Monday, 18 November 2013

Nail of the Day: Chanel Vertigo

Hi, everyone! A couple months ago I made a pretty fancy haul (if I do say so myself) for a very unfancy price thanks to the ever-handy Shoppers Drug Mart Optimum Points. Free Chanel is never a bad thing! One of the goodies I picked up was the sultry Le Vernis Nail Colour in Vertigo, a nail polish shade that had been on my wishlist for some time. I had thought it was limited edition, so was thrilled to see it in-store!


Like all Chanel polishes, Vertigo comes in a weighty glass bottle with a sleek black cap:


In the bottle, Vertigo is a deep smokey grey with unique purple and silver shimmer. Quite unique!


Because the shade looks so stunning in the bottle, I was excited to give it a go! Unfortunately, on my nails none of the nuanced shimmer showed up. On the nails was a deep slate grey with a sleek sheen and no shimmer to be seen!


I used two coats of the polish to achieve full opacity and the result was rich and shiny, but not at all like in the bottle! I thought that maybe in direct sunlight the polish would show off its subtle shimmer, but no dice!



So while the look of Vertigo on the nails is still quite pretty and ideal for Fall, the fact that it doesn't translate from bottle to nails is very disappointing! Plus, this tends to chip after only two days (even with the help of my Revlon Quick-Dry Top Coat), which is also not on par with Chanel's typically stellar formulas. I hate to do this, but I have to give this one a thumbs down!

Have any of you tried Chanel Vertigo? Does the purple shimmer show up on your nails? Any nail polish flops lately?

Thanks for reading! xo

28 comments:

  1. I totally love this shade!!! It's great you got it!! :D

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    1. Thanks! I was so happy to spot it in-store :)

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  2. What a beautiful shade! I haven't tried it yet, I'm currently obsessed with Essie's Bathrobe Cashmere. But I think it's time to try something else, so maybe I'll pick this Chanel up! :)

    xx
    http://gita-oddsandends.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thanks! Will have to check out that Essie polish for sure :)

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  3. I haven't tried for myself, but I've read Chanel polish usually only last about two days before chips, which is a shame because they have gorgeous colours. It's also a shame that you can't see the shimmer on your nails, but nonetheless still a lovely colour!

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    1. Yeah, the shades are killer, but the formulas are hit and miss. Chanel makes some really winners, but unfortunately this wasn't one of them.

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  4. It's a lovely color, I love dark polishes! xo

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  5. This is such a lovely post! I like shade so much, it's very chic and timeless. Anyway, I am so happy to be checking your blog again!



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  6. While I like the colour and think application is a breeze.
    Your right, the shimmer doesn't show up at all.
    Thanks for the honest review!
    TarteTanya

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    1. No problem! I try to be as honest as possible- love Chanel to bits, but not all of their goodies are perfect :)

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  7. So sad the shimmer doesn't really show up on your nails. It's pretty nonetheless, but I'll probably never buy Chanel nailpolishes ever, such an expensive polish for its quality, it's a shame :(

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    1. Yeah, a bit of a disappointment, but still a pretty shade. Thanks for stopping by, Rute! :)

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  8. I'm all about dark nails for the winter! this color is a beauty! I'll have to go check it out!

    xx Angie

    http://www.thefashionfuse.com/

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    1. Thanks, Angie! It really is a great option of you like deep grey shades :)

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  9. did you cash on in the $220 points spent bonus? 'cause i did and it was /amazing/ to buy super expensive things for literally nothing. haha.
    this color looks great! and i half want to buy it just b/c of the name! (not so much b/c it give ppl headaches but b/c of hitchock and james stewart)
    Jenn
    A Beautiful Zen

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    1. Ah, I wasn't quite at the $220, but I got a solid $115. Greatest Optimum haul ever! And the Hitchcock reference is what drew me in too :)

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  10. Beautiful shade! Love the colour

    http://www.jollychic.com/?a_aid=SIRIUSIT

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