Chanel's AW12 collection has been filtering onto UK counters since about the 24th August, and there is one item that has been saved on my Pinterest board since it was used in shows months and months ago - a new Le Vernis nail colour shade in 559 Frenzy.
Let's face it, nobody spends the (frankly extortionate) £18 price tag on a Chanel polish for their exceptionally long lasting formula. I fully expect this to chip in about three days, like every other Le Vernis besides Peridot - though I should add it applied nicely in two coats. What I'm personally after is their well thought out, unique shades. And maybe a little bit of the Chanel brand somewhere in my subconscious.
Yes, there is probably a plethora of close dupes but even this shade, a seemingly pedestrian lavender-grey taupe, has caused me no end of problems to photograph and it still looks a little too warm on my screen. Next to Nails Inc Porchester Square it leaned a milkier grey, but photographed alone there are definite hints of nude-y tan. On my hands? It's paler and much nearer a nude than the grey I expected but the lavender tones are also quite prominent. It makes hands look clean, professional but also a little bit different. Definitely a future staple.