Monday, February 25, 2013
Hello everyone! Today I have another Chanel Le Vernis which I am desperately excited to share with you for two reasons. First, if you remember my last Le Vernis swatch, you may recall that it was the first Chanel polish I'd ever tried and I can safely say that after two I am officially obsessed. Second, I have been on the hunt for a vampy, deep burgundy creme-finish polish that is classic and yet low-maintenance and I think I've found it in Accessoire. Lets take a closer look at this decadent varnish below!
573 Accessoire is a dark chocolate burgundy color which seems to drip with old school class. It actually reminds me of vintage film stars with their black winged eyeliner, red lips, and pearl stud earrings. Can't you just imagine one of those actresses wearing this polish?
Ever since my move last year and subsequent accidental purge of my beloved vampy dark red creme, I've been on a hunt for a suitable replacement. It's one of those "bucket list" polishes that every woman needs in their nail wardrobe and I cannot tell you the sigh of relief I had after applying Accessoire for the first time. This shade is just what I hoped it to be!
Here I'm wearing a base of CND Stickey with 2 thin coats of Chanel Accessoire and 1 coat of Seche Vite. The biggest detail I noticed while applying was just how opaque and smoothly this polish applies. I could tell in the first coat that I wouldn't have to fuss with deciding how many coats I'd need as it was nearly completely opaque at one. The other awesome bonus is that it is also nicely self-leveling and glossy even before a top coat goes on. My nails here look super smooth but my natural nail beds are quite lumpy and for it to look this great with only two coats is impressive! I'm so happy to verify that the quality lives up to the brand name. The one tiny thing I wish they would change is that the width of the brush is quite small so it took double-dipping to cover each nail evenly. It's a small nuisance but worth noting if you are used to OPI's wide, flat brushes.
Accessoire, although seemingly a Fall shade, is actually part of Chanel's Spring 2013 collection and is also in their permanent line. I know $27 seems like a hefty price tag but if the rest of Chanel's polishes are up to par with these first two I've tried, call me hooked! I know exactly what polish line I'll be saving up my money for. ;)
Readers, do you have a "nail bucket list"? What is your favorite classic nail color? Let me know in the comments!