Yes, I know it's the season for pop coloured nails, pretty pinks, cool corals, bright blues....but sometimes, amongst all the bubble-gummy colours, you want something vixenish, something deep, dark and mysterious, something gothic but romantic, something that costs Rs. 1500 in the Chanel store.....
But fret not pretty girls, coz you can have that vixenish colour for.....Rs. 350 *applause*.
You know, how in Bollywood movies, they show identical twins getting separated in the Kumbh ka Mela, then one grows up in the lap of luxury while the other is a gaon ki gori or a road side Romeo? Such is the case with Chanel's Taboo and Bourjois' 1 seconds nail polish in #9. So while one comes from the ultra chic French house of Chanel, the other comes from a more bourgeois (meaning middle class) house of Bourjois.
The colour is a deep, dark purple with micro-fine reddish/magenta and bronze shimmers adding to the mystery and allure of this gorgeous colour. And just like any mystery is difficult to solve, it was very, very difficult for me to capture this colour on my nails accurately. I tried so very hard to get super close up shots of my nails but all I managed to do was smudge my freshly applied polish.
1nail = 1 stroke = 1 second. That's what this polish claims and comes with a really thick, flat brush which sometimes makes the application a bit messy too. One coat does give opaque coverage, but it does NOT dry in 1 second.
I've tried to capture how the shimmer looks on the nail but the picture isn't very clear. What is clear, though, is that this is a beautiful "Romantic-Goth" (my term for it) colour and would look fabulous no matter what your skin tone. And if you've hankered after the Taboo (1500 bucks for a polish makes it taboo anyway...lol), do get this one. Your wallet will be quite grateful.