A Trip to CHANEL

When something big happens in my life, I treat myself to a ‘commemorative’ nail polish. It’s true. I finish my last exams at Uni and end up walking through the checkouts with Essie’s Summer 2011 Collection in my hand, I graduate and Essie Topless and Barefoot is mine, every Christmas I pick myself up a OPI glitter from their holiday range. Ok perhaps the last example is a little tenuous, but you see where I’m going here – I like any old excuse to pick up a polish. With my impending plans to fly the nest and move out (which has rapidly swooped into a slot this weekend) and my Birthday (which is today, eek), I figured that was enough justification to treat myself to my first CHANEL polish or two…

I’ve had a lemming for CHANEL polishes for a long while now, but have always been put off by complaints of poor lasting power, but you know when it’s just something you need to give a go for yourself? And with my wishlist growing it was time to take the plunge. I’m sure a spree in the Covent Garden CHANEL Boutique wasn’t the best way to celebrate the impending grown-up doom of bills and a severe lack of disposable income but ya know it’s tradition. And when the lady handed me the dinky little black bag I actually gasped out loud and uttered, ‘and the award for cutest bag ever goes to…..’, so worth it. First up on my list was Holiday, an orange tinged red first released as part of their Summer collection but now a permanent shade. This may not be the most seasonal of colours right now, but I’m planning on rocking it with a golden ring finger accent – there’s nothing that a glitter nail can’t sort. Also making the cut is Frenzy a new limited edition offering. There’s been quite a buzz about this shade, everyone loves a good nude don’t they and after a sleepy application at midnight last night I have to say I’m joining the club. Caramel and warm enough not to look too ‘mannequin hands’ but with an interesting almost lavender tone it’s a nice shade for the cooler months.

So times are a changing people and the polishes are accumulating. Haha, any excuse for a new beauty purchase, eh!?


  • Happy birthday Anna! I’m also lemming Frenzy…. let us know how the polishes last! xx

  • mariasparkle80

    Aww Happy birthday!!!! have a fab day and good luck with the move :))xxxx

  • Lucy

    Happy Birthday! These are beautiful shades and you are allowed to treat yourself:P
    Have a lovely time moving into your new home πŸ™‚

    for Biochemists


  • Happy birthday! These polishes are beautiful especially Holiday! I do something similar and like to treat myself when I complete something. A campaign I shot was recently launched and I treated myself to some Origins skincare (based on your recommendation!)

    Abi x

  • Agata

    Happy Birthday Vivianna!

  • Happy Birthday lovely! Ooooh i love Chanel polishes, am a total sucker everytime i walk past. I really want Peridot (sp) may take the plunge today..x

    • Natasha

      I have Peridot and I don´t like it at all – too shimmery for my taste… Now I want Holiday!

  • Happy Birthday!!! =)

  • cacolette

    Happy birthday. I already have Holiday but Frenzy is calling me now πŸ˜‰

  • Emily

    I love the nail polish colours and happy birthday:)

  • Heather Morton

    those polishes look gorgeous, happy birthday and good luck with the big move! xx

  • happy birthday!!!!! enjoy your day!! regards from Uruguay!!!

  • Happy Birthday!

  • Rachel

    Happy birthday! These colours are lovely πŸ™‚ I love a nude nail. xx

  • Margaret
  • Happy Birthday and a huge congrats on the move! I think the idea of commemorative nail polishes is just perfect. They really are beautiful shades! xx

  • Sarah S.

    Happy Birthday! You deserve it πŸ™‚

  • Marion

    Happy birthday! I have got Holiday and love the colour! Same for me, I had an exam this morning so straight afterwards I went to Liberty for a treat. I bought a perfume Molecule eccentric and I bought Chantecaille tinted moisturizer!!! I blame it all on you! I have tried it and it is so gorgeous.. I think it will be perfect for the fall, I got it in shade Alabaster as I am really fair. And since I got those products they offer me the deluxe goody bag worth 220£ of beauty products!! Best day ever… x

  • Liz

    Happy birthday!! And these are the exact two Chanel polished I’ve been drooling over for the last two weeks. They look beautiful. <3

  • Allie

    Happy birthday and congratulations on the move, I hope it goes well πŸ™‚ I think Holiday is a gorgeous shade and Frenzy looks beautiful too.


  • Ha, it’s my birthday today too! Happy birthday – those are gorgeous shades x

  • Beth Bradley

    We’ve all gotta splurge at some point πŸ˜‰ I love the shade Holiday!

  • Absolutely love the nude one! I haven’t had the chance to buy a Chanel polish yet but it’s definitely on my list! πŸ™‚

  • Megan Stapleton

    Happy Birthday x.

  • becky_satc

    These were my most recent Chanel nail polish purchases too and I love both!

  • thebeautyheroes

    the bag is beautiful ! happy birthday anna, all the best x

  • Jade

    Happy Birthday!

  • wohoo! and congrats on the move AND happy birthday! i’m all about commemorating anything possible with a new beauty purchase πŸ™‚

  • Elle Pearson

    LOVE Chanel nail polishes!

  • Ania Spurdens

    Happy birthday πŸ™‚ I love the idea of commemorative nail polishes πŸ˜‰

  • So gorgeous, naught naughty Anna πŸ™‚