Start the week out right with a dramatic mani! Personally, I’m having a red moment, and Chanel’s Le Vernis Pirate shade was just the cherry hue I was craving. The formulas for some brands dry nails out, but Chanel’s moisturizes and strengthens, especially when you apply a strong base coat first (which will also prevent your nails from getting stained red). They take their polish so seriously that they’ve even patented the bottle!
To keep the fire engine color from feeling dragon lady-esque, file nails short. Once they’re painted, clean up the edges with a small eyeliner brush dipped in remover. Apply a top coat every few days to prevent chipping, and to freshen up, add a drop of olive oil on your cuticles each day! Chanel Pirate nail colour at Nordstrom for $27.