In case you missed it, here’s a round up of the Chanel Nail Polish Holiday 2016 Swatches I posted a couple of weeks ago.  You will have to be quick if you want one, since these are limited edition polishes! I’ve linked through to my full reviews of each one if you’d like to know more.


Chanel Pink Rubber

First, Chanel Pink Rubber which is a matte finish polish in a light, shell pink.  I really didn’t think this one would suit me, but it is a cool toned pink, which definitely favours my skin tone.  I ended up using this as the base for my gradient splatter design.

If you have a pink shade you like and which suits you, I would normally recommend that you add a matte top coat over the top.  If you love this shade, try sandwiching it with a quick dry top coat before the last coat of colour for longevity.


Chanel Hyperrose Glass

Next, I have Chanel Hyperrose Glass which is another lovely blue-toned pink.  Now, I don’t really like pink, but this shade is very pretty.  However, the formula is so sheer it was a nightmare to use alone.  Over another colour might be a different matter, but I was not a fan.

If you like a very sheer wash of colour, or don’t mind Visible Nail Line (which I hate) this might be the polish for you.  This is still in stock at Debenhams online I believe.

Chanel Nail Polish Holiday 2016 Swatches: Chanel Liquid Mirror 540 no top coat left hand

Chanel Nail Polish Holiday 2016 Swatches: Chanel Liquid Mirror 540 no top coat left hand

Chanel Liquid Mirror

Last up, is Chanel Liquid Mirror, a silver chrome nail varnish. If you don’t already have a silver chrome effect polish, this would be a great investment or gift.  This type of polish coats really well, and you can also stamp with it.  To get a perfect, mirror-effect finish, try applying it with a sponge after top coat.

I like this polish, but it isn’t that unique in my collection.  It leaves a few brush marks and doesn’t do that ‘blooming to a perfect finish’ thing that makes OPI Push and Shove so exciting to use.

Chanel Nail Polish Holiday 2016 Swatches

Overall, there are positives and negatives to this collection. I adore that Chanel are making a point of difference by not sticking to traditional ‘Christmas’ colours.  And lately, they have been playing with different finishes, which is exciting for a traditional mainstream brand.  I also am really grateful they are moving to include cool-toned polishes, because they really suit me better.

I’m not so in love with the formula of Hyperrose Glass, and Liquid Mirror just isn’t different enough for me to be excited about. However, I own a lot of polishes, so that was always going to be a challenge.

For the Chanel or nail polish lover in your life, these would make lovely gifts – grab them if you can!