May 4, 2020

NOTD | Chanel Le Vernis 505 Particulière

Chanel Le Vernis Particuliere swatch

I am trying out these popular daily hashtags for once, and here goes #ManicureMonday. 

I was looking for something bright and cheerful but it didn't feel right. After all, I am not feeling the spring just yet, so I picked up an old favorite, Chanel Particulière. I just remembered that I also have the corresponding eyeshadow quad (Signe Particulier). Maybe I should wear that today, too.

Chanel Le Vernis Particuliere

Chanel Pariculière is a rather gloomy putty shade and was all the craze when it came out 10 years ago. It still in production and one of the brand's steady sellers ($28, Chanel). If you don't want to spend $30 on a nail polish bottle, O.P.I. You Don't Know Jacques ($10.50, Ulta) is pretty close. These muddy colors weirdly look posh all year round, in my opinion. I have both but prefer the Chanel because I can get away with one coat!

I used the usual crews like Essie Here To Stay Base Coat ($9, Ulta) and Gel Couture Top Coat ($8.69, Walgreens).

Thanks for looking. It's not just a Monday but #StarWarsDay as well. May the force be with you!

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  1. Oh wow what a gorgeous shade! I've never tried Chanel polishes before, but I'd love to as the shades all look so pretty xo

    Gemma | Makeup Muddle

    1. Thanks! I hardly think the Chanel nail polish formula is worth $30 a pop (although it dries very fast) but there are some gorgeous classic shades such as this. :)

  2. Oooo this is a cool color. I am a fan of neutrals thanks for posting!

    Allie of

    1. This will go with all of your fab outfits! :)

  3. This colour is gorgeous on you! I gave away all my "crazier" colours before our big move last year, so I only have a few boring neutral nail polishes right now, and yes I do wonder why on earth I did that when I could be enjoying painting my nails interesting colours right now especially when hardly anyone will see lol...

    1. I still have some crazier shades in my stash but now my nail polish collection is much smaller since the decluttering I did earlier this year. And, I haven't bought anything new recently. Some bottles are very old but seem to perform okay. Just like you, I end up regretting de-stashing stuff "sometimes", which is why I could never fully onboard with the Kondo methods (she is crazy, if you ask me. LOL)


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