Chanel-Inspired Haute Couture Manicure - weekly nail review

For a moment, if you took your eyes off of Choupette (the wicked cute kitty who belongs to Karl) you may've spied the subtle nail "art" during Chanel's Haute Couture show back in early July.  Metallic silver served as the base and a creamy, almost Nana, pink was painted down the centre of the nail, making sure to leave a sliver (horseshoe shaped) of silver peeking out from the sides.  They preserved their hard work with a base and top coat too! Here's a step-by-step tutorial I found via Google.

Unfortunately French Pink didn't have shades which closely mirrored the look I was after - so, Mira and I took it as a sign to utilise a bit of artistic license.  The base colour we selected was Butter London's Diamond Geezer followed by Essie's Midnight Cami.


In the end, I don't think the look I was after translated as well as I hoped.  As the week progressed, it looked like I hadn't gotten my nails painted in quite some time.  Had Diamond Geezer been a bit more silver and I didn't choose a vastly darker contrasting colour, this look would've sung.

Ah well, I can't get it right every time.