30 and available at Chanel counters, boutiques and online here.

Chanel Le Vernis Vertigo Is Making Me Dizzy

Chanel Le Vernis Vertigo Is Making Me Dizzy

Chanel Le Vernis Vertigo

Whoa. Just, whoa. Vertigo is a gorgeous Chanel nail polish in every possible way. Colour – the perfect not quite black but not grey so lets call it “light black”, with the famous Chanel hidden shimmer. And the shimmer is a soft purple! Again, the shimmer is hidden, is doesn’t really show on the nails but by being there adds a subtle tone that adds a dimension to the colour. Yes, it’s a cream, but it’s rich and not remotely “flat”. The formula- perfection! I got full coverage in, wait for it, one coat!

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When I first saw Vertigo I thought it was similar to Paradoxal and that I didn’t need it. Silly me. Of course, Paradoxal is much more grey with the purple tone being a little more obvious. Vertigo is perfect if you want a dark nail, but don’t want a vampy red and aren’t ready to commit to black. Verdict? Love.

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Chanel Le Vernis nail polish in Vertigo is available at Chanel counters and boutiques, as well as online 

Chanel Le Vernis Malice For Sexy Holiday Red Talons

Chanel Le Vernis Malice For Sexy Holiday Red Talons

Ah another Chanel nail polish has me in a twist! I didn’t think I needed it, I really didn’t ( I did). I was quite sure I had a similar colour in my collection (I didn’t). It’s a perfect shimmery vampy red. It’s got that magic Chanel shimmer, which is almost three dimensional. It’s not a frost, which I’m glad of, as frosts are streaky and hard to apply. No, this is seamless gorgeous Chanel goodness. Chanel Malice is from their Holiday 2012 Collection and I am so glad I took the plunge.

Verdict? Love.

Chanel Le Vernis in Malice is available online and at Chanel counters.

Pretty In Pink: Chanel Le Vernis Mica Rose

Pretty In Pink: Chanel Le Vernis Mica Rose

chanel mica rose

Sometimes we just want a no fuss sheer mani. I have millions a couple sheer pinks/whites in varying levels of sheer that suit just about any mani mood that strikes. But, I just could not resist the pretty pink Chanel Le Vernis. It has teensy bits of that signature Chanel shimmer, but in this case it is more of a glitter than a shimmer. Like, super mini micro glitter. It actually glints blue & silver in the bottle, but shows up only under the closest scrutiny on the nail. As with most Chanels, the paler shades tend to wear very well, with only minimal tip wear after a few days. Verdict- pretty and feminine. Love.

Outside in natural light


Indoors in daylight


Chanel Le Vernis in Frenzy Is Gorgeous!

Chanel Le Vernis in Frenzy Is Gorgeous!

I couldn’t really think of any other title for this post because Chanel Le Vernis Frenzy from their Fall 2012 collection is beyond beautiful. Just gorgeous! It is the perfect grey-ish nude, with a gentle lilac tone that keeps it from being too pasty or chalky. I feel like it could work with many skintones, as it is warm and cool at the same time. Genius tone, as only Chanel can do. I wanted to post when I had photos of two coats, but this manicure from last Friday is only NOW showing tip wear. I used one coat of Witchcraft as a base coat (my poor nails have been peeling like cray) and one coat of Deborah Lippmann Addicted To Speed as a top coat. Plus time at the cottage and washing dishes at home (my dishwasher broke) and at the cottage. Seriously- I am amazed at the longevity of this. So I will do another post when I do two coats, and perhaps a pedi to go with, as I could not resist the stunning magenta Chanel Le Vernis Suspicious, which is also from the Fall 2012 Collection. Ahhhh….love. I looked at the dark colour from the collection, Vertigo, which is a charcoal grey with invisible shimmer. Sort of like Paradoxal without the shimmer. Not sure if I need it….

This is outside in overcast light


Taken inside in direct natural light

2 coats of Chanel Le Vernis Frenzy in my house, diffused light

Chanel Frenzy is ready to party!

Nice shot of Frenzy in daylight, 2 coats. Teaser shot of Chanel Le Vernis Suspicious on toes…more magenta in real life…

Chanel Le Vernis Frenzy is available at most Chanel counters in North America, although not all have the Fall 2012 Collection in stock yet. It was not available on their website at the time this was published.