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To say this is my favorite polish would be like picking a favorite child. But it is most definetly in My Top 5.

20120717-121051.jpgThis is indoors, morning light, day 1.

20120717-121120.jpgFull sun, day 1.
I must tell you I did “sandwich” this with CHANEL Frisson. I was catching a little bit of the glimmer when I had 1 coat May, 1 coat Frisson, 1 coat May. But, like most CHANEL polishes the dreaded VNL was showing so I did put a thin 3rd coat on, which unfortunately hides the Frisson. Frisson is a light pink, with a golden shimmer along with gold & silver micro glitter.
This is a pretty polish (Frisson) but way too shear for me to wear on its own. Thank you to the beautiful Lori, who sent Frisson to me in my birthday package. Love you baby doll.

But back the CHANEL May, this was from their Spring/Summer 2012 collection, which also included April and June. I’ve told you before on here, I had to buy May because it’s pink and May is my birthday month along with my gorgeous daughter Jilly’s.

20120717-122137.jpgThis picture of Jilly makes me happy, so I’m including it. 💗
I’m going to give this polish the wear test, so I will keep you posted. I usually get bored with a color after about 2 days max, but this really is such a pretty color, I love it.

Thanks for stopping by. 💅

👣Update: Day 2: still wearing the May, but I really want to paint my nails!

20120718-084600.jpgI did add a coat of Frisson as an accent on my ring finger. The wear is beautiful, as in none so far, no chips, looks great!

Since I started doing the dupes for CHANEL polishes I have been asked, over and over, if I knew of a dupe for May. May was released by CHANEL early in 2012 as part of the Spring 2012 collection. Released along with May was April and June. I did find an exact, dead on dupe for April, Revlon Raisin Rage, I have not been able to find an exact, dead on dupe for May or June. May is probably my favorite polish of all time. It is pink and May is my birthday month and my daughter was born in May. I like May. 🙂


This is not an EXACT, DEAD ON DUPE, but I think you will agree, it is pretty darn close. The following pics are of 3 “nails”. The top picture was taken at night: starting on the left is Candy-liscious, the center half May, half Candy-Licious, on the end May.
The next picture is in the morning light, this time May is on the left, center half & half with Candy-licious on the end.


There is such a slight difference, it does not show up in the pictures. Candy-licious/Rose bonbon is just a shade, maybe even half a shade, darker than May. In the center nail, bottom pic, i hope you can see the difference. Ever so slight. That is why I won’t be adding this to my dupe page but I did want to tell you about it. I will continue to look for the exact dupe for May, but this one is so close, and to tell the truth I like the formula of WnW better. Goes on great in 2 coats, not fussy at all. May can be a little fussy. When you look at the price difference of $24, I think the Wet n Wild looks awesome! 🙂



If there is a cosmetics company out there that does nail polish colors better than CHANEL, I haven’t found them, yet. CHANEL always gets the color of the season just right. Maybe that is because CHANEL is the one setting the trends. If you looked at the recent fashion shows held in New York, London and Paris you will see that trending for the summer and fall is a lot of blue, gray, and blue-grays. CHANEL showed their latest haute couture collection set in an airplane. The runway was the center aisle of the plane. When asked after the show, why all the clothes were blue, Karl Lagerfeld responded with no reason, but added “I don’t have the blues”.

This the end of the show when all the models come out. Gorgeous!
Dior also showed a lot of bluish-gray. Probably more on the gray side than the blue side. His polish of choice looked to be an eggplant purpley color. CHANEL’s clear choice for polish is a pretty frosty blue. Right now on the CHANEL website, there is a limited edition color “Coco Blue” which is a light frosty blue. The other limited edition colors are Gold Fingers, part of the Las Vegas de CHANEL collection. This is a sheer gold, and the only review I saw on it was not a positive one. The reviewer said it pulled too much yellow, making her hand look sallow. From the Spring 2012 Collection June is the only color of the 3 released for this collection to be a limited edition.

These are the 3 colors released for the spring collection. From left to right, April, May and June. I bought May for myself as my birthday is in May (16th) and I love pink :), I bought April for a friend of mine who has a birthday in April, and I bought June as a prize in an upcoming giveaway on my You Tube channel.
These polishes ultimately give a great payoff in color and wear. If you haven’t used them before, they can be frustrating. Pretty much across the board, CHANEL polishes must go on in thin, thin layers. You need to let the first coat dry before applying the second coat, and don’t be surprised if you need a third. I have 3 coats of May in the picture, with a topcoat. The other thing about these polishes is the uniqueness (is that a word?) 🙂 of the colors. I know May is a spring/summer pink and you think it would be easy to duplicate, but not so. This is a warm pink, as opposed to a cool pink which is part of why it is so different. Even with CHANEL’s Black Pearl, which is a gray shimmer with blue undertones, you think it would be easy to duplicate but not really. You can come close. Revlon’s Black with Envy comes ‘close’ to Black Pearl but I think it is too dark to be a dupe. Black Pearl is part of CHANEL’s permanent line, and has been a top seller for many years. Revlon’s Naughty, which used to be called Perplexed is touted as being a dupe for CHANEL’s Paradoxical. I have heard from a reliable source that this is an exact dupe. I must say Naughty is also in my top 5 polish list.
CHANEL has raised the price of their polish. I paid $25 for Black Pearl and May. June was $28 and April was $26. McKenzie at Nordstrom told me June was higher because it is LE. Are they worth the price? For me and the 2 polishes I own, yes. I love both Black Pearl and May, they are in my top 5 colors of all time. Will I add to my collection of CHANEL polish? Probably not. For me the $8 polish that is ‘close’ to a CHANEL color is just fine. I will save the difference and buy more lipstick!

This is another picture that makes me happy, so I just had to add it.
My You Tube channel
Click on the link above for my You Tube channel. I will be announcing a giveaway in the next week, one of the prizes will be CHANEL’s nail polish in the Limited Edition June!. This color has been described as the perfect apricot color! And I agree, it is so pretty and bright. This spring/summer it is all about this apricot, peachy, tangerine-ee color. It is every where. Which of the 3 spring shades is your favorite?


20120304-223751.jpgThis is Black Pearl

The other thing about me you should know, I am totally addicted to nail polish. This is my newest CHANEL from their Spring 2012 collection. This the color May. CHANEL released only 3 polishes for their Spring 2012 collection: April, May and June. (my birthday is in May, and I love pink)

This picture does not do this polish justice. It is so pretty that when I am driving I am distracted by the beauty of this color. When the sunlight hits it, oh my! Gorgeous!

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