Chanel Vendetta Nail Polish: Midnight Purple Fantasy

Published in: Nails, Product Reviews

Girl, I don’t care how you do it — walk, run, rollerskate or hitch a ride on a three-legged donkey — but find some way to see the new limited edition Vendetta nail polish ($23) in person before it’s too late.


One of two new nail polish shades released for spring 2009, Vendetta’s shimmery midnight purple shines with flecks of red and blue micro-gltter. Imagine the darkest purple — nay, almost black calligraphy ink — and that’s Vendetta. I. LOVE. IT.

Vendetta selling out fast

I’m not the only girl fawning over it. A Chanel artist friend told me the color has been selling out super uber-fast. So fast, in fact, that in less than a week her counter had sold more than half their supply! Some women were buying multiple bottles, LOL! Seriously, I can see why. Makeup and Beauty Blog Rating: A+

Love Chanel Vendetta but looking to save a few bucks? Consider Essie Sexy Divide ($8).

Django, Chanel’s second spring polish shade

Vendetta (aka the spring nail superstar) joins another Chanel polish shade this spring. Django, a shimmery, peachy beige with pink touches, looks just like the inside of a seashell.

While Django may not look as dramatic or seem as unique as Vendetta, I still like it. The peach and pink add warmth to the beige, and together I think they complement tan skin. Makeup and Beauty Blog Rating: B

My empire for a sale on Chanel…

No two ways about it — these nail polishes are pricey, but they’re both top notch in terms of pigmentation and durability. I can be tough on my nails, yet after four days (without a base coat), there isn’t a chip on ’em. That’s a big plus for me.

Tabs, immortalized

I went home a few days ago to see my parents and to celebrate my mum’s 60th birthday (happy b-day, mumsy!).


And since El Hub and I had been visiting the rest of our family over in Hawaii on Christmas Day, we also celebrated our East Bay belated Christmas.

Look what my mom made for me… 🙂

Awww! SO CUTE!

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,



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  1. MisSmall says:

    Vendetta is absolutely GORGEOUS! Me likey!! 😀

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  2. Karen too says:

    Vendetta looks great! I love Rouge Noir from Chanel… I also plan to get a gorgeous gold-specked brown (LE, hope it is stilled around) that I saw in a magazine recently (named something with chocolate?)!

  3. Vendetta is awesome, I swatched it last week. One thing that BUGGED though was I couldn’t get a really good pic of the flecks! It’s one of those that you can’t really tell how awesome it is until you see it in person.

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  4. Erin says:

    Vendetta looks hot! If I wasn’t going to buy stuff from MAC BBR, I would definitely get it! But, I spent too much on Christmas presents for the fam.

  5. Elena says:

    Happy New Year, Karen! That polish looks gorgeous – it compliments one of my weaknesses, which is finding deep colors to substitute for black, which I can’t pull off too well. I’ll for sure check out the Essie one soon.

    I hope your night and day went great. I was very fortunate to spend mine with family and friends, and had a great time and everyone arrived home safely. I didn’t find a need for a three-legged donkey, but I’ll let you know if I use one soon. 🙂

  6. Wow, that’s a beautiful color.

    Hedy @penny for my thoughts´s last blog post..Termination Travails V-New benefits update

  7. Kelly says:

    Vendetta is nice but not something I need to buy especially since I bought the clarisonic last night(eek!). Django looks streaky-not worth the price to me.

  8. Sherry says:

    Your Tabs present is too cute!

  9. Glosslizard says:

    Ooooh, Vendetta! Nom nom nom! I am going straight to the counters to check out all the spring lines as soon as the imps are back in school!

    That was so sweet of your mom! 🙂

    Happy New Year!

  10. Tiera says:

    I can’t stop raving about Vendetta! Loves it! Sometimes I’m not so sure if I can pull off such a bold color, but it sure feels good and looks good to me!

