As part of my on-going plans to try and look my best even when I certainly don’t feel it, matching my nail polish to my lipstick* is certainly one of the more…decadent ways to carry this out? The night before university saw me hurriedly applying this (hence no photos of the fresh manicure!)…in the name of research and self presentation, of course. Givenchy bless Chanel for making it that little bit easier for me.
*this may only occur a maximum of three days in five. I haven’t been awake enough this week to consciously choose a lipstick with this in mind.
Packaging: Signature black and gold on the outside…black and white on the inside? This isn’t the Chanel I’m used to, and it doesn’t match that of lipstick. Well, really. That truly minor lack of consideration aside, however, the thought clearly went into separating the lid from the handle for easier application, and actually noting it on the packaging! The first time I came across this innovation, I genuinely thought I’d broken the nail polish.
Formula: I’m no expert on nail formulas, but even I can tell this is good stuff. It applied smoothly, covered my nails in two coats, and dried relatively quickly. In the interests of complete objectivity, I did not apply a base/top coat (I use OPI Nail Envy otherwise), but because it is so dark, that may not have been the wisest move. Next time, definitely.
Longevity: As I said, I didn’t get to snap a picture of the nails when they were freshly painted, but instead, chose to wait a good 72 hours. This is what they looked like three days in (please excuse my terrible nails and manicure skills!):
Not bad, hey? I’m certainly very impressed, and this was confirmed when my mum asked if I’d just painted my nails today. A week on. Either she’s a little blinder (or more forgiving!) than she thought, or this is truly great stuff.
Value for Money: This was a gift, so I had tried to steer clear of looking up the price. At £18, it’s certainly more than its OPI or Essie equivalents, but the novelty of matching nails and lips is certainly gratifying, and it lasts astonishingly well. 9/10