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MUG SHOT: Chanel Gondola is fun and sexy

August 28, 2011 by pam

If you’re as crazy about Chanel polish as I am, then you know exactly how I feel when new collections are announced and released.

Excited just doesn’t cut it.

Shortness of breath. Palpitations. Internal screaming. Giddiness.

Check. Check. Check. Check. CHECK.

But here’s the truth — while I love finding out about new shades, I also relish the time between releases. Those couple of months when things get a little quiet, when it’s too early to hunt for swatches, when finding bottles are impossible.

Because that’s when I can devote my time and attention to previous releases, to colors from Chanel’s permanent line, bottles that are easier to find than the limited edition shades.

Colors like Chanel Gondola.

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Gondola was part of Chanel’s Venice Collection for Fall 2009.

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It was released with Intermezzo, a soft shimmery white.

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I have a habit of dropping by the Chanel counter every time I’m in Rustan’s. A visit just doesn’t feel complete without me saying hi to the Chanel pretties on display.

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I first saw Gondola during one of these trips. I picked up the tester and did a quick swatch on one of my nails.

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I marveled at the shimmer and made a mental note to add it to my wish list.

I finally got my hands on Gondola (months and months later) and I love it.

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Gondola is a pretty burgundy that leans pink

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and has pinkish red and gold shimmer and sparkle.

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Chanel does a lot of deep wines, dark reds and reddish brown shades but the shimmer in Gondola makes it stand out.

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It’s fun and sexy.

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Subtle enough to wear to work.

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Sparkly enough to flash at a party.

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Gondola will rock as a pedi color too.

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I can’t wait to wear it.

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I had zero issues with Gondola’s formula.

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It’s nice and smooth and is perfectly opaque in just two coats.

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I’m so glad I finally added Gondola to my collection.

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And here is Gondola mattified. Check out the now matte sparkle.

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Speaking of matte, I can’t wait to try Chanel’s Velvet Top Coat which is set to come out later this year.

You can find Gondola and other Chanel shades at Rustan’s. Each bottle is ₱1350.


2 Comments »

  1. Eugenia says:

    Pam, you did it again; you made me want to race out right NOW and pick this up — but I can’t. Because it’s 10:37 pm where I am, and the stores are closed. But tomorrow morning, ahhhhh…..guess where I’ll be headed?! Lol!! No, seriously…I need to pick this up! I agree with you about the “in-between-the collections” times, where we can sit back, breathe a bit & re-aquaint ourselves with beloved past shades. I have a box of “vintage Chanel” polishes that I have been simply dying to start posting about…you’ve inspired me to do just that! Hugs! :)

  2. pam says:

    Eugenia! Gondola will look gorgeous on you!!!

    Me too! It’s my dream to be able to swatch all the Chanels in my collection :D We’ll get there one day, haha :)

    Hugs!!!!

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