Notwithstanding my craptastic application as noted on the photo at right (WTH happened to my ring finger?? And what happened to the cleanup on my index? This is what I get for over-40 eyesight!), Chanel Le Vernis Diwali nail polish is a nail newbie’s metallic foil polish DREAM.
I know, I know, I know that there are 8,000 dupes of Chanel polishes, yet I keep coming back to Chanel because (1) they’re usually, not always, but usually, the first with a beautiful, unique color, and (2) their formula is AWESOME. Diwali is no exception.
You would expect a metallic foil like Diwali to be difficult to manage, but with Chanel Le Vernis, it’s just like an ordinary, day-in-the-park creme in terms of application. Not too thin, not too thick. Just glides on and perfectly coats the nail. I could have actually gotten away with one coat, but did two because that’s just what I do (with the exception of Dragon, but more on that in a different post).
I’ve found Diwali to be a very wearable gold metallic, with significant silver in it to not make it too yellow. Put up next to Chanel Le Vernis Delight, it’s definitely the pale gold sister to Delight’s bronzy, coppery, red-headed gold first cousin. I’m not big on bling on my nails, but Diwali (and Delight) are just perfect glowy neutrals for the summer heat.
Finally, my DH, who barely tolerates my nail polish habit, (1) noticed my nails, and (2) said “they look like Cleopatra,” which to him, is a good thing. So GO Diwali!
Chanel Le Vernis Diwali is a limited edition nail polish as part of the Bombay Express de Chanel collection, and is available at select Chanel boutiques and for a limited time for US$30 at chanel.com.
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