December 10, 2010

it’s friday; i’m in love – chanel nail polish

This weekend seems to be the weekend for Christmas parties – I’m scheduled for one on Friday, three on Saturday (morning, noon and night!) and one on Sunday – so I popped into my favorite nail salon (Ballantyne Nail Spa, but the Cotswold location) last night.  I always bring my own colors – mainly so I can touch up any little nicks that I might get – and I totally love the new colors I’m sporting today – Chanel’s Paradoxal on my toes and Steel on my fingers.

Chanel Steel Nail Colour

Paradoxal is a deep grayish purple with a bit of shimmer, while Steel is a charcoal gray black shade, also with a shimmer.  Steel is part of the limited edition Soho Story collection, originally released for Fashion’s Night Out in Chanel’s newly reopened Soho store.   Although OPI and Essie are my everyday brands (and seem to last longer, at least on my nails),  I love to splurge on “the” trendy color of the season … and it’s usually Chanel.  Chanel’s Particuliere was the color for summer … and I dare say that I have found my winter signature colors!

Are you headed to holiday parties this weekend?  Enjoy!

Photo from Chanel.


  • carol @sofasandsage
    Dec. 10, 2010
    Hi Traci, I'm not going anywhere -- I've got thirteen 13 year old girls coming to my house for my daughters' (twin 13'rs) Christmas party!! Can I tag along with you :) ??
  • Laura Casey Interiors
    Dec. 10, 2010
    Those colors are fabulous! Hope you have a great festive time this weekend and Merry Christmas!
  • Chassity Evans
    Dec. 10, 2010
    Absolutely perfection for all the parties! Have fun, we're swamped too. In fact, I'm signing off now and walking out the door ;)
  • pve
    Dec. 10, 2010
    Just yesterday, I treated myself to a manicure and "mademoiselle" was my choice, but I am thinking for Christmas of a pinky red....but I do love that steel... I too have to have a bottle for touch-ups! pve
  • Leah
    Dec. 10, 2010
    Love that nail polish! Have a great weekend! Luvs!
  • Shannon
    Dec. 12, 2010
    Amazing choices! We too are in full holiday party swing! Thanks for the color ideas! You are SO stylish!!!
  • Eddie Ross
    Dec. 12, 2010
    Sounds like you had an eventful weekend! Love the nail color choice! Thanks for sharing. Happy holidays! Xo, E&J
  • AB HOME Interiors
    Dec. 13, 2010
    Too uch fun! I love this time of year and all the festivities. Hope you had a fabulous time, and I am sure your nails looked fabulous!
  • Amanda Hill
    Dec. 13, 2010 are a girl after my own heart! Aren't all the holiday parties so fun?

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