Manicure Monday: Chanel 543 Frisson9:00 AM
You know what I love about nail polish? It's an excuse to look at your favorite colors allllll the time. I'm the type of person who--given the choice--would color coordinate her entire life in every way possible, so if there's a color that makes me particularly happy, nail polish is my joyful reason to stare at it more often. Chanel Frisson happens to be one of those colors. It's happiness in a bottle!
I don't know why I've been so blessed but this is the second week in a row that I was gifted an amazing polish from my dear loved ones. This particular bottle is from my friend Rae of The Raeviewer who happens to be an expert on luxury beauty brands. She's my go-to for dipping my toes into the high-end cosmetic market, so you guys should definitely check out her wonderful reviews!
Frisson is a sheer peachy pink with glass-flecked shimmers that reflect gold, green, and red. (If that last sentence doesn't make you drool, it should!) I'm not usually a fan of sheers but the formula on this polish is so easy to work with and the final effect doesn't look unfinished at all. The warm undertones of this polish are also really flattering on my skintone and create an almost "mannequinn hands" effect, but better because let's be honest, pink is so much better than beigey-tan nails, amirite? I used CND Stickey Base with 3 coats of Chanel Frisson and Seche Vite top coat.
This may sound crazy but this is actually my very first Chanel cosmetic item ever! Forgive me if I gush a little over the pretty packaging but aren't the little double-CC stamps darling? The outer cap's stamp is engraved while the stamp on the inner cap is printed. It's a nice touch over other polishes with removable outer caps where the inner cap tends to look cheap and neglected in the design process.
Obviously at $27, Chanel Le Vernis won't be an everyday purchase for me but darned if I'm not in love with my first one. ;)
Readers, have you tried Chanel polish before? What are your thoughts on designer nail colors? Let me know in the comments!