Today I treated my nails to pricey pink perfection by way of $19 nail polish. Part of Chanel’s summer 2008 collection, Flamingo is a soft, pale pink with flecks of shimmery silver. I swooned when I first saw it in the store a few weeks ago; I have a well-documented weakness for pink.
So, I was doing my nails this morning while watching the (R.I.P., Tosh and Owen), and I made some observations about Flamingo. The formula Chanel uses is a ‘lil thicker than both Shu Uemura ($16) and Laura Mercier ($15) nail polishes. Consequently, Flamingo takes longer to dry. A thicker consistency also typically requires more care to apply than a polish with a thinner consistency, but despite the consistency Chanel Flamingo was relatively easy to use. No goopy mess.
It took me three layers to get the vibrant pink in the picture above. Pretty, yah? I love Flamingo, but I do have an issue with its $19 price tag. I know $19 isn’t that much more than both Shu or Laura nail polishes, but it’s still $14 more than a bottle of Revlon!
How was your weekend? After a visit to Target and a quick weights workout, I stopped by the to see the kitties waiting to be adopted. I wanted to bring every one of them home… Seriously, it’s only a matter of time before I’m a full-blown C.C.L. (crazy cat lady).
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,
P.S. C’mon, you know what time it is. It’s time to catch up on the best the beauty blogosphere has to offer with highlights from The Beauty Blog Network and Splendicity!
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