I actually think that I can get away with yellow nail polish - I didn't think I could, but it looks OK and not too sallow. I think it will look better on my toes, but you really don't want to see them! The sales assistant asked me if I was going to wear it on my toes, so I think this is how it is designed to be worn, or maybe how most non-beauty blogger will wear it. She clearly wasn't aware that most of us bloggers think nothing of wearing outlandish nail polish and changing colours several times a week.
|Evidence of some bubbling - apologies for my cuticles|
This took 3 coats to give me the finish I liked. Like all my other Chanel polishes, the application is pretty sucky, with the polish being too thick and gloopy, prone to bubbling, spreading onto the cuticles and taking ages to dry. I finishes painting my nails 2 hours before I went to bed. I thought they were dry... but I woke up in the morning with duvet prints on my nails - great. I put on another top coat to disguise this, but I'm not happy with the finish - particularly on my little finger. I also managed to get red fibres from my throw stuck onto the final top coat, so apologies for this.
|Enlarge for a hint of sparkle - and terrible cuticles|
The shade looks really bright in some lights, and more lemony in others. It's certainly unusual, but I have seen a lot of yellow polishes around (indeed I own one by Avon that I've not tried yet), so you should be able to find a closeish dupe to this if you don't want to fork out nearly £17 for this. The trademark hidden shimmer, which I always think veers towards red sparkle, is of course present in this polish. I can see it quite clearly in artificial light and very bright sunlight, but not in normal daytime conditions - you would probably be able to see it on the beach. I've tried to take a photo showing it in the bottle and you might just be able to see it on my nails.
So all in all, another unusual colour from Chanel that will have us all wearing yellow on our fingers this summer. I'm not sure if it's special enough for the pricetag, but I do quite like it - even my Mum said I had "trendy nails". She of the 45 year old makeup that is...
Thanks for reading! xx