Product Type: Chanel makeup
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Chanel Nail Polish
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Chanel Nail Polish
Advantages: bold colour, nice sheen and shine, easy to apply,
Disadvantages: very expensive, chips easily,
For my birthday I was excited to discover that one of my friends had splurged out on a present for me of Chanel nail polish. Now as I am a student I am quite skint, so I always seem to stick with common cheap brands such as Maybelline and Rimmel, and to be perfectly honestly I have never tried out any Chanel makeup products before. Saying this, I have always wanted to and here was my chance.
The nail polish was the colour 'Pulsion' and was a bright hot pink colour. As soon as I brushed the liquid onto my nails it looked sheen and smooth, and the colour was perfect. As this was just before going on holiday to Ibiza the colour was perfectly suited, as it would compliment any clothes colour worn on a summer holiday. The brush was appropriate and when applied, the nail polish spread evenly and in a good consistency.
The bottle itself is quite attractive, but very simple. I was kind of disappointed as I thought the packaging and bottle would be a bit more extravagant, but then again Chanel is famous for it's sophisticated simplicity.
The nail polish did dry more quickly than I first expected. This could be seen as an advantage or a flaw, as you don't have to wait around long (suited for the impatient type like me), but then again it's easier to make a nail look messy/gloopy if you first make a mistake and have to go over/relayer.
After the nail polish drys, it gives a gorgeous sheen and shine, and your nails look almost literally polished. The effect was really attractive, but unfortunately this didn't last very long. Chanel claims that their unique formula (quote) 'has a precise concentration of solvents giving a hard, resistant gloss film'. But this nail polish is one of the most unresisting nail polish I've ever owned. Less than a day later, my nails were already chipping!
This really disappointed me, considering Chanel is so expensive, I would have thought the quality of this nail polish would have been a lot better. In reality, my Rimmel lasting finish nail polish lasted longer than this one. Although I didn't buy it, I think Chanel nail polish costs around £10-£15, highly expensive! This product has left me wondering whether Chanel actually do some quality products, or if it's just the name that sells. It has definitely put me off buying makeup myself from this brand!
Summary: There must be much better long-lasting products out there, compared to this overpriced one.