Chanel Azure is the second polish from the 2013 Papillon d’Ete collection that I picked up. Before I get to the oohs and aahs, here’s a look:

Chanel Azure
Chanel Azure

A gorgeous teal-blue duochrome with a chrome-like finish, Chanel Azure is another out-of-the-box colour for the brand. It is not as trend-setting as some of Chanel’s past best-sellers, but it is stunning nonetheless.

Chanel Azure
Chanel Azure – flash

I was a little worried about the formula; after one coat, it looked a bit patchy in places. However, it all evened out on the second coat, and I got great coverage. I also added top coat for a bit of extra shine, as the finish of Azure is not as glass-like as most of Chanel’s creme polishes (it’s not a creme, so that makes sense).

Chanel Azure
Chanel Azure

The duochrome in Chanel Azure is elusive in photos, though much more apparent in real life. My best attempts at capturing it were … not very good. But, hopefully, you get the idea.

Chanel Azure
Chanel Azure

Azure reminds me of butterfly wings, but also the intensely blue waters of the Caribbean ocean. I chose the latter for my inspiration, and decided to put together a summer-ready outfit. There may have been some wishful thinking involved …

Chanel Azure
Dress, BCBG (consignment); belt, Holt Renfrew; shoes, Nine West; necklaces, vintage + Banana Republic; earrings; Banana Republic

I love the mix of colours here, especially the blues (of course). The brown accessories work better than black for a summer vibe.

Chanel Azure
Belt, Holt Renfrew; ring, Swarovski

One last look:

Chanel Azure
All ready for summer!

4 Comments on Manicure of the Week: Chanel Azure

  1. Nice color and nice outfit!
    I like how you adapt your regular cloths to your growing belly.
    Have you ever checked zulily for maternity cloths? The delivery takes some time but there is a lot of choices and the prices are good too

    • No, I don’t tend to buy a lot of maternity clothes, per se. I’m lucky in that I usually get away with just buying bigger sizes of regular clothes, which tend to be cheaper and nicer looking. Honestly, after 9 months, all I want to do is burn my maternity wardrobe! So I don’t invest a lot of money in it.

      I feel like I’m getting bigger this time, though, so I may have to start looking at different options.

  2. I love the outfit – It’s very much You.
    I don’t put nail polish on my fingernails, but I’m a pedicure addict and while I love hot screaming red colours in the winter months, I lean towards blue to green and orange spectrum for the summer choice. I may just select that one on my next trip to Spasation.