For my part, after nearly two decades, I finally succumbed to the temptation after spotting one of the new Fall 2011 shades in the August Elle Canada. A bronze-flecked gold-green colour (the technical term is “duochrome”) called Peridot, it’s reminiscent of a scarab beetle. I’m not usually a fan of metallic nail polish, because I find most versions look garish against my skin tone, but I was smitten with this shade – and perhaps swayed a little by the name (peridot is my birthday month stone). I got lucky at the Southgate Bay Chanel counter, where I managed to snag their last bottle of Peridot. [Thanks again to my lovely husband, who enabled my splurge. He’s the best!]
Here is a peek:
I have to admit that my exposure has made me something of a convert to Chanel nail polish. The price – admittedly pretty steep ($27) – is definitely mitigated by the quality. The polish goes on super smooth (like buttah!), and dries quickly and flawlessly. [Above, I used two coats, which is my usual habit.] A week and countless diapers later – no chips. As much as I have been partial in the past to Essie nail polishes (and, to a lesser extent, Rimmel), I have to say that the Chanel is a stand-out. I don’t wear nail polish very often, but I am debating going back to grab a couple more shades. I just have to find a way to rationalize another splurge, tee hee!
For anyone interested in joining me in that exercise, Chanel’s other Fall 2011 shades are Graphite and Quartz. But beware: they’re selling out fast.