Take heed, beauty lover! You’ve been warned…
Get too close to Chanel’s new $27 Taboo Le Vernis Nail Colour, and you run the risk of losing yourself in its galactic shimmer for all eternity.
Gazing too closely at the shimmery blue and bronze stars in Taboo’s deep, interstellar purple base is like crossing the event horizon of a black hole — the boundary in spacetime through which matter and light can only pass in one direction.
It will suck you in!
At least that’s what I told El Hub when he said, “You paid $27 for a bottle of nail polish!?”
Every few millennia (okay, years), a beauty brand Big Bang occurs. Chanel crafts a nail polish so striking that it warps the very fabric of space and time.
When I saw it for the first time, I knew that if I let it pass me by, I would regret my decision for — who knows how long? Maybe years (I have a friend who still regrets skipping Jade, and whenever I bring it up, she gets fussy).
Why do I like it so much?
Well, because opalescent copper nebulae streak through Taboo’s blackened purple like comet tails, while flecks of cosmic blue glitter wink and twinkle like distant stars, and because I only need to wear a single layer — A SINGLE LAYER, OMG! — for total opacity.
If you’ve ever wished (on a star, perhaps?) for a darker, sparklier, more intense version of Chanel Vendetta, the universe answered. It’s Taboo.
Past, present and future intertwine in its formula. Taboo is one of those nail polishes built for big events — birthday toasts, baby showers, or the first time you put on your wedding ring — and it makes you say, “daaaaayum!” when you see it on your paws.
I love it. Love it, love it love it.
I can easily see it perched alongside other iconic Chanel greats.
One last warning: if you don’t plan to splurge on something special soon, do not visit a Chanel counter. I repeat: do not visit a Chanel counter. It’s Taboo.
AVAILABILITY: Available now at Chanel counters, in my wildest dreams, in stores and online
MAKEUP AND BEAUTY BLOG RATING: A+ (yes, even at this price)
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,
P.S. POOF! And just like that, Monday’s done. I hope yours went well.
Mine was swimming in coffee and leftover fried food from Easter lunch, so I felt like having a big bowl of raw veggies tonight.
My brother loves to tease me about liking salad so much. He calls it “rabbit food.” Fair enough, but I always feel so much better after a huge salad.
What did you have for din-din tonight? More importantly, what’d you have for dessert?