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