|Chanel Black Pearl £17.50, Chanel|
Whilst everyone is now fixated on Peridot, Black Pearl was last year's Chanel shade of choice. Whilst I poured over the pictures and lusted after the shade, I put off buying it as £17 for a nail polish is rather
extortionate expensive. I waited and waited for a decent drugstore dupe, I must have googled it about a million times to see if any other blogger out there had come across one, there were a few similar shades but nothing that I deemed a close enough match. After months of searching I decided enough was enough and marched straight to the Chanel counter, where I bought this baby.
I literally couldn't wait to try it out, I'd seen picture after picture and admired it at the Chanel counter but now it was mine *evil laugh*. I can confirm that it is as beautiful on as it is in the bottle, to me it's more than just a grey polish, I love the pearly, milky quality and the teal metallic tinge running through it. It looks understated and expensive. Application is a breeze, two coats and a top coat and you're ready to go, it's not particularly streaky and drys relatively quickly
Is it worth £17? Probably not, the quality of the nail polish is the same as any other drug store polishes yet the colour is one that I have never seen replicated to the same standard anywhere else and that is why I had to have the Chanel.
I've popped this colour on my nails for the time being as I'm off on holiday this week, where I will be returning back to Summer's hot pinks and corals - just when I was getting used to the Autumn shades - but I'm sure I'll be reaching for Black Pearl when I get home.