Posted on August 31, 2013

Romantique’s Nail Varnish Hall of Fame

From right to left: YSL 'Parme Graffiti', Chanel 'Delight', Chanel 'Emprise', Dior 'Gris Trianon'

From right to left: YSL ‘Parme Graffiti’, Chanel ‘Delight’, Chanel ‘Emprise’, Dior ‘Gris Trianon’


I love painting my toe nails in bright colours in summer to vamp up my sandals. For my hands, I prefer muted, understated colours that go with every outfit. Today I want to share my favourite five summer nail varnishes with you. Colours I find myself reaching for again and again. Here they are:

Parme Graffiti and AGL Sandals

Parme Graffiti and AGL Sandals. Floral dress from Max & Co.


Yves Saint Laurent nail varnish in “Parme Graffiti” – This nail varnish was part of the Summer 2013 make-up range along with Jade Imperial. I just love the very pigmented, bright colour. Guaranteed no chips for 10 days! I prefer this colour for my feet but it looks equally as gorgeous on nails!

Chanel Emprise Nail Varnish

Chanel’s ‘Emprise’ is a peachy nude pink for the every day look of groomed, manicured hands. Love it.

Chanel Gold Nail Varnish Delight

My all time favorite: Chanel’s ‘Delight’, a gorgeous gold bronzey colour. Surprisingly non gaudy, this is a great colour for every day. Appropriate for summer as it reflects the sun beautifully, without being too overwhelming, as well as being perfectly xmassy for the festive period (I know I know, it’s still summer and we are miles away from dreary winter! )

Dior Nail Varnish 'Gris Trianon'

Dior Nail Varnish ‘Gris Trianon’

Remember the hype about Chanel’s greige ‘Frenzy’? This is like Frenzy but better! Dior’s ‘Gris Trianon’ greige colour is a bit stronger (Frenzy makes my hands look washed out) while still being a discreet nude colour. In my opinion, the quality is even superior to Chanel’s nail varnishes (which is pretty darn good already).


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  • Reply Nicolene Richards September 1, 2013 at 2:53 pm

    Love the Purple and Nude shades!

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