|Chanel Le Vernis Nail Colour in Mimosa £17.00|
Yellow is one colour I have never worn on my nails before. I think I have a light pastel Nails Inc polish hiding somewhere that I got as part of a kit, but I've never felt the urge to use it. I approached Mimosa with some trepidation, especially as a good friend of mine had been disappointed with it but I thought it's Chanel, how bad could it be?
Mimosa is what I would describe a banana yellow with ultra fine gold micro glitter, and although this can just about be seen in the bottle, it appeared to disappear completely once on the nails. One coat of this looked awful, really dreadful and two was not much better. After three coats it was nearly opaque but I found it hard to get a consistent finish so in the end used four plus a top coat. I'm still not entirely happy with the finish but I couldn't face doing anymore to my nails, being lazy by nature.
|4 coats of Mimosa applied + top coat|
Mimosa is definitely a look, I can't imagine it being a flattering colour on most skintones, although I'd love to see it on a really dark skin, I think that is how it would look best. This is a fashion colour and I can see it being a bit like marmite, you either love it or hate it. I for one love marmite (I even have it in omlettes, that is how weird I am) but I can't make up my mind in Mimosa. What I am pleased about is that it has sparked my interest much more than the majority of the OPI Pirates of the Caribbean Collection that I've swatched this week. I may not love it yet, but at least my reaction is more than one of indifference.
I picked up the more traditional Morning Rose Nail Colour as well this morning and I will try and swatch that tomorrow if I get a chance. I think that will have more universal appeal.
Chanel Le Vernis Nail Colour in Mimosa is available from Chanel counters nationwide for £17.00.