September 15, 2010

Chanel Nailpolish

Every once in a while, a nail polish comes out and it starts a craze. Not surprisingly, this has happened with Chanel nail polishes quite a few times.


Vamp

October 1994 - Became famous after Uma Thurman wore it in Pulp Fiction. Is part of Chanel's permanent collection to this day.

Black Satin
July 2006 - Sold out in 5 months. At the height of it's popularity a bottle sold for $140 on eBay. Is now part of Chanel's permanent collection. (Wonder how that person feels who paid $140?)

Jade
September 2009 - Was created to match a green shade in Chanel's necklaces. Sold out in under an hour in some stores.

Particuliere


January 2010 - Was first seen on the Chanel runway and became an immediate hit. Can still be found in some stores.

Nouvelle Vague
May 2010 - Beyonce wore this shade in one of her videos. The color sold out in 5 weeks.

Paradoxal
July 2010 - One of the most unique shades Chanel has come out with. Already has a lot of celebrity fans including Rachel Bilson, a long time Chanel lover.

I went on a mad search recently for Particuliere and Paradoxal. It took going to 3 different stores, but I own them both now and I love them both. Chanel polishes are gorgeous and great quality. 

What are your favorite shades?

36 comments:

this free bird said...

pass the polish. particuliere in particular please. i'm not sure if i'll sniff it or use it on my nails. days from hell.

xoxo,
carrie

Fashion Cappuccino said...

I'm not a big fan of nail polishes but I love that new shades Kahki Rose! It looks pretty! xoxooxxoo

Jessica said...

I've never used Chanel polish ... yet. I did fall hard for Jade, but never bothered to hunt it down. Shame on me. What kind of fashionista am I?! ;-)

janettaylor said...

Love them all!

cathy. said...

I adore the Particuliere. Wish I were as lucky as you!

xx

Fashion Meets Food said...

I have been looking every where since Particulier came out, and I cannot find it anywhere. I even had out of state family look. I am so bummed that I cant find it! I own Paradoxal Nouvelle Vague and Black Satin. One of my friends bought Black Satin for $180 from someone... I thought she was nutso!

xo

Closet Fashionista said...

I love them all especially the purple! Luckily earlier this summer I got a purple similar to it (it was before theirs came out) but now I want Chanel's just so I can say I have it, haha
http://aclosetfashionista.blogspot.com/

Isabel said...

i love the jade...wish i could have gotten a bottle of it

Haddock said...

....like they say, once in way you must allow your nails to breathe :-)

Rachel said...

i love that black satin! the particulerie reminds me of my "tickle me french-y" color i had done for my napa vacay! can't say i always don chanel polish though so i didn't realize it was similar looking! lol
i probably would buy chanel polish if i could even remotely paint my own nails. but im terrible its like a five year old's art project gone wrong. lol but i love the history lesson! such interesting things i would never know. ugh and im still in need of a make up shopping trip, in which case i told myself i would read your suggestions before heading to sephora. i will update you when i do :)

Connie @ SogniESorrisi said...

I love all these. My first forays into Chanel polish was with Vamp and Night Sky (I used to die over that ad with Kirsty Hume).

Josie said...

Particuliere is so gorgeous! Such a fabulous neutral.
xo Josie
http://winksmilestyle.blogspot.com

Arushi Khosla (FabBlab) said...

I have been obsessed with getting the jade green one for ages now but still haven't gotten around to doing it. :/ Shame on me

BUT I love the badass new khaki hue they launched at FNO this year!

Taj Acosta said...

I love the beige it's pretty and fall and I want it! ;)

The Higgenbottom said...

love, love, love jade and particuliere!

nick and heath said...

Actually, I love the darker shades for fall.

junghwa by amy stewart said...

I love deep reds and purples. That's pretty much all I wear. Sultry!

Grace said...

Chanel polish is always a hit I want the particuliere shade so bad.

Love Grace.

Adele said...

Hey Katie!

Im not home but my mom tells me the mascara arrived!

petite carousel said...

Pulp fiction for winter and jade for spring!

Couture Carrie said...

I am addicted to Vamp!

xoxox,
CC

Zarna said...

im a nail polish fanatic! i usually stick to opi (right now jade is the new black is my fav) - i need to try some chanel colors though. these are all so beautiful! cool post - i didn't know all of these colors were so popular!

stayfabulous,
zarna
http://zarnasrunway.blogspot.com

Corrine/Frock And Roll said...

''Nouvelle Vague'' - what a gorgeous shade!

Carrie said...

i love all of them especially Jade! i have the OPI version of that one:D

i am now your newest follower. Come checj out my blog. and follow me too? thank you so much.

Carrie
http://readmylifeascarrie.blogspot.com/

Stylelover said...

I love chanel nail polish... actually it's one of my fav. with opi.
By the way, you look so nice in the othe post! ;)
xoxo
Vicky

LyddieGal said...

I've never owned a 'designer' polish. I squirm at the thought of paying more than $3 for a bottle.

This summer I got a lilac shade from avon that I adore, as well as turquoise from sally hansen. I smile every time i look at my toes.

Chic on the Cheap

style'n said...

I love particuliere the most! I also like a slate grey color right now too.

Jammer said...

LOVE THESE! I just got a light mocha color, but I usually wait until my current color is half chipped off to repaint haha.

http://jammer10am.blogspot.com/

bravegrrl said...

purple is my favorite color so i am crazy for that last one... i might have to try and find it, but i don't know that i am that dedicated... haha!

Joanne Faith said...

I love Nouvelle Vague, gorgeous... Chanel nailpolish are a bit of a cult it then haha xo

http://www.joannefaith.com

A La Mode et Plus! said...

Oh man I was JUST trying to find Paradoxal the other day and had no such luck other than on e-bay Can I ask where you found yours? Great post! I always like fashion history lessons.
Bisous!

Marie said...

Vamp!:D So lovely!:D

***** Marie *****
allthingsmarie.com

Dobbygirl said...

I love Vamp, bought it for myself when it first came out and I was in college. I have a question about Particuleire - is it similar to OPI's You Don't Know Jacques (which I adore)? I was wondering. I would love to have Jade *sigh*

Jen said...

I've been sporting black on my nails for the past month and I love it! Love the turquoise color too!!

t said...

Congrats, you got some great colours!

http://initialed.blogspot.com

Jan said...

Love it!