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Chanel Mirabella, Eastern Lightm Tutti Frutti Le Vernis

You’ve got to admit this: Chanel does the most covet-worthy nail polishes with each of their collections! Reflets D’Été de Chanel is no exception. I’ve got Mirabella, Eastern Light, and Tutti Frutti to show you! I also made an attempt to recreate the outline manicure in the promo image. Come find out if this manicure novice managed! 

Chanel Eastern Light (613) Le Vernis

First up, we have Eastern Light (613). Eastern Light is an opaque white. The consistency leans thick, and it could look so on the nails. I would strongly recommend a base coat underneath this shade to make the nails even, as otherwise it could be rather streaky.

Chanel Eastern Light (613) Le Vernis closeup

On top of a base coat, you can get a relatively even finish with two coats of Eastern Light. I don’t really see myself wearing it on its own, but I do really love the outline manicure I recreated with it!

Chanel Mirabella (623) Le Vernis

Next up, we have Mirabella (623). Mirabella is a yellow-based orange with a cream finish. The consistency is spot-on, and it is completely opaque with two coats.

Chanel Mirabella (623) Le Vernis closeup

Now onto the manicure I created with these two!

First, I did two coats of Eastern Light/Mirabella as base.

Chanel Eastern Light (613), Mirabella (623) swatch

After the base has completely dried, I proceeded to painting my nails with a different color. Depending on the shade you choose, you might need one or two coats. With Mirabella, one normal coat would do the trick. With Eastern Light or a less saturated color, either you’ll need two, or you’ll need a thicker coat.

Here is the result!

Chanel Eastern Light, Mirabella outline manicure


Chanel Eastern Light, Mirabella manicure

I probably didn’t do a perfect job, but hopefully it’s passable! I’ve tried it on my right hand as well. It’s trickier, but not impossible to achieve.

Chanel Tutti Frutti (621) Le Vernis

I saved the best for last with Tutti Frutti (621)!

Chanel Tutti Frutti (621) Le Vernis closeup

Tutti Frutti is as pink coral with a fine dusting of golden shimmer. The shimmer is visible on the nails when you look at the nails under the light closeup, but otherwise not so much. Again, you can get it to look 100% opaque and smooth with two coats!

Chanel Tutti Frutti (621) Le Vernis swatch

Chanel Tutti Frutti Swatch

It’s a beauty, wouldn’t you agree?

All in all, I am a big fan of the vibrant Mirabella and Tutti Frutti. Eastern Light is fun for manicures. I just don’t know if I am fashion-forward enough to wear it on its own!

How about you? What nail polishes have you been loving this summer? Would you wear white on your nails?

  • Bella

    Not a bad attempt at the manicure at all, and the fact that the lines at the base are a bit quivery makes it look all arty and abstract :). I’ve been wearing Sweet Lilac, Mirabella and Eastern Light a lot ( I LOVE Eastern Light on it’s own. It’s a great contrast with tanned skin). Also a few of the Dior reformulated polishes…Bonheur, Aventure, Tra la la and Wonderland if my memory serves me well. Today, however, I am sporting Chanel Attraction from 2012 I think….I just love love love this stark silver colour, I hope it never runs out!

    • Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Thanks, Bella! You’re too nice haha

      I think that’s the thing. I’m not tanned enough to wear Eastern Light or Attraction on their own! I highly doubt I’ll get more tanned as “summer” goes by, so I might as well stick to the others :)

      • Bella

        I know, why is it suddenly autumn in these parts? I’m sporting socks and boots over my Chanel Attraction. Not cool LOL! (Can’t paint fingers for work, so I just never do. ).

        • Sunny @Mostly Sunny

          No idea! I think things will pick up again next week though. Fingers crossed! I hardly ever paint my fingernails because nail polishes chip so easily, but my toes are always painted. Good luck with the match tonight, by the way! 😉

  • Icaria

    Good job Sunny! I wanted Tutti Frutti but on the day I was going to buy it I was wearing Dior Wonderland and they turned out very similar so I passed but I’m loving Pink Tonic! So far this summer it’s been Dior Mirage on toes and I alternate between Pink Tonic and Wonderland on fingers. :)

    • Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Hey Helene, I tried Wonderland on, but for some reason it’s not quite as nice on my skin tone! I have no idea why, but it’s money saved. Great picks! You’re so summer-ready :)

  • Sofia

    I love your little bit of artwork :) And the shade Tutti Frutti looks so pretty! I realised I haven’t bought nail polish (except for base and top coats) for a few years and they are not in good shape, quite dried up. So I’m on the lookout for a couple of nice shades for this summer :)

    • Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Haha thanks, Sofia!

      Definitely take these into consideration! There are drops you can use to thin dried-up nail polishes out. Maybe you should look into those, too.

      • Sofia

        Thanks for the tip, I will look into it, especially because I have some Dior colours that I think may have been limited edition as I can’t find them anywhere now, and I really really loved them :( so thats a good option to try!

  • Louisa

    hello lovely, great picks! I have read that eastern light is kind of streaky. I think Mirabella is a wonderful colour, your swatches are very tempting hun!! Looks great with your skin tone. I am yellow based so not sure how it would look on me. love, zoey :* and we want more kitty pictures what are you two lovelies up to lately 😀

    • Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Hey Louisa, Eastern Light looks OK after two coats, but not completely even. My skin tone is pretty yellow as well. If these work on me, I hope they’ll look great on you, too!

      I’ve got a lot (too many) kitty pictures on my Instagram if you’re interested 😉

  • 38noodles

    Chanel polishes are the ones to beat! I love Mirabella over Eastern light and great idea on the vice versa application! Really fun summery nails! I nearly didn’t pick up tutti fruitti, but the golden sparkles makes this different enough of a watermelon coral for me to fall in love with :)

    • Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      I like how you can kinda see the sparkle. You know how sometimes sparkle is absolutely invisible in Chanel nail polishes? This you can kinda see :) I have it on my toes now. Looooving it!

