29 September 2011
Fall ‘11 Watch: Chanel Peridot
Good Morning! I know, I know, I’ve been M-I-A this week. I really wish I had a good excuse for you. But I don’t. I painted my nails Saturday for the first time with a new brand, Illamasqua, just to play around with it, so I didn’t bother taking photos. Obviously I also didn’t expect to still be wearing it 5 days later, yet here I am. It’s wearing like iron and blowing my mind, but I promise to do some swatching this weekend!
Today I have for you another polish from the Chanel fall 2011 Illusions d’Ombres collection, Peridot. Peridot is a gold polish with hints of green, depending on the angle you look at it. I wouldn’t call it a true duochrome, but it’s definitely trying. It ends up looking most of the time like a gold polish with a green cast to it. I did 3 coats for this mani, but I could have gotten away with 2 – I think the 3rd coat just helped the polish to pop more for the photos. Take a look!
You can kinda see the green/teal duochrome peeking out the sides, but it never really makes a full on appearance on the nail. While I don’t normally go for these warm-toned gold polishes – actually, this may be the only gold polish I own! – I’m still cuckoo for Peridot. Somehow, some way, I just think it works for me... or maybe I’m just in a very special place of denial.
Chanel Peridot is limited, so grab a bottle while you can! I also previously reviewed another polish from this collection, Graphite, and apparently it’s already sold out on the Chanel website. Pick up Peridot while you still can. It retails for $25 per polish, and is also available at Nordstom and Macy’s.
What do you think? Would you call Peridot a duochrome, or just another gold polish? Do you have any polishes similar in color? And what fall collections do you have your eye on?