5/21/2010

some velvet morning

My new job has a fairly strict dress code, but black nailpolish is one of the few things I can wear. I picked up Chanel's new limited-edition lacquer #430 Black Velvet from their pre-fall Paris-Shanghai collection. If I'm not mistaken, I think The Divinitus has this color as well. The hype surrounding this polish is that it has a matte finish, but as my picture shows, it's not completely matte.

It's more like a buttery smooth leather finish. There is some sheen present, but it is an extremely dull sheen, one that highly diffuses reflecting light. It's a lovely finish, and makes me feel like I'm feel like I'm wearing latex on my nails. Congrats Chanel, you've created the first fetish-friendly nail lacquer.

Black Velvet, Trapeze, and Particuliere are all I need for the summer. Neutral workhorses, and Black Velvet for special occasions.

10 comments:

goodbyestockholm said...

Gorgeous shades. Great choice. And yeah, black nail polish should be protected by law!

Chérie said...

I love chanel fingernail colors. they're always so pretty.

also, I like your name.

meagan said...

@goodbyestockholm yes black nail polish should be worn everywhere, all the time, forever.

meagan said...

@cherie chanel really does make beautiful nail colors. peter phillip has done a fantastic job with chanel's cosmetic division.

Catita said...

Le VERNIS by Chanel, aren' t they the best!? Great colors!
Catita
http://catindreamland.blogspot.com/

meagan said...

yes i love them!! the colors are so inspired and thoughtful.

jas said...

beautiful colours! i haven't had the pleasure of trying one of chanel's nail polishes.

VanilahFashion said...

Black nailpolish always looks good!
and awesome ring :)
Vanilah xx

www.vanilah.blogspot.com

märta stockholm sweden said...

so beautiful - princess

http://artbymeat.blogg.se

THE DIVINITUS said...

i have the black satin version, the classic shiny ;)
i'm addicted to it...