Dear Roses and Lilies,
A few years ago, my mother received a bottle of Chanel nail color. It was shade #105 Triomphe, a beautiful milky yet sheer white, somewhat similar to their Pearl Drop.
She gave me the bottle, saying that the shade made her nails resemble - pardon her comparison - a dead man's nails.
I loved Triomphe. On me it was just a sheer "my nails but better" kind of color, that lasted over a week without chipping and dried fast. Of course, I used it all up and discovered the shade had been discontinued. Bummer.
Then I "forgot" about Chanel nail polish for a while... until Fall 2011 introducing Peridot #531. A metallic unlike any other, a bold shade that good gals would never like wearing, making this one so much more... special!
Love at first sight it was and I waited over a month for the shade to hit the shelves.
Another fashion crush trigger was June #539. A soft apricot perfectly suitable for every day wear.
For the first quarter of the bottle, they were fantastic - like my very first Chanel nail polish. Then I think I should have thrown them out and bought the next fashionable shade... right? Wrong! I like to finish my bottles, even if I have many.
These two turned out to be quite a disappointment... They don't dry as fast, they are streaky and, worst of all, I get tiny bubbles on each application. :-(
So, dear Roses and Lilies, in hopes of finishing my bottles, I call out to you - please tell me what you do to keep lacquers from bubbling up and being streaky.