Chanel Le Vernis Rose Insolent 489 in Honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month
|October 22, 2011||Posted by peach_ under Chanel, Permanent|
Along with other nail polish lovers, I decided to sport pink in support of the October Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
There’s not a color that’s more girly and cutesy than pink. But not being particularly girly myself (my parents love to say they have 3 children that are girls on the outside, but boys on the inside…har-har) and far from the cutesy type (as much as I’d love to be), I take pink in small doses, like in the form of small accessories and knick-knacks.
My aversion to this color also goes for nails, but I do hope it spreads awareness that women should be doing self-checkups (or aided by your family doc or gynecologist), not just for October, but every month. The added plus is that the subtle warmth of this loud pink makes Chanel Rose Insolent wearable, even for a non-pink lover like me.
Rose Insolent is a medium rosy pink semi-jelly with a slight warm undertone. I love the name of this polish; it suggests insolence, an air of arrogance ,when this polish is worn. It’s like, “yes, I’m wearing a vivid, in-your-face pink and I don’t care!” I see it as a grown-up version of Barbie pink, and the hint of yellow undertone makes it suitable for a wide range of skin tones compared to a pastel or blue-based pink.
The jelly formula applies smoothly, though I would say the finish is less glossy than other jellies I’ve tried. The finish is more creme. It’s semi-translucent, so it’s slightly more tricky to make it fully opaque in 2 coats, but it’s definitely possible.
Rose Insolent was originally released in Fall 2010 and is a permanent part of the Chanel Vernis line, available for purchase online and in-stores at Chanel.
P.S. I’ve been drooling over the Dior Garden Party collection, which will be released for Spring 2012. Do I care that they’re cool-toned and won’t look good on my warm-toned skin? Nope. Or that I’ve yet to obtain the Dior 2011 Holiday collection? Nuh-uh.
One thing I’m slightly worried about: they’re rose scented. Please let it be a subtle, temporary scent and not one that lingers on and on!