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  11. sarahPUFFY! says:

    Aww. Lookit knitted Tabs. n.n

    sarahPUFFY!´s last blog post..Ringing In The New Yurrrr

  12. Tavia says:

    I love Vendetta! I’m crazy about all kinds of purple shades and they really look very good so I must try this Vendetta. I hope its resistant, cause i used other famous brands before and i was not pleased with the result. I’m currently using shade 67 Cassis from Peggy Sage and I’m quite please for the moment.

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  13. Miss QQ says:

    Hi Karen. I didn’t get both the polishes. I want to try them again because I only applied one coat that day and the colours were not intense. I love Blue Satin more at the moment. Oh I saw the double-end lipstick and glass combo at the US Chanel website, thanks! The eye shadow singles are beautiful and the texture very soft!

  14. katee says:

    Vendetta is so gorgeous!! $23 well spent for me. I am going to skip Django, I think it looks kind of gross. And I like nudes.

    The one thing I hate about Chanel is their durability. I find they chip on me super quick. Surprised you have such good luck w/them!

    katee´s last blog post..Zoya Spring 2009 Twist Collection

  15. *Jen* says:

    I’ve been debating between Vendetta and Django, even though really it’s no contest. Now the question is whether I REALLY need another bottle of expensive nailpolish!

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  16. Claudia says:

    ooh that looks so pretty!!

  17. funnybunny says:

    Hey I just found your pictures on ebay…
    Is it okay?
    I just thought I’d let you know…

  18. Karen says:

    Hi MisSmall,

    Yah, it’s pretty! I love, I love. 🙂

  19. Karen says:

    Hi Karen Too,

    Haute Chocolat! I dunno if it’s still around… I remember it being pretty hot property, so maybe call your counter first to see if they still have it. 🙂

  20. Karen says:

    Hi The Fashionable Housewife,


  21. Karen says:

    Hi Vampy Varnish,

    I agree. The lighting makes a diff, too. If I had seen it first in a room without lots of light then I would’ve probably not have fallen as hard, that’s for sure.

  22. Karen says:

    Hi Erin,

    It’s pretty foxy. You could do a similar color with Essie Sexy Divide if you’re lusting for it hard but wanna save some $$.

  23. Karen says:

    Hi Elena,

    Happy New Year! I’m glad to hear that you had a nice time with your family and friends. 🙂 It’s a good way to start a new year!

    Oh, and I can’t pull off black polish, either. It makes me look like I have claws, LOL.

  24. lexi says:

    hahahaha your moms is so cute for that needlepoint tabs thing she made for you!

    loving the trend of purple polishes out there right now but $23 is too rich for my blood for polish – i think i’ll stick to my essie ‘damsel in a dress’ shade

  25. Karen B says:

    Vendetta looks like the purple polish I’ve been looking for for AGES! A very dark inky-like colour. And Django’s fab too.

    Karen B´s last blog post..Feel the love!!!! wheeee!

  26. Marisol says:

    What a gorgeous color… swoon!

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  27. Lulu says:

    I have Vendetta on my toes right now,but had it applied at a spa so I don’t own a bottle. I’m considering investing if I can find it because it’s so great! It makes me feel…baad! Bad Lulu…baaad!

  28. Tove says:

    D: I need Vendetta. Do you know if they will sell it in Europe (or, even more specifically, Sweden)? I’ve asked around, and nada.

    It kills, because look at that nail polish. I’m sorry for abusing tags (LOL!) but that polish is orgasm in a bottle. Dark purple, shimmery orgasm in a bottle, at that. 😀

    Also, that little embroidered depiction of Tabs? Most adorable thing ever. <3 I sometimes wish my own mom had an ounce of artistic skillz! ;D

    Much love, and happy Thursday!


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  29. S says:

    love Vendetta! i feel so lucky i have it 😉 just wondering though, how many coats of it did you have on in your pic? the first time i tried it, i put 2 coats and didn’t notice the shimmer at all

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