|(This is a lot prettier in person, TRUST!)|
Chanel's Black Pearl. Sorry, nothing original here and it's bandwagon jumping yet again for me. I guess it's the inner goth girl in me that will always love dark polishes. I am also lucky that my nail color isn't frowned upon by my bosses (like they do with my wrist tattoo).
The color is a very complex black base with teal and green streaks, depending on the lighting you view this shade. It's gorgeous and I own nothing quite like it. The nail technician applied two thin coats on me and maybe I need to do two thick layers next time I paint my own nails - I can see the top of my natural nail of my left ring finger in the light. That is a pet peeve of mine - if I have nail polish on I expect that it'll be opaque enough and I shouldn't see any of my natural nail peeking through the color. I think it may just be technique versus polish. The test will be when I do my own nails. Unfortunately, I don't have much luck with Chanel polishes like I do with Rescue Beauty Lounge polishes. I will get 2 days if I am lucky with a Chanel polish (I can get up to 4-5 days with a RBL polish).
This is a great polish to own if you have nothing like it in your stash and/or you have no problem spending serious loot for nail polish ($23) - needless to say, I currently own 2 Chanel polishes. I really have to LOVE it in order for me to buy it.
|(I know, it looks like a gunmetal shade and not the beautiful teal/green duochrome everyone is raving about)|
On the train to work this morning. I noticed another nail that chipped - pretty severely. UGH - I really have to reconsider future Chanel polish purchases. I guess it's a sign that I have no business buying $23 nail polish haha