Saturday, June 26, 2010

No Regrets: Chanel Nouvelle Vague


I went to my grandfather's funeral earlier this week (I sported Essie Demure Vixen btw...), which as you can imagine wasn't the most uplifting occasion, so I really needed something bright with some punch for today - and Chanel Nouvelle Vague was waiting! I had passed this one by many times, and told myself I didn't need it - but then I realized that of all the China Glazes I used to have (and gave up, because no matter what they chip terribly on me), the one I missed most was For Audrey. This is a veritable dupe for FA, and Chanel wears beautifully on me.

My grandfather was someone who lived with no regrets - ever. I got my hands on this polish to alleviate the regret I was feeling - that special kind of Chanel regret - so in a way, this is a bit of an homage to him. To make it even more fitting, he loved Chanel!

For you Opa, Chanel Nouvelle Vague:


See how different it can look in different lights?


Not all that much to say about this one that hasn't already been said - it's wonderful. I find the colour uplifting and calming all at the same time. It's a lot brighter than I usually go, but since its about 100ºF outside, I think if there's any time to go bright - it's now! Oh and I'm rocking Essie Carousel Coral on my toesies, and I think the combo is pretty great! :)

I'm thrilled and relieved I got this - and I think I will enjoy it for years! No regrets whatsoever. :)

Do you regret not picking up a certain polish?

kittytokaren


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9 comments:

Lissi said...

Hey! We tagged you for an award!

http://nailaddictsanonymous.blogspot.com/2010/06/blog-awards.html

Lissi
Nail Addicts Anonymous

aniploish said...

Looks so lovely on you! Rust zacht lieve Opa...
(Rozie)

Amberski said...

So sorry about your grandfather. Nouvelle Vague looks so pretty on you! It is the oly Chanel I own, and I love it. I also have ChG FA, and I think they are just different enough for me to keep both... : )

Spunkster said...

Sorry about your grandfather! NV looks beautiful on you though, and I love your nail shape!

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tasha~ said...

Sorry to hear about your opa I miss mine so much :(

This color looks amazing on you! I love how you see as a dupe FA usually its the other way around lol! You deserve to treat yourself.. I'm surprised you even found it so late after the release... I hope you feel better!

CassandraKK said...

This is gorgeous. Is it really hard to find?

I'm so sorry your Grandpa passed. Its never easy to deal with the death of a family member.

Thanks for the great post!

xxoo

Kasia

http:/www.cassandrakk.blogspot.com

Adrienne said...

I'm sorry to hear about your grandfather but I am glad you can find happiness in something as Simple as nail polish :)

Alison said...

I'm sorry about your Grandfather, my thoughts are with you and your family at this difficult time. My grandfather passed when I was little but he has always stayed in my heart.

Nouvelle Vague looks stunning on your beautiful nails, I absoloutely love that polish it really does brighten your day!

I regretted not buying Chanel Pepite when it was released, I got Delice which was in the same collection, and have never managed to win Pepite on evilbay either!

I am now of course lemming Paradoxal, I have seen not so good pics of it and some amazing pics of it. I guess it's one of those you have to see on yourself. Have you got yours yet?

kittytokaren said...

Thank you for all the well wishes friends!

@Lissi - Thanks friend, and we are honoured, but we don't do tags - too many people!

@anipolish - Lieve Roze - thank you v much you are so sweet. M'n Opa was helaas niet so lief...

@Amberski - What makes it different for you - the hidden shimmer? Or is the colour slightly different? I don't have FA anymore to compare...

@Spunkster - Thank you! And I'm checking out your blog ;)

@tasha - Yes! I was very lucky!! I had so much regret after not picking up immediately and someone kindly sold it to me (not over the bay of evil).

@Cassandra - Thank you and it is quite hard to find....especially since there are price gougers galore on eBay. Checking out your blog as well ;)

@Adrienne - Sometimes it the simplest things - a colour, a sound, a smell, that can take me back to home base. :)

@Alison - Ahh hey there! So glad to hear from you. It was actually a great time for my family, because the funeral brought us all together and I got to meet some cousins I had never met, and see all of my family. It was nice actually.

Ahh Pepite - I've seen that one up for swap on MUA? Maybe there??

OMG I am on the top of the Nordie's pre-sale list for Paradoxal!! I can't wait. I'm trying to get it through a swap first but I wanted to assure that I'd get it - not missing out again!

k2k

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