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Chanel LE VERNIS Longwear Nail Colour

and LE GEL COAT Longwear Top Coat

Nail Swatches

Chanel Le Vernis Karen G Nails 1I was so excited to test and swatch the newest collection from Chanel, LE VERNIS Longwear Nail Colour. The colors have been reformulated for a longer lasting, high-shine, 5-free and newly enriched with Bioceramics and Ceramides. I’m impressed by all the colors in the reformulated collection. The new formula is creamy and highly pigmented. I love the amount of full coverage most these shades give after just one coat and the amount of shine with the Le Gel Coat top coat.

Chanel Le Vernis Karen G Nails 2After using the product I noticed my manicure lasted longer with the new LE GEL COAT Top Coat. I’m happy to report there were no chips and only a slight amount of tip wear after just 5 days! I wanted to mention that everyone thought I had gels on, that’s how amazing the shine is with the new LE GEL COAT! I described in my previous post that the Top Coat is activated by natural light that bonds to the nail color for flexibility, strength and unprecedented wear. Therefore, Chanel says there’s no need for a UV lamp to end up with a glossy gel-like finish and I agree! The top coat is thicker and you may need to go back to your bottle once more for product to cover your entire nail. I’ve had many people ask me if it’s a fast drying top coat, even though it’s not marketed as a fast drying top coat I have noticed that it dried my nails really quick!

I’m excited to hear your thoughts on Chanel’s new formula and top coat. I would love to know which is your favorite Chanel Le Vernis Nail Swatches shade below!Chanel Le Vernis Karen G Nails 3

The new Chanel LE VERNIS Longwear Nail Colour collection and LE GEL COAT Longwear Top Coat are available at, Nordstrom, Bloomingdales, Neiman Marcus, and Macy’s for $28.

Chanel Le Vernis Nail Swatches Karen G Nails 1

Chanel Le Vernis Pirate Swatch Karen G NailsPIRATE – The perfect vampy red and one of Chanel’s bestselling cult favorites.Chanel Le Vernis Rouge Essential Swatch Karen G NailsROUGE ESSENTIEL – My new favorite red! This shade is very similar to Chanel’s ‘Dragon’ which is my go to red polish.Chanel Le Vernis Gitane Swatch Karen G NailsGINATE – Is a cute poppy red-orange and their brightest red in this collection.Chanel Le Vernis Shantung Swatch Karen G NailsSHANTUNG – Gorgeous shade and a cross between magenta and a deep raspberry color.Chanel Le Vernis Camelia Swatch Karen G NailsCamelia – The richest pink with a hint of blue.

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Chanel Le Vernis Particuliere Swatch Karen G NailsPARTICULIERE – One of my personal favorites! I haven’t come across a color that compares to this shade, it’s my favorite taupe polish. This color looks different on every client I’ve put it on, but compliments every skin tone.
Chanel Le Vernis Garconne Swatch Karen G NailsGARCONNE – You don’t see too many colors like this around, but thankfully for Chanel theres now a greenish grey. Chanel Le Vernis Monochrome Swatch Karen G NailsMONOCHROME – I would recommend everyone to have a shade of grey in their collection and this is such a good light grey for every skin tone.Chanel Le Vernis Organdi Swatch Karen G NailsORGANDI – This is the perfect full-coverage rosy nude shade for spring. Chanel Le Vernis Ballerina Swatch Karen G Nails

BALLERINA – A true classic Chanel shade! My clients personally request this soft pale pink shade all the time.


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Chanel Le Vernis Mythique Swatch Karen G NailsMYTHIQUE – A dark burgundy polish that I fell in LOVE with at the #COCOLOVESLA beauty lounge event this past weekend in Los Angeles. This is a color I normally wouldn’t wear, but I decided to give a try and I’m glad I did. I immediately fell in love when the lovely manicurist at Olive and June applied it perfectly.Chanel Le Vernis Vamp Swatch Karen G NailsVAMP – This color will never go out of style! This edgy black-red polish has been rocking since its debut in the 1990’s.Chanel Le Vernis Roubachka Swatch Karen G NailsROUBACHKA – Is a deep purple almost black shade. Initially very sheer with one coat, but perfect with two coats.
Chanel Le Vernis Chaine Or Swatch Karen G NailsCHAINE OR – My dreams came true! Chanel released a GOLD polish and it’s gorgeous. Two coats gives you a good amount of coverage, but three coats makes it the perfect gold.

*Unfortunately, I could not swatch Rouge Noir or Mariniere, but these shades are available in the new formula.


I wanted to thank Chanel and Elizabeth Fraise for inviting to attend #COCOLOVESLA beauty lounge event at the Chateau Marmont. I had an amazing time at the event with Stephanie Stone from the Photo Booth to and getting our nails done by the sweetest manicurists over at Olive & June, thank you Sarah and Ashlie Johnson! I wanted to share with you all a couple of pictures I took at the event just incase you missed my snaps. *The color I’m wearing is Mythique by Chanel 🙂

Coco Loves LA Beauty Lounge Chanel event - Karen G Nails

Chanel Coco Loves LA Beauty Lounge event - Karen G Nails

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Chanel sets the standard when it comes to fashion and beauty. Theres no question that Chanel sets trends and throughout the years LE VERNIS style-defining shades have done exactly that.

CHANEL LE VERNIS New Case Karen G Nails

I’m excited to share with you the newest collection from Chanel, LE VERNIS Longwear Nail Colour. The formula has been reformulated for a longer lasting, high-shine, 5-free and newly enriched with Bioceramics and Ceramides.

