A Day Without a Woman: Organize · Resist · Protect | Deborah Lippmann in Miss Independent and Respect + Comparisons

Today, on International Women's Day, I participate in the A Day Without a Woman event. I mentioned it in my last post:
There is more information about this on the Women's March site and an article discussing this strike on Vox. In a week where we've seen our new president make grave and despicable things up out of whole cloth once again, please consider showing him an irrefutable truth: "the enormous value that women of all backgrounds add to our socio-economic system--while receiving lower wages and experiencing greater inequities, vulnerability to discrimination, sexual harassment, and job insecurity" and "that trans and gender nonconforming people face heightened levels of discrimination, social oppression and political targeting" (Women's March). It's a sad statement that I could post a link connecting Donald Trump to each one of those acts. The truth matters. Goodness matters. Women matter.
I hope you'll participate in whatever way you can. In the U.S. we are now living with an administration that thinks nothing of trampling on the civil liberties of its citizens. If you think your voice is small and your power is nonexistent, please look at this infographic from Time, "Here's What a Day Without Women Would Really Look Like." Participate. Make yourself heard.

Let's talk about polish after the jump.

Chanel in #546 Rouge Red, #548 Blanc White, #556 Beige Beige, and Le Top Coat Top Coat Teinté in Black Métamorphosis | Spring 2017 "Coco Codes" Collection

Chanel's Spring collection is called "Coco Codes," inspired by "black, white, beige, gold and red -- five shades iconic to Gabrielle Chanel." The Chanel website describes these colors as "a palette of unexpected shades that frees women to invent their own codes of beauty." I mean...press releases are always pretty ridiculous. But calling black, white, beige, gold, and red unexpected made me roll my eyes just a little bit.

This is the third polish collection with Lucia Pica at the helm, and as chic as I think her choices on the makeup side of things have been, I have to say I'm not at all thrilled with her polish curation so far. I've been collecting Chanel polish seriously since 2010, and I totally skipped the Holiday 2016 "Libre Synthetic de Chanel" collection; the only other Le Vernis I've passed on in that time are the ones from the Fall 2013 "Moiré Le Rouge Chanel" collection (swatched by Sabrina here), which were too frosty and dated looking for my taste. I picked up the Spring 2017 "Rouge Coco Gloss" polishes with a gift card from Neiman's, and those are more my style. But, I'm definitely hoping for better things from Lucia in the future -- and no more reds this year, please!

For the polishes specifically, Pica says, "I liked the idea of 'top coats' and the transformation of color through them. It is a continuation of the idea of layering that I began before, but here it is lacquering." This top coat she mentions is the Le Top Coat Top Coat Tent in Black Métamorphosis (the only limited-edition shade in this collection), which is meant to be layered over the collections other shades. We'll get to my thoughts on those polishes and that layering business after the jump.

Source: Chic Profile