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Chanel Provocation with Gold Stamping: Most Expensive: Never-ending Pile Challenge

I seem to be posting every day at the moment, and so I was thinking of missing out a few of the Never-ending Pile challenge days to give myself a bit of a break. But for this particular prompt, I changed my mind – all for the sake of my ten-year old son!

You see, he (helped by his father) bought me Chanel Provocation for Mother’s Day recently. I was painting my nails for yesterday’s challenge when he asked what the next one was. I said “most expensive” and that it had to be unused. In reply to his inevitable next question, I said that Chanel was my most expensive polish – at £18 each – but that I had worn them all (apart from one I was given second-hand). He queried me, saying I hadn’t worn Provocation, and that I should because he had bought it for me. When I retorted that I had worn it, but hadn’t blogged about it, he told me I had to use it. Therefore, to indulge my son, I am wearing and blogging about Provocation.

All Chanel polishes I have are perfect. I love the skinny brushes – despite loving some of the fatter brushes available from other brands – and the formulas have been unfailingly perfect. Provocation meets the same standards.

I wanted to make this a nail art post rather than a swatch post, so decided to just add some elegant stamping, and this image from the CICI&SISI plate 05 called out to be stamped in gold over the classy plum of Provocation.

Chanel Provocation stamped with Barry M Foil Effects Gold and CIC&SISI 05
Chanel Provocation stamped with Barry M Foil Effects Gold and CIC&SISI 05


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For this manicure I’ve used:

  • Colour: two coats of Chanel Provocation
  • Stamping polish: Barry M Foil Effects Gold
  • Stamping plate: CICI&SISI 05
  • Top coat: Glisten & Glow HK Girl

All manicure images above are copyright to Kerruticles unless otherwise mentioned.


Take a look at what everyone else has done for this prompt:

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Manases Andrea

This color combination is absolutely perfect! Flawless stamping!

Delphi Michaels

Well, I’m going with your son on this one…that gorgeous polish needed to be shown and the gold stamping is exquisite. 🙂

Claire Kerr

Thank you. The stamping goes so well with this polish.


I am so glad you indulged your son….and us! This is simply gorgeous!

Claire Kerr

Thanks. It is a lovely look. I am so pleased with my CICI & SISI plates.


This is absolutely STUNNING!
Also, I’m incredibly jealous of your stamping skills. I keep thinking I’m going to give up and then see one of your posts. Will I EVER get the hang of it?!?

Claire Kerr

I guess it’s just practice. But a squishy stamper also helps. I ruined my first one by over-prepping it, and I gave up on stamping for a bit. I now have a new one from Fab Ur Nails (FUN) and all I did was swipe one of those lint rollers over it once and it’s perfect.

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