Tuesday, September 1, 2009

The crown jewel of my collection...


I don't say that statement lightly. During my hiatus, I've accumulated quite a few amazing HTFs, but this one takes the cake. I mentioned back in February that I had a line when it came to spending on a nail polish, but I crossed it and then some for this. I had Essie Starry Starry Night as my main lemming because I never thought I'd actually get the chance at Chanel Ciel de Nuit.


Ciel de Nuit was born from a Seventeen magazine/Chanel contest back in 1997. They revived the contest last fall with Haute Chocolat winning out. I clearly remember seeing this color in Seventeen but it was too expensive for 12-year-old me. Luckily (or unluckily, depending on how you look at it), the 24-year-old me decided to throw caution in the wind when she saw it up on eBay. I spent an insane amount for this...if you're curious, look at recent eBay auctions for this color. It will make you gasp in horror.

I own 3 polishes similar to Ciel de Nuit and I'm sad to report that none of them live up to it. Both Jessica Twilight and Naturistics Crystal Blue Pearl are jellies but lean closer to indigo/violet. Maybelline Twinkle Twinkle is more blue but isn't a jelly.

For some reason, a few John Mayer lyrics came to mind after looking at this color in person for the first time...

"I know you're mine, all mine, all mine
but you look so good it hurts sometimes..."

26 comments:

gildedangel said...

That is a stunning polish. I don't even want to look up how much you may have paid for it, I would probably wet myself lol.

Deez Nailz ~ where the CANADIAN Bloggers at ? said...

hi -
if you are a Chanel fan and remember these contests - do you have or know of any photos of the contest where rain & shine won?

Rain was a silver color with fine glitter and chine was a pretty yellow color.

Deez Nailz ~ where the CANADIAN Bloggers at ? said...

oops I meant 'Shine'.... I think that's what their names were.

The Asian Girl said...

Gildedangel--lol, yeah, definitely stay on the dry side. It's come up from the same seller lately but ridiculously priced.

DN--I don't remember that one at all! All I could find about that is this link...http://www.hmcdesigns.com/corporate.chanel.html

AllYouDesire said...

Stunning polish! And don´t worry about the price (didn´t look at it), we have to treat ourselves, don´t we? :)

rasilla said...

omg I was looking at the picture and was thinking about the seventeen/chanel contest from the 90's! lol and then I read your post and realized it was the same one XD
Back then I wanted to participate and create a polish colour too...but didn't know what! lol
anyway thanks for sharing...I forgot how much the polish appealed to me :P

Lucy said...

That is a gorgeous polish! Can you tell us what you paid? I won't tell your Mother! Looks gorgeous on you. Glad for you that your now able to afford to get it and that you could find it.

Grace said...

OMG, you bought one too??? I also got the "buy it now" option and I splurged. I completely know how you feel though, Starry Starry Nights has been my biggest lemming as well!! It seems like there were "cooler" polishes last year (SSN, magnetic nail polishes etc..)

nivipa said...

That is such a stunning shade! I am glad (and I hope you are, too) that you splurged. It's those little luxuries that just make life that much sweeter, isn't it?

Nora said...

Congratulations! It was you and Grace? I went as far as 120 and winning bid was 127, she had 4 bottles and each was sold for more and more. Lucky girl!

NaiL~O~HoLic said...

wow, this is stunning!!!! i want one so bad!

beautyjudy said...

I love your tale of lust leading up to this polish LOL! So glad you finally got it! It's a beauty!!!

Lacquer Laine said...

Congrats on getting a lemming, no matter how much you had to spend! I know I want SSN like mad, but I am willing to give up the battle for it!

PS - I tagged you on my blog:
lacquerlaine.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

I got one as well. I had one back in the 90's and when it popped up on ebay I had to buy it, ridiculously priced and all.

BV said...

My dear - that looks GORGEOUS!! I love it when a massive massive lemming strikes gold when you finally get it! I can tell it was exxy but let's face it - it was worth it!!

Thanks for sharing
BV

Crystal Polish said...

This polish is. a. mazing. I wish I could get my hands on it. *crosses fingers*

melissa said...

Lucky you! I still have my original bottle from when it very first came out. The polish that's left in it is horrible residue. I think it will always be my favorite polish ever. I even entered the contest that year!

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Brianne said...

Hi! I have a bottle of authentic Chanel Ciel De Nuit Night Sky for sale!!! DISCONTINUED! ABIGAILAVAWEDDING@GMAIL.COM


Used a MAXIMUM of 1 time for a manicure pedicure. This nail polish is a rare discontinued color. It looks BRAND NEW in its bottle and I also have the original box! Completely unavailable and more rare than any other Chanel item. Coveted, unique and surely a collector's item. and I have seen it go on eBay for over $175.00! It is a gorgeous dark and sultry blue with a hint of tasteful silver shimmer. Worth every penny! Serious inquiries only, I am willing to negotiate pricing slightly, but please make a fair offer as it will go to the highest offer and you don't want this to get by you! I am happy to ship anywhere! ABIGAILAVAWEDDING@GMAIL.COM

Mattie said...

WOW!!! That color is AMAZING! I want it now!... But maybe next month have to be on a no buy blue nail polish :(

Jenna said...

wow! you lucky thing :D

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chantelle vermont said...

OMG I have never tried any of the chanel colours but you may of just given me a great reason to go get this one.. im in love...

Spray tans said...

Im loving these colours, as a nail techician i'm always looking for new products and colours.

 
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