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Thursday 13 February 2014

Chanel Le Vernis | Tapage

Hello My Lovelies,

Hope you are all doing well and are having a fabulous week so far. My week has been a mixture of emotions with University commitments and exciting opportunities but i am really looking forward to the weekend for some me time. I had such a lovely response to my previous Chanel Le Vernis blog post i thought i would post another one as i had my nails done on Tuesday. A few weeks ago i was sent a beautiful little package from Chanel which contained some goodies from the new Spring 2014 Collection. I instantly fell in love with the collection when i saw sneak peeks of it online and and whilst working with Chanel. Amongst the items in the box was this gorgeous new Le Vernis called Tapage. Recently i have really loved wearing my Chanel Rouge Noir which is a beautiful vampy burgundy shade which is very seasonally appropriate for the weather we are having right now. However, all this miserable weather is in fact making me miserable so i thought i would inject a pop of colour on my nails to liven things up a little bit! Anyone else feeling a little like that? 

As you can see from the picture Tapage is very much a pinky coraly red shade (to be precise haha). Chanel describe it as a bright pink which i think is not far off but in different rays of light it can come across more like a red or pink shade. Over Christmas i wore a gorgeous red shade from the Christmas 2013 collection called 'Rouge Rubis' which was very much your true postbox red shade which Tapage is nothing like so i feel there is more pink in the formulation. Its very much a fun shade which fits in perfectly within the beautiful 'Notes de Printemps' 2014 Spring collection which is all about striking colour chords of light and joyful notes. At the heart of the collection, a chorus of fresh, luminous redy shades set the season's tone for cheeks, lips and fingertips. Also, it is a very appropriate shade to be wearing with it being Valentines Day tomorrow!

The packaging itself is stunning and the brush is extremely handy and precise. When either in the salon or at home it takes an easy three strokes to apply the polish with no streaking and without making a mess. One coat of this nail polish was nearly opaque, however i always prefer two coats for extra longevity and to get the true colour and shine through. I know from experience from applying more intense shades that they can tend to get a little messy. I don't mind going back and cleaning the edges with a cotton bud and nail polish remover but it can get a little time consuming. I love how the brush itself makes application time easier and quicker which is fab for a girl on the go like me haha. Drying time was pretty average much like the Rouge Noir shade in my previous post, under a UV light it took around 10 minutes to dry completely with the two opaque coats and a clear top coat. 

Overall, i am really loving this new shade and i think it will get lots of wear throughout the spring and summer time. Even thought the nail polish itself is part of the Spring 2014 Collection it is in fact becoming part of the permanent collection! So don't worry if you have been able to get hold of one yet as they are selling out pretty fast, it will be retuning permanently, Yay! Like always lovelies, if you have any questions, requests or if you just want a chat you can contact me on my social media or leave me a comment below. I love hearing from you all and i make sure to read every single comment…they really make my day!

Have you tried any Chanel Nail Polishes? Have you got your eyes set on any particular shades?

Lots of Love


  1. Ooh this is stunning! Such a gorgeous colour. I haven't tried any of them but they do look like they'd be worth the money x

    Oh So Bridie | Fashion, Beauty & Lifestyle

  2. I've never tried a chanel nail polish as i'v heard such negative reviews on them- this has to be the first positive review i've read! Haha! glad you love it <3

    Sharlotte //

  3. I absolutely love this colour :) I've had two Chanel le vernis polishes; 519 Rose exuberant and 555 Blue Boy which is on its last drops but I'm desperate to keep using! This colour is so stunning though :)
    Keep in touch!
    Andrea xxx

  4. This looks so gorgeous and summery! I adore the Chanel polishes, Malice is my all time fave and Morning Rose is lovely too

    Jenn | UK Beauty Blog


  5. I have yet to try any Chanel polishes, but this colour is stunning! xx

  6. I'm obsessed with buying Chanel nail polishes, especially limited edition shades (my mum was despatched to Ibiza once and managed to track one sort after colour down!). This is a gorgeous colour and such a change from the usual reds.


  7. Ooh this looks so lovely! After seeing you talk about Rouge Rubis I bought it back in November a little dubious as I've heard chanel polish is not that great but I loved the colour and I'm glad I got it because the formula and longevity is brilliant! I definitely want to try more shades from Chanel as there are so many pretty ones. I also like the looks of the ones in the Dior spring collection :D


  8. Great blog! Let's follow each other on GFC?


  9. This is so pretty! I love chanel makeup and nail polish! :)

    AJ |

  10. Such a nice colour! All of my polishes seem to be either really bright or a pastel shade so it would be nice to have one like this which fits inbetween.

    Nicola //

  11. Beautiful colour!

    Lauren xx

  12. Great post! What camera do you use as all your photos are amazing?
    Beth x

  13. This is the most gorgeous red polish ever! I'm going to have to add it to my wishlist! Must be worth every penny x

  14. The colour is amazing- so bright and yet sophisticated! Thank you so much for such a wonderful detailed post (as per usual haha!)

  15. I love chanel and I adore that colour!

    Great blog x


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