I missed the boat on Chanel Black Satin nail polish, which sold out pretty quickly when introduced late this summer. Since it is the hottest shade of the hottest trend in nails -- dark, short nails -- I was of course intrigued. I had tried OPI's Lincoln Park After Dark, which is terrific, but a little purple-y. I wanted black, and none of the other brands I tried were cutting it -- everything was too gray or too dull or too sheer. What to do? I certainly wasn't going to take the ebay route. No $18 bottle of nail polish is worth $60. (Yes, it regularly fetches anywhere from $40-$60.)
But then I read in a beauty blog that Chanel was making another batch. The next night I stopped by the Chanel counter at Macy's and had the following conversation:
Me: I heard you're going to be getting more Black Satin in.
Chanel Chick: (eyebrows up) Where did you hear that?
Me: On the internet.
CC: Really? (eyebrows up even more)
Me: Yeah, I heard another batch was being produced.
CC: (leaning in conspiratorially) Well...we aren't supposed to tell anyone, but we should have more in in November.