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Chanel Fall 2008 – Gold Fiction & Company

By on June 20, 2008
in Berry, Chanel, Fall 2008, Gold, Shimmer with 19 Comments

Chanel Nail Coulour Fall 2008, chanel, kaleidoscope, fantastic, gold fiction, nail polish, nail lacquer, nail color, nail colour, gold, nails, trends, manicure, pedicure, silver, wineGoldfinger.
He’s the man, the man with the midas touch.
A spider’s touch.
Such a cold finger.
Beckons you to enter his web of sin
But don’t go in.

Golden words he will pour in your ear,
But his lies can’t disguise what you fear,
For a golden girl knows when he’s kissed her,
It’s the kiss of death from

Mister Goldfinger.
Pretty girl beware of this heart of gold
This heart is cold.

Goldfinger Lyrics: Leslie Bricusse and Anthony Newley

Chanel Gold Fiction, chanel, gold fiction, gold, nail polish, nail lacquer, nail color, nail colour, fall 2008For Fall 2008 CHANEL Makeup’s Global Creative Director, Peter Philips, took his inspiration from Coco Chanel’s apartment on Rue Cambon. A collection that includes rich berries and luxurious golds, the most buzzed about product is the Facettes D’or Nail Colour in Gold Fiction. Though it’s not the color itself that is causing jaws to flap, it’s the $30 price tag.

Chanel attributes the higher cost to the ingredients and from what I can tell Silica and Tin Oxide are the only ingredients that aren’t found in other Chanel nail polishes I own. While I am unsure about the cost of silica, I do know that tin oxide is rather expensive and is likely the cause of the price increase.

Gold Fiction is pure molten 24 karat bars for your nails. It’s one of the truest gold shades I’ve seen, not dirty or too yellow. The application is flawless and in spite of its metallic appearance, brush strokes are minimal if at all visible. The opaque bottle will protect light from damaging the pigments but prevent you from knowing how much is left. Chanel Fall 2008 Gold Fiction, chanel, gold fiction, fall 2008, gold, nail polish, nail colour, nail color, nail lacquer
Gold Fiction may be the color everyone is dying to see but Kaleidoscope gets my vote for best of the collection. I LOVE this shade more than my luggage. The name is so apropos for this chameleon-eque sparkler. Described as a green-gold this shade ranges from pewter to antique gold depending on the light but the shimmer is what really makes this one unique. It’s as if a layer of superfine pixie dust covers each nail, similar to the glitz of Flamingo but even more dazzling. Two coats to perfection and no brush marks. Honestly, I can’t rave enough about this one and I’m so not into golds.
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I wish I could give Fantastic the same praise but there just isn’t anything standout about this deep wine shade. It’s a pretty polish with subtle tonal shimmer that flows smoothly on the nail. And with the gold and berry trend seeming apparent for Fall, I’m sure this will fit right in.
Chanel Fall 2008 Fantastic, chanel, chanel fantastic, fantastic, fall 2008, nail color, nail colour, nail polish, nail lacquer OK so I know the comments are coming. The raves for the colors but complaints about price and while I would love to debate this, I’m standing back and letting all of you battle it out. Let’s face it, with the press Gold Fiction is getting, the Chanel label, limited edition status and stunning color, this baby will sell out. So you can either jump on the bandwagon or wave as it goes by (your wallet intact).

The Fall 2008 Makeup Collection including Gold Fiction ($30), Kaleidoscope ($20) & Fantastic ($20) will be on counter and available at Chanel.com in July.

So I’ll leave you with a little Shirley Bassey. Even though there are a few of her Goldfinger performances floating around, I love her appearance on The Muppet Show best. Everything is better with Muppets.

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  1. Jessica says:

    I am imagining myself with glam gold nails out by the pool!

  2. Tiffany Evans says:

    I actually love all the colors (even the red…it’s the perfect shade imo!) And, I love the Gryffindorish vibe :)

  3. m says:

    wow, $30? is this the most expensive nail polish there is?

    I think Fantastic looks great on you.

  4. CincyFan says:

    Jessica – I’m right there with you. Even though they’re supposed to be Fall shades, I think it would be a shame to keep those colors from the Summer sun!

    Tiffany Evans – Don’t smack me for this but I’ve never seen/read any Harry Potter so I’m not really getting the reference. :)

    M – Thanks! I think it’s really pretty just not shout from the rooftops amazing.

