Chanel Le Vernis RoubouchkaOk, so I think it’s fair to say that I have something of a Chanel problem. I can’t get enough of their leather goods or beauty, and even though their Vernis formula has been seriously lacking in the quality department, I can’t stop myself buying new ones. Despite the fact my manis chip hours after being completed, I just can’t get enough of the brand. So, when I read that the entire nail polish line was getting a makeover, I couldn’t resist trying it out!

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To someone not quite as obsessed with the brand, the bottles might look the same, but, if like me, you’re a bit of a buff, you’ll notice that they’ve been paired back and now no longer have the colour names or numbers on the front. They also claim to be super long lasting when used alongside the Le Gel Coat, so of course, I had to grab both!

Chanel Le Vernis Roubouchka Swatch

Honestly though, I kind of wish I hadn’t. I tried Roubachka for the first time last week, and it’s the same as it’s always been. The colour itself is a truly beautiful inky purple which looks black in some lights and almost egg-plant in others. It applied smoothly and was a rich opaque in two coats. I started the manicure with a Chanel base coat, and finished up with the new Le Gel Coat, and was so impressed with how quickly the polish dried, and how shiny it was. Unfortunately though, that’s where my gushing stops. In under 12 hours I had my first chip, and within 15 every scrap of polish had been peeled off. It’s something of an understatement to say I’m disappointed. I absolutely adore Chanel’s colours, and I was really looking forward to collecting a few more, but, considering this one didn’t even last a full day, I don’t think I’m prepared to fork out again.

Chanel Le Vernis is priced at £18.00 and you can find it here (UK) and here (US)

 

 

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Chanel Le Vernis Singuliere

So I think that it’s safe to say that I have the self control of a gnat whenever I pass by the Chanel counter. There’s something about the shiny counters and the black lacquered goodies which have me weak at the knees, and when I saw there were new products out this weekend, I thought it would be silly not to treat myself!

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The new shade 673 Singuliere was too stunning to leave behind! In the bottle the varnish looks like it’s a rich, creamy raspberry, and I don’t have a single polish like it!

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Even though I’ve sometimes struggled with Chanel’s formulas (they’re never the longest lasting) I really do think the brand produce the most wonderful shades. 673 Singuliere is one of two polishes which have been released at part of the 2015 Rouge Allure Collection.

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I’m just in love with the colour of Singuliere, although in the bottle it looks like it would be quite a bright berry shade, on the nail it transforms into a stunning rich wine shade with an almost jelly consistency.

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I used two coats for optimum coverage and to deepen the colour, and I have to say, it’s really stunning! Rather thank looking like a blacked red or plum, Singuliere is a true wine shade which feels perfect to wear right now. Rather than falling straight into my inky polishes, Singuliere offers a wonderful midpoint. It’s dark enough to look sophisticated and seasonal on my nails, but it doesn’t feel too bright or summery! I’ll get a proper swatch up when my new nail wheels arrive, but rest assured – it’s gorgeous!

Chanel Le Vernis 673 Singuliere is priced at £18.00 and is available here (UK) and here (US)

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