5.28.2012

Chanel Le Vernis Nail Colour No 597 Island


The first product that caught my eye from the Summertime de Chanel 2012 collection was the Le Vernis Nail Color is Island. I also purchased Delight and I'll post that later this week. 

Island is pretty sheer and I needed 3 coats to get it to look opaque. Although it looks more beautiful semi-sheer, which can be achieved with 2 coats.


Island is a metallic pinkish-beige color which is great if you want a toned-down shade to wear everyday. I think I'll wear this on formal occasions because of its classic and elegant look.

The thing I love about Chanel nail colors is that they dry quickly. The only issue I have is that on my toenails, they last up to a week without chipping but on my fingernails, its the opposite (even with a base and top coat). I think that's more of user error though. Haha!

That being said, any suggestions on how I can make my polish last longer?

8 comments:

  1. This is beautiful! I got Delight from this collection... Sorry I don't really have any longevity tips lol. x

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    1. Hi Michelle :) I literally said "ohhh shiny" when I saw Delight and wanted it! It's such a fun color.

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  2. That's strange that it chipped like that even with a base and top coat. I would maybe try a different base I've found some polishes don't work well with all bases.

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    1. What base do you use? I'm not all that familiar with nail polish (I consider myself a beginner) so your recommendation would help :)

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    2. I've been using this Sally Hansen two in one but I find it makes my matte polishes chip like crazy but works well with shiny finish. I hear the nail bloggers swear by the one from Zoya, I haven't had a chance to pick it up yet tho.

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  3. What base and topcoat are you using? I used to use Elianto as base coat which yellowed my nails and made my polish the peel-off kind. I can't remember for the life of me bakit nagtiyaga ako dun. :)) Now I use Orly Top2Bottom and it's quite good.

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    1. I use Orly Tough Cookie as my base bec my nails are thin and brittle - so far its helped strengthen my nails. For top coat I usually just the Jelly one from Etude House. I'm not yet that adventurous when it comes to nail polishes :D

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    2. I have quite a few but they're not getting the love like they used to. Katamad minsan! I usually motivate myself to paint my nails when I want to wear open toed shoes. Otherwise meh. Haha :))

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