This year, Chanel released a striking yellow nail polish, Le Vernis in 577 Mimosa together with their Les Fleurs D’ete de Chanel For Summer 2011. I have seen lots of swatches online before this collection was released in Singapore beginning of this month. Initially, I didn’t pay much attention to it because I hardly wear yellow nail colours and most yellow looks horrible on me – in other words, I didn’t think I will pick up Mimosa at all.
Glad I tried it at the counter. The moment I swatched it, I knew I must have it despite all the negative comments in regards to its formula. Unlike other yellows I have tried, this particular shade has a warmth to it which makes it easier for me to carry off. Due to the yellow undertone I have, most yellows look chalky and makes my fingers look dark (if you know what I mean).
All photos taken indoor with flash. Two coats of polishes in all pictures with base and top coat.
When the sunlight hits Mimosa, the yellow is so brilliant and beautiful. I think it’s one of the most gorgeous yellows out there for me and I am loving it.