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Chanel summer 2017 lipstick review

chanel rouge coco shine summer 2017 lipstick colors

From left: Chanel summer lipstick from the Rouge Coco Shine collection: Chanel Golden Sun lipstick / Chanel Golden Sand lipstick / on nails: Chanel summer nail polish

Summer 2017 is here! This means new colors from Chanel for the warm, summer season. Love!  Chanel’s Rouge Coco Shine lipstick collection is one of my favorite lipsticks. It is sheer, which makes it easy to wear with casual attire, or anytime you don’t want a lot of color on your lips. I always keep one in my handbag in case I get tired of wearing a cream lipstick during the day, and want to switch things up a bit.

For the summer 2017 season, Chanel has introduced the Cruise 2017 collection; not to be confused with resort. This is the first summer 2017 beauty collection. Although the nail polish colors for summer are bright and sunny, with one color exception offering a darker, more vampy look, the lipsticks are surprising subdued.

Chanel has two colors for summer from their Rouge Coco Shine lipstick collection. Golden Sun, which is a sheer orange, and Golden Sand, which is a sheer, dark tan. Both colors are on the cool side of the color spectrum, and offer a natural lip for the warm weather season. No bold lips from Chanel for summer 2017!

Here are examples of what Chanel Golden Sun and Chanel Golden Sand look like on.

Chanel Golden Sand lipstick for summer 2017

chanel golden sand lipstick summer 2017

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Chanel Golden Sand lipstick is the perfect go-to color for everyday. It is a neutral hue which plays with any color palette. It is ideal for the office when makeup should not be obvious, and it is great for casual ensembles. This is the color I keep in my purse when I want to change things up during the day, or I get tired of wearing a heavier, cream lipstick.

If you have not worn Chanel’s Rouge Coco Shine lipstick before, it is extremely lightweight and easy to wear. It never smears, and it wears off evenly during the course of the day. Another thing I love about Chanel Rouge Coco Shine lipstick, is the fact that it is moisturizing. This is why I have been purchasing lipstick colors from this collection since I was in undergrad!

Chanel Golden Sun lipstick for summer 2017

chanel golden sun rouge coco lipstick summer 2017

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Don’t let that orange hue fool you! This is a very sheer orange color. Chanel Golden Sun lipstick is a cheery hue which, in my opinion, looks amazing with Chanel’s summer nail colors. Since it is sheer, and light, Golden Sun is easy to wear daily; much like Golden Sand. Unlike Golden Sand, Golden Sun is more on the trendy lip color side and is a great color to wear with summer’s pink, orange, and yellow hues. Love!

This is the color I reach for when I want a sheer lip that is a little more playful then on days when I reach for Golden Sand. Do you need both colors in Chanel’s summer lipstick collection? Maybe not, but it sure is fun to own both! If you are going to choose one, go for Golden Sand for a more conservative look, or Golden Sun for a more playful vibe.

You can find the Chanel summer lipstick collection online here. Which color are you planning to get? Or, are you getting both?

*photos taken by my cute little nine-year-old son 🙂

chanel summer 2017 lipstick collection review


Chanel cruise 2017 nail polish for summer review

chanel cruise 2017 nail polish collection summer

Chanel Cruise 2017 nail polish collection for early summer 2017 found online here

From left: Chanel Coquillage / Chanel Sea Whip / Chanel Coralium / Chanel Sargasso

The Chanel Cruise 2017 nail polish collection for early summer is here! This is a fabulous collection named “Les Indispensables de L’Ete.” Are you confused yet? Yes, Chanel has given this collection a name which tells you it is a summer nail polish collection, yet the official name is Cruise 2017. Is this a resort collection or early summer collection? I am going with a summer 2017 nail polish collection from Chanel.

Chanel always introduces a fabulous collection of nail color between spring and summer; this is that collection. It consists of four beautiful colors; three of which are traditional warm weather hues while one is avant-garde and edgy. Love that!

