Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Chanel Taboo Le Vernis Nail Colour

Good evening everyone!  Sorry this post is another late one but its been one heck of a day with the princess.  We cleaned early on, then went looking for turkeys (yes, we have wild turkeys here in Staten Island), went for a late lunch together, the park with my sister and niece, came home to cook, then got ready for my mother to swing by and get her hair colored with me, and that's what brings me to this late night post. 

I have the pleasure of being part of a High End polish group where we have just decided to do a traveling box.  I know some groups have done this before but this was my first time and I have to say that it has been a total pleasure!  The administrators of the group picked 11 people to participate in this first round, luckily I was fast enough to make the cut where we each had to donate two bottles of polish from our stash to start the box off.  Fortunately I was number two in the lineup and Saturday the box made its way to me, talk about some EPIC nail mail, right?!  I went through the box very carefully and was in awe of all of these high end beauties, but my jaw really dropped when I removed the last little black box and saw that it was Chanel Taboo!  This polish has been on my ISO for a few months now and I had to catch my breath when I saw that it made its way to me, I mean it was the LAST bottle from the box! 

Chanel Taboo is high end polish at its best! It is a deep, vampy purple with a mix of pink, red and purple iridescence throughout.  We have all seen those bottles of polish that have a great shimmer to them in the bottle, but when you put them on they fall flat or you can only see it glimmer in the right type of lighting, on the right day, at the right time and for a second or two... Not the case here!  The polish went on great for me and is almost a true one-coater, I applied two just for full coverage and my little cleanup brush wasn't needed at all.  It was a smooth application, free of flooding, clumping or streaks.

Look at that sparkle and shimmer!  I have to say that I was a bit worried about staining and a possible mess when removing but was relieved when it came off easily and clean, I just needed a little extra work around the cuticle area but nothing to cry over.  I was able to get a full 5 day wear out of this polish without chipping, that includes laundry, diapers, dishes and baths so it speaks volumes.  I think this is a perfect vampy fall color and will definitely wear it again!
I hope you're all having a great week and want you to know that I have some awesome reveals coming your way this week that you're not going to want to miss!  Some indie brands have revamped a few of their beauties and I have gorgeous swatches to show you.
There's still just a little bit of time to get those extra entries in for my first giveaway so head on over and click, click, click!  I cannot thank you all enough for the love and support you have given me and my new blog, I hope you keep coming back and spreading Mommy's Mani!


  1. This is the first time I've been considering buying a Chanel! It's beautiful! :)