Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Chanel Peridot

Happy new year! I hope you all had a fantastic Christmas and for those of you back to work today (like me!), the bang back to earth isn't too harsh! 

Today's NOTD is Chanel Peridot, I'm sure you've seen this a million times already. This is my first Chanel polish I bought this more for the name than anything else, as an August baby peridot is my birthstone and I really don't like it in jewellery so why not in a polish. I bought this way back in August and by the time I got around to writing the post, every second post in my reader was peridot related, so I held off posting (for much longer then I planned!). 

 Peridot is a pretty unique polish, but I'm sure dupes will appear sooner or later, a duochrome foil which flashes between gold and green. I've tried my best to capture both  colours in the picture and I think they are pretty colour accurate. 

I thought this was quite work appropriate but I was chatting to my boss this morning and he commented on it, he usually only comments when I wear blue nail varnish. (He always comments on Blue, so much I try not to wear it around him!) I wonder if the duochrome-ness means that it's more eye-catching than you'd expect. Anyway, I love it and that's all that matters. I find the green flash shows better in low light, but the gold is definitely the predominant colour.

The application was pretty ok (better than all those Chanel horror stories lead me to believe anyway!) although I found the long skinny brush a little unwieldy. Foil polishes, usually show up every lump and bump on your nail and this is no different, however the brush strokes aren't as visible as I was expecting, in fact they are pretty non-existent.

The wear on this was actually amazing,  I know Chanel polishes are known for being chippy, but I wore this until it chipped. I was pretty fed up of it by the time I got the chips, it was day 10. I applied over a coat of CND Stickey and then popped a coat of Seche Vite over it.  

There you have it the story of my first chanel, not as bad as I thought it would be!   Do you have it? Love it? Hate it?  


  1. This looks gorgeous hun, your nails are in amazing shape, as always! Many thanks for your kind comment on my blog, you're a sweetheart! Happy New Year to you and all the best to you and your loved ones for 2012 :) xoxo

  2. Thanks lovely, I hope you and yours have an amazing 2012 xxx

  3. 10 days?! 10 days with a Chanel polish and Seche Vite over the top?! That is unbelievable, good job! Any time I tried Seche Vite with Chanel it peeled. :( love Peridot, I wore it as my New Year polish!

  4. Sarah - I was totally surprised, I didn't expect it to last the day to be honest! And I was extremely bored with it by the time I took it off but I had to see how long it would last. ( I so should have taken a picture of it on the 10th day!)