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Coral and cream cling film (Saran wrap) manicure

I wanted to do a cling film manicure (aka Saran wrap manicure if you’re from the US).

I was already wearing a base of Chanel Lilis, so I thought it would be nice to use a complementary colour with it. I checked online, and it seems turquoise and coral are complementary colours. So I added some turquoise nail polish and did the old cling film trick with it. But I didn’t like it. The colours just didn’t look right at all.

So instead, I tried it with a cream and used OPI My Vampire Is Buff. That worked a lot better, especially after a coat of top coat had smudged and blended it a little.

Coral and cream cling film saran wrap
Coral and cream cling film saran wrap manicure using Chanel Lilis and OPI My Vampire Is Buff

 

For this manicure I’ve used:
  • Base colour: three coats of Chanel Lilis
  • Intermediate top coat: Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Anti-Chip
  • Top colour: OPI My Vampire Is Buff, dabbed at with a rolled up ball of cling film
  • Final top coat: Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Anti-Chip

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Chanel Lilis

It was our wedding anniversary (16 years) last Friday,and my husband bought me the three new L’Été Papillon polishes as an early present.

From the three polishes in the collection, I really thought Bel-Argus – the metallic, cobalt blue polish – would be the first of the three to make it onto my nails, but I was wrong. Instead it’s Lilis, a bright coral creme.

It went on really well – as with all Chanel polishes – and dried to a super shine.

The second coat started to bubble as it dried. I’ve never had that before with a polish (except for a while ago, before I learned that you shouldn’t shake the bottles). So, to rectify this, I added a third coat and then immediately added a fast-drying top coat. This sorted out the bubbling and left a lovely, shiny result.

Lilis is a bright coral, perhaps a coral red if I was being all web-designery and checking hex colours (#FF4040 if you’re interested!) It really is a lovely colour and suits my skin tone very well; it’s absolutely perfect for summer.  I chose the wrong day to wear it though. After a week of glorious weather in the UK, it’s back to being all dreary and overcast again.

Chanel Lilis
Chanel Lilis

 

For this manicure I’ve used:
  • Colour: three coats of Chanel Lilis
  • Top coat: Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Anti-Chip

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New Chanel L’Été Papillon Summer 2013 collection

The new Summer 2013 collection from Chanel, L’Été Papillon, launches next Friday 31st May in the UK. It launched at the Covent Garden pop up store a week early, and my lovely husband, who collected Malice for me from there last week, had pre-ordered these three for me as an early anniversary present. True love, eh, even after 16 years!

I love each of these so much. I love Chanel polish anyway. The formula is always perfect and there’s also something very classy about it. Obviously that’s due to the brand image and the correspondingly high price. At £18 each, I’m glad they don’t bring out too many polishes every year!

New Chanel L'Été Papillon Summer 2013 collection
New Chanel L’Été Papillon Summer 2013 collection: Lilis, Azuré and Bel-Argus

These are each named – or partly named – after butterflies, hence the “papillon” in the collection name:

Lilis is a coral creme. It is a perfect coral colour and so right for summer. I will love wearing this one.

Azuré is a duochrome that goes from teal to blue. Gorgeous and shimmery, it is a perfect colour for mermaid or peacock manicures.

Bel-Argus is a metallic cobalt blue, and in the bottle is my favourite of three. We’ll have to see how they shape up on the nail when I get around to wearing them.