November 18, 2010


November 18, 2010.

I ordered Chanel Riva because the color looked pretty okay. There are so-so reviews so far, in terms of streakiness. This is my first time ordering from their website and I'd say, I had a good experience. I received complimentary free shipping as well as 2 free samples, which I got Chanel Allure Homme Eau De Toilette and Chanel Chance Eau De Parfum. I received my package in 2 days and that's freaking awesome! :D They packaged it well and Riva even came in a Chanel draw string pouch! :)

*the card is a code for complementary standard shipping.

Chanel Riva is from the Côte d'Azur Collection. It's a light baby blue with a blue shimmer, which isn't noticeable on the nail but on the bottle. The swatch is 3 coats and 1 coat of top coat. The formula is opaque and it applies streaky. But the third coat evens it out. I still like it but it's not very unique. Maybe they could've added more shimmer.. or something.

some recent pictures of swatches/mani's in my next few posts & maybe some vault pictures because my nails are short again -_- darn my weak nails!!

hope you enjoyed,


  1. pretty color, i can even see some of the blue shimmer!

  2. Amanda: Thanks! :) It comes out in the pictures a little bit but it's harder to see in real life :\ It would've been better if you could see it in real life, then it'd probably be worth the price.

  3. Hi, Katherine! I think the colors okay. I agree with you though that it's not so unique. The packaging is superb. I don't have any Chanel polish yet. I'm hoping to get one soon.:)

  4. Rins: I realize that after your comment, the first picture reminds me more of Nouvelle Vague, I really need better pictures LOL. Yup, they could've made it more unique, seeing that it's Chanel and that they like to do shimmers that aren't overpowering, they could've added some more, it wouldn't hurt. :P Ooh which ones are you hoping to get? :D

  5. This is a pretty color, but not very original. I got caught up in the hype of this color, but once I saw blogger swatching it, I was thinking "oh, okay, I don't need to get this color after all!" Finally nail blogs saving me money vs. creating monster lemmings that drain my wallet!

  6. I do like the colour but it's not something I really, really want. llamasqua's Rain on the other hand! Such a pretty and unique colour! x

  7. I think its beautiful! But I love baby blues and Chanel so its a match made in heaven for me! I think i'll order it :)

    You have a new follower!

  8. Varnish Vixen: I totally agree with you! :P But it's also kind of cute lol.

    Jade: OOOH! ;) I definitely want that too.. I was thinking about ordering it but then it would've been $27 US dollars from Europe to me :( and probably not even including shipping too! :( Boo! But I definitely want it. I saw swatches and they said it's really opaque.. :\ but nonetheless, the color and idea is AMAZING!!

    tasha~: Thank you! :) and I hope you like my bloggg