Thursday, September 8, 2011

NOTD: Chanel Fall 2011 Graphite Nail Polish!

Natalie Thursday, September 8, 2011

Chanel Graphite Nail Colour

Chanel Graphite Nail Colour is from Chanel's Fall Nail Colour release which included three shades in total - Quartz, Peridot and Graphite. I'm sure if you follow several blogs, this nail polish isn't anything new to you. Graphite and Peridot are two shades that have gotten a lot of hype in the blogging world. I contemplated picking up Peridot and Graphite, but ended up only getting Graphite. I'm still kind of 50/50 on whether I want Peridot or not. It's such a unique shade. I'm sure if I look at enough swatches I'll end up convincing myself to get it.

Graphite appears to be a metallic charcoal/silver, but it's so much more complex than that! It has a sheer, charcoal base and is suspended with extra fine silver and gold (they appear much more green to me, but that maybe because when black and gold come into contact, the gold appears green) shimmer. It has a foil/metallic finish and is completely opaque with two coats. I found the formula very easy to work with - It has a great consistency and isn't gritty at all considering it's so shimmery. In dull lighting it appears to be a metallic charcoal silver with a greenish/gold tinge, but when under sunlight and brighter lighting, that's when this gem really glistens. Really accurate swatches of the color in all of it's glory can be found at alllacqueredup.com (HERE). Her photos are simply amazing!

I've had it on my toes for around two weeks and my nails still look perfect! That's totally a first for me because I always manage to botch my pedicures by the two week mark. I hope it has good lasting power on my fingernails as well!

I highly recommend picking this polish up while it's around.. I'm even thinking about purchasing a back up!

Two (2) Coats of Chanel Graphite and One (1) Coat of Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Top Coat
Two (2) Coats of Chanel Graphite and One (1) Coat of Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Top Coat

23 comments :

  1. I love this! did you do a gradient in the 2nd picture?

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  2. I like this one it's gorgeous :)

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  3. Anhycakes - It sure looks like a gradient in that picture, but it's just the way the sunlight hit the top of my nails. Both photos were taken outside. :)

    Thanks for commenting!

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  4. wow this color is amazing! I have never tried out Chanel nail polishes because of the price but this may have to be my one exception! Great post!

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  5. beautiful natalie. and is your banner new? i like it :) i am still contemplating if i want this color. i really love it but it is so expensive...

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  6. i LOVE LOVE LOVE this colour! i got peridot as well which is quite pretty :)

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  7. LovelyMissMakeup - Same here! I could never justify paying $25 for a nail polish (almost $30 with tax) but after seeing countless posts, I had to have it! I'm so happy with it and it's definitely going to be a shade that I won't get tired of.

    Kelly - Thank you!! Yes, it is new - It seems like I have a new banner ever week.. haha One of my lovely subs created a cartoon of me, and I love it! I know.. tell me about it. I wanna get a back-up so bad because I love it that much, but that would be $50 spent.. and that's a little crazy. I'm not sure if I'm that crazy yet. lol

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  8. The colour is sooo pretty it almost looks photoshopped (too good to be true). I own nothing like this...must get! I've seen swatches of Peridot and it also looks like a must!

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  9. Phoebe Limanta - +1 for Peridot! haha I'm easily persuaded. Just by you saying that - I want it more. LOL

    Cheryl - Haha!! Yeah it looks sooo pretty in the sunlight. This is only the first day I wore it on my hands, but it's so pretty on the feet. I always look at my toes in admiration. I told you on Twitter you need it! lol As soon as I purchased it, I knew it'd be something you'd like! Yeah.. I'll probably end up getting peridot, because my luck i'll end up really wanting it later on when it's not available.

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  10. Wow, that looks amazing! I had my eyes on a few OPI by Sephora polishes today but I might have to veer over to Chanel and buy Graphite instead. Thanks for posting these photos!

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  11. Love this color, so festive, I have a similar one by Sonia Kashuk!

    www.beautynthingsblog.com

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  12. Holy smokes! That is gorgeous! ...I am seriously on a nail polish ban though, I have SO many bottles, it's ridiculous! lol

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  13. I bought Peridot bc Graphite was sold out-I found one on Amazon for 33$ plus shipping-I missed out on kaleidoscope-I can't wait to get it!

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  14. That is gorgeous! Love the colour. I might treat myself. xx

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  15. ive seen this colour blogged about a few times now and it really is gorgeous. chanel is super expensive here in australia but I think ill have to invest in some. thx for sharing xxx

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  16. This is a really pretty color that you could wear all year around! It is a bit pricey but looks like its worth it!

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  17. Aww its gorguz!! Haha believe it or not I've actually given my name & number to the Chanel counter near me so that they can call me ASAP when they get more Peridot in stock! lol! I NEED that polish! :D

    Love Aysh xoxo

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  18. AHHHH holy shit that color is gorgeous. I have never bought a Chanel polish because I usually end up looking for dupes of them... But this ..... Drool.

    By the way I went to Forever XXI looking for that necklace you posted about, and they didn't have it :( I'm so choked!

    http://3girlsblog.blogspot.com/

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  19. at first, i thought it was ok but your swatches make them look so much prettier! love it now!

    http://fiftythreesongs.blogspot.com/
    xx

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