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Chanel Le Vernis Diwali nail polish July 17, 2012

Filed under: beauty — Deborah @ 8:44 am
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Chanel Le Vernis Diwali

Notwithstanding my craptastic application as noted on the photo at right (WTH happened to my ring finger?? And what happened to the cleanup on my index? This is what I get for over-40 eyesight!), Chanel Le Vernis Diwali nail polish is a nail newbie’s metallic foil polish DREAM.

I know, I know, I know that there are 8,000 dupes of Chanel polishes, yet I keep coming back to Chanel because (1) they’re usually, not always, but usually, the first with a beautiful, unique color, and (2) their formula is AWESOME. Diwali is no exception.

You would expect a metallic foil like Diwali to be difficult to manage, but with Chanel Le Vernis, it’s just like an ordinary, day-in-the-park creme in terms of application. Not too thin, not too thick. Just glides on and perfectly coats the nail. I could have actually gotten away with one coat, but did two because that’s just what I do (with the exception of Dragon, but more on that in a different post).

I’ve found Diwali to be a very wearable gold metallic, with significant silver in it to not make it too yellow. Put up next to Chanel Le Vernis Delight, it’s definitely the pale gold sister to Delight’s bronzy, coppery, red-headed gold first cousin. I’m not big on bling on my nails, but Diwali (and Delight) are just perfect glowy neutrals for the summer heat.

Finally, my DH, who barely tolerates my nail polish habit, (1) noticed my nails, and (2) said “they look like Cleopatra,” which to him, is a good thing. So GO Diwali!

Chanel Le Vernis Diwali is a limited edition nail polish as part of the Bombay Express de Chanel collection, and is available at select Chanel boutiques and for a limited time for US$30 at

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6 Responses to “Chanel Le Vernis Diwali nail polish”

  1. […] since I have so many new Chanel Le Vernis to try, to really highlight the warm gold tones I put Diwali on my toes and Pearl Drop on my tips. I think they go great […]

  2. […] away with. Since it’s the Paris-Bombay collection I am assuming the gold polish is the new Diwali Le Vernis, currently only available in a few boutiques in the US and elsewhere.  The red appears to be […]

  3. Naomi Says:

    Pretty shade 🙂

  4. I would love to wear this Chanel polish. It’s awesome that your DH noticed and said that, too! haha

  5. […] vamp (Vendetta). Plus, and this is an important plus for me, Suspicious goes well with my Diwali pedicure. Call me weird, but I actually like my pedi and mani to somewhat coordinate (note, not […]

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