An Island Holiday Would Be a Delight: The Summertime de Chanel Le Vernis Nail Polishes

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summertime de chanel les vernis nail colour

High up on my list of things to do this weekend: 1) pluck my brows and 2) paint my nails.


This morning I found one of those scary long stray hairs sprouting out of my left eyebrow that just sort of showed up today like a mushroom, BAM! If it gets any longer, I’ll be able to wrap it ’round my finger.

Oh, but look at that — my nails, they’re not much better. We’re talkin’ chip city.

I plucked and painted early last week, but somewhere between here and Kauai, all hell broke loose.

Needless to say, I’ve got some beauty catching up to do, and I’m starting this weekend with the three Le Vernis Nail Polishes from the new Summer de Chanel ($26 each; available now at Chanel counters and

Have you peeped this launch in person yet? It’s pretty hot. πŸ™‚ Every year, I look forward to Chanel’s (almost always) fabulous summery shades. Thirteen toasty bronzes, pinks, corals, peaches and golds for eyes, lips, cheeks, faces and nails, all inspired by our very own celestial sol-mate, our great giver of warmth in the sky, the sun!

After these swatches, I’m still undecided as to which colors to wear on my fingers and toes, but I know this much: barely three days back from Hawaii, and I’m already itching for another seaside vacation.

Something about these colors is speaking to me, and I think it’s saying, “Amalfi…”

Italy’s Amalfi Coast

I can see it now… I’m walking down a cobblestone street in a crisp white linen dress, peer down at my toes and see Holiday, a creamy reddish orange, peeking out from my gold, t-strap flats. I stop and buy a fresh lemonade from a street vendor, wrap my fingers around the paper cup and see Delight, a shimmery bronze, shining on my fingertips.

I guess that’s it for my weekend mani/pedi then. Delight on my fingers and Holiday on my toes. πŸ™‚

chanel holiday

chanel delight

chanel island

chanel holiday swatch

chanel delight swatch

chanel island swatch

Oh, but what about Island, the third shade? Granted, it’s not as flashy as Delight and Holiday, but it’s not your run of the mill pearly peachy beige either. Every so often it has a subtle flash of pink.

I applied two coats for each of these swatches, but I probably could have gotten by with one. That’s how pigmented these are.

Delight is probably the thickest of these three, but I wouldn’t call any of them thick. I’d say they’re thinner than NARS nail polishes, but thicker than China Glaze.


You’re super, moon!

Have you heard about the supermoon? It’s the biggest, baddest, brightest moon of the year, a coincidence of a full moon (or a new moon) with the closest approach the Moon makes to the Earth on its elliptical orbit, or perigee.

Tomorrow’s the big night, the actual full moon, but I just walked outside to take a look, and the moon’s already looking pretty pumped up tonight.

What are your plans for Saturday and Sunday? I hope they involve something fun. πŸ™‚

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,



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  1. Rads says:

    Love the title πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ I got Island…loving it!

  2. Michelle C. says:

    I love these shades! So much so I have very similar colors already!

    I’m actually currently wearing Rimmel’s Lasting Finish Pro in Sunset Orange, very similar to Holiday. I adore it.

  3. Ooo pretty! I like Delight and Holiday! I have to repaint my nails on Sunday night too. I’m thinking Dior Plaza on my toes and Incognito on my nails!

  4. Naomi says:

    Brow and nail maintenance for me today too! I thinking about the China Glaze summer neons though. Nice bright colours for this hot weather here.

  5. I love seeing another great orange/red shade out there! Delight is really complex πŸ™‚
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  6. Hehe, your graphic of the super moon was really cute! πŸ˜‰ Hope you’re having a great weekend, Karen!
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  7. Chris25 says:

    I like Delight, but it looks like a close relative to Orly Rage.

  8. MochaMishMash says:

    I really like Delight and Holiday…especially Holiday since it’s such a bold orangey red, but I’ll pass on Island.

  9. Ooh thats cool, I’m definitely going to go outside tomorrow night with my telescope and enjoy the “super moon” πŸ™‚
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  10. Oh my gosh I think you may have convinced me to try all 3 of these! You had me at Amalfi. So lovely I added your post to my “links to love” today.

    xo and thanks,


  11. Rica says:

    Omg I want Delight and Holiday! Those colours are gorgeous!

    Karen, how do you find the wear of these polishes? I have Mimosa but I don’t particularly like the wear time of it =/

    x Rica

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