  5. Anonymous says:

    oh my god. I need all three of these! Kaleidoscope looks a lot more silver than gold? or is it just me?
    Where did you get these, so early? I’m jealous, grrr!

  6. Roberta S. says:

    I had hopes for Kaleidoscope, as I am a lover of dark and mossy/olive green shades, but based on the photos I think I will have to reserve judgment until I see it in person. I agree the berry is pretty, but nothing special. It could probably be reasonably duped in a less expensive brand.

    The price for the Gold Fiction is ridiculous. There is nothing about the ingredients or the packaging that justifies a $10 price difference. Chanel polishes are over priced as it is, but I don’t mind paying now and then for a special color. I am in luck since I don’t particularly like gold/metallic polishes, and I find this polish quite ugly/tacky (imo).

    I have been buying Chanel nail polish since the mid 90′s but will probably end up skipping these. It’s as if Chanel doesn’t realize there’s a recession. Unless polish lovers get a grip and boycott these marketing schemes to create false scarcity/hype/high prices, things will just keep getting worse. I’m thinking of the Robertson Ave polishes here as well. I was planning on buying the Rodeo Drive when it was released online, but I am now having second thoughts on principle. (Sorry if this was a bit of a rant)

  7. Julia says:

    Great post, Michelle! Thanks for sharing these swatches. I am now even more excited for Gold Fiction!

  8. JB says:

    I think I NEED Gold Fiction. I’ve been on the search for the perfect gold… this may be it. And Kaleidoscope is awesome too!

  9. ocelot1 says:

    im disappointed. i thought kaleidescope was going to be GREEN. it looks silver. and gold for thirty dollars? there are a million golds out there…same with berry. dear chanel: your new collex is weak sauce.

  10. kirsten says:

    Tiffany Evans- I understood your reference and very much appreciated it because even though I am a major Harry Potter fanatic, I didn’t even notice how “Gryffindorish” these colors were until I read your comment, now I have to buy them and either wear them when I go see Equus in Oct or when Half-Blood Prince comes out in Nov.

    I’m so glad you tested out and posted these shades, because that is typically what helps me decide to buy or not buy a polish. Gold Fiction is screaming at me! Chanel is going to bankrupt me with Gold Fiction and LA Sunrise.

  11. "Tink" says:

    The Chanel price really doesn’t bother me at all.

    The only one I want is Kaleidoscope though. It is the perfect tamed look I need for toes for certain events.

  12. Steph says:

    Great swatches michelle! Kaleidoscope is absolutely to die for. It looks like an gorgeous pewtwer silver-ish color. The gold is also stunning, but, I can see Kaleidoscope being the true winner. :)

  13. hanna says:

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    oh my gosh i REALLY want all the new chanel nail polishes!! but they’re so expensive :(

    is there a lot of difference between gold fiction and OPI’s curry up don’t be late?

  14. Virtuous Blue says:

    I don’t own any Chanel nail polishes, I see now there’s something really wrong with that. Thanks for keeping us fabulous.

    Teneasha (VB)

  15. Sanna says:

    Oh, that gold looks so awesome!
    It’s sad that they’re so expensive.

  16. Valnum says:

    Hi, I’ve been reading your great blog for some weeks now and let me tell you it’s amazing! Thanks for all your work!

    I’m not impressed by this gold – for the same result without the ridiculous price tag, try Mavala Gold. Mavala polishes are not expensive at all and they are perfect staying power.

    I like Chanel Kaleidoscope, but it seems similar to Chanel Platinum (a stunning chrome colour but so difficult to apply correctly!)

  17. Cynthia says:

    I tried out Gold Fiction and Kaleidoscope at the counter yesterday. On my Asian skin, Gold Fiction looked hideous. We clashed, let me tell you.

    But Kaleidoscope, Kaleidoscope and I had a lacquer affair. Needless to say, I bought that one.

    I wouldn’t have ever tried both without seeing your swatch. Thank you!

  18. Heidi says:

    I bought Kaleidoscope last fall and absolutely loved the color when I first tried it. But I've been very disappointed by the polish quality. I've tried it several times since, and every time, within 24 hours, I get hairline cracks across each nail tip, followed by rapid chipping. This happens regardless of nail length, base coat, top coat. Am I the only one who's had this experience?

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