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Sunday, February 6, 2011

Review: Chanel Riva

Before I get to Chanel, check out the new blog design I did for The Fashion 411!

So the Chanel Riva nail polish I ordered arrived on Thursday and I finally had the chance to test it out yesterday!  So here we go, my first experience with Chanel nail polish! WOOT!  Before I get to that I must say I LOVE their packaging! The box is such great quality and the tissue paper even has the Chanel logo on it, that must be why things cost so much there, the packaging ;) I kid, but it definitely makes it worth the price when they make such an effort to package things nicely. (is it weird that I'm keeping it all? I even flattened and folded up the tissue paper)

I may not be that into accessories (since I never want to buy them) but I LOVE nail polish. I cannot go more than one day without it or my hands feel naked. I need to expand my collection so I don't steal my moms as much. So...here we go with the review. This is my first time using Chanel nail polish so I can't compare it to the other Chanel ones, but I can compare it to my usual polishes (Rimmel London, Sally Hansen, Revlon, etc.)
I did three coats since this is a pretty light color. The first coat went on really light and was  bit stripey, but most nail polishes I use are like that anyway. Then after the next two coats it was perfection. *added* Emily reminded me that I wanted to say the brush is a little bit thin, that could be part of the problem with why it goes on stripey at first...*added* It is perfect for the Spring and Summer and to add a little brightness to this icky winter we're having.  (ignore how dry my hands are...haha...and I was a little messy, but whatever, it comes off)
Now hopefully this lasts me the whole week like my other nail polishes do, I rarely have time to repaint them during the week... :)  Overall this was a good first experience with Chanel nail polish. I'd love to try other colors but I'll wait a while before I buy my next one since they're so pricey.

55 comments:

  1. I see you finally chose the chanel you were talking about on twitter

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  2. Oh my god, i waaaaaaant that nailpolish so much! Love the colour!<3

    ♥ kisses ♥

    http://thrilloftheheel.blogspot.com/

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  3. Beautiful color! And I agree, the packaging is lovely. :D

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  4. What a lovely summery colour :)
    I really want to try the Khaki collection by Chanel.
    Love the blog design for The Fashion 411, great colours.
    Now following xx

    www.rebeccalucyh.blogspot.com

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  5. Wonderful color! I think I may have to go purchase it now lol.

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  6. Wow..now I need this too!! 30x30 shopping ban will be in effect for a bit first, lol
    Thanks again for the fab log redesign.....you rock girl!!!

    Stop by and say Hello:)
    Check out my 30x30 Remix….Let’s do this!♥

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  7. oh yes, perfect color!! I have a similar one from H&M but it's darker, more like a sky blue. Lovely!

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  8. Interesting. I have a nail polish from Chanel (that pale blue one that everyone in blogland had over the summer) and I wasn't that keen on the polish itself (love the colour). I feel it goes on really stripey (mind you, I never have the patience to do three coats, two is usually my limit). I also don't like how the brush is so small. My favourite nail polishes so far for application are the Rimmel pro line, which have this nice big flat brush...

    Having said that, I actually applied my Chanel again yesterday, and it went on better, so maybe it's just my patchy application skills? hehe, I'll stop spamming your comments... ; D

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  9. Lovely colour! The packaging looks great too, so special- I think I'd be keeping it too!
    http://haveyoueverfalleninlove.blogspot.com/

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  10. Wow congrats with the purchase! i love the packaging indeed.. and the color is awesome! :)

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  11. this is so pretty :)
    & i agree the packaging is adorable!! x

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  12. great color!!
    it's channel anyway so wowww!!!!!!
    an advice:don't put nail polish to the wwhole nail.keep "unpolishing" the quite right and lef of the nail.so your nail will show longer and you can remove it easily!!
    kisses!ohh!i would keep the package too!!

    http://katerinascloset.blogspot.com/

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  13. ooh what a lovely colour
    xoxo
    nana
    http://nanajonesofficial.blogspot.com/

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  14. son hermosos , todos los esmaltes de channel son totalmente hermosos

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  15. I think you choose a perfect color to combat the winter blues :)

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  16. Your blog re-design is great! Looks so good! I love the nail color too.

