What: Chanel Le Vernis in Vamp
Why: Last season, anyone who was anyone managed to get their hands, er…nails, on Chanel's Black Satin nail polish. In fact, the polish was so popular that stores nationwide sold out within weeks of stocking the chip-resistant polish. I myself got into more than one altercation during my weekly pedicure while trying to stake my claim to the one bottle that my salon managed to secure.
Thankfully I saw Vamp at Cusp in Georgetown, a very trendy subsidiary boutique of Neiman Marcus. Since it's been open, they stack the "trendy" nail color of the season in their makeup section — which I always purchase. Vamp, unlike the black look of last season, is a much more wearable alternative; a deep maroon on my nails with the slightest dusting of metallic shimmer.
Though it was originally released in 1994 to much acclaim, you can be sure to see it once again on the finger tips of fashionists everywhere thanks to its re-release. I can tell you that my closest five girls friends have purchased it and plan to start wearing it come September. Bottom line: buy this polish color, now before it sells out!
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