BUY: Chanel Les Vernis in Black Pearl, $39, David Jones (but good luck, it’s sold out)
I know what you’re thinking: green nails. Yuck. And I would normally agree with you… but this is CHANEL. See, that changes everything.
Chanel is known as THE trendsetter for nail trends (amongst other things). That taupe you’re probably wearing? Blame it on Particulière, the star of Chanel’s SS10 runway show. And don’t forget that powdery blue you wore all summer. Yep, that’s all thanks to Nouvelle Vague from the Cruise 2010 collection.
So when the models started coming out for the SS11 show, my eyes went straight to their perfectly manicured hands. And then my feet took me straight to the Chanel counter to sign up for the waiting list (that’s right, Chanel has a WAITING LIST for their polish). And voila, now I have Black Pearl in my hot little hand (excuse the pun).
The shade is a rich metallic, with just the right amount of shimmer and just dark enough to look almost oily black in some lights, and a pretty bottle-green in others.
It’s perfect for all those OPI Lincoln In The Park nail addicts (ahem) who want to shake things up a bit, without saying goodbye to their not-quite-black digits.
Plus, Pirates of the Carribean: The Sequel Of The Sequel’s Sequel just came out and it reminds me of Jack Sparrow. Good times all round.