Surprize, surprize, I actually bought something off my lemmings list! I feel like such a flake sometimes – I post these lists of things and then hardly ever actually buy them. My sensible side almost always prevails – and dammit if it doesn’t annoy the crap outta me!!
Anyway – this time I came through for you guys, whoopee! Actually, the very next day after I posted my July lemmings list, I got a bit of feedback on the nude polishes, did a bit more research, and found out that my Chanel counter still had Inattendu from their Spring 2010 release ‘Les Impressions de Chanel’ (the very same collection that really launched ‘greige’ as a go-to shade, Particulière). As usual, I marched right on down to the counter to swipe a bottle quickfast, as I had a major jonesing for nice nude to wear with my bright pedi’s. I normally put more thought into purchasing $26 bottles of nail polish, but there was none of that annoying ‘sensibility’ present that day!
Thankfully, my quick reaction did not lead to major buyers remorse later – and Inattendu, a creamy beige, was exactly what I was looking for in a nude polish! It’s got a warmth to it from the peachy tones so that my hands don’t look drab (aka Zoya’s Cho), and it’s not too matchy to my skintone to look boring or go unnoticed (which happens with OPI’s San Tan-tonio, which is just too close to my skintone when I’m tanned). Nor is Inattendu sheer – while it did take 3 coats to get it to a satisfactory opacity, that was mostly because it goes on a tad streaky due to the pale creamy shade, and I am admittedly a perfectionist. I did my thumbs with only 2 coats (I didn’t take pictures, d’oh), and it was fine, really.
I find that the polish makes my hands look very feminine and pretty, and sophisticated too. I actually didn’t want to take this off (always a good sign)! I can see me wearing this often during the rest of the season, and even into the rest of the year – it’s extremely transitional as it doesn’t run too warm or cool. I can also see this working for a variety of skintones, with varying effects, but lovely just the same.
From what I can tell online, this shade is still showing available on both the Canada and US websites, and my SA told me she had ‘a bunch’ of bottles left, so this may not have been limited edition – though don’t quote me on that! Sometimes the perks of living in a smaller city is that people IN the city don’t pounce on products as quickly because they aren’t as concerned with trends. I would suggest that if you like the shade, do a little research – I hope it’s as easy to procure as it was for me!
So – yay or nay for Inattendu? What polish shade do you feel makes your hands look their loveliest?