Chanel Soho Collection Nail Vernis Steel & Strong

Lately I’m quite in a nail mood, so I want to show you another set of nail polishes today. It’s the Chanel Steel and Strong from Soho Collection. They were out for a while already and if I don’t remember wrong, you can only purchase these at Chanel Soho boutique or on Chanel website. The collection was to celebrate the re-opening of Soho boutique.

It’s the perfect color combination for the collection, both dark and edgy. The patterns on the bottle by themselves are already stunning.

Steel is really mannish while Strong seems like a little sister.

In the bottle, Steel has the deep gun metal shimmer with gray undertone.

It’s almost black under normal lighting.

With flash on you can then capture the fine shimmer.

Strong looks a lot warmer by showing burgundy as its main shade.

On the nail it somehow shows purple under a certain angle. It’s hard to tell though.

See the beautiful fine shimmer under the flash.

I’m really impressed with Chanel’s nail polishes recently. Not to talk about the colors (Chanel always comes up with chic and unique colors), the formula improved a whole lot. For a while I almost decide to ban Chanel’s polish from my collection because it doesn’t last on me. But with my latest purchases, my doubts and worries are all gone. Chanel really lives up to its name, the application is smooth, the finish is flawless and it lasts forever. I just have nothing to complain about, well maybe its price tag. They raised the price again to $23 a bottle.

Anyways back to Steel and Strong. I do love both shades but I feel like Steel is more of “me” color. The gun metal black is as pure as I could imagine and it’s great for a night out occasion. I wouldn’t recommend it for office wear unless your boss is OK with it. Application and consistency wise, I find Steel is a little easier to achieve that smooth finish than the Strong. Strong is a bit sticky and hard to work with. Both are really pigmented though. You only need one medium coat to make it opaque. Overall they’re great and I love both of them.

9 Responses to Chanel Soho Collection Nail Vernis Steel & Strong

  1. vanity-fashionista October 21, 2010 at 3:46 PM

    Really really pretty shades! 😀

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  2. Ahleessa October 21, 2010 at 9:59 PM

    Those are one hot colors! I love it… hehe~ You have nice nail shape btw. 🙂

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  3. Tammy October 22, 2010 at 2:35 AM

    These are so pretty! I luv Chanel polishes, they’re great for lazy people hehehe not wanting to put on more than one layer lol

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  4. Dina (XYYan) October 22, 2010 at 5:14 AM

    Both of the shades are really pretty! But $23 for a nail polish is too pricey for me 😛

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  5. Shanghainese Dumpling October 25, 2010 at 7:21 AM

    I love both shades!!!!!

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  6. Pop Champagne October 25, 2010 at 11:54 AM

    I’ve been wanting this set for months now!! I love all the colors 😀

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  7. Georgina October 26, 2010 at 6:40 AM

    gaaaah~ Steel looks so cool!!! 🙂

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  8. Nic nic October 26, 2010 at 7:40 PM

    I like both shades… they are perfect for fall and winter 😀

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  9. shaimaa December 4, 2010 at 12:26 AM

    The strong is shiny and rich
    that colour shade is my favourite

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