Tuesday, December 16, 2008

CHANEL Moscou/Moscow Nail Russian Nights Collection Swatches

Hi everyone! 

I know you've been waiting for these so I am just posting these swatches quick. I will edit later with more commentary. Bottom line is, they are freaking gorgeous, all of them. These pictures DO NOT do them justice. 

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When I say that these pictures do not do them justice, it is because these polishes have a lot of sparkle and fire in the sun that my camera just would not pick up. I almost feel like my pictures make these look a bit flat, and flat they are not. I photographed these in the late afternoon and typically my late morning/early afternoon sun is better. I am going to photograph these again later in the week, the next time the sun comes out. If I am able to get better pics I will share them. 

My favorite is Nuit De Russie, followed by Feu De Russie and Or De Russie, in that order. Click on the pics to enlarge the shimmery goodness. 

CHANEL Nuit De Russie:

Blackened base that is loaded with teal and green micro glitter. There are also sparsely placed pieces of burple micro glitter that really add extra fire and sparkle in the sun. 

CHANEL Feu De Russie:

Blackened base with burgundy, almost magenta shimmer. There are also some larger pieces of red and hot pink glitter.

CHANEL Or De Russie:

Blackened base with gold shimmer. There are also pieces of orange and green micro glitter. This color definitely has an olive look to it. 

Application on all of these was a bit on the thick side but nothing problematic. Sometimes I appreciate a polish that is a bit thicker because I feel like I have greater control over the application and less clean up to do.

So the main question everyone probably has - are these worth $30 bucks each? I think that can only be answered individually. For some people this might feel like a major splurge. Others might not think it is a big deal to plunk $30 bucks down for little luxuries like this. I am sure there are several people that simply can't bring themselves to spend the $30 on a bottle of nail polish. I say, if you like it, and have the money to spare, then get them. And I also cannot blame the people that won't drop the cash and think it's foolish. If I wasn't blogging, and didn't feel the need to show you the latest and greatest, I probably would have only sprung for one or two of these. But I am glad I have them and will definitely wear all of them. 

Well that is all for now. I am spent! LOL literally.

xoxo,
Katee


30 comments:

  1. very pretty!

    how does Nuit De Russie coapre to MAC whirlwind?

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  2. Ohmiiiigosh, Katee. I'm doing cartwheels already. Nuit De Russie doesn't look dupe-able so I may have to snag that. I'm excited!!

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  3. Wow, they are all much prettier than I thought they would be!! I think I like Or De Russie the best. They are all gorgeous though, too bad I don't have an extra $90 laying around!

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  4. Hmmm I really like the gold, because it looks olive, the blue and red look just ok to me...

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  5. Wow! Much prettier than I thought, though honestly...the blue doesn't look as "unique" as I thought it would. These swatches totally changed my initial impressions.

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  6. Thanks for posting these. Fortunately, these pics have killed my lemmings. These just don't wow me at $30.00 each. Great blog.

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  7. Ok... I've been trying to find the Zoya remove... and I can't! Not on Transdesign, Head2Toe or 88... do I have to buy on Zoya's site? Do you know of a retailer (Ulta, Beauty Brands) that carries it?

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  8. Great swatches Katee! How much do you love them? I'll be getting posting mine tomorrow - can't wait! :)

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  9. Thanks for the swatches! Is Or de Russie a dupe for China Glaze Wagon Trail? That was what I was expecting it to look like. Now I'm just waiting for the three to arrive at my doorstep :)

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  10. Love your swatches! I want them ALL! :)

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  11. Hi, so are these made in USA or in France? Thanks

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  12. Hey Katee!
    I'd probably do the same. Whenever I go to Sephora I spend a fortune. Somehow, I always justify to myself buying those super expensive beauty products due to better quality, fragrance, application of the product and etc. :)

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  13. The blue is amazing.... I can't wait for it be be released in Europe (crossing fingers for that!)

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  14. tarotbydianaDecember 17, 2008

    OMG! I think I just had an orgasm. A polish orgasm. Maybe since it's Chanel, I'll call it a poorgasm. Those colors could not be more beautful! *Fans self*

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  15. Wow thanks for these Katee :) I think that this is as close to these I will ever get cause I haven't seen these in the UK.

