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CHANEL Neapolis: New City Spring/Summer 2018 – Le Vernis

 

My first post of 2018 also happens to be my final review of CHANEL’s Neapolis: New City Collection: these four incredibly Summery-looking Le Vernis shades (CAN $32.00/each). Inspired by the colour saturated landscape of Naples, all four are a traditional take on the season — and then some.

 

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CHANEL · Le Vernis, Numéros Rouge Collection Libre 2017

 

 

 

Wrapping up my reviews on CHANEL’s Numéros Rouge Collection Libre for Holiday 2017 with this unique — and somewhat puzzling — trio of nail lacquers. Straddling the border between urban & festive, each shade offers a new take on the traditional holiday fare: a deep moody green, a hot neon, and a lush jelly-like black. Trust, CHANEL to make you look twice.

 

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CHANEL · Le Vernis, Collection Chiffrée

 

The recently launched Collection Chiffrée from CHANEL may be small as far as releases go, but no less impressive just the same … not to mention selling out at lightning speed. With inspiration culled from Gabrielle Chanel’s life, each of the lacquers in this collection bears a number that played a significant role for Mademoiselle; Nº19 — in honour of her birthday (August 19), Nº22 — for the year the namesake fragrance was created, and Nº31 — to commemorate the House’s address on Rue Cambon, Paris. Interestingly, but perhaps not surprisingly, all three are in shades of green, albeit trust CHANEL to give this often hard-to-wear hue a fresh new vibe.

 

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CHANEL · Neon Wave Collection

 

Inspired by vivid pop culture, CHANEL has just released Neon Wave, a capsule collection comprised of four muted eyeshadows in the brand’s new formula, that act as the perfect balance for the four retina-searing nail lacquers. Once again, CHANEL has managed to surprise me (not easy to do, given the scope of products I see) and what’s more, is showing incredible foresightedness with this bold move. Oh, and let’s just say that this is the first time I’ve ever actually wanted to wear neon along my nails.

 

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CHANEL · Travel Diary Fall/Winter 2017 Collection

 

For me, there’s few things that are able to take the sting out of Summer ending — one of them being the arrival of CHANEL’s Fall 2017 collection. Taking cues from a California road trip, CHANEL Global Makeup and Colour Designer Lucia Pica created Travel Diary. Inspired by the play of lights & colours on the landscape from earliest dawn to nightfall, as well as the vista from the coastline all the way to gritty downtown LA, these hues capture those fleeting photographic moments … in makeup form, naturally.

 

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