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  17. I want it soooo badly!
    you are an inspiration!

    feel free to visit:
    www.couchere.blogspot.com

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  18. I love the color!

    xoxo ~ Courtney
    http://sartorialsidelines.blogspot.com

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  19. i looove this color! its so pretty <3
    xoxo

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  20. oh my god !!! this blue is from heaven isn't it ?
    http://selenite.weebly.com/

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  21. I don't have experience with Chanel nail polish but I love but I love mascara Exceptionnel.
    :)

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  22. That's such a pretty porcelain blue. My nail polish NEVER stays on more than a day or so without chipping, and since I can't stand to have chipped nail polish, I end up taking it off. Let us know how long this lasts.

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  23. I'm ver happy because I got that color some time ago, but I did it by myself and it was very very cheap :)
    Btw, I love the design that you made for "thefashion411"

    See you!

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  24. Such a good review, lots of details (also about the packing!)

    xXx

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  25. I love the color, and I think its perfectly normal to keep the packaging, my mom does it all the time!

    Emma
    TheSidewalkIsMyRunway

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  26. Gotta love the Chanel packaging :) Its such a gorgeous color!

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  27. It will last the whole week! they are the best nail polishes I have ever used!

    thebeautylover.blogspot.com

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  28. Love the color!!And the blog design for The Fashion 411 is amazing!Good work!:)

    xx

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  29. Not weird at all! A sign of a good product is a good presentation. I always love Chanel nail colour. They always seem to have the best ones.

    http://red-soledfashionista.blogspot.com/

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  30. such a pretty color, and its chanel! lucky

    follow me and ill follow you :)

    xoxo,
    welcometodeutschland.blogspot.com

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  31. Wow I seriously love that color. Chanel has thee coolest nailpolish ( but that was the point of this post, the awesome polish.) I was looking at some of your earlier posts and I love your outfits and inspiration posts!

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  32. Nice colour, makes your hand look quite tanned!

    I am absolutely with you on the needing-polishes-to-last-all-week front. The worst part is when they start to chip and I absent-mindedly start peeling off the rest! Not a good look.

    K xx


    http://duenotice.blogspot.com/

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  33. SO PRETTY. i seriously want that color right now..thanks for sharing!

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  34. Color is amazing! I don't really like Chanel polishes...I think the cheaper ones go on better! Chanel peels right off of my nails! But you can't beat the color of this!

    P.S. Saw the blog design, love it! Whoop whoop!

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  35. I get ALL my Chanel packages gift wrapped :) You're not alone in that matter!

    I actually JUST got my hands on a Chanel vintage classic flap...it's the small one but I LOVE IT. It was very affordable (it's slightly damaged but it's sooooo unnoticeable). I know you wanted to get a flap too, you should look into the vintage ones!



    Erica
    The Belle Fatale

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  36. I adore the packaging! I would keep it too!

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  37. Well the color is perfection--just bright enough with lots of white mixed in...but still very blue. I love it! I think I'll stick to my American Apparel polishes though. Of everything I've tried, nothing is so shiny or lasts so long!

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  38. Oh, it is very pretty! I'd love to hear if it wears better than less expensive polishes - be nice to know the inflated price is for more than just a name and a pretty box.

    Chic on the Cheap

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  39. That's a pretty shade of green. Like Lyddie I'd want to know if it lasts longer than others

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  40. that is so crazy that you bought this shade of blue because I was looking at light blue polishes at the store and thinking how I bet they'd be the next nail color trend! Of course you're always in the know :)

    xx
    MILK TEETHS

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  41. Really amazing that they package even a nail polish in such a gorgeous box. I'm so tempted to order! Which site did you purchase from?

    Hope you had a great weekend!
    Jen

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  42. Chanel! I love this brand so much! Nice nail colour, bright! :) Thanks for your comment and I will try to make my blog more interesting and better! :)

    Dejoiss

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  43. J'adore Chanel.
    Great colour and mmm.. you have no 5..
    perfect
    lee x

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  44. beautiful colour! cute box it comes in too.

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  45. Thanks for sharing your thoughts! I look forward to knowing how the polish holds up so I know whether it's worth a buy.
    And no, it's not weird that you kept the packaging. If I paid that much {I would} then I would definitely keep the luxe packaging for reuse later!

    http://one-girl-vs-world.blogspot.com

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  46. oooh so great!
    love chanel :)

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  47. Love that color and great job on The Fashion 411 site.. I remember it before but the after is amazing!

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  48. wow! it's really cool!! and the color is gorgeus!!! I Love You Chanel!!!

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