Tuesday, October 22, 2013

My Chanel Nail Polish Collection: 44 Bottles Strong

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I have what you might call a bit of a longstanding obsession -- although I like to call it a love affair -- with Chanel nail polish. Over the years, I've cultivated quite the collection of colors, from vampy burgundies to girly pinks and bold blues. I've searched out the cult favorites and spent many a pretty penny creating my Chanel nail polish masterpiece. The result? 44 beautiful colors, which remain separate in my overall nail polish collection and have become prized possessions. I decided to detail them for you here.

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Neutrals and pinks, pretty much all with shimmer
My collection starts with nudes and pinks. It's funny -- I'm really not a neutral or pale pink nail girl, but I've always really been drawn to these types of colors from Chanel. They're just so chic and pretty! My collection contains:

Top row, left to right: Protective base coat, Attraction, Intermezzo, Allegoria, Django, Antilope, Inattendu, Golden Sand
Bottom row, left to right: Jade Rose, Mica Rose, Mistral, Lilac Sky, Orange Fizz, Miami Peach, Distraction, Lilis

My favorites from this part of my collection are definitely Mica Rose, Lilac Sky and Miami Peach. I do love my milky whites, too -- but that bottom row contains colors I use over and over again.

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Deep pinks and reds -- so chic!
My collection then goes into deeper pinks and reds. These are some of the most well-known and well-loved Chanel nail polishes, and for good reason -- they're incredible! I actually didn't even realize I owned a couple of these until I really started taking a closer look at my collection. Seen here are:

Top row, left to right: Rose Confidentiel, Organdy, Riviera, Tentation, Holiday, Shanghai Red, April, Fantastic
Bottom row, left to right: Coromandel, Accessoire, Forbidden, Rouge Noir, Diabolic, Cosmic Violine, Tulipe Noire, Paradoxal

It's SO hard to pick favorites here. But a few of the ones I really love are:

Organdy: it's the perfect summery pink
Tentation: a pedicure with this color guarantees compliments
Coromandel: I bought this one in London, so it has a special place in my heart
Accessoire: an iconic oxblood -- so sexy!
Cosmic Violine: I actually had no idea I owned this one until I started going through my stash. WHAT A STUNNER.

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Browns, golds and blues finish out my collection
My collection finishes with rich browns, golds and blues. There's not a color here I don't absolutely love! Each one is super special to me and I use them ALL. THE. TIME. I own the following colors:

Top row, left to right: Particuliere, Haute Chocolat, Black Satin, Black Velvet, Graphite, Illusion D'Or, Gold Fingers, Gold Fiction
Bottom row, left to right: Nouvelle Vague, Azure, Bel-Argus, Blue Satin

Standouts from this part of my collection include (honestly, this is really hard):

Particuliere: if you're looking for a sophisticated taupe, this is IT.
Graphite: such a gorgeous, glittery silver
Gold Fiction: I stalked this one EVERYWHERE until I finally found a bottle. I love the unique bottle design and the liquid yellow gold formula
Nouvelle Vague: I bought this one at the Chanel boutique in Las Vegas. I felt so special walking out with a little Chanel bag!
Blue Satin: another one I stalked. One of Chanel's most famous colors and definitely one I needed in my collection!

What do you think of my Chanel collection? Do you have a favorite nail polish brand that is near and dear to your heart? Let me know in the comments!


  1. What a lovely collection! My Chanel collection is tiny compared to yours but I treasure each bottle, and agonized over the decision to purchase each one- $27 is a lot for a bottle of polish, so I only splurge on the very unique ones I cannot live without. I think this makes me appreciate them all the more. So many of them are on my wishlist, and if I had a cash windfall, much of it would be spent on polishes like these. They bring a bit of luxe into our everyday lives and help make us feel pampered and special.

  2. WOW!!! Amazing collection :D I just droooooooooled over the pictures :D

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  3. I think that collection is astoundingly perfect! I found a color once on Pinterest that I should show you because I have no idea what it is but am curious. I think it just said Holographic. xx