Second Chance Saturday – Chanel Vertigo

I’ve got another Second Chance polish for you today, one we last saw a while ago, and one that I can’t believe I haven’t worn more often.

I give you Chanel Vertigo

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Formula on this was great, not quite up to the standard of the Chanel cremes.  Its a dusky purple with a subtle red shimmer within it.  The shimmer doesn’t come out to play on the nail unless its direct sunlight.  Its still quite lovely however.

From what I can see, Vertigo is still available in stores as it is part of the permanent collection and in the UK retail is about £18.

Let me know what you think in the comments 🙂

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Second Chance Saturday – Chanel Vertigo

I’ve been going through my Chanel Nail Polish collection, oohing and awwing over the lovely colours in there.  So here comes another Second Chance Saturday, with Chanel Vertigo.  This was part of Les Essentials De Chanel for Fall 2012 and had two sister polishes in Suspicious (a hot pink) and Frenzy (a nude).

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Its a lovely dark gray, with a ripple of red within it.  The ripple doesn’t come onto the nail in the way its visible in the bottle.  The formula is lovely, rich creamy and easy to work with.  Drying time is good and it looks great.  Dark, mysterious and forbidden.  In bright light the red does appear briefly.  Its very subtle.

Did you pick up Vertigo in 2012?  As far as I can tell, Vertigo is now part of the permanent collection and you should still be able to get hold of a bottle.  Retail in the UK is around the £18 mark and Chanel can be picked up from a number of larger department stores and good sized Boots stores.

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Chanel – Vertigo

This little gem was given to me by my wonderful sister, who picked this up in New York the day it was released. I just got my hands on it and couldn’t wait to show you guys. This Chanel is one of three in the Collection Les Essentials De Chanel and its sister polishes are Frenzy and Suspicious. Below you can see an image of the stand I recently spotted.

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Vertigo is a dark, deep and rich purple. So deep, its almost black. In the bottle you can clearly see a shimmer which sadly does not translate onto the nail. That is a real shame. In direct sunlight it is clearly purple. It is hard to categorise but I believe that is part of its charm.

Anyway, pictures!

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Formula on this was great, what you see above are two average coats. Drying time was good and coverage was excellent. It dries well without streaks and is self levelling. I base coated with Essie all-in-one and top coated with Seche Vite.

Chanel polishes are available in department stores and large Boots stores in the UK, you can also purchase them via Boots.com. In the US, you can buy them in department stores or direct from Chanel.com. Retail price is £18 and Les Essentials De Chanel is out now.

So, what do you think? I think its a great colour, can be work appropriate and can also be jazzed up with a slick coat of glitter (my curent fav way of glamming up a day old mani). Any of the new colours catch your eye?

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