|Chanel Le Vernis Nail Colour in Steel|
Back to more important things in the form of nail varnish. More specifically, Chanel's Steel from the Limited Edition Soho Collection, only released in America. It is, as the name suggests, a steely grey colour with a very subtle silver micro shimmer shot through it.
|2 coats of Chanel Steel applied + top coat|
It is all very well having subtle micro shimmer in a colour, but for Chanel prices you should at least be able to see it with the naked eye! The type of effect the colour gives is nothing like that which you can see in the bottle. For a limited edition colour, I felt this should be more interesting, something unique.
I felt very foolish having gone to a lot of trouble to get the shade from America when I looked through my other polishes and found I pretty much had a reasonable dupe of this colour already. Although, this is good news for all those of you that do like the colour but couldn't get hold of it. The dupe is Leighton Denny's Steel Appeal which I think is from his Elemental collection.
|Left to right: Leighton Denny Steel Appeal, Chanel Steel|
|2 coats of Leighton Denny Steel applied + top coat|
|Top hand: Leighton Denny Steel, Bottom hand: Chanel Steel|
You can see from the pictures that the shades are very similar. This deep charcoal grey is a nice shade for winter and I do like it, I just expected something more from Chanel, that certain je ne sais quoi.
Finally, a big thank you to Modesty Brown today for posting this afternoon that the MAC Venomous Villains Collection was online. I didn't think it would be available until Tuesday at the earliest (Thursday at counters) so having seen her post I was able to quickly secure all the items I wanted. Saves a 9am trip to my nearest counter on Thursday!