Chanel Taboo Swatched

I have a love/hate relationship with Chanel polishes. When Chanel does something right – cough Peridot cough – they hit it out of the park. Lately though, probably because it’s spring, the colors have been blah to me – orange, coral, pink, snoozers. I did get the lovely Skyline blue polish, and ordered Western Light (more on that later) but for the most part it’s been a while since Chanel has really lit me up.

A friend of mine asked me whether I had ordered Taboo yet, and I blinked – what? I have a pretty good hookup at Nordstrom who takes sadistic glee in showing me each new collection months before it is coming out and watching my face fall as I calculate the damages on my credit card, and this had not been dangled in front of my nose. I went online and – poof! There it was. So I emailed my local Nordstrom friend, and ordered one from online just in case, and the next day the email reply was “We just got it in, and we didn’t know anything about it until it was here.” 

I was at the store approximately seven minutes later, five of which was spent waiting at red lights. And here it is for your shopping pleasure. I was told this is NOT a limited polish, so you need not rush right away to get it – you can stop at red lights if you need to. At first I thought it looked like Metallic Vamp from online, but it is lighter and more wine-colored than Metallic Vamp. This is one of my favorite polishes Chanel has put out in a long while.


Taboo is available here for $27 with free shipping. 


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