“Hon’, are you serious? If you only have to own one nail polish, it is the n°18”. That is what a friend of mine told me seven years ago at a coffee table, right after our math class back in December 2007.
As I regularly played the piano by this time, I didn’t really care about what my hand were looking as long as they were useful. You have to keep your nails very short so they don’t feel uncomfortable while playing. But when I saw this gorgeous nail color on her nails, that’s when my addiction began.
The Chanel n°18 passes every trend, going naturally through time. It is an expensive gift you reward yourself with, but the most elegant, glamorous and sexiest nail color that goes with everything.
When you’re a beginner, this is actually not the easiest nail polish to apply on your hands. The color can become very messy, so you have to be very gentle while applying it. The brush is very slim and allows you to work in very thin layers on your nails.
One layer will give you a raspberry reddish-brown color, two will enhance its deep blood red color, but three is the exact amount you’ll need to get the perfect red you see through the bottle. Don’t worry, it dries out so fast you won’t have to waste an extra minute to enjoy your glamorous hands.
Worn by itself, the final result has the prettiest glossy shine. To prevent any staining on your nails, prefer applying a base coat underneath; and to make is last even longer - it stays almost 4 days with no chipping – don’t hesitate layering a top coat over it.
“Ok, let’s go to Sephora now and get this color, I promise, you’ll never regret it.”
She was right.
A très vite,
PS: The title’ post’ song? Burgundy is a song by Earl Sweatshirt that I’ve discovered a while ago. And he’s live performance on the Jimmy Fallon’ show still is my favorite version of this song. xx, Hélène.