The three traditional summer nail polish colors are Coquillage, Sea Whip, and Coralium. All three offer a pinkish-coral hue in varying shades. If an orange-pink nail polish is not your thing, Chanel Sargasso nail polish is a dark, green-blue color which is dark and edgy. It is fabulous!

All four nail polish colors from the Cruise 2017 nail polish collection, which is really an early summer 2017 nail polish collection from Chanel, are from the Longwear nail colour collection. They are long lasting; just like the other colors in the line. Love!

Here are swatches and reviews of the four Chanel nail polish summer 2017 colors in the Cruise 2017 collection.

Chanel Coquillage nail polish summer

chanel coquillage nail polish cruise 2017 summer

This is Chanel Coquillage nail polish from the Cruise 2017 collection for the summer season. It is a creamy orange Popsicle color which is playful and ideal for warm weather. This fun hue works well with the summer 2017 color palette in apparel, which offers a lot of pink and orange hues. It is an easy color to wear daily, and can pass at the office, or for a night out on the town. Love it!

I tested out Chanel Coquillage nail polish for summer with one base coat and two coats of color. The color is a nice cream polish which goes on without leaving any streaks. It applies evenly with the second coat; leaving perfect color saturation. This will be a fun color to wear right now, and into the summer months.

Chanel Coralium nail polish summer 2017

chanel coralium nail polish cruise 2017 summer

Chanel Coralium nail polish for summer 2017 is a coral nail polish lovers dream. This is the color my mom, who loves anything coral, spotted and tried to take from me! Coralium by Chanel is a fabulous coral hue with pinkish tendencies. It is bright, without being neon, and bold, without being rude, and feminine without being too innocent. If you can only have one coral nail polish in your collection, this is the color to snap up for summer!

I tested out Chanel Coralium nail polish with one base coat and two coats of color. It is a cream nail polish and it glided on smoothly. No streaking! Love that!

Chanel Sea Whip nail polish summer 2017
chanel sea whip nail polish cruise 2017 summer

Chanel Sea Whip nail polish for summer is a medium pink with a very, very slight orange undertone. This is a playful yet vibrant pink hue which is perfect on warm summer days. I can’t wait to get a tan on my hands, it will look great with this nail polish!

Sea Whip by Chanel is my favorite of the three traditional nail polish colors from the Cruise 2017 collection, which is really a summer 2017 collection. It is a versatile, pretty pink color which is easy to wear during the day or at night. I am considering wearing this color to an upcoming conference in Texas I will be attending later this week. I think it would be perfect!

I tested out Chanel Sea Whip nail polish for summer with one base coat and two coats of colors. It is a cream nail polish which does not streak. The color applies evenly, giving smooth color saturation . I am in love with this color for summer!

Chanel Sargasso nail polish summer 2017

chanel sargasso nail polish cruise 2017 summer

Chanel has done it again! Sargasso by Chanel for summer 2017 is an amazing, edgy hue which is unexpected for the warm weather season. If you are not a pink person, this is the color for you. It works well with summer’s color palette; making it easy to wear during the day or for evening events. This is a fun color I enjoy wearing when I am not in a pink mood. Love it!

I tested out Chanel Sargasso nail polish for summer with one base coat and two coats of color. Despite the dark color, Sargasso glides on smoothly, allowing the second coat to not be streaky. It offers an even color on the nails, allowing it to look luxurious and rich. Love that too!

So which color from the Chanel summer 2017 nail polish collection do you love? Sargasso and Sea Whip are my two favorites; but I do plan to rotate through all four of them . I love changing up my nail polish color.

The Chanel Cruise 2017 nail polish collection for summer is not available in all stores, you can find this exclusive collection online here.


Chanel nail polish Act II for spring 2017

spring 2017 chanel nail polish

Chanel nail polish for late spring 2017 from left to right: Chanel Emblematique nail polish, Chanel Tulle nail polish, Chanel Androgyne nail polish and my favorite from the collection, Chanel Washed Denim nail polish

Chanel nail polish has released their second spring 2017 nail polish for the season. As with the second release of Chanel handbags in a given season, let’s refer to this late spring 2017 release as “Act II.”

