Saturday, 3 September 2011
Is this the secret to making Chanel nail polish last?
Despite knowing all this, I still willingly (and stupidly?) lay down €21.50-a-go so that my digits are stylin' in each seasons must-have shades. But, the one thing that always gets to me is how badly theses polishes wear. Sure they look pretty on Day 1 but, by Day 3, I feel like an absolute scruff with badly chipped and peeling nails and, each and every time I regretfully admonish myself with "I paid €21.50 for THIS?"
My obsessive trawling of the internet and beauty blogs has assured me that it's not just my Chanel polishes that feel the need to rebel, everyone seems to have experienced a similar scenario to the one outlined above. It's a right pain in the flaps, as one Lovely Girlie Bits would say!
However, regret no more ladies, I think that I may have found a way to make your Chanel polish last almost an entire week. How? Well, it's quite simple really; don't use a base coat. That's it.
I don't know why or I don't know how, I just know that I have managed to wear both Graphite and Peridot, my latest Chanel acquisitions, for 6 whole days before any chips appear. I think the trick is to apply the layers very thinly onto a clean, smooth, base coat-free nail and finish with a quick drying topcoat (I used Sally Hansen Insta-Dri).
Hey presto and Bob's your uncle, your Chanel nail polish outlasts most other brands and suddenly, the price doesn't seem so utterly ridiculous!