Why so glum, sugar plum?
Is it because you woke up this morning, checked the weather forecast and realized that it was going to be 80 degrees today, and you’re more of an autumnal angel than a summer siren? Bummed because you couldn’t rightly wear your wool sweater, corduroy pants, scarf, knee-high boots and Chanel Provocation nail polish?
Not to worry! Fall will be back soon enough. If there’s one thing I’ve learned over six years of blogging it’s that time flies when you’re having fun.
I’ve also learned that when it comes to seasonal nail polish colors, wear whatever you like! — regardless of the season.
That applies to Chanel’s dark creamy plum Provocation and your favorite swimsuit.
If you like ’em together, why the hell not? You could pair Provocation on your toes with coral fingertips for an unexpected summer surprise.
And so what if the beauty police cite you for wearing a fall color in summer? Just bat your lashes at the trooper and say, “I’m sorry, officer. I didn’t see a sign that said I couldn’t be bold.”
Then I got it on my nails and, um, WOW! Deep and rich, yet with a hint of brightness that keeps it from looking flat, it’s nothing like those boring, blah plums I see on so many other shelves. Provocation looks downright inspiring.
I think I might love it as much as Starlet (and that’s a lot).
But when I saw Provocation at Nordstrom the other day, I had to talk myself into getting it by picturing the bottle on my vanity at home as part of the full four-piece nail polish set from Chanel’s Avant-Premiere collection (like a tiny Chanel gang).
Oh, and get this: it’s also smoother than smooth (no streaks!) and applies fully opaque.
Definitely not your everyday plum.
If you were thinking about bringing home Starlet, I think it looks lovely paired with Provocation (try Provocation on your toes and Starlet on your fingers… SO FAB!).
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Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,