Summer Chic with Chanel: Cheeks & Nails

Chanel Joues Contraste Powder Blush
Chanel’s Joues Contraste Powder Blush is featured in two shades for the summer collection, a coral named Horizon and a soft rose named Nude. It’s a well pigmented blush and it lives up to it’s reputation as a soft, silky blush. It also has a wonderful rose scent to it, which makes it a pleasure to use. Can I insist that other companies make their products with this scent? smile A girl can dream I guess. I’ve been using Nude quite a bit recently and I am smitten with the gentle color it gives my otherwise pale cheeks. The soft shimmer is quite nice as well.

Having been a nail bitter at the time Black Satin was all the rage, I was really excited to try a Chanel nail color product because I finally have nails worthy of color.

Chanel Les Vernis Nail Colour My first experience with Chanel’s Les Vernis Nail Colour was Heatwave and Orange Blossom. These are great colors for summer, they are bold and refreshing which is nice to see after a season of dark then pale colors. Heatwave is a limited edition shade, a bright and energetic coral and Orange Blossom is a golden peach. I was a little unsure of Heatwave at first but my self-tanning experiment changed my mind.

What impressed me about this nail polish is how long it’s lasted. I didn’t paint all my nails in the same shade yet, just my index fingers on each hand. I didn’t really give it any thought until now so they have been this way for almost 2 weeks now. I didn’t use a base or top coat, just put 2 coats of the polish on each nail while I was working just to see what the color looked like. Remarkably enough, there is very minimal chipping on my nails. A little bit at the tip and a little along the bottom, otherwise the color has remained in tact. Imagine how long it would last if these steps were taken?

Tomorrow well wrap up our review of the Chanel Summer Collection with lips!

One thought on “Summer Chic with Chanel: Cheeks & Nails”

  1. Thanks for a great podcast earlier this week!

    I have been dying to try some sort of Chanel beauty product for a while now. Nailpolish that lasts 2 weeks is awesome! Next time I head over to the mall, I’ll try and pick a color up.

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