Monday, January 28, 2013

Manicure Monday: Chanel 543 Frisson


You know what I love about nail polish? It's an excuse to look at your favorite colors allllll the time. I'm the type of person who--given the choice--would color coordinate her entire life in every way possible, so if there's a color that makes me particularly happy, nail polish is my joyful reason to stare at it more often. Chanel Frisson happens to be one of those colors. It's happiness in a bottle!



I don't know why I've been so blessed but this is the second week in a row that I was gifted an amazing polish from my dear loved ones. This particular bottle is from my friend Rae of The Raeviewer who happens to be an expert on luxury beauty brands. She's my go-to for dipping my toes into the high-end cosmetic market, so you guys should definitely check out her wonderful reviews!


Frisson is a sheer peachy pink with glass-flecked shimmers that reflect gold, green, and red. (If that last sentence doesn't make you drool, it should!) I'm not usually a fan of sheers but the formula on this polish is so easy to work with and the final effect doesn't look unfinished at all. The warm undertones of this polish are also really flattering on my skintone and create an almost "mannequinn hands" effect, but better because let's be honest, pink is so much better than beigey-tan nails, amirite? I used CND Stickey Base with 3 coats of Chanel Frisson and Seche Vite top coat.


This may sound crazy but this is actually my very first Chanel cosmetic item ever! Forgive me if I gush a little over the pretty packaging but aren't the little double-CC stamps darling? The outer cap's stamp is engraved while the stamp on the inner cap is printed. It's a nice touch over other polishes with removable outer caps where the inner cap tends to look cheap and neglected in the design process.

Obviously at $27, Chanel Le Vernis won't be an everyday purchase for me but darned if I'm not in love with my first one. ;)

Readers, have you tried Chanel polish before? What are your thoughts on designer nail colors? Let me know in the comments!



37 comments:

  1. i love this color! i also love the two OPI liquid sand colors you've featured. by the way, can you do or do you sport the popular taupe nail color? what taupe polishes can you recommend? thanks!

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    1. do you know what taupe nail polish BoA used on her 'Only One' MV? thanks!

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    2. I don't know BoA's specific nail color but I did recently buy a taupe/grey shade from Zoya that I can feature soon!

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  2. oh my gee...CHANEL nail polish, been wanting to try one for ages but they're not really that affordable ;^; the frisson looks really pretty on your nails ^^

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  3. The color is so pretty!! :D I feel the same way about nail polish, I enjoy looking at the colors on my nails because they cheer me up.

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  4. Such a beautiful neutral pink! With a touch of shimmer of course!

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  5. What a lovely color. The price may be expensive for me, but love the way your nails look.
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  6. The gold shimmer in this polish is amazing, such a beautiful touch~

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  7. mmm I always love a shimmery neutral :D

    Steph // giveaway!! fun size beauty

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  8. Oh my goodness, that shade is GORGEOUS and the subtle shimmer is stunning! I hope I can splash out soon and try out some Chanel nail polishes!

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  9. Omgsh I love this colour!!! It's so pretty! Hey Jen it wld b awesm if u cld check out my blog rainingroad.blogspot.co.nz. I just started and it wld so kwl if u cld giv me some opinions :) thanks!

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  10. Wow Lovelovelove! I was eyeing a colour similar to this one called Bengal, also from Channel but I wasn't able to find it =[

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  11. beautiful color!! it's the perfect light pink!

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  12. Wow that is the loveliest nail polish i've seen. Gotta get my hands on them, no pun intended. :)

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  13. I love that this is so feminine, and understated almost, but it's gorgeous! <3

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  14. SUCH a gorgeous color! it's the perfect girly, peachy, pinky, nude color for spring that will be here sooner than we know it! maybe in a future video or blog post, can you do one about dupes? i love watching/reading about them and find them so incredibly helpful :)

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  15. I've always wanted to try Chanel's Le Vernis but it's a bit pricy for nail polish :( I'm loving the sheerness of the colour!

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  16. Im having the exact same colour on my nails this week! 3 coats topped with Seche Vite! When I wear this colour it makes me feel princessy and I look like I have dainty fingers haha.

    If you love this, you should def try out the other colours from CHANEL; they are truly one of a kind (:

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    1. Dainty is the perfect word for it! Let me know if you have any recommendations for other Chanel polishes. :)

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  17. Such a lovely, pretty and girlie colour! I like the sheerness and slight shimmer too, it's a little bit different, but quite subtle.

    And the packaging is gorgeous - I don't have any Chanel items, but one day I will <3

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  18. On you nails this is like Nars Orgasm in a bottle! So pretty! Do you have OPI Kim-pletely in Love? It's a beautiful pink with purple/blue shimmers. Also very pretty (but it does take a few coats to become opaque). Keep up the good work Jen :)

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    1. I don't have that one but I do have OPI's Princess Rule! which is another pink with shimmers but slightly less peach which I adore. You should definitely try it!

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  19. lovely color but it looks sheer =(

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  20. So pretty!

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  22. I love Chanel polishes! This one is very princess-y indeed! I am wearing Chanel's Emprise right now (LE spring 2013). Very cute, very warm peach which compliments yellow skin-types as well. I highly recommend it :) I think Rae reviewed it as well. I also like Dior's Safari Beige for yellow toned skin. It's my go to professional, every day nail color. I have backups!

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  23. Such a pretty colour, I haven't tried Chanel polishes - too expensive for me!! =( It looks great though.

    xo kerker
    Beauty & Things

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  24. I never thought that it was a good way to look at my fav color anytime I want. I think you are right. that is what I do when I paint my nails haha.

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  25. Hi Jen,

    Do you have a go-to soft pink colour?
    I'm looking for a polish to wear to a summer wedding.
    Even when my skin is tan there is still a yellow undertone present and while I love the look of creamy pink polishes in the bottle, they never end up looking pretty - especially on my toes. The polish always ends up looking white-ish.

    Thanks,
    Elaine

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  26. Hey Jen, I have realized that you wait for each thin coat of nail polish to dry before applying the Seche vite. But as far as I know, you have to apply it while the polish is still wet. So I apply one thick layer and then my Seche vite and it lasts for around 5 days. But if I do it in thin layers then apply Seche vite, my nail polish peels like crazy the next day! I was wondering if that happens to you too because I would really like to do crazy nails like your purple gradient tutorial I've been meaning to try but I just cannot bear for my nails to peel the next day if i add the Seche vite to thin coats of polish! Do you have any tips and tricks to share? Thank you so much in advance!

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  27. Wow love it! Such a pretty color!

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  28. Looks nice, thanks for the recommendation.

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  29. I've only tried one Chanel nail polish also gifted by my friend. It's the Peridoxal, a purple shade that I love and I recommend it too. For me, Chanel polishes are as good as its price suggests. The first layer may seem just like any other polishes but I would describe the 2nd layer as Magic done as it perfects my nail and gives it a wonderful finish. I'm looking for the next shade from Chanel I want to invest in^_^

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  30. Such a lovely and chic color.Its glittering.
    Thank you for the recommendation.

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  31. I am hopelessly obsessed with Chanel Vernis. I got Frisson for a wedding last summer. I usually go for darker colors, but this was so pretty in the bottle! Anyway, I ended up getting compliments from complete strangers with this polish, female and male!

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