Friday, August 26, 2011

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Chanel Graphite

I know just about everyone would have seem lots of swatches of this polish, but if you're like me, that doesn't matter.  I love seeing swatches of polishes I like on different people to see how it looks with different skin tones and on different shaped nails (I especially love doing that with holos, because they look so different on everyone cause of the shape of the nail, whether its curved or flat and so on)

When I first saw swatches of Graphite I thought I just looked like a blackened silver foil.  But then reading peoples descriptions of the colour, they kept mentioning that it had gold flecks as well as silver.  It's very hard to capture the gold and silver flecks with the camera because it is so metallic and reflective.

When I bought these two Chanel polishes, I put Peridot on first for a quick swatch and photo, then I put Graphite on and was amazed a how beautiful it was.  I really didn't think I would like it as much as I do.  I originally only swatched four fingers, but after seeing it on, I had to finish my mani off and then continued to wear it for three days.  This was two coats with no base or top coat, just Graphite it all its naked glory.

This photo shows some on the golden flecks mixed amongst the silver ones, particularly in the bottom part of the photo.

Here is a shot in the shade, blocking the light source so you can see the speckled appearance of this polish.

What I love about this polish is that it's not just a silver foil.  The gold flecks in it warm it up.  I'm a total gold jewellery wearer. Rings, bracelets, watch, all of them gold, and this polish compliments them so nicely. 

I'm so emmensly happy with my first experience with Chanel polishes.  I hope they continue to step outside of the box and create unique colours and finishes, because God knows we are all getting a little bored of seeing the same shades recycled around.


  1. This is awesome on you....can't wait for mine to arrive

  2. Graphite is absolutely incredible, I thought I'd like Peridot more, but Graphite is miles ahead. Great swatches!

  3. It looks absolutely stunning. I wonder if we'll ever see the Revlon dupe (ish) here in Oz? Chanel polish is painfully expensive. Best I just refer to this post rather than consider if for myself. ;)

  4. Beautiful! *____*
    I would be curious to see it mattified *__*

  5. Others really thought Peridot was the winner here. I prefer Graphite in this collection. It's the one that I found the most interesting with the pewter but still silver and gold peeking out. Peridot had too much glaring gold staring back at me.

  6. Such a stunner! Looks absolutely gorgeous on you! <3

  7. This is great, especially love how it looks in the 3rd pic

  8. This is a pretty color-but I don't like it enough for the price!

  9. I was really surprised how much I loved this polish. I managed to not want it for a long time, but then right before I was putting my order in for Peridot, I saw some amazing swatches of Graphite and cracked. So glad I did! Graphite has become my go to polish. It's quick to apply, the formula is fab, and it suits just about any outfit. Love Graphite!

    I hear Carbonite doesn't have the gold flecks... to me, they make the polish special. Otherwise it's just another dark silver foil...

  10. Your macro shot has me convinced! =) Will need.

  11. That is very beautiful but I won't be paying that price for it.

  12. Wow! I love this one!

    I follow your blog now for a pretty long time and maybe you followed mine on Melaniesnailpolish (The Color Palette), but I moved to a new blog that fits my ideas. Maybe you would like to take a look at
    Maybe I see you there :)

  13. Kristy - can't wait to see your swatches. I know you will love it!

    Jaztee - I'm torn between the two, I think they are both fantastic polishes.

    olgiepolgie - Carbonite from Revlon is meant to be similar, but without the gold, which is what makes this polish special. But I don't know if we will get it here. You never know, maybe Ulta3 will do it? They made a perfect paradoxal dupe with Twilight Fever.

    gnoma - mattified, OMG yes, I will have to do that!

    beachgal - I'm a gold lover, so I still love Peridot, but this is such a nice change.

    idrinknailpolish - thank you

    Cali369 - Yep, that speckled indoor pic makes it look awesome.

    Beautiful Nails - thank you, it sure is.

    Fingers - I know, the price is a killer, but this is the first time I have splurged and I'm so glad I did.

    Theomanic - totally agree about Carbonite, without the gold theres nothing special about it. Just like you I'm so glad I got both. I was pleasantly surprised with the wear too, I got a few days out of it while on holidays.

    Mel, Glassflecked. - Do it, it's $$$$ but so worth it.

    Connie - at $39 here in Australia it's a big price to pay. Even on ebay the cheapest you can get it with postage is $35. I don't regret a single cent though.

    Melanie - Thanks, I will come and check you out


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