7.04.2015

Blue Nails | Essie Mesmerize, Misa A Sin Worth Committing




I am not the one who draws stars and stripes on the nails, but I give you a blue NOTD for the sake of it. 
When I first saw the promotion images of the Blue Rhythm de Chanel, I immediately thought about these two legacy nail polish shades I've had for years, Essie Mesmerize & Misa A Sin Worth Committing



They are not exactly dupes. However, one vibrant medium blue creme and a deep navy with blue shimmer that are already in my collection doesn't really make me covet the new blue polishes from Chanel. Life needs other things than a pile of blue nail polishes.





There still is no sign of the collection in the U.S. market. Chanel even sent out an email pitching their last spring collection a few days ago. At this point I have to wonder what is wrong with them. My enthusiasm for the collection is slowing dying, guys.





Essie Mesmerize (L) & Misa A Sin Worth Committing (R)


I think Essie Mesmerize is at least a shade lighter than the Chanel Vibrato so that I secretly want it.  Misa A Sin Worth Committing looks quite close to the Fortissimo, though.
These polishes are incredibly staining especially when you remove them. Still worth the effort, I'd say, although no sin is worth committing.


Have a happy 4th, my friends in the U.S.! :)





16 comments

  1. Hey Lena, I am not too sure what's going on with the Chanel collection, either. I haven't received any information about it. From what I can see, you are covered in the blue nail polish department tho!

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    1. It does seem like a good filler collection right before they push out the fall collection, but we are already hearing things about the fall collection. There was a rumor it will be out in June plus my Canadian friends already got them, so the frustration. I am not even sure if I want it now. ;-/

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  2. Hey Lena that's so strange! It's all here in Canada! I wonder what the heck is going on?

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    1. I know!! And I don't think many Canadian folks gushing about the collection, either. LOL.

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  3. True that life is worth other things, but I love a good blue nail polish. You know I used to always have staining issues with bright and dark blue nailpolishes, until I got Bleu Cobalt by YSL (a very dark blue), it does not stain at all!

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    1. Haha, you just might have heard me trying to put some balance into my makeup life. I do love blue polishes and have tons...*whispers in your ear* ;p
      I think the staining problem is more common in medium toned blue with lots of vibrancy. Navy and even blacked blue don't give me the same grief. I just know that once I remove this mani, I have to wear red or orange to "neutralize" the stains. ;-)

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  4. Ooh such lovely blue nail polishes :)
    I adore blue nail polish. I never actually thought I would say that cause there was a time (when I was a teenager) that ALL I wore was blue. Blue nail polish, blue eyeshadow etc... then I got sick of it and stopped completely but now it has come back to me and I realize how much I love the color :D
    The staining issue is real though... just as with reds ;) I wore a blue manicure a few days ago and IT STAINED LIKE CRAZY!!!
    Love your manicure with the darker blue accent :)
    xx

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    1. I know, the staining problem is real! I usually wear red to neutralize the stain(?) then move on to lighter colors. I don't even have a big cuticle issue, but it would be terrible on unevenly cut cuticles, you know?
      And oh, I am a big lover of blue. I do not like green too much, but blue eyeshadows and nails are much loved by me. :)

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  5. That blue collection came and went in a flash. It's all boring beige stuff now. I think Mesmerize is a perfectly fine option. I used to eyeball it so hard on Pinterest because it was never in any of the stores here. But that sort of bright blue is quite popular now. :)

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    1. Alas, so it is possible it might not make it here at all! (Now I want it again..Gah)
      I got Mesmerize years ago. I remember it was a part of some punk spring collection. Glad to see it has made into the core collection, because it is a very unique (slightly greyed) blue. It is avail on line, but hope you will find it in the stores. :)

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  6. I like dark blues. I've been giving away my nail polishes though. I'm only keeping a handful. First, I don't wear them much, and second, I'm boring with nail. I only use colours with greyish hues, or muted colors or really dark colors - I have no idea why! I don't like pink or red on my nails, and truthfully, I'm just lazy. Hahaha!

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    1. Dark blues are so chic! I used to wear dark dark navy when Chanel Black Satin was all the craze, then I stopped as soon as they brought out Blue Satin. That's how I am. ;p I like that Chanel brought out vibrant blue shades that don't look gaudy or trashy. I just need to see them here!!
      For some reason, I do not like pink nails at all. Haven't worn anything real pink on my tips for years. :)

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  7. Ooh, love both of these bad boys! I too am a big blue polish fan, though lavender has taken center stage this year. I thought no base coat could withstand the true staining test that is blue polish and for years just dealt with the aftermath. Nails Inc. NAIL KALE base coat. Life-changing. No staining. I've worn a vibrant turquoise blue cream and a navy pearl. No stains. ??? Where has this been all my life?!
    Always good when you can find things in your stash that satisfy your latest lemmings. Though Chanel polish is always hard to resist. The formula and bottle design are pure happiness.

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    1. Oh, I will definitely try the Nail Kale base coat if I can find it! But KALE? As in kale..?? LOL LOL. I am still wearing the same mani but will do a new one today. The real challenge is when I remove the colors.
      For me, Chanel polishes are more about the exquisite colors not the formula itself. It is good to have these two colors and feel somewhat satisfied, because it looks like the collection might not even make it here (according to Liz Reductionista). So sad, but I will live. ;-/

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  8. I have Dior Electric Blue, which is kind of like that Essie (maybe slightly more squishy), and I was just thinking about putting in on my toes...I think I will! (But, um, probably tomorrow. My plans for the rest of the night just include a shower and ice cream.) I love blues on nails - totally my favorite.

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    1. Haha, you're adorable Larie! I know exactly how you feel. I can't believe I used to change tips and toes everyday! Now I have to mentally award myself just to keep up with weekly mani pedi. And a shower and ice cream is tough to beat! ;D

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