I managed to get my hands on a bottle of Chanel Mimosa today so as soon as I got home I stripped off my old nail polish and got down to painting my nails yellow. As yellows go, Mimosa does have the merest hint of green at the back of it, but it’s a difficult shade to catch properly. Sometimes it looks lemony, sometimes it’s a bit warmer and more sunny. And, I believe it is named for the champagne drink, rather than the flower.
The polish is lovely and slick to use, but even after three coats I still couldn’t quite get it even. On the first finger it is perfect – fully loaded – but I just couldn’t get quite the same even finish on the other fingers. Ideally, I would have taken it to four coats and that seems like too much to me. Because I got the one finger correct, I think maybe it’s just a shade that takes some practice to work with. You need to keep your cuticles really, really sharp looking and flawless – Mimosa is completely unforgiving and need precision application not to look raggedy around the nail edge. I’m going to persevere because I do genuinely love the colour. I’ll post again if and when I get it absolutely perfect!
I couldn’t resist gilding the lily with one of the stickers (that turn out not to be that sticky – urgh) I got in Bolognia.
|Ignore the third nail… oops.. smudged it at the last moment.|
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I didn’t think I’d like yellow nail polish, but that looks quite good. Definitely not a Winter colour, but I can see it going well with a tan for the Summer.
Im so on the fence about yellow polish. I just don’t know what I think. Can’t make my mind up at all. Ha.
I like it! when does this whole collection launch on the UK counter?
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I think this colour is pretty! I like that it isn’t chalky like some very opaque yellows I’ve seen swatched. This is squishy and jellyish enough to still look nice – as long as it doesn’t make my hands look lobstery when I try it, I think it will be mine! I’ve only tried that Barry M pastel yellow before, and that made my hands look off-puttingly like foam banana sweets! Thanks for posting!
Love this colour. Shall be looking out for dupes x
I’ve been on the hunt for a good yellow nail polish.. I think this one may take too much work for me though. The search continues!
So it’s expensive and hard to work with? I’m probably biased because I despise yellows, with my skin-tone being skim milk with purple-blue undertones, but I’d toss a polish for having bad opacity anyway.
There is a strong possibility that this colour will look awful on me but I want it all the same. I think it would almost impossible to be in a bad mood with summery yellow nails!
Hmmmm I’m not sure I could pull off yellow. But the shade is beautiful. Very zesty and vibrant.
I can’t wait to get my hands on a bottle of this polish. Yellow polish is a walk on the wild side for me, but there’s something about this one, I want to try. Thanks.
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what about the logo?
it is a sticker or somebody painted it on your nail?
Taa: It was on a ‘sticker’ set that I bought which turned out not to be sticky..so annoying. you need to use clear polish under and then over – it’s really fiddly.
I found it took 3 coats to get it looking even, but I do love it! Great for summer 🙂
I bought this in Portugal while on holiday – and it is a fiddle to get right (comments above correct)! Overall it could look cheap (which it isn’t!) depending on what you’re wearing. But if you wear it with a nice summer floral dress and your look is overall expensive and well groomed it lifts itself from tacky to classy! Best on smaller nails. Okay for fingers but to do toes as well doesn’t sit comfortably – except on the beach with a tan when it was fab : )