Following its successful nail polish launches for the mint green 'Jade' this fall, or the ultra-dark 'Vamp' shade in the 1990s, French luxe brand Chanel is getting ready for its next coup.

Three new shades will go on sale in January: 'Particulière' (Particular), 'Tendresse'  (Tenderness) and 'Inattendu' (Unexpected).

The mauve-grey 'Particulière' is the trendiest of the three - it debuted on Chanel's spring/summer runway - while the pinkish 'Tendresse' and the nude 'Inattendu' will make for reliable beauty basics.

All polishes will be priced at around $23 each. For a more budget-conscious range, try one of American Apparel's new shades that sell at $6 a piece.