I am a die-hard nail polish addict. My burgeoning collection stands at over 150 bottles at the moment…a fact that I am simultaneously proud and ashamed of. I don’t discriminate – from drugstore brands to high-end…I have it all.
A few years ago, I treated myself to my first bottle of Chanel Le Vernis. It was a delicate, shimmery lilac/pink colour called Lilac Sky #210. I took it home and gave it a whirl. I was SHOCKED. First of all, it smells nice! The formulation smells lightly of camellias (brilliant). The colour went on smoothly and evenly with no streaks – a real feat with shimmery nail colours. Also, the polish was so richly pigmented that you could get away with one coat. Best of all, Chanel’s formulations are “3 Free” – formaldehyde, toluene and DBP-free. I was totally sold.
Many moons later, Chanel Le Vernis still remains my favourite. At $27 a bottle, some may scoff, but I believe it’s worth every penny. Chanel also boasts some of the best reds on the market and Péridot #531 is one of the most beautiful polish colours I own.
If you have yet to try this nail polish, run, don’t walk to your nearest Chanel counter and treat yourself!!
Chanel flatlay pic courtesy of @stephanyayinda (Instagram); Chanel Péridot pic courtesy of www.Instyle.com