Chanel Mirabella nail polish for summer 2014 review


Pictured: Chanel “Mirabella” nail polish from the Chanel summer 2014 nail polish collection. Photo taken in overcast weather. Two coats of color, one base coat, no top coat.

Chanel Mirabella is a bright orange nail polish color from Chanel’s summer 2014 beauty collection. The bright orange hue teeters between being bright and neon. This is a hot nail polish color for the summer 2014. Orange nails, lipstick and tinted blush were all the rage on the spring/summer 2014 runways. This makes Chanel Mirabella nail polish the ultimate nail polish for the summer 2014 season; as well as right now!

The orange hue of Chanel Mirabella nail polish blends well with cool colors; which is unusual for an orange hued nail polish! Normally orange nail polish only works with shades of red, orange, yellow and neutrals. Not Chanel Mirabella nail polish! Chanel Mirabella has a slightly blue undertone which allows the nail polish to play well with shades of blue and pink. It does not play well with purple or green.

I tested out Chanel Mirabella nail polish with two coats of color, one base coat and no top coat. The polish proved to be chip resistant and lasted six days. I also felt like Chanel Mirabella nail polish made my skin look tan; which is always a plus!

Chanel always has the most beautiful selection of nail polish colors; and for summer 2014 the iconic fashion house did not disappoint! Although all of the nail polish hues from Chanel’s summer 2014 collection are beautiful, Mirabella is standing out as my favorite. The orange hue is fresh and playful; making it perfect for the summer season!

Chanel Mirabella nail polish can be found online here, here and here

Top six mandarin fragrances for the summer 2012 season

Now that we are well into the beautiful month of May, summer is around the corner and the weather is starting to feel like summer is actually here. As the sun shines brightly and air conditioners are turned on, Fashionistas everywhere are starting to think about shelving their heavier, cool weather fragrances and heavy florals from spring in order to find that perfect warm weather scent.

When the weather gets HOT, our noses tend to gravitate towards refreshing fragrances which generally are citrus or green leaf based. For summer 2012 citrus based fragrances are du rigueur and the refreshing scent of oranges, mandarins, lime and lemon are appearing in new fragrances launches from designers and perfumers alike.

Since Tru Fragrance announced that “Mandarin” is the ultimate “Hip Note” for summer 2012, we decided to test out a few mandarin based scents to share with you. We scoured beauty stores and department stores in order to come up with five mandarin fragrances to share with you; unfortunately we could not narrow it down to five, so we are sharing six!

In no particular order, here are six fabulous, mandarin based fragrances for the summer 2012 season:

Trish McEnvoy No. 6 Mandarin Ginger Lily

DKNY Sweet Delicious Tart Key Lime

Coach Signature Summer Edition 2012

Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess Capri

Nina Ricci Nina Fantasy

We love mandarin based fragrances for the summer 2012 season, what do you think of this seasons “Hip Note?” Happy fragrance shopping, and stay fabulous 


Tru Fragrance names Mandarin the ultimate “HipNote” of Summer 2012

Tru Fragrance, who is to the fragrance world what Pantone is to the color forecasting world, has officially declared “Mandarin” to be the “HipNote” for the summer 2012 season. This revelation comes off of the winter season’s wildly popular “HipNote” of Iris which offered a sweet and warm fragrance experience. As the weather heats up, perfumers and designers have decided to move in a crisp, fresh direction and are favoring Mandarin for the summer season.

As the temperatures have risen here in the San Francisco Bay Area over the past week, fragrance fans have been reaching for spring and summer fragrances in favor of their lighter compositions and cooler fragrance experiences. Mandarin, being one of the more popular and classic warm weather fragrance notes, has proven to be the most highly sought-after fragrance note of the summer 2012 season.

Summer 2012 will give fragrance fans many new scents to get excited about; and they all happen to contain the season’s “HipNote” or Mandarin. A few of the new mandarin based launches for the summer 2012 season are Coach Summer Edition 2012, Nine West Love Fury, Sinful for Her by The Buckle, Francesca’s Collections Signature and Chanel’s Allure Homme Sport Eau Extreme.

Renee Bukowski, Senior Product Development Manager for Tru Fragrance comments, “Overseeing the fragrance development process from conception to market, it is our job to be at the pulse of industry trends and what is appealing to today’s consumers. For summer 2012, consumers are looking for something new and unique to celebrate the season. Known to develop the imagination and enhance creativity, mandarin is the ultimate summer scent, offering a fresh and energetic take for warmer weather.”

Interesting enough in the fashion world, Mandarin’s sister citrus “Tangerine” happens to be the “IT” color of 2012 as declared by the world foremost color authority Pantone in December 2011. As consumers gravitate towards Tangerine hued clothing, they also appear to be gravitating towards a fragrance which matches their ensemble; proving that fragrance puts the finishing touch on an outfit.

In order to celebrate summer 2012’s “HipNote” Mandarin, Tru Fragrance has partnered with perfumer Kevin James Verspoor of Drom Fragrances in order to develop a unique, limited-edition mandarin based fragrance. The scent will be a modern, unisex fragrance which will be balanced by a woody base. The new eau de cologne will be named “HipNote Mandarin.”

To learn more about Tru Fragrance and to request a sample of the new “HipNote Mandarin” eau de cologne, please visit
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