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  16. The gold is my fave! I don't need it $30 enough, but I at least have your pics to look at! :)

    Way to take a $90 hit for the team sister! :) lol

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  17. Thank you so much for the swatches and commentary I am so excited to pick up the blue and probably the red. There isn't really a boutique here in MN, just counters, so I'm going to order from the site (I don't feel like running around to twenty different places). I can't wait!

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  18. Melsh - Thank you! I don't have whirlwind for a comparison.

    B - Yay1 Glad you like it!!

    Kim - I hear ya. I am still feeling bad on how much I spent on these.

    Vampy - I think it's funny that your favorite is my least favorite considering how we were separated at birth and all, LOL

    Styrch - Thanks!!

    Garnet - I hear you! $30 bucks is a lot for polish.

    Courtney - never seen Zoya remove in a retailer. I buy it at zoya.com

    Steph- I love them but still having 2nd thoughts because of the price.

    Asian Girl - I am going to do a comparison w/Or and Wagon Trail and will post later.

    Mischo - thank you!!

    Anon - made in France.

    Mimi -me too. I've been spending a TON at sephora lately. shoot me!

    Kalli - good luck! Blue is my favorite. I don't know if they are being released in europe.

    Diana - LOL I love it - poorgasm. After buying those that is what I am having too, because they are still sooooooo pretty!

    Lina - Elvira - yeah, I don't know if they will be available across the pond or not.

    Brooke - that is kind of how I felt about it, takin one for the team LOL

    Sarah - yeah just get them online. so much easier than driving all over the place :)

    Thanks everyone for your comments!!

    xoxo,
    Katee

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  19. Gorgeous! I want the red!

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  20. Oh wow. I love, love, love Or de Russie!

    Unfortunately, $30 for one polish isn't going to happen around here anytime soon...but thanks so much for sharing the pictures! Gorgeous, gorgeous...

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  21. I got all three and Vendetta! can you say A-M-A-Z-I-N-G?

    Chanel has done it AGAIN!!!!!

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  22. oh. my. god. you are soooooooo lucky!! i seriously want all three (in particular thefue de russie shade. ugh. so fabulous.

    xoxo,
    La C.

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  23. Sasha - get it while you can! I don't know how long they'll be available, even at $30.

    Jamie - Thank you and you're welcome :)

    Stubby - I was debating Vendetta but think I am going to skip it cuz I have so many purples that I don't wear. Although the swatches might end up doing me in.

    La c - Thanks!! Arent they fab?

    xoxo,
    Katee

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  24. I love Or de Russie, but I don't think I'll be getting it. I want so many of the polishes that are out right now, I'd rather spend $30 at 8ty8 and get a whole bunch of the ones I want.

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  25. Omg omg omg! Gorgeous all of them! Definitely worth the $!

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  26. Awesome swatches. I ordered nuit de russee, and I got vendetta as a gift, which is A M A Z I N G!! I think it's similar to essie's sexy divide but deeper and nicer to apply obviously.

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  27. Erin - I hear ya! They are pretty but oh so pricey.

    Linn - are you going to get any of them? Wonder if they will be available in Sweeden or you can probably order online?

    Sharee - I think I am going to break down and buy Vendetta too:)

    xoxo,
    Katee

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  28. OMG! these are amazing colors!! I want to die and i want to have them all!! i do have the money. . .but idk if i should spend $90+ for all of them. . .but knowing me i probably will splurge, it will be a gift to myself for the holidays. Btw, I am new to this blog but i am really excited to find a safe haven for my obsession.

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  29. Hi Katee,

    I just bought China Glaze Wagon Trail and Side-saddle today at the discount price of $3 from Sallys! They are very very similar to Or De Russie and Feu De Russie, respectively. What do you think?

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  30. Mayra -Glad you found my blog!! These colors are very splurge worthy.

    MM - those are both good dupes! Not exact but very similar indeed.

    xoxo,
    Katee

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