  • Syirael

    I want Tutti Frutti so much!
    *grumble* stupid chanel and their awesome colours *grumble* and the fact that their polish lasts longer on me than almost any other *grumble* and the $46 price tag *grumble* 😉

    I think you did a great job with that manicure! Freehanding is so hard T_T

    • Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      OUCH! 46!!! That’s really a lot of money :( You need to find friends who travel all the time, so they can hopefully get some stuff for you at duty free!

      I think finding nail polishes with a good consistency really helps! If it’s too thick or too thin, it’d be so much harder.

    • Jaa

      Same here! I want me some Tutti Frutti, too! >.< And Sunny, I think you did a great job with the outlining thing! Mine wouldn't look half decent haha.

      • Sunny @Mostly Sunny

        Thanks so much, Jaa! I have NO manicure skills, so believe me, you can do it, too!

  • TheProcrastinator

    I can’t get over white nails for this season. it makes everything look so clean!

    • Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Do you have a white polish or two then?

      • TheProcrastinator

        I’ve only really found one that I can work with — it’s from COVERGIRL, it’s 100% opaque in two coats!

        • Sunny @Mostly Sunny

          That sounds good! Is it streaky at all?

          • TheProcrastinator

            Maybe a little on the first coat, completely eradicated with a second coat!

          • Sunny @Mostly Sunny

            That sounds like a great find! I heard white nail polishes are tricky in general.

  • fiona furtado

    Oh my!! This post got me drooling Sunny. I had loved Mirabella and Tutti Fruity but Eastern Light stole the show. The shade looks so lovely on your nails.

    • Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Thanks, Fiona! I think you’d wear Eastern Light well because you are nice and tanned :)

  • fancie

    I love Mirabella and Tutti Frutti! I like how Eastern Light looks on you too. The outline mani turned out pretty nicely!

    • Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Thanks, Fancie! I think finding nail polishes with good consistency helps!

  • Krithi Marla

    I have tutti fruity with me ,but u totally rocked these nail paints
    total love Sunny

  • rachlovespenguins

    Tutti Frutti is pretty! I guess pinky coral is catching my eye this week since I even dug out an old OPI to do my nails. It really was some digging too, because I don’t own many corals in polish form!

    • Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      LOL me either! Some “corals” I own are basically orange on me! It’s strange because it seems easy enough to find coral lippies to love!

  • TracyBeautyReflections

    I could never do that cool mani LOL! The white is pretty neat though. Different and I like different!

    • Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Hey Tracy, I have ZERO manicure skills but it’s really not that bad! I just need a lot of patience for my right hand, so I probably wouldn’t do it every day or something!

  • Redhotjillypeppers

    I only wear white as a base coat for nail art. Love the other two colors ! Very summer-y !

    • Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Yeah I think white would be the most useful for me that way! The other two are really perfectly summery :)

  • Divya

    I totally wanted to get the Eastern Light when I saw it.. but budget got the better of me :p it’s beautiful nevertheless! :-)

    • Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Haha would you wear it on its own?

      • Divya

        Oh I totally would!

  • Isabelle

    Tutti Frutti is just SO PRETTY! It’s my favourite of the bunch I think.

    • Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Same here!

  • Holly McLoughlin

    I love the manicure, and the colours are so nice! x

    • Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Thanks, Holly! In general, I’d have to say Chanel does the best shades with their collections.

  • SprinklesOnACupcake

    Oh, tutti frutti is so pretty!!

    • Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      It really is! It’s on my toes now. Now if only the weather would pick up and I can actually show it to the world LOL

  • Jennifer Monforton

    Love the manicures you created with these! All three of these summer colours are ultra tempting. Chanel so rarely gets it wrong when it comes to nail polish :)

    • Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Thanks, Jennifer! I wanted to do that ever since I saw the manicure in the promo image. And I agree: they always seem to come up with the most season-appropriate shades!

  • Carolyn @ The Makeup Writeup

    Mirabella and Tutti Frutti look gorgeous on you, Sunny! I wish Eastern Light wasn’t so difficult formula-wise. I do like the idea of a white polish (though maybe not such a stark white one), but the formula sounds a bit off-putting.

    • Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Thanks, Carolyn! Eastern Light isn’t difficult per se. With a base coat, it can look more than decent. I heard most white nail polishes are slightly streaky, although it’s not an excuse since this one costs a pretty penny!

      • Carolyn @ The Makeup Writeup

        That’s true! The only white polish I’ve owned is Essie Marshmallow, and that took *a lot* of patience to work with, haha. It was so streaky and required many coats to look opaque and relatively even! So in that case, Eastern Light may be much easier to work with :).

  • Liss Cope

    great pictures Sunny! I recently pick up mirabella and tutti frutti, they deserve all the rave!! so pretty :)

    • Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Thanks, Liss! I hope you’ll have a lovely summer with these on your nails!

  • Clever Girl Reviews

    I really like Tutti Frutti on you. I think it’s a pretty universal color!

    • Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Thanks so much, Erin! I can’t imagine it looking bad on anyone!

  • Liz

    Sorely tempted by Mirabella and Tutti Frutti, but *looks at 200 nail polish bottles languishing* O__o I’m still thinking about Taboo from way back!

    • Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Hahaha ooo yeah Taboo! That one is a BEAUTY for sure!

  • Natasja

    oh my, I am in love with Tutti Frutti!! What an absolute beauty. Mirabella, however, is a bit disappointing.

    • Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Hey Natasja, I definitely like Tutti Frutti more, but Mirabella is actually a great shade as well!