Chanel Fracas was one of the trio of polishes released for Spring 2013. For me, it wasn’t a mind-blowing collection, but at least Fracas seemed to be the most unique. A hot coral pink, it’s a perfect summer pedicure colour in my books; it feels a little loud on my nails, though it would work great if I were heading to the Caribbean for a vacay. [Oh, yes please!]

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Chanel Fracas (natural lighting)

Fracas is a classic Chanel crème, with a smooth formula that flows on really easily. If you’re careful, you can probably get enough coverage in one shot; seeing as I usually rush my manicures, two coats is a safer bet.

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Chanel Fracas (camera flash)

For the inspired outfit, I felt a little stuck; I blame it on the fact that Fracas is one of my least favourite Chanel polishes. Ultimately, I decided to play up its candy-like colour by pairing it with a minty pastel for a sweet & girly vibe (complete with gold bow sandals). [If you’re wondering how I managed to suddenly become the incredible shrinking woman, this photo was taken about 3 months ago.]

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Dress, Isaac Mizrahi for Target (thrifted); belt, J. Crew Factory Store; necklace, J. Crew; shoes, Enzo Angiolini

Am I being unfair? Is Fracas nicer than I give it credit? Stay tuned for the next MotW when I’ll be showing you a coral polish I actually love…

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