CHANEL LE VERNIS Colour Karen G Nails
The formula is set to deliver protective benefits that will strengthen nails and improve the quality of nails over time and selected pigments that offer an even application for a more dramatic lacquered look.
The most important step in any manicure is the Top Coat! Chanel has a new LE GEL COAT Longwear Top Coat that extends the wear of LE VERNIS for up to 7 days and will provide a glossy, gel-like finish!
How does this work? The clear Top Coat is activated by natural light and bonds to the nail color for flexibility, strength and unprecedented wear.
Therefore, Chanel says there’s no need for the UV lamp or the damage to end up with a glossy, gel-like finish.

CHANEL LE VERNIS Colour Case Karen G Nails

Chanel LE VERNIS Longwear Nail Colour comes in 16 shades:


CHANEL LE VERNIS Body Excellence Karen G Nails

I’m excited to share with you the new formula from Chanel LE VERNIS Longwear Nail Colour collection and go through the quick and easy steps to achieve the perfect ultra-glossy gel-like finish manicure using Chanel products.

Step 1
Apply one thin layer of Chanel LA BASE PROTECTIVE AND SMOOTHING base coat.Chanel La Base Karen G Nails

Step 2
Apply two coats of think coat of Chanel LE VERNIS Colour in Rouge Essentiel.

Chanel Le Vernis Rouge Essentiel

Step 3
Finally, lock in the color using Chanel Le Gel Longwear Top Coat to achieve the perfect gel-like finish.




CHANEL “I Love Coco Backstage Beauty Lounge”

Go to the link below for a special backstage all-access invite from CHANEL and reserve a spot for you and your friends in advance #COCOLOVESLA


Friday, February 26-28
Noon – 7pm daily
Bar Marmont at the Chateau Marmont – 8171 Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles, California


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Valentine’s Day

Valentines Day Mail Box Karen G Nails

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and I hope everyone has a special Valentine for this weekend! In the spirit of LOVE, I thought it would be a cute idea to make a Valentine’s Day inspired nail art tutorial.

You know the saying, ‘I wear my heart on my sleeve’?… well, I prefer ‘I wear my heart on my fingertips’ Therefore, that was the sheer inspiration for this nail look.

I hope you enjoy this Valentine’s Day nail art tutorial and remember to give and receive love everyday of your life!


Valentines Day Nail Tutorial Karen G Nails


Valentines Day Nail Design Karen G Nails

Essie – Minimalistic
OPI – Hello Kitty 5 Apples Tall
Detailing Nail Art Brush
Dotting Tool
Seche Vite – Top Coat

Step 1
Apply two coats of Essie ‘Minimalistic’ allow time to completely dry.

Step 2
Using a dotting tool dipped in OPI ‘5 Apples Tall’ dot 6 circles in the shape of heart to achieve the best heart.

Step 3
Using a small nail art brush dipped in OPI ‘5 Apples Tall’ connect the dots to form the outline of the heart.

Step 4
Fill in the heart using OPI ‘5 Apples Tall’.

Step 5
Finally, lock in your Valentine’s Day nails by applying one coat of Seche Vite fast drying top coat.

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Valentines Day Nail Art Karen G Nails

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Christmas Gift Guide

Christmas Gift Guide for the Nail Artist

Happy Holidays! It’s almost Christmas and I’m so excited to spend it with my family! I love spoiling all my loved ones, therefore, I’ve been doing a lot of last minute shopping. Finding the perfect gift can be stressful and I tend to ask my friends for gift ideas.
My friends always ask me what my favorite nail products are and I send them a list of all my must have items. So, I decided share my list with you and create a christmas gift guide including my favorite products!
The products below are not only on my christmas wish list but I love them all year round!
If you have a friend, sister, mom, girlfriend or family member that loves nails…the following products will be the perfect addition to their nail kit. I swear by these products and I wouldn’t be able to do my nails or client nails without them.
I hope this christmas gift guide helps anyone doing last minute shopping for the nail lover or nail artist in your life…or yourself 🙂

Christmas Gift Guide

1. OPI DripDry
Lacquer drying drops that dries nails to the touch in one minute and completely in five minutes. $5.75

2. Zoya Remove Plus
Big Flipper Polish Remover is a 3-in1 nail polish remover, nail prep, and nail conditioner. $9.99

3. Essie Million Nails
For visibly stronger nails with iron and amino acids that helps resist peeling and splitting nails. $10

4. H. Gillerman Remedy Pack
Organic essential oil remedies designed to address and provide therapeutic relief. Includes Sinus Remedy, Stress Remedy, Sleep Remedy, and Tension Remedy. $160 a $220 value

5. Formula X Bottle Service Set
Limited-edition 10-piece mini nail polish set with the best selling bold and neutral shades packaged in a cute champagne bottle. $36.50

6. Sephora Crystal Nail File
Long-lasting crystal nail file that perfectly sculpts your nails and easily fits in your purse for on-the-go filing. $10

7. Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat
This top coat dries fast and protects your nail color from chipping or peeling. $4.91

8. Henri Bendel Brown & White Nail Polish Pouch
Perfect organizer pouch for your favorite polishes and nail accessories. $38

9. Chanel Le Top Coat Velvet
Limited-edition top coat that transforms any nail polish color into a matte finish. $27

10. Sally Hansen Clip ’N Catch
Perfect nail clippers featuring a wider blade and contoured handle for a controlled grip. Plus no more mess with their built in clippings catcher. $2.29

11. Tweezerman Ultra Precision Cuticle Nipper
Features sharp, long-lasting snipping tips for smooth cutting. $35

12. Lush Lemony Flutter Cuticle Butter
Cuticle cream thick enough to soften dry, cracked cuticles and rough skin.$17.95

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