The new spring 2017 nail polish collection from Chanel has four brand new longwear colors for the warm weather season. There is a vampy, chocolate brown hue named “Androgyne,” a playful red named ” Emblematique,” a classic and vivid pink named “Tulle,” and my favorite shade from the collection, “Washed Denim.”

All four of Chanel’s late spring 2017 nail polish colors are limited edition, and are made with the iconic design house’s longwear nail color formula.

Chanel Washed Denim nail polish spring 2017

chanel washed denim spring 2017 nail polish

Well I had to start with my favorite! Chanel Washed Denim nail polish for spring 2017 is a fabulous slate blue hue. This is a slight twist on the season’s grey nail polish trend. If grey is too dreary for you, Washed Denim by Chanel is the color you are seeking! This is a great alternative to grey, yet it is still considered part of the grey color family. Love that!

I used one base coat, two coats of color, and no top coat. Washed Denim is a cream nail polish and it glides on evenly; no streaks! Since it is a grey-ish color, and grey is a neutral, Chanel Washed Denim nail polish is an easy color to wear for spring 2017. It plays well with the various color palettes of the season. Love!

Chanel Emblematique nail polish spring 2017

chanel emblematique nail polish spring 2017

If you are a classic red nail polish kind of gal, Chanel Emblematique nail polish for spring 2017 is your hue! There is a slight orange-red tinge to this polish, yet it does not look overly orange; it is quite red. This is a playful red which is a few shades darker than cherry. It could easily be worn in the fall or winter season; it is that type of red. I am wearing it with one base coat and two coats of color, no top coat. Emblematique by Chanel is a cream nail polish and it applies evenly without streaking. Very fabulous and chic! Love!

Chanel Androgyne nail polish spring 2017

chanel androgyne spring 2017 nail polish

Chanel Androgyne nail polish for spring 2017 is a deep, dark, chocolate brown. How autumnal! Yes, this is traditionally a fall color, but Chanel has inserted it into their late spring 2017 nail polish collection, and it is fabulous. If you are seeking something which goes against the norm, this is your nail polish for spring.

I tested out Chanel Androgyne nail polish for spring 2017 with one base coat, two coats of color and no top coat. This too is a cream nail polish which does not streak. It offers a solid finish with high shine. This is my second favorite color of the collection. I am kind of obsessed with it! Since brown is a neutral, this is an easy nail polish to wear with any ensemble. Love!

Chanel Tulle nail polish spring 2017

chanel tulle nail polish spring 2017

Chanel Tulle is a traditional spring pink nail polish. Tulle by Chanel is vivid and bright, making it a fun pink to wear this spring season. This is definitely the most classic color from Chanel’s Act II spring 2017 nail polish collection. It is also a great pink to have in one’s nail polish wardrobe. I am wearing it with one base coat and two coats of color. This is a cream nail polish and it does not streak. Love this pink!

So what do you think of this second spring 2017 nail polish collection by Chanel? Do you like the colors? I love this collection because it is more unexpected than other Chanel collections from recent seasons. While Chanel Tulle offers a classic spring pink hue, the other three colors are either edgy, or pulled from other seasons.

Chanel Washed Denim nail polish is going to be my go-to for the rest of the spring 2017 season. I really love the blue-grey hue. It is on trend, edgy, yet neutral. Love that! When I want to mix things up, I am going to reach for Chanel Androgyne. This chocolate brown hue is unexpected for the spring season, making it a fun and edgy alternative to spring 2017’s grey nail polish trend. Lastly, if I need to look classic for spring, Chanel Tulle will be my go-to. It is a nice, vivid pink; perfect for feminine and classic ensembles. For me, Chanel Emblematique nail polish is a special occasion color. I don’t wear red on a daily basis, but I love how it looks with cocktail attire, or gala gowns.

Which color is your favorite? You can find Chanel nail polish late spring 2017 online here.