Monday, July 18, 2011
Under the Influence
Chanel ought to give my friend Catherine at Aesthetic Alterations a commission, because when I saw her wearing their new nail polish, Peridot, I knew I was going to buy a bottle of it myself, asap. Peridot is a green-gold that changes with the wearer's movement, looking different at every angle. The Chanel rep at the beauty counter only wore one coat and it looked more gold on her, but I put on two coats to get the full effect. It's a very unusual shade, a color not already in my nail polish collection, and Peridot is my birthstone, so I couldn't let this one get away. It's already sold out in Manhattan.
I lined up recent purchases and old favorites and found that I won't need to buy nail polish for awhile, these colors will easily take me from summer straight into fall.
The colors, left to right:
Essie, Limited Addiction - A glamorous true red
Essie, Velvet Voyeur - A chocolate-laced purple
Essie, Mademoiselle - The best pale pink nail ever
Rescue Beauty Lounge, Catherine - A mysterious deep purple flecked with fuschia, silver, and turquoise
Chanel, Peridot - Green-gold
Chanel, Black Satin - Black as night and very elegant
Do you have a color or brand you love? Please share!