I feel like this year in polish hunting has been a wonderful, splendid dream. It’s only half way through the year and I have crossed a massive EIGHT polishes from my yearly wishlists. Eight! I am lucky if I manage that in a year and I still have HALF A YEAR TO GO. Polish karma baby. It’s so real I can taste it.
Today’s polish for me to blub about is Chanel Mythe, (featured in my 2013 list) which arrived with the freaking amazing Black Velvet in what I am now calling “Super bullshit amazing swap of 2014”. Still stunned that it happened, and that I actually own these two, I will try and keep this review factual and concise without melting in a blubbering pile of tear streaked mess. (HOW DID THIS HAPPEN?) Ok, I’m over it. (I’m not. Blubb blub)
The best dating I can manage for Mythe is pre 2005, and I have absolutely no idea what collection it is from either. Dating older Chanels can be very difficult as there isn’t a lot of information around before 2007 – that was about the time that polish blogging became a thing and people started to share and archive more information. If anyone knows anything more about Mythe, please let me know!
Mythe is a complex, amazing and unique polish and it didn’t disappoint me at all when I actually got my bottle. The formula is gorgeous Chanel perfection. The thin, red purple base helps the intense purple blue shimmer shine through when the light hits it. This is three coats.
There’s just something so delicate and perfect about this polish and although I knew I wanted it, and knew I would love it, I have surprised myself with how much I actually ADORE it. It’s definitely top 10 Chanel for me. Worth the wait.
If you’re in the market for a bottle of Mythe, your best bet is to keep an eye on eBay. I have seen most bottles sell for around the $100 mark but if you are lucky, you might be able to pounce on a much cheaper BIN option. eBay UK used to be incredible for second hand Chanel, but unfortunately their shipping restrictions prevent them from posting polish anymore.
Mythe, you sexy, sexy beast. Welcome to my helmers.