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MUG SHOT: Chanel Spring 2013 – Emprise, Fracas and Accessoire

February 21, 2013 by pam

Before we proceed with the swatches, here’s a quick Polish Police update: I’ve started using a new camera and because the new camera’s lens is much bigger than my previous one, it isn’t compatible with the ring light I’ve been using for years. And that means I need to figure out a new lighting setup. I consider this a blessing since I wans’t 100% happy with the ring light anyway. I will keep swatching as I figure things out. That’s the only way to ride out this transition – with pretty painted nails.

And speaking of pretty painted nails. Chanel’s Spring 2013 is out at counters and stores now, including Rustan’s, my beloved polish mecca. Chanel’s Printemps Precieux collection includes three new nail polish shades.





Am I one of the many Chanel fans who have been dreaming of more unusual releases? Yes. But did I end up loving these three colors anyway? Hell yes.

I will admit that out of the three, I thought I was going to like Emprise the least. Longtime readers of Polish Police know that I rarely wear nude shades but holy crap, Emprise is pretty.


Seriously pretty.


Emprise is a rosy beige.


In the bottle you see very subtle shimmer but it doesn’t translate on the nails.


No problems with the formula, it was nice and creamy.


I used three coats.


Fracas is a bright pink.


It’s a nice happy color that will be perfect for the upcoming beach months.


I really like it.


Like Emprise, Fracas has subtle shimmer that you can see in the bottle.


Lovely formula.


Application was problem-free.


I used two coats.


And finally, Accessoire.


Accessoire is a deep red brown.


Super dark, super vampy, super sexy.


My photos don’t show just how dark this shade is. It’s even darker in real life.


Chanel does release a lot of vampy shades but how I can I blame them? They do it so well.


Accessoire has instantly added itself to my list of vampy favorites.


In fact, I love it so much I’m still wearing it now.


Formula was fantastic too.


It applied like a dream.


I used two coats.


Chanel’s Spring 2013 Collection is now available at Rustan’s The Beauty Source.


  1. Theresa says:

    Ooh, I love them all! Fracas is more down my lane than the others, but I think I’ll need to get Emprise too. I never ever wear nudes, since I can’t find the perfect nude shade to match my skin. But this one could be a winner! Thank you for your great blog!

  2. nix says: all the colors..
    how much per bottle? :) ) thanks!

  3. Debie Grace says:

    The deep red brown looks very nice! :D

  4. kirsten says:

    Hi! Do you know what stores in Hong Kong sell OPI and other polish brands? Thanks!!! :-D

  5. charly says:

    love love love accessorie…its so sexy indeed…

  6. Theresa says:

    I just went to the Chanel store here in Chicago to try all of these on my nails (I have a very pinkish, pale skin tone that won’t work with many colors) and Fracas is absolutely gorgeous!! I’m gonna go back there next week to get it :) Thank you for such an inspirational blog!

  7. Emprise looks lovely. Yay back to regular programming!

  8. Samantha says:

    Update your website!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :D

  9. S'nails says:

    Please, answer: Which is the camera & lens you just started using?
    Thank you very much in advance.

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