The CHANEL Spring 2010 Le Vernis Nail Collection makes the ultimate manicure statement with new,
impossibly chic shades. 
Peter Philips, Global Creative Director
of CHANEL Makeup, created these colours for the Spring-Summer 2010 Ready-to-Wear runway show.

Le Vernis

LE VERNIS in Particulière, a cool, dusky grey; Tendresse, a delicate pink and Inattendu, a sun-warmed beige, $23.00.

The nail colour that has captured the most buzz is Particulière. Hailed as "The New Jade", as with most Chanel nail colours, I couldn't wait to get my hands on it, watching the website and ordering the day it became available.  In most of the descriptions I had read, Particulière was described as "taupey", "mushroom-y and gray". 

Unlike my experience with Chanel nail colours of recent collections (Rouge Noir, Diabolic, Cosmic Violine, Vendetta…the list goes on!), I can't warm up to Particulière.  This cool-toned shade has all the usual qualities I love in a Chanel nail polish; it wears well, doesn't streak.  But it doesn't wow me.  I think maybe if there had been a hint of shimer, I might have liked it more.  Particulière….I guess I'm just not that into you.  Of the three, it's Inattendu that I like the best.

 Chanel-base-coat Chanel-top-coat

BEAUTÉ DES ONGLES are the latest manicure must-have from CHANEL.  CHANEL maximizes the manicure with Protective Base Coat, a new anti-yellowing base coat fortifies and strengthens nails while quick-drying Extreme Shine Nail Lacquer brushes on for a high-shine top coat.  They work in tandem to strengthen and protect, while reducing the appearance of white spots. $23.00 each.

The CHANEL Spring 2010 Le Vernis Nail Collection is available now at CHANEL boutiques, department and specialty stores and at


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