Monday, 20 September 2010

Monday Manicure - Chanel le Vernis Nail Colour in Pirate

 Having spent most of the weekend watching Poirot and Miss Marple on ITV3 (think it was an Agatha Christie weekend), I am feeling a great sense of nostalgia for the glamour and sophistication of the 1920s & 1930s. The women of that time looked absolutely immaculate and so in a homage to that period, I have chosen classic red for my nails this week.

Chanel Le Vernis Nail Colour in Pirate - £16.50

I own many different reds, all with slight variations in shade or finish, but to get a real thirties feel, I chose Chanel's Pirate, what I would class as a true red. It is a perfect match to the Chanel lipstick in Pirate I posted about last week.

It gives a gorgeous finish in just 2 coat and I instantly feel more elegant having applied it, even as I sit here in my pyjamas!

1 coat OPI Nail Envy, 2 Coats Pirate & 1 coat Seche Vite

I am not a big fan of reds in summer, but with the gale force winds we had today in Kent, for me, summer has officially finished and I am fully embracing autumn and the colours that go with it. I have naturally very fair skin and I love the way the contrast of the bright red of Pirate sets this off. I would class this as a neutral to cool red as a more orange toned red would not produce this effect.

Chanel Le Vernis in Pirate is available nationwide or online at, or for £16.50.

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