Chanel Riva Nail Polish - Côte d'azur Collection Chanel Riva Nail Polish Bottle - Côte d'azur Collection

Chanel has an uncanny ability to produce the most unique and eye-catching colors that not only make men fawn, but also spur nail polish lovers into a fingernail frenzy. This past Cruise Collection 2010/2011 season in St. Tropez, Karl Lagerfeld sent Bardot-esque babes with down the runway with Riva, the palest of pastels which looks literally like a breath of fresh air. The newest nail craze will set to begin when Riva drops into CHANEL stores for a limited time on December 1st, 2010 for $25.


The pure and natural baby aqua blue shade with micro-shimmer is a welcomed change from all the sheer pinks. Peter Philips, Global Creative Director of CHANEL Makeup, wanted to create a playful collection that flirts with the sun: “a sprinkle of sand clinging to golden skin, a little pout under a straw hat, ready to break into a childish laugh”. The Côte d’azur Collection takes inspiration from summertime on the Riviera back in the 70s where “luxury indulges in nonchalance under the saint tropez sun.”


Carefree elegance with effortless free spirit beauty is what the Chanel Riva Vernis evokes. If you fell in love with Nouvelle Vague earlier in the year, don’t worry this shade is a delicate, oceanic hue with a world of difference.

Chanel Cruise 2010-2011 nail Riva

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