Happy public holiday Monday! I hope you paid the ANZACs the respect they deserve yesterday with some two-up and a beer down the RSL, and perhaps some quiet reflection. I was at home working most of the day (stop, put away your violins with those sad songs) but I did eat some Sara Lee Rocky Road ice cream, with added Starburst babies. It could have been worse.
Anyway, I was admiring the images from the Chanel Metiers D’Art Pre-Fall 2010 fashion show in Shanghai from all the way back in December (an eternity in fashion years) and thought they were just the long weekend inspiration I was looking for. The Chanel nail look was gold with black tips, which is incredibly lux and a quirky twist on a classic favourite. Lucky I had a gold polish at home already (Bling Dynasty from the OPI Hong Kong collection, as seen in Five Nails in Five Days, and, funnily enough, also posted on a public holiday) and I dug out my trusty black M.A.C in Nocturnelle. I have absolutely no idea when the three Chanel polishes from this collection hit counters (metallic gold, flakey/glitter gold and matte black) but it has just hit U.S. counters so should be here soon if it isn’t already. The black looks killer and I will be wandering down to Myer to pick up a bottle, assuming they don’t have a darn waiting list like every other Chanel polish.
As for the polishes I used:
Price: OPI – $19.95, M.A.C – $22
From: David Jones, M.A.C (although I don’t think the M.A.C Nocturnelle polish is still available)
Why you need it: To give your nails the gilded look.
Hint: I use sticky tape to create my tips! Will do a how-to instructional in the near future.