Nail Art: Chanel 2.55 Manicure  

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Talking about Chanel iconic pieces, you can't escape "The 2.55" – Coco Chanel made fashion history when she first introduced this quilted bag in February 1955 (hence the name 2.55). Chanel wanted a shoulder bag to free up her hands whilst the quilting of the bag was inspired by jackets worn by jockeys. Yes, free hands and jockeys.

Lacquer Boudoir - Chanel 2.55 Manicure Inspiration
(Modern re-release of the 2.55)

Lacquer Boudoir - Chanel 2.55 Manicure

Lacquer Used:

Base Colour:Nina Ultra Pro709067Black2 coats
Stamp Plate:Konad M62KonadM79Dotted Quilt
Stamp Colour:L.A. Colors409Live1 coat
Topcoats:Seche Vite83005Dry Fast Top Coat1 coat

Instructions:

  1. After my base coat has been dried, I used Nina Ultra Pro Black for the base colour. Even and smooth application of this polish. I used two coats. Dries very shiny.
  2. I applied a coat of Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat in case I made mistake with my stamping. It stinks but, boy, does it do a great job!! Dries super fast and leaves my nails super shiny!
  3. After all the layers have dried completely, I used L.A. Colors Live with the Konad M79 Dotted Quilt stamp on my fingers. The colour stamps great, only regret is that I don't have any darker silver or a metallic black colour to lessen the contrast against the black base colour. :(
  4. Then I placed a designer silver nail decal on the middle finger by using a little clear varnish.
  5. To finish off, I used a coat of Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat. And Voilà!

I hope you like this manicure. Chanel Week continues here at Lacquer Boudoir... Next up, more Chanel inspired nail art!

What do you think? Should I have lessen the quilt pattern contrast? What's your favourite Chanel classic?


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