Jun 112011
 

Chanel Le Vernis in Mimosa

While browsing through my emails I came across an ad for a new summer nail polish. Of course it was limited edition so I rushed over to Lord & Taylor but found out that the shade was already sold out. :( So since I was on the beauty floor I decided to check out some other brands to see what summer shades could tempt me to buy them. I immediately went to the Chanel counter because I was a big fan of their Le Khaki colors. The saleswoman showed me their new summer shade called Mimosa, a bight lemony color with very fine sparkles.

Honestly yellow doesn’t immediately come to mind for a nail polish shade but I’d also thought the same about orange until I tried it. So I thought to myself, why not give a yellow polish a shot?

Chanel Le Vernis Mimosa Swatch

From some other beauty blogs that I read, yellow polishes tend to be either really good or really streaky and this formula falls into the latter category. I’m not great at giving myself manicures BUT after attempting to get a streak-free application THREE times I gave up. I truly ADORED the tiny flecks of glitter that are apparent in the nail polish bottle but the look did not at all translate onto my nails. The formula is opaque but applies streaky, even with a base coat. I love the color but alas I will not be wearing this shade.

What are your thoughts on Mimosa? Have you tried yellow nail polish?

  3 Responses to “Looking Polished: Chanel Le Vernis in Mimosa”

  1. I agree that most of the yellow polishes I’ve tried are streaky & once the polish dries, it ends up looking like old mustard on my nails. Yellow polish just isn’t my friend.

    It’s a shame Mimosa didn’t work out. It is a pretty color.

    • Someone just told me to try a white base coat for a yellow polish. I’m going to give it a shot to see if it works, if so I’ll post pics!

  2. That Mimosa shade is amazing, delicious. I’m not sure it would suit me but I like it.

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