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Chanel Riva Nail Polish Available Now

By on November 17, 2010
in Chanel, Winter 2010

If you’ve ordered from in the past you undoubtedly received the same email I did regarding the launch of the Chanel Côte d’Azur collection. In case you didn’t, here are the deets!

Debuting at the CHANEL Cruise Collection 2010 – 2011 fashion show in Saint Tropez on May 11th, Peter Philips, Global Creative Director of CHANEL Makeup, was inspired by the location to create a playful collection that flirts with the sun. “Effortless, natural beauty, relaxed girls who are enjoying their holidays. That was the main idea behind the look for this show. And we added a touch of playfulness by applying a pastel baby blue nail polish”, says Peter Philips.

In CHANEL COLLECTION CÔTE D’AZUR, lips are adorned with Rouge Coco Hydrating Crème Lip Colour in four soft, summery shades: Perlé, Chintz, Taffeta Rose and Sari Doré. The playful spirit is accentuated down to the fingertips with the pastel blue lacquer, Le Vernis Nail Colour in Riva.

Rouge Coco Hydrating Crème Lip Colour: $30.00
Le Vernis Nail Colour in Riva: $27.00

Available for limited time exclusively at, CHANEL Makeup Studios and CHANEL boutiques.

I haven’t seen the color yet but I’ll be sure to post a review as soon as it arrives.  How many of you intend to order Riva? A pale blue in the winter reminds me of the China Glaze Bahama Blues collection.  It was such a breath of fresh air in contrast to the drab winter weather.  I hope Riva will have the same feel though the $27 price tag is a bit much.

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  1. That is a VERY pretty polish in the photo… although when I see something that light I tend to think it will take lots of layers to reach that shade on my nails.

    It does make me want to go to the Caribbean, though… looking forward to your review!

  2. Lauren says:

    I guess this is the baby blue from the pic you posted in the spring of the model in the long striped dress (that dress was gorg.)? It looked like a cream in that pic, but it looks like a shimmer in the promo pic. I think I may have to splurge on this. I love blues!

  3. Zemlet says:

    I have been looking forward to this since I saw the photo you posted back on May 14–do you think this is what that is?

    I’ve borrowed Chanel polishes from pals and they chip on me like nothing else (any advice?), which seems such a shame for $27. (At least with a brand like RBL, you get what you pay for.) But Chanel shades always set a trend and I know one of these seasons I’m going to give in and get one… could this be that time?

    • I have had the same issue with couple of Chanel polishes. Some wear like iron and some chip. Can’t figure why. I find that Cheeky Monkey base coat (“Wet Dream”) works better with Chanel then Sticky.
      I’m actually contemplating buying Chanel base coat to see if it helps.

  4. louisa says:

    It looks like Chanel Azur from a few years ago and that was an epic fail. It was so sheer I quit after 4 coats because at that point the polish gets so thick on the nail it seems it never dries properly. The only thing it is good for is layering over Blue Satin to bring out the blue shimmer. Hopefully Riva will be more opaque.

  5. I am crazy because I know that I won’t wear this color (I have a pinkish pale complection) and it will look dead on me… but I want it anyway.
    Isn’t that crazy?
    I keep telling myself its for the clients ;)

    I love Chanel colors, esp the cream onces. I think this color will look more cream on the nails.
    That is the case with some Chanel colors, they look shimmery in the bottle and on the nail they end up cream (which is OK, they have a nice “depth” to it)
    I hope this color will have a good coverage though!

  6. sophy says:

    Hey guys – I have all the new Chanel colours painted on my nails up on my blog

  7. Kimberly says:

    I ordered it the moment the email popped up on my iphone! Free shipping on plus no tax. Better than waiting for Neiman’s to call me since I was already on the waiting list! I skipped out on the SOHO collection because I was waiting for this~ Cant wait!

  8. Jackie says:

    Hi. I received mine last week from Chanel Soho. It is not that sheer. Two coats a light blue. Three coats it looks EXACTLY like the blue on the Tiffany boxes. It really is pretty. I love it. Looks great with a lot of colors too which sounds odd but it works!
    Hope this helps some who are deciding.

  9. ZB says:

    Chanel Soho got Riva the week before it went on the web site and I jumped on it. It called to me from across the boutique! Really!

    It’s an insane amount to pay for a bottle of polish, but once you’ve done it, the next one is easier. ;-)

  10. kirsten says:

    My bottle was just delivered this morning! God I love that they ship out of Memphis (I live in Knoxville)! I just ordered this yesterday morning immediately after getting the e-mail from them and with standard shipping it was here overnight!

    Unfortunately I won’t get to try it or any of my new CG and Essie shades(Going Incognito is GORGEOUS!) that were also delivered today until next week because I’m wearing OPI Mad As a Hatter for the Harry Potter midnight screening tomorrow night!

  11. moeysullivan says:

    I happened along the OPI charity color for the American Lung Association, “Breathe Life”, and it was labor-intensive but well worth it. Riva looks similar. I have enough gunmetal grey shimmers to paint a car, but Black Pearl looks